Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Today on LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE IN OUTER SPACE, Tom Lehrer guest stars as Henry the Eighth. As the new girl in town, Captain Laura is targeted to be his seventh wife, the first six having mysteriously perished. Tom reprises the "Silent E" song that he wrote for the Electric Company.

what can turn a nil into a nile
and turn mil into a mile
and do it all with style
and never appear vile
the grandiosity of silent e

tie-dye with rit
wear it to a rite
do zazen sit
post it on your site (that's right!)
all cybernetically with silent e

it's not that far
so compare your fare
go by car
or maybe by air (if you dare)

if you care how
you travel to there
there's informa
tion that you can share
take my dare and do your hair with silent e

some guys are fat
it may be their fate
try lifting weights, work out your lats -and don't be late
could a guy like dat (Henry VIII)
ever get a date?
sometimes even a mat, can have a mate!

they met at a bar
and soon they were bare
by a a horse-shaped crater
called the mar of mare
and then she escaped
to her prairie lair
more adventures were awaiting way out there

i kitty kat, plz to call me "kate"
hijacked this song, you'll just have to wait.
i'm in your parody
explorin' don't ya see
seekret felinity of silent e

lets have a spat, or maybe a spate
of cheeze burgers
and go roller skate
so many choices what goes on your plate
the cat in the hat's hat, like it or hate? (take my survey!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Every Planet Comes to Prissville

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Aim point RA: 19h 27m 24s Dec: −16°14'21"
Wed 2008 Dec 17 2:43 UTC

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Sun17h 40m 29s−23° 21.8'0.984
Mercury18h 32m 29s−25° 25.1'1.340
Venus20h 54m 29s−19° 41.0'0.896
Moon9h 53m 12s+11° 16.7'58.4 ER
Mars17h 26m 45s−23° 47.3'2.458
Jupiter19h 50m 29s−21° 24.8'5.947
Saturn11h 32m 9s+5° 9.8'9.243
Uranus23h 20m 23s−5° 5.6'20.189
Neptune21h 38m 2s−14° 30.1'30.566
Pluto18h 2m 27s−17° 43.4'32.544

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