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Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Planet Earth

There's guy named Robert Krulwich, who contributres to ABC News. He does the wackier stories. He also has quite the distinctive voice. He did a piece a while back about What if you dig a hole all the way to China?

He also noted the highest point on earth, i.e., the highest point on the planet in relationship to the moon and the stars. Hint: it's not Mount Everest, because Earth is a oblate spheroid.
In its "take action" section, has a How to Go Green section: How To Green Your Wedding (didn't they do that on Days of Our Life recently?), How To Green Your Electronics, How to Green Your Pet, How to Green Your Sex Life, etc.
Meanwhile, 30 years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, [EDIT: at a neighborhood theater near you], the first (or fourth, if you can follow that) Star Wars movie came out. I saw that initial film at the long-defunct FOX Theater in Colonie, near Albany, some weeks after the release date, and the lines were STILL long. I LOVED that film, and Empire Strikes Back was even better. If Return of the Jedi was slightly less satisfying, it was still a suitable ending to the trilogy. Whereas I saw Episode 1: Phantom Menace, which largely bored me to tears, and never did see the other two films.
Will Lefty Brown turn green?


1 comment:

Tosy And Cosh said...

Do you think that Dylan and Simon ever discussed any of the above on their joint tour of a few years back. ;)