Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Media notes

Finding out that Niall Ferguson is writing an authorized biography of Henry Kissinger confirms my worst fears about him.

There was a fascinating interview with George Henderson of the Puddle on Kim Hill this Saturday. His honest discussion of drug addiction, his imprisonment for stealing ether, his ready quotations from literary greats, the quarter century history of his band.

The New York Times is celebrating forty years since the moon walk. Their headline today says everything about current space exploration efforts: Toilet is Fixed on a Crowded Space Station.

For the orignal though it is worth visiting Google Moon and looking at some of the photos.

Australia to the left of this image of Earthrise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm curious: what does the toilet article say about the space exploration efforts? That it's become such a routine that one now worries about such mundane things, or that nothing is really happening? :)

What's your opinion on manned space exploration btw? Both on the space station or otherwise?

anonymously yours,