Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Twinkie Ladder to the Moon!

You asked me to a party
to a house just by the moon
You gave me creamy filling
the end was all too soon
You asked me to the theatre
in a place quite near the sun
You gave me golden cakes
your act was all in fun!
(kinda-sorta by Jack Bruce, but not really)

Friday, January 16, 2009


In the year 2008, at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket, was a exploration vessel - V'ger. Aboard this compact starship, a lone computer- HAL9000- was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. An awesome brush with death: in the blink of an eye, life support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. V'ger was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit a thousand times more vast, an orbit which was to return the ship full circle to his point of origin - its mother Earth - not in 5 months, but in 500 years. (Well, more like 10 months)