This is hilarious — Ken Lay had a star-studded (lol) memorial service today. The real gem of this article sits at the very end:
The Reverend Dr. Bill Lawson compared Lay with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, and said his name would eventually be cleared.
“He was taken out of the world right at the right time,” he said. “History has a way of vindicating people who have been wronged.”
It’s a shame the article doesn’t quote exactly what he said. The idea of Ken Lay being mentioned in the same breath as Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr. is utterly ridiculous. I hope I’m not alone in this sentiment. LOL.
It’s Rove. Brad mentioned to me at lunch today that Robert Novak confirmed it was Karl Rove who was involved in leaking Valerie Plame’s name to the public. Novak is now out of the investigation. I still think leaks of this type are far more dangerous to national security than leaks of programs that have been publicly acknowledged in the past (i.e. SWIFT). But, there’s no rebuke of Novak. Typical.
Someone doesn’t know The Onion is entirely satire. Chip Mathis points out this guy who goes absolutely off the charts when confronted with a satirical article about a lady getting an abortion. Indeed, the real risk in satire is that someone is going to miss the point and go off the deep end about it, which this guy most definitely did for not one, not two…but THREE posts! My advice to this poor guy: Lighten up, take a deep breath, and let it go. :)
Knowing NASA, that was an expensive spatula. Spacewalkers today tested new shuttle repair procedures that could be used in the event of a breach of the thermal shielding like the breach that doomed Columbia in 2003. It went fairly well except for a lost spatula, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t too bad, considering these procedures have never been tested before.
Major growth for Firefox this last month. OneStat is reporting an increase in Firefox market share. Firefox is now used on roughly 13% of the world’s computers. Internet Explorer lost another 2% of market share to drop to 83% of the world — still a formidable number, but not quite 96% either. It’ll be interesting to see what effect the impending IE 7 release has on these numbers, though it’s encouraging to see resurgent growth in Firefox after it had stagnated a tad. I personally see about half and half of my users with Internet Explorer and Firefox, with small slivers of Safari and Opera as well.
All-Star heartbreak for the National League. Again. The National League was all primed for victory last night…and Trevor Hoffman of all people blows the save and loses the game, giving up a RBI single to Troy Glaus to win the game for the AL. Mariano Rivera closed it out. I heard plenty about this at work today. LOL. The All-Star break sucks, though, because there’s nothing on TV tonight! Storm Stories? Forget it. I’ve actually got Paula-freaking-Zahn going in the other room right now. I’m not really a big fan of her show. Oh well.
Until next time folks…stay classy, world.