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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on April 25 at 6:14 AM

Fightin’ Words: Cheney, Reid exchange barbs over Iraq timetable

Who’s Under Investigation This Week? If you guessed MC Rove…you’re a winner!

Finally: Bellevue backing domestic partnerships

Blind Eye:OSHA avoiding policymaking and enforcement

Triumph: Abortion legalized in Mexico City

Study: No connection between abortion and breast cancer

11,000,000: The global warming death toll in the next three decades

Hottest New Real Estate Market: The Gliese 581 System

People Food: Possibly as dangerous as pet food

Fun Superhero Fact of the Day: Benjamin J. Grimm, the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing, is Jewish.


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Ben Grimm's a Jew? Really? I always heard Marvel call Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat the first Jewish superhero.

Posted by jeremy | April 25, 2007 7:18 AM

Has the Pat Tillman coverup been discussed on slog?

Bonehead and I just got back into town yesterday after a long weekend. We wanted be here for either the CAN show or Sera Cahoone. We agreed on Sera, and then bonehead gets a speeding ticket coming off the Viaduct of all places! Kind of a drag being back.

So what's up with the cover up? Lies upon Lies!

Posted by bonehead's girlfriend | April 25, 2007 7:34 AM

Big points for science. Lets hope if when we get there we dont foul up that planet with malice and war and begin ruining its environment like we did this planet.

And its 50 times bigger than our planet. Think of all the room. I wonder if they are freindly? The critters that might be there?

Posted by summertime | April 25, 2007 7:46 AM

Just saw the video and it being that its that large it has much stronger gravity. Or is that magnetic pull? anyway some scientists figure that if any life lives there it sure is going to be hard to fly around and catch a football.

Posted by summertime | April 25, 2007 7:54 AM

You don't actually think that "Stan Lee" is his real name?

See his Wikipedia entry-

(born Stanley Martin Lieber)....was born in the apartment of his Romanian-Jewish immigrant parents at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan

Posted by Lan Stee | April 25, 2007 7:57 AM

There are lots of Jewish superheroes. Shadowcat is but one of many.

Posted by Gitai | April 25, 2007 9:15 AM


I've seen a figure that indicates gravity on Gliese 581-C would be roughly 1.6 timex that of Earth. That would make moving around admittedly a challenge, but not insurmountable.

And with a 13 day orbit you're going to need to layer up every day of the year.

Posted by COMTE | April 25, 2007 9:15 AM

I'm a rebel, not really, but I've chosen to give the SHINY DIEMOND one quick screw.

Paul Wolfowitz is one my fave REAL LIFE comic book superzeros.

Keep him in mind tonight on KCTS at 9pm.

Bill Moyers' "Buying the War"

Posted by keenan | April 25, 2007 9:29 AM

So were going to have to wear a lot of gear or live in domed Biospheres. Made out of glass preferably or solar panels
and travel around in a controlled gravity sphere.
We'll probably have spent all our money fighting wars against eachother to ever think that we'll get there unless someones going to build a Super space Ark with their own money and see for themselves what the planet is about. That means someone has to volunteer to go forever from our planet and study that first hand. The cost of sending Data back and forth through robots costs more money. Science is going to have to go there to prove it to non believers whats on that planet.

Posted by summertime | April 25, 2007 9:35 AM


He's not the only one but he's easily the best. The Atom is a distant second, but then we're getting in to universe mixing and Hypertime. No good can come of this.

Posted by Jonah S | April 25, 2007 9:36 AM

I love the scientific term "Goldilocks Zone".

Posted by DOUG. | April 25, 2007 9:49 AM

@10 I don't know about that. Maybe it was because I was like 14, but the Amalgam books seemed pretty damn awesome.

Posted by Gitai | April 25, 2007 10:30 AM


I was 14 too. They were awesome then. Pretty much unreadable now. Lobo the Duck anyone?

Posted by Jonah S | April 25, 2007 11:00 AM

Lobo the Duck? Is that the name Pat Tillman's friendly fire-friends gave him?
Or was it the code-word in the cover-up?

Get with it news staff. Are you in on it?

Posted by andrew (oops another one) | April 25, 2007 12:11 PM

I just want to know how one performs the bris on a giant orange rock-like space mutant.

With a large chisel and an industrial grinder?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 25, 2007 2:41 PM

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