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  1. I just wanted to pass along my condolences to all of those whose lives were touched by Brian, even in the smallest way. As soon as I heard about what had happened at Virginia Tech, my first thought was to check here to see if Brian was ok. I'd been checking back throughout the day hoping to hear that he was fine. As I'm sure many of you felt, when I found out that he was a victim of this senseless act, I felt my heart in my stomach. I never met Brian, but we had a number of great conversations. I had the pleasure of butting heads with him with the rivalry of our two schools and also had the pleasure of talking Tigers baseball while I was also away at school. I've had a tremendous amount of respect for him, not only for the insight and intelligence he displayed, but also the quality of his character. He was a genuine person and the outpouring of emotion by those near and far from him is a reflection of that. Brian had alot to give this world whether it be through family, friends, or in his career as an engineer. My heart goes out to Brian's family and all of those who are feeling his loss. I hope that each and every person who knew him, talked to him, or has now come to know who he was and what he was giving to this world will carry on his spirit. Hokie, Hokie, Hi! V-P-I!
  2. Just because you 'smell a draft' doesn't make it any more likely to happen, or even mean that you have any clue of what you're talking about.
  3. KJ's got to get his Escalade with his 20s somewhere, might as well be the same place 'Melo got his Lamborghini.
  4. This isn't just BET, this will be on NBC during primetime. Every time it comes on I have laugh, it's so fantastic.
  5. This is a local commercial in D.C. Next time you need to buy a riiiiiiiide, do it here. LaVar Arrington sets a new record on the unintentional comedy scale. http://www.easterns.com/easterns/video/Jingle%201_lg.wmv
  6. Top speed will be 36 miles per second, or 129,600 miles per hour.
  7. Atlas V. Our spacecraft is riding a Delta and with the Boeing strike, and being pushed out of our launch window last August, we're waiting around for our own launch.
  8. 1 playoff win... I feel safe in my generalization.
  9. Mediocre? Mediocre is known as the height of the history of the Detroit Lions since '57. We yearn for mediocre.
  10. I wish I was. I wish I could stop caring about the Lions and move on. I really, really do, I'm sick of them ruining my Sundays. When they win, I'll watch the highlights all night long, when they lose, it ruins my friggin' day. I did enjoy having a rooting interest in a meaningful football game in January though.
  11. Nobody should ever be optimistic with the Lions, we should expect failure. They have done nothing since 1957 to suggest that any shred of optimism is warranted.
  12. I've never been able to see a launch in person, it's one of the things I want to see most. When we had two tries to launch GOES last August, I was stuck in the launch control room in Maryland rather than being at the Cape. Of course, it never went so it's not like I missed anything. New Horizons is really cool because they took a small spacecraft and put it on the biggest rocket they could find to cut down the travel time to Pluto. 9 hours to the moon is insane. That's an average speed from launch of 26,500 mph.
  13. That sounds like a man that just went out on two limbs, first with Grimm, then with Haslett, and was made to look like a fool. Rationalize why you were wrong John...
  14. Counting down... L-0 at 2pm. This thing will be hauling ***, it'll be passing the moon in just 9 hours.
  15. Yeah, that's the space flight center I work at. Holding at T-4 minutes. Resume count at 1:56 with L-0 at 2:00.
  16. Nope. New Horizons is a Goddard mission though.
  17. http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/elv/elv.html The launch window extends to 3:07 so that's the drop-dead time for today.
  18. http://notonlybutalso.typepad.com/notonlybutalso/2006/01/dont_tackel_jes.html Poor #21. She never got the plays right. Coach told her to go easy on the Messiah, but when a hole opened up in the offensive line she just HAD to take it. They'd been softballing Jesus all afternoon, letting his guards just push them around, giving him DAYS in the pocket. "Play hard enough to let him think we're trying but not hard enough to win," Coach had said before the game. #21 thought it was a little unseemly, turning their weekly game against Northside into an *** kiss session with the Prince of Peace. Jesus was no better. He insisted on not wearing a helmet as if to taunt the defense: go ahead, he seemed to smirk, you really want to hit the son of God? It'd been weeks since Jesus had first shown up, floating down on a ray of light halfway through the 4th quarter. He basically insisted on qb'ing for a few downs, which then turned into the rest of the game. Coach didn't have the heart to bench him. After all, Jesus seemed so elated when the defense purposely missed a tackle and let him run for a touch down even though he had to turn back twice to retrieve his sandals. #21 decided enough was enough. **** fate, **** her chances of getting into heaven. This was a game, a real game, and no matter what kind of divinity shows up you got to come prepared to play. So when the hole opened up in the line, she tightened her fists, accelerated her speed and wrapped her arms low around Jesus' waist, as she'd been taught. The Messiah let out a small cry, half pain, half surprise. The jolt losened his grip on the ball and it squirted out onto the field. Jesus lost his footing and began his descent to the ground. #21 wondered, her face buried in the Messiah's robe, if he would use his godly powers to protect himself or just let his divine body crash into the astro turf.
  19. The New Horizons mission to Pluto is about to launch. Launch time is slated for 1:25pm eastern right now. You can watch via the NASA Network at... WindowsMedia: http://www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx RealPlayer: http://www.nasa.gov/ram/35037main_portal.ram
  20. With the 9th pick in the 2006 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select, from Bethlehem A&M...
  21. We're screwed either way. Jesus couldn't coach the Lions to a championship.
  22. Didn't Clayton first say it was going to be Grimm... and then he reported Haslett... wow, what an insider.
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