Jewish date: 26 ’Elul 5770 (Parashath Ha’azinu).
Today’s quasi-holiday: Be Late For Something Day.
Today’s (two-week backlog of) news and commentary:
- “Yellowstone Hot Spot Shreds Ancient Pacific Ocean”
- “Take a deep breath - why the world is running out of helium”
- “Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Tries to Build an Eco-Friendly House (or: How I (Almost) Saved the Earth)”
- “Got E. coli ? Raw Milk's Appeal Grows Despite Health Risks”
- “A pox on your bank account: failure to vaccinate and its legal consequences”
- “Heaps of Fossils From Evolutionary ‘Big Bang’ Discovered”
- “Large, double-clawed raptor stalked Europe's Cretaceous creatures”
- “10 Ways Your Taxes Pay For Environmental Devastation”
- “The power of anecdotes”
- “How the Washington Shakespeare Company came to offer Shakespeare in Klingon”: And you will see Klingon Shakespeare, or you will die with no honor!
- “Water Before Meal Means Fewer Calories Consumed”
- “Deadly Whooping Cough, Once Wiped Out, Is Back”
- “Alien Solar System Looks Strikingly Like Ours”
- “Black Fawn”
- “Tropical Glaciers in Indonesia May Disappear by the End of the Decade”
- “Survey Probes Americans' Incorrect Opinions on Energy Efficiency”
- “Patenting The Geophysical Center Of Europe?”
- “Video quality less important when you’re enjoying what you’re watching”
- “Drug-resistant staph infections on the decline in U.S. hospitals”
Image via Wikipedia of the original stuffed animals which inspired one of the things which inspired Wookiee the ChewToday’s weird thing (if Klingon Shakespeare was not enough for you) is “Chewbacca Illustrated as Winnie-the-Pooh”, describing the book Wookiee The Chew - The House at Chew Corner, with further illustrations at James Hance - Relentlessly Cheerful Art. No description your humble blogger can give will truly do justice to this, so just click on the links and see this for yourself. Enjoy, share the weirdness, and may the Force be with you. Oh, and someone send me a copy of the book, please.