Bits Fell Off Shuttle

July 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Nasa is investigating two cases of apparent debris seen falling from the space shuttle Discovery as it blasted off for Earth orbit.

The events were captured in onboard video and the agency says it now needs to consider their significance.

In one case, a heat shield tile seems to have been affected on the underside of the shuttle…

This Is The Future

July 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Don’t look.

(edit: this is an image from with the URL and logo cropped out. As you might expect, the image was intended for comedy purposes.)

The Simple Hedgehog

July 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Negotiations with the ABC network for a Ron Jeremy reality-TV show are progressing, according to publicist Steve Banan, who revealed that in a conversation he had with executives last Friday, interest was shown “in having several ABC reality show producers take a look at the project.”

Nerd Prom 2006 Dates Announced Already

July 27th, 2005 | comics talk

Mark Evanier:

Next year’s Comic-Con International will be held July 20-23. Good time to start looking for a parking space near the convention center.

Expect every hotel in San Diego to be booked out by the end of the day.