Archive | December 11, 2019




The Editor:  Are you OK, LL ?  Do you need some time off ?

Psycho Cat:  The liberals and Democrats have driven me crazy.  I want a work caused sabbatical.  I would jump off the roof, but I would land on my feet.  Don’t send me to Mount Sinai.

TE:  Maybe you need a stress pill.

It’s Greek To Me Cat:  Check out the latest acronym GLBTQIA’s.  Instead of saying what’s your sign, singles say how many letters are in your acronym.  In California they ask if you have electricity.

You can’t research what causes sexual issues.

Kentucky has a new law.

A great saying is, ( politics makes strange bedfellows ).  Everything but sleeping her way to promotions with Willie Brown was mentioned as why Kamala lost.

This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” It is spoken by a man who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside a sleeping monster.

I wish the media would lose another 100,000 jobs.

TE:  Can you play a Rhythm & Blues song for a loyal reader, IGTMC ?

I sure can, here are two.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

N63A: Supernova Remnant in Visible and X-ray
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, Chandra; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: What has this supernova left behind? As little as 2,000 years ago, light from a massive stellar explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) first reached planet Earth. The LMC is a close galactic neighbor of our Milky Way Galaxy and the rampaging explosion front is now seen moving out – destroying or displacing ambient gas clouds while leaving behind relatively dense knots of gas and dust. What remains is one of the largest supernova remnants in the LMC: N63A. Many of the surviving dense knots have been themselves compressed and may further contract to form new stars. Some of the resulting stars may then explode in a supernova, continuing the cycle. Featured here is a combined image of N63A in the X-ray from the Chandra Space Telescope and in visible light by Hubble. The prominent knot of gas and dust on the upper right — informally dubbed the Firefox — is very bright in visible light, while the larger supernova remnant shines most brightly in X-rays. N63A spans over 25 light years and lies about 150,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of Dorado.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space