Friday, March 21, 2008


Hallooooo! iz caturday nao??

Wutz outside?

wut R U doing down dere?

Hai. I haz a half pipe.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Prepare to LAUNCH!!!


silly Ripley

Poor behbeh kitteh

I wuz thinking this morning about what Ripley's kittenz might have looked like. Funny, stumpy little pink nosed balls of fur, most likely.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cows Found in Outer Space

This is excellent news, since I like to have a nice steak after a long space voyage.

Methane Detected on Distant Planet for First Time
Methane has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system, the first time that an organic molecule has been found on a distant world.

Studies of this carbon-bearing compound could shed light on the planet's formation and evolution.

The planet, known as HD 189733b, is a so-called hot Jupiter, a gas giant similar to Jupiter that orbits very close to its parent star.

The far-flung world, discovered in 2005, is 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula.

In 2007 astronomers detected signs of water on HD 189733b using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Now, using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have confirmed the presence of water and also detected methane.

Planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets, are so far away that scientists can't obtain images clear enough to separate the planet from its star.

So to study HD 189733b, the team used an instrument aboard Hubble called a spectrometer, which breaks up light passing through a planet's atmosphere into different bands.

"The big news is that this is the first detection of an organic in an exoplanet atmosphere," said lead study author Mark Swain, a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.

The study appears in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Mmmmmm.... space cows.....

Planet Earth

Yes, that's here, but I'd like to imagine it's a photograph of a beautiful, far-off planet and that I am there, far away from the nonsense on this rock.

From NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day

U comes home nao... play fetch

She is so BUSY lately. Photo is high resolution.

5th Anniversary

This isn't very plushy, but today is a grim anniversary. The link below is to a Reuters mulitmedia story on the war:

Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War

I can't believe it's been five years.


hat tip: res ipsa loquitur

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


We needs us one of dese... do they make a milk ring version?

(that puppeh is hazzing 2 muches fun)

oh, hai!

U can't be mad at me... cuz I luvs U!!

I iz still a fluffee little angel. (snort)

Okay, Maddie iz out of the, ahem, doghouse. Everyone can scritch her ears nao.

Photos R high resolution (I spoilz U), click for all teh scritchable kitteh goodness.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Baffff, UR doing it WRONG!!

Dis kitteh haz a flavr!

I iz an angel!!

look how quietly I B sleepies...

I NEVAH wakes up mah centaur 20 times a night!

Bad kitteh!!

Yes, you.

Waking UR centaur up all night long. Not good.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wild plushy kittehs!

AP/Firdia Lisnawati

AP/George Nikitin

AP Photo

Baby kittehs of any variety are darned cute.


That Ripley, smiting trollz again.

Good kitteh!!