I tried writing a couple of lines but I could not concentrate. I finally realized that I was having a serious attack of that dreaded writers disease –Monkey Brain. My thoughts jumped from subject to subject faster than Cheetah going after Banana Bread trucks. My only recourse was to give in and just see where swinging on the vines in the jungle of my mind will carry me today.
If an asteroid is ever on a collision course with Earth, it is possible that the planet could be saved by firing paintballs at it, according to an MIT graduate student whose detailed plan won this year's prize in a United Nations space council competition. White paint powder, landing strategically on the asteroid, would initially bump it a bit, but in addition would facilitate the sun's photons bouncing off the solid white surface. Over a period of years, the bounce energy would divert the body even farther off course. The already identified asteroid Apophis, which measures 1,500 feet in diameter and is projected to approach Earth in 2029, would require five tons of paintball ammo.
Yeah, I know, it just doesn't make a lot of sense sometimes... Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, filed a lawsuit in October claiming that Jay Leone, 90, "negligently" shot him. Cutrufelli had burglarized Leone's home unaware that Leone was home. When Leone reached for one of his stashed handguns, Cutrufelli shot him in the jaw and then pulled the trigger point-blank at Leone's head, but was out of bullets. Leone then shot Cutrufelli several times, which Cutrufelli apparently felt was entirely unnecessary, so he sued him....
This montage is a little longer but if you have a few minutes and would like a few hearty laughs, take the time to watch it: