The Editor: Is this a new idea, LL ?
The Cat: It’s similar to our questions articles, but more specific. Sometimes we use non-partisan judges to solve difficult questions.
I am a justice-involved associate in San Fransisco, how should I ask for clothes worn under outer garments–underwear or underwears ?
Cat: Here is your answer. Our judge also gives a tip on your new old style Florida Gator Jumpsuit. One every five ( 5 ) months.
Evidently underwear/s has a different meaning than the singular/plural of items like deer, aircraft, or furniture.
The Editor: For our more discriminating readers where appearance is also important underwear is both singular and plural—there is no ” s “.
Here is an underwear blunder.
We are just regular taxpaying citizens, have the Obama skanks ever been anything other than deceitful, amoral, lying, greedy, money grubbing, unscrupulous, Christian hating, American hating, fake carrot growing morons ?
The Cat: No, you left out buddies with Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright. Birds of a feather do flock together.
I’m glad those creeps are out of the White House.
IC 1805: The Heart Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Bray Falls
Explanation: What energizes the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. The nebula glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all powered by a small group of stars near the nebula’s center. In the center of the Heart Nebula are young stars from the open star cluster Melotte 15 that are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds. The open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia. Coincidentally, a small meteor was captured in the foreground during imaging and is visible above the dust pillars. At the top right is the companion Fishhead Nebula.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space
An adjunct professor of engineering at the University of Buffalo, Wilson Greatbatch accidentally invented the pacemaker in 1956. When working on building equipment intended to record heart sounds, the scientist used the wrong transistor and discovered that instead of recording sounds, his device gave off an electrical pulse, mimicking that of the heart. Greatbatch presented his invention to William Chardack, a surgeon at Buffalo’s Veterans Administration Hospital, in 1958, and together the two were able to successfully control a dog’s heartbeat and, in 1960, a human’s.