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Current Location:Orbiting Klendathu
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Subject:Aftermath
Time:10:04 am
Current Mood:melancholymelancholy
There once was a place of cold forbidding, a place man was never welcome to. It belonged to another race, one inimical to all man valued. As a result, it was a doomed place

I suppose the Bugs liked it. With two moons I suppose it could have been pretty, but after the war, not so much. We named it Klendathu. I don't know what the Bugs called it. I hope we've exterminated them. God knows they came close to exterminating us.

We have pickets all around the star, looking for communications drones or supply ships from their colonies. Every time one is found, it's origin is traced and we mount another extermination campaign. It's been three years since the last one. We've become very good at it.

Klendathu still orbits it's blue star, a sterile and mute witness to the First Interstellar War. As I look upon it's ruins, the cratered and slagged surface, poisoned for millenia - a stark statement to the stars, I brood, wondering if our contacts with others will always end thus.

I pray not.
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Subject:There Was Almost A Theme-Song
Time:12:57 am
A Piece From Monday's "Fresh Air" On NPR which includes a reference to the unreleased folk-rock song "Stranger In A Strange Land".
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Subject:By His Bootstraps, Via "Backward Compatible"
Time:01:38 am
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Subject:Question - What new film adaptation would you like to see?
Time:01:44 am
Current Mood:curiouscurious
I'm curious about what Heinlein novel or story you'd most like to see on the big screen.

Who would you like to see as a director?

Any specific actors in mind?



I'm not the only one who thinks about this, am I?  :)
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Subject:On Mars
Time:01:52 am
Okay kids, you know what to do...

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/01/marsrover.html

(Re)Name NASA's Next Martian Rover








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Subject:On Mars
Time:12:16 pm
NASA Science Update to Discuss Mars Atmosphere Activity


WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a science update at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 15, to discuss analysis of the Martian atmosphere that raises the possibility of life or geologic activity. The briefing will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., Washington, and carried live on NASA Television.

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jan/HQ_M09-005_Mars_Update.html
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Subject:Howard Foundation genetics . . . . duh
Time:03:34 pm
Current Mood:amusedamused
Children of centenarians live longer, healthier


*sigh*

"Everything I ever needed to know about Existence I learned from reading RAH" 

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Subject:Uncle Tobias We Kept In a Bucket
Time:08:48 pm
Hey.

On Chuck tonight in the pre-credits sequence, Chuck intercepts a message to Jill that mentions an "Uncle Tobias"--that made me immediately remember the Epilogue from Number of the Beast in which Jubal begins writing/dictating a comedy novel with the sentence "Uncle Tobias we kept in a bucket."

Dunno if it was intentional on the part of Chuck's writers or just coincidental.
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Current Location:In the many-worlds interpretation
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Subject:Zombies
Time:10:48 am
Current Mood:chipperchipper
There are several groups both on LJ and on the web in general that are devoted to the discussion of the Zombie apocalypse or (The End Of Life As We Know It). These groups attract much discussion about survival and behavior under stress and preparedness in general.

With that in mind do you think that Zombies are stobor?*



*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_in_the_Sky

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Current Location:Don Nowhere Shebeen
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Subject:Luna Free State flag, anyone?
Time:06:03 am
I live in Luna County, NM, which due to its bordering Mexico is fast becoming a police state. I'd love to fly the Luna Free State flag over my house... does anyone understand the design well enough to make a nice one? And how much would Betsy Ross Garcia O'Kelly charge to make me one? One person's (rather crude) mock-up is crwflags.com/fotw/flags/fic_mihm.html

Thanks, Loonies!

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