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45th Anniversary of 'Earthrise' Image:

Forty-five years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket on Dec. 21, circled the Moon ten times in their command module, and returned to Earth on Dec. 27. The Apollo 8 mission's impressive list of firsts includes: the first humans to journey to the Earth's Moon, the first to fly using the Saturn V rocket, and the first to photograph the Earth from deep space. As the Apollo 8 command module rounded the far side of the Moon on Dec. 24, the crew could look toward the lunar horizon and see the Earth appear to rise, due to their spacecraft's orbital motion. Their famous picture of a distant blue Earth above the Moon's limb was a marvelous gift to the world.

Image Credit: NASA
#nasa #space #apollo #apollo8 #earthrise #earthpic #earth #moon 
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At last, someone sums up why I don't play fantasy football.

Someone who actually likes fantasy.
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Congrats to Andy Murray, the first Scotsman to win Wimbeldon without alien help. #montypython
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Museum mile is off and running.

And not raining!
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Then again...
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Happy 75th birthday, Superman and Lois Lane!  Celebrate with Mark Waid's impossibly hard quiz.
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Roger Ebert has passed away. Of all the mainstream critics, he was the one who got SF, fantasy and animation the most. He was also a great writer and thinker whose blog posts were often very provocative. I miss his reviews and his humanity already.
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And now...

Ed Koch and Firestorm (and Red Tornado).  I love this town!
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Remember when Black Friday was just one day and not a weeklong ad campaign calculated to make me want our society to be socialist?
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My e-mail has been jammed with black Friday specials from all over, ALL WEEK LONG... tomorrow, I have work, need to drop boxes of books at the library for the spring book sale, and take Winnie the dog to the vet to get weighed (he turns 2 on Sunday). Not planning on hitting any stores.
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The Jewish Museum's Hanukkah app is back! Light you own virtual menorah on your smartphone or tablet. And create your own backgrounds. Available now on iTunes. Coming soon for Android.
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Yahoo is buying Tumblr.

My condolences to Tumblr's users.
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Live Journal, from what I've seen, lost the high investment, but not the users. They just post rarely and care less. Maybe that's the difference between being bought by someone relatively small and being bought by a giant.
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There will be a housefilk on Sunday, April 28 in Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, New York, at the home of Alex and Batya Wittenberg. The festivities will run from 1 pm to approximately 5 pm. The address is 144-32 71st Road, accessible from the LIE and GCP, and by subway and bus.

Interested? Reply to this post and let us know. And spread the word!

Need directions? E-mail me at simondelmonte @ gmail.com.
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You know you've watched too much White Collar when you see that a painting has been removed by a curator at MoMA, and you find yourself thinking "note should read 'Stolen by Neal Caffrey'."
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I wish I could reference Neal Caffrey in more areas of my life without people wanting to know 'who is that, are they from around here?'.
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I tried to go to a movie today, but the times listed online are completely wrong. Check times with the theater because there is a disconnect between the owners and the Internet.
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