Friday, October 26, 2007

One of the Funniest Things I Have Ever Seen Posted on \.

"Lockheed Martin is planning on building a commercial spaceport in Nova Scotia Canada. The details are a bit shaky, but apparently the project is serious enough to attract 45 million dollars from the Federal government. The launch pad will specifically be built in Cape Breton, a mostly rural island characterized by low employment, thick colloquial accents, and kitchen fiddle parties. A PDF is available with pictures and a description of the planned orbital glider, the 'Silver Dart,' somewhat lacking the aesthetics of the X Prize winner."

More info here.

(The photo above requires some comment. Looking for a suitable image, I typed into Google's Image Search 'Space Lobster' and, along with the image, this is what I found:

The Invasion of the Space Lobsters’, a 7-minute animated film made by the Canadian Labour Congress and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) was the talk of the conference with participants from as far as Sweden and Australia. The film presents the need for clearer language through an amusing and creative scenario of giant lobsters landing on earth and having problems communicating with the earthlings. Positive feedback on the film was so overwhelming that the film was shown three times over the three-day conference. Jack Horwitz from the NFB was on hand to answer questions about working with a large labour organization on a creative project.

More information on this by all accounts spectacular film which was, as I understand it, shown 3 times over 3 days, can be found here.)

And yes, I am still super keen on NK's new tome.

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