Thursday, January 04, 2007

Snoggggggg, bwee bwee bwee bwee, snogggggg, bwee bwee bwee bwee

That was the Drunkablog around 6:13 this morning, when, according to the News:
A spent Russian booster rocket reentered the Earth's atmosphere over Colorado and Wyoming early this morning, blazing a fiery path across pre-dawn skies, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Damn. Sorry to have missed that.
Capt. Mark Stone of the Riverton Police Department said the fiery object streaked slowly across the skies above Riverton, moving from north to south, and appeared to hit in a remote, uninhabited region of national forest about 55 miles southwest of Riverton, near South Pass on Highway 28.
Can something "streak" slowly?

The incoming space debris put on a spectacular show for commuters and others in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

On the other hand, if I had to be driving to the Tech Center on I-25 or sloppin' goats on the Wyoming steppe at 6:15 a.m. (MST), it's probably okay that I missed it.

Here's video.

More Colorado-style news!

  • Denver's snow cleanup has already cost almost $10 million, residential streets are still icy and rutted, and there's another snowstorm coming. We've lost more mayors that way.

  • Just like Easter: "Mother's Day 2004 was a special one for the crack addicts who lived at the Alpine Rose motel."

  • How nice. Maybe some charitable organization sponsored a free meal at Casa Bonita for moms and their kids? Not exactly:

    That was the day the suspected drug dealer who ran operations at Federal Boulevard and West 62nd Avenue held what prosecutors described Wednesday as "a crack scramble."

    Lee Arthur "L.T." Thompson stood on the balcony and threw rocks of crack cocaine into the parking lot, one-time resident and drug dealer Jessica Cruthers testified in federal court Wednesday.

    Like kids collecting candy at a parade, "mothers or whoever could go out and get it, "Cruthers said.


  • Speaking of snow and goat slopping (but not crack moms): "Copters drop hay to save livestock stranded by blizzard." That last storm really nailed the Plains:
    National Guard helicopters dropped emergency food bundles and bales of hay for people and livestock trapped by snowdrifts as high as rooftops Tuesday after back-to-back blizzards paralyzed the Plains.

    At least a dozen deaths were blamed on a weekend storm that knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma and left herds of cattle without food. The blizzard spread a blanket of snow on top of the icy layer left by a storm just before Christmas.
    Sounds almost as bad as the "Schoolhouse Blizzard" of 1888 (yes, I like linking to the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888).

  • Speaking of snow, goat slopping, and crack cattle, it's time for the National Western Stock Show (and Blizzard)! Hit the link for info and sound-effects fun!
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