Thanks to ControlledBurn for pointing out it that it looks like Kentucky
, an old Zucker Abrahams Zucker movie, is due out on DVD next
week, great news for long-suffering fans like myself who find their later work
like Airplane too cerebral. Speaking of Airplane, am I the only one who, upon
mention of Russell Crowe's Gladiator epic thinks: "Do you like movies about
gladiators, Joey?" Yeah, it's probably just me. Looks like I picked the
wrong week to...
Link of the Day: Lara Croft becomes Mrs. Nukem
(on the 3D Realms site). Which is the oddest aspect of this? Duke playing The
Sims? Duke and Lara playing chess? Duke marrying someone outside the leather
biker scene? It's all so weird.
Story of the Day: Donald
Davies (1924-2000) R.I.P. the obituary of the man who "pioneered
packet-switching, which enables the exchange of information between computers,
without which the Internet could not function." Thanks RVF400RR.
Bonus Story: Light Exceeds Its Own Speed Limit, or Does It?
(New York Times-free subscription required). Thanks EvilToast.
"...a pulse of light that enters a transparent chamber filled with
specially prepared cesium gas is pushed to speeds of 300 times the normal speed
of light. That is so fast that, under these peculiar circumstances, the main
part of the pulse exits the far side of the chamber even before it enters at the