When I hear a bell being rung and people cheering. Mind you, there are 5 of us in the office today. Walk out in the main area to see people smiling, clapping, etc. Before I have time to think, I am handed some dark liquor in a fancy glass and we are toasting. I take my shot. I think the single malt scotch would have been somewhat enjoyable had I not choked on the gum I didn’t have time to remove. Burns, on fire, owwwwwww.
Alien with size 440 shoe among New Zealand UFO sightings
The reports, detailing “sightings” of unidentified flying objects and their operators, range from the downright wacky to the intriguing.
Accounts came from people in all walks of life, including air force personnel, commercial airline pilots and passengers on aircraft, and even a New Zealand prime minister took a close interest in one case.
The more than 2,000 pages of documents dating back to the early 1950s had not been due for publication until the year 2050, but were released after requests under freedom of information laws.
Many reports include sketches of flying saucers and aliens, one showing a human-like figure dressed in silvery material with a wide belt, helmet and visor.
One man wrote to a government department in November 1955 to say he had seen “many” flying saucers.
The New Zealand military released hundreds of previously classified reports Wednesday detailing claims of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings and alien encounters.
The reports, dating from 1954 to 2009, were released under freedom of information laws after the New Zealand Defence Force removed names and other identifying material.
In about 2,000 pages of documents, members of the public, military personnel and commercial pilots outline close encounters, mostly involving moving lights in the sky.
Some of the accounts include drawings of flying saucers, descriptions of aliens wearing “pharaoh masks” and alleged examples of extraterrestrial writing.
Here’s a fiery portrait of India’s second failed launch of 2010. The GSAT-5P, launching a new geosynchronous communications satellite, broke up in the first stage and exploded…
According to press accounts, the GSAT-5P rocket developed an error soon after launch and took on too high an angle during launch, causing the vehicle to break up. Back in April, an earlier launch by the state-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plunged into the Bay of Benghal, due to engine failure.
Really, though. I mean… For years, as a self proclaimed coffee addict, I started brewing coffee at home as I believed, man…this really does save a buck or two and it is totally convenient! Well, I am now a believer in Starbucks. They bring good, strong caffeine to the world with a smile.
Reasons why I now prefer Starbucks:
I can snooze 1 more time in the morning before taking a shower.
Going to starbucks requires walking to the high rise next door, hence daily exercise.
I work 8:00-5:00 and need something to break the monotony.
Everytime I arrive, they are cheerful and put me in a cheesy good mood for 5 minutes until I get back to my desk.
You can add shots of espresso rather than needing to drink 3-5 cups of coffee to achieve the same effect.
Jimmy McMillan Of 'The Rent Is Too Damn High Party' Announces Presidential Bid
"If you don’t do your job right, I am coming at you," he said, complaining about the president’s bailout of General Motors. "I know Barack Obama is an Internet hog. I know he knows that I am out there. But what he hasn’t heard yet is that Jimmy McMillan is running for President of the United States of America."
McMillan urged Obama to call him up on the phone and invite him to serve in the administration. That scenario aside, McMillan said he would register as a Republican to avoid a primary challenge from the president, a man that he called “a good-looking young guy” that he admired.
"I’m coming after his black ass," he said of Obama.
McMillan said his greatest strengths include a mastery of social media, an ability to pinch pennies, and inimitable political vision.
And, for those curious about his stance on global warming, McMillan says he isn’t buying Al Gore’s “punk” science.
Man Sues Restaurant For Not Stopping Him From Eating An Entire Artichoke
A doctor has sued the Houston’s restaurant in Miami after he ate a complete artichoke that he ordered, including the spiny and sharp exterior leaves. He subsequently suffered “severe abdominal pain and discomfort,” and a “exploratory laparotomy” showed that the artichoke leaves were jammed in his “small bowel.” His lawsuit claims that he had “never seen nor heard of previously” an artichoke and that it was the restaurant’s fault for not teaching him how to eat it.
"It takes a sophisticated diner to be familiar with the artichoke," says the man’s lawyer. "People might think that as a doctor, he’d know how to eat one. But he was thinking it was like a food he might have eaten in his native Cuba, where you eat everything on the plate."