Tuesday, May 29, 2012

“I read the news today, oh boy ...”
(Post-Memorial Day Edition)

In addition to producing "The Week in Blogs," our friends at Pajamas Media produce a weekly summary of the Sunday morning talking-head parade they call "Hair of the Dog." The latter serves as an alternative for when the former gets a taste of Second Commandment Deficiency Disorder, or SCDD. You won't find it in the DSM5, but you'll see what we mean if you view it in YouTube.

Be that as it may, here at mwbh, our Standards and Practices Department is taking the matter under advisement. Somebody around here is going to have to subscribe so that we can complain to them with a clear conscience. Until that miracle occurs, let's see what else is happening on Planet Earth (and for this week, beyond):

The internet has inspired a bidding war in Malaysia -- on license plates. If you want "WWW" with your lucky number after it, you'd better hurry. (AP)

Who said machines didn't have feelings? The Mars Rover probe wants to prove it is not afraid of its own shadow, so it took a picture. (AP)

And speaking of being out of this world, a small asteroid is flying past Earth today at about 8,700 miles above the surface, which is inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites. Just in time for the Year of the Apocalypse. (spaceweather.com)

Finally, did you know that The Lego Group produced 381 million tires (example pictured) in 2011, making it the largest tire manufacturer in the world? They're not hard to spot, because they look like this. Oh, and they're really really tiny. You won't be putting four of these puppies on your Prius anytime soon.

And that's all the news that fits. As (what's left of) the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

1 comment:

Ellyn said...

re: Lego tires. I think there may be about 1,000,000 in my house alone. And perhaps a few still lodge in a few digestive tracks. Not only are they not hard to spot - they're not hard to feel when you step on one in the middle of the night.