Are you a Dodger fan? A disgruntled one?
Here's a site for you, dad.
(thanks to ben for the link)
"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"
An experimental interceptor missile failed to get off the ground in a test of the U.S. national missile defense system early Wednesday, raising new doubts about prospects for the imminent activation of the system.Well if only we put a homing beacon on the simulated ICBM, just like the terrorists and despots of the future will...
In the test, a target missile, a simulated ICBM with a mock warhead, was launched without problem from Kodiak, Alaska, at 12:45 a.m. EST, a statement from the Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency said.
However, 16 minutes later, an "unknown anomaly" led to an automatic shutdown of the interceptor missile shortly before it was to launch from the Ronald Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.
The target missile crashed into the ocean.
The agency gave no other details and said program officials will review pre-launch data to determine the cause for the shutdown. Most missile launching systems are designed to shut down automatically as a safety feature, but it was unclear what tripped the system, officials said.
A waxwork nativity scene that features soccer star David Beckham and his pop star wife, Victoria, as the parents of Jesus has been damaged in an attack, Madame Tussauds museum said Monday.Well Jackson did say he was "tryin' real hard to be the shepherd", so good for him!
The museum piece, which has drawn criticism from Christian leaders who say it's disrespectful, was damaged Sunday when a male visitor pushed over the figures of the Beckhams before running out, museum spokeswoman Diane Moon said.
The exhibit had been closed off and police and museum staff were investigating security footage to track down the vandal, Moon said.
The waxwork tableau also features President Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prince Philip as the three Wise Men; actors Hugh Grant and Samuel L. Jackson as shepherds; and disco diva Kylie Minogue as an angel.
1. There will be two categories: "Best Album of 2004" and "Best Song of 2004"Anyone and everyone is invited to make a submission, the more the better. The results will be viewable on 1/1/05 at If Six Was Nine.
2. Only albums with 2004 release dates are eligible.
3. Only songs from albums with 2004 release dates and songs released as singles in 2004 are eligible.
4. Each participant will be given 50 points to be distributed among selections in each category - that is, 50 points to distribute among albums released in 2004, and 50 points to distribute among songs released in 2004. This distribution will be subject to the following constraints:1. Only whole points - no fractions of points - may be given.5. Point allocations are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 PM on December 31, 2004. I will compile the results.
2. No more than 15 points may be awarded to any one album or song (the idea here being that if you're truly inclined to give substantially more than 30% of your points to any one album, you've probably been seduced by some kind of novelty.) Point allocations in excess of 15 will be rounded down to 15. (The idea here being that this site is full of would-be cheaters.)
3. You need not allocate all 50 points in either category - in case you are, for instance, disillusioned with the past year in music.