Outer space

Are you more likely to go to a symphony or a modern art exhibit?

In a WBEZ interview about how techno music is like classical music, Mason Bates, composer-in-residence for both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, gives an example of how people are afraid of the symphony. At minute 11:48 in the inteview he says, “The primary problem is intimidation. I know so many people, …

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LEGO is sending minifigs to Jupiter

Aboard NASA’s journey to Jupiter will be LEGO mini-statues of Jupiter, his wife Juno, and Galileo. Why? CNN reports, “LEGO is partnering with NASA to promote children’s interest in science, math, engineering and technology.” Are they going to offer these minifigs to the public? If they want kids interest, they better offer these minifigs to …

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IDEA: Memorize the “Reese” song and perform it in the Walgreens candy aisle

I so want to memorize this song and then sing it when I’m at Walgreens, in the candy aisle… or anytime I see Reese’s candy! You can have a skittle, a mento or a sweet tart. It ain’t no riddle, you don’t need an ID card. It’s not illegal, it might give you some cavities. …

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Transformers “Dark of the Moon” movie filming Chicago on Wacker Drive, Optimus Prime kicks butt scene

A giant fireball explodes on Wacker Drive for the Transformers 3 movie, “Dark of the Moon.” Now that the trailer is out, we know that this is the location where Optimus Prime kicks some serious butt with his sword. This is a real photo of what actually happened during the July 21, 2010 filming in …

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Space shuttle complainers

IDW G1 Card – Astrotrain by *Guidoarts Chicago didn’t get a space shuttle. But are we complaining? Nope. But it’s fun to hear the other cities complain. From CNN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the Johnson Space Center in Houston should have been one of the retirement homes for an orbiter, “but it is …

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Twitter conversation with Brewster Rockit about vending machines

You have the chance to talk with an intergalactic space captain! Every day Brewster Rockit tweets hilarious stuff about his journeys and observations on life. One day he gave insight into how life is like a vending machine. Here’s a conversation i had with Brewster about vending machines and life. You can follow Brewster Rockit …

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Steve Jobs boycotts Japan for airport ban on ninja stars

Japanese airport officials would not allow Steve Jobs to bring ninja stars onto his private airplane. In turn Steve Jobs vows to never return to Japan. According to iPhone App Review: “Jobs said it wouldn‚Äôt make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials …

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What would an ewok trade to get the Death Star’s laser pointer?

The commanding officer of the first Death Star has a laser pointer. He’s willing to trade it to you. What would you offer to the Death Star Commander? Now, let’s add another layer to this. Let’s say you are an ewok. And you really want the Death Star Commander’s laser pointer. What would you trade …

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