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Welcome Home, Endeavor

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The crew from the space shuttle Endeavor returned home this morning in a textbook perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center, completing a mission to the International Space Station that lasted sixteen days.

I still get goose bumps every time I see one of the space shuttles take off or land.

Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the STS-127 mission, both on the shuttle and back on ground, for a job well done.

Welcome home, Endeavor.



Next up: the launch of Discovery, which is currently targeted for Tuesday, August 25 as part of the STS-128 mission.

Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Search Deal

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Yahoo and Microsoft signed a deal today to join forces against Google in the search engine market. My first thought was, "Wow! Between them, they can create a search engine that crashes every time you really need to find something."

Of course, I'm not really concerned about the impact that this will have on Google. Their stock tumbled -0.82% on this news.

Oh, and as I write this, it's up 0.48% in after hours trading.

Meanwhile, stock in Yahoo is down -12.08%.

Official Soft Drink of Me

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Pepsi has reportedly offered $9.8 million to become the official soft drink of Detroit Metro Airport.

As for me, I'm much cheaper. I usually drink Coke. However, I'll make Pepsi my official soft drink for $20.

And I won't make anyone take their shoes off to get through security.

U Can't Touch Darth Vader

This video seems to have it all.
It's got dancing storm troopers.It's got a guy in a Darth Vader costume.
I believe that this is the reason why the internet was invented.

Well, this and porn. But that's another story altogether.

U Can't Touch Darth Hammer | Viral/Other | SPIKE.com

Graffini Swimwear

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I was surfing around on the internet this evening and came across the new swimwear designs from Graffini. (Yes, I am such a fashionista.)

Anyway, the folks at Graffini have these designs that are a mash up of graffiti, street signs and so on. They even have one that's based on a skull adorned ATM (see photo at left).

And they have them available in a variety of cuts - from classic one piece to Brazilian string bikini.

They look cool. There's no getting around that. There interesting and original.

However, I can't help but wonder if they aren't a bit over-powering. I mean, when I first came across some of their designs, I have to admit that I noticed the swimsuit before I noticed the woman who was wearing it.

In fact when I saw the skull adorned ATM, I almost didn't notice the woman who was wearing it at all. Somehow, I don't think that's the effect that most woman really go for.

I mean, I did notice woman eventually. The key word in that sentence, though, …

Happy 4th of July

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To all of my friends and family across the U.S.A., I just want to say Happy 4th of July!

And to all of my friends and family outside of the U.S.A., I just want to say Happy Saturday!

(It always suprises me how many cool photos I can find on-line. God bless Google Images!)