I whisper it. I shout it. Near or far, They are the words that start my day. They are the words that end my day. . I remember the first time,
When some smarter and wiser part of my mind
First uttered them.
I meant them without even knowing in that moment. .
I say them often,
But do not imagine that they have faded.
They never mean less than
On that first time,
Nor in all the thousands since.
I’ve been playing Bill Maher’s weekly trivia “Are You Smarter Than A Politician” on Facebook. Sometime in October or November it stopped working. Which was highly annoying as I was on top of the leader-board!
When you accessed the app, the bottom of the frame to load the “Breaking News” would simply spin and never load. Consequently, the script would never complete loading to the point where you could click on the links and take the quiz.
It was frustrating. After searching for a solution I finally found a link to the quiz outside of Facebook that does work.
If you’ve been in the same boat, try this link to complete the quiz for the remainder of the year. (You must first be logged into your account on Facebook for this to work properly.)
I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, ever since the 80’s. I watched every episode that Tom Baker did, I must say I miss K-9. The other night while watching the latest one on BBC America (shut up you Brits out there, no spoilers!), his new companion was asked, “Where do you want to go?”
The Queen paused the TV and put that question to me. Her answer was to go see Saturn’s rings up close. And the Prince had the same idea and to go to Titan. It would be pretty interesting to see a hydrocarbon lake.
Here is my idea. I would like to go to Earth, a thousand or two years in the future. I would like to find out what information that all of us collectively know now that is so wrong that in a thousand years it will be laughable. Consider this: it was a simple fact two thousand years ago that the sky was a bowl shaped cover over the world and that the sun was a hole in it through which the heavens shined down. A thousand years ago the Earth was flat and it was well known that anyone going to the edge could fall off.
To everyone of the time, these were simply facts, known to be true and without doubt. I am positive that there are things that we commonly know now that in another thousand years will be just like those other facts: so wrong that even school children will be awed that anyone would have even thought it.
The little head says that number two on the Tardis itinerary would be a trip to meet Caligula, cause he knew how to party.
Kepler 47 from Space.com
What I said was:
It may sound trivial, but I want to see the rings of Saturn up close. Then I want to visit a planet that has 2 suns and watch the sun rise.