Saturday, February 28, 2004

- I loathe Ted Turner. I think he is one of the most diabolical men in the history of western civilization. Nevertheless, rambling Ted did create one great thing...the Turner Classic Movie Channel. TCM shows movies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No commercials, and no editing of content. Usually these are old, forgotten movies that most people would not want to watch, but during the month of February (it use to be March) TCM shows only movies that have been nominated for an Academy Award. That means during the entire month of February, TCM shows most of the greatest movies ever made. In these waning days of February, TCM is showing only movies that have won the Oscar for best picture. I highly recommend you turn your TV to TCM (channel 72 for Cox Cable) and leave it there all weekend. Here is a link to the TCM website. You can find the listings for the movies showing this weekend:,,,00.html
- Here are my picks for the Academy Awards on Sunday. My picks are usually wrong, but every once in a while I get them right:
Best Picture: Return of the King
Best Director: Peter Jackson
Best Actor: Sean Penn (booo! I want Bill Murray.)
Best Actress: Charlize Theron
Best Supporting Actress: Rene Zeilwegger
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Robbins (ugh)

 - Michigan's state animal is the wolverine. It is a nasty, vicious, maurading mammal that roams only the most northern portions of North America. A wolverine hasnt actually been spotted in Michigan in over 200 years, until now! A group of hunters, along with a wild-life specialist, spotted a wolverine near Lake Huron (the thumb) a few days ago. They even snapped a picture of the violent monster! How did the little bugger get there? Why hasnt one been seen in Michigan for so long? Will Bo Schembechler hunt it down, and teach it how to run the student-body right? Here is an article at the Detroit Free Press descibing this amazing find:
- A couple of interesting science links:
What is a comet?,3367,1446_A_1124385_1_A,00.html
International Space Station crew space-walks without anyone left in the ship:

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