Star Trek Fans in Costume

Here’s a sampling of folks Patrick and I came across at the Star Trek Convention in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I’ll get everything posted to Flickr ‘real soon now’.

Among my favorites were Michelle and Francine as the Starfleet Cheerleaders (now that is original!), the blue bunny science office (bottom right), and Holly from (bottom left). Standing next to Holly is Dataest (warning, links to Myspace).

More photos coming…

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Just geeky

UFO Lobbyist Offers to Brief Obama on Extraterrestrials

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Come on, give it up for more ghetto paint skills! :-)

Seriously though, this is the best news item to come across my RSS feed all day. Remember the due in Denver that claimed he had footage of an alien peeking through a window getting ready to abduct folks from their house?

His name is Jeff Peckman and now that the Democratic convention is occurring in his home town of Denver this week, he wants a sit down with prospective president Barrack Obama to give him an Extraterrestrial briefing.

Here’s the press release (pdf). For more info, go to the Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission web site run by Mr. Peckman.

From the press release:

In a televised primary debate last October, Sen. Obama was asked if he agreed that “there is life beyond Earth”. Obama replied, “…I don’t know and I don’t presume to know”. Peckman said, “Obama needs to know because in a recent AOL News poll, out of more than 135,000 online voters, 93% believed life exists elsewhere in the universe and 81% believed Extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth. Scientific polls on the same questions have shown similar results, and also that the vast majority of Americans believe the government is not telling the truth about the UFO/ET issue”.


Ready For a Darker, More Tormented Superman?


Poor Superman. His last movie was a disappointment and now his DC Comics stablemate Batman is getting all the box office glory.

But Warner Bros. has a plan according to Wall Street Journal.

See also Entertainment Weekly for details as well.


Mobiles Phones Can Make Popcorn, Will Pop Your Brain Next?

This video supposedly shows folks popping kernels of corn with mobile phones in an attempt to display the RF radiation’s power. I’m not buying it, but it’s still cool to look at. :-)

Gadgets / Devices, Mysteries

iPhone Pre-Loaded w/ Pics of Cute Girl in iPhone Factory

Gizmodo has the story.

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[via reddit]

Gadgets / Devices, Stumble of the Day