Oleg Zabluda's blog
Friday, November 04, 2011
Asteroid 2005 YU55, is 400 meters in diameter.
Asteroid 2005 YU55, is 400 meters in diameter. It passed 0.5 lunar distances from Earth in 1976, was discovered on 28 Dec 2005. On Nov 8, 2011 at 03:28 PM PDT it'll pass within 0.85 lunar distances (=325Kmi= 202Kkm) of the Earth, at mag +11 (a bit too faint for my binoculars, waiting for invitation(s), from you know who you are), moving at 10 degrees per hour (motion easily seen even with a naked eye). I think it moves right in the plane of ecliptic. For the reference, it will be closest to the moon on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:13 PM PDT.



The occupiers are having a good time, except the one who fell 14 feet from a tree in Oakland.
The occupiers are having a good time, except the one who fell 14 feet from a tree in Oakland. We, rock climbers, despise tree-fallers, because a tree is at most category 5.4. Anyway, CBO just helpfully released their "Household income" analysis of Census Bureau data.


Turns out, lower 20% of households made $11K, while upper 20% made $170K. The ratio is 170/11=15. That's an outrage! On the other hand, upper 20% have 1.97 earners per household, almost all working full time, while lower 20% have 0.47 earners per households almost none working full time. 1.97/0.48=4. This still leaves another factor of 15/4=4 unexplained. I am stumped. What can it possibly be? Education (60% vs 12% having college degrees)? Age (75% vs 44% in the prime earning age 35-65)? Accumulated capital? Normal random distribution? Nah, can't be. Must be what starts with J and ends with ooze.

Now, let's get back to the evil 1%-ers.


Edra Blixseth, went from being a paper billionaire to filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy—liquidation—in three years. She says that she and her husband, Tim, were "living on the financial edge" even as they had two yachts, three jets and a California estate with its own 19-hole golf course and staff of 110 people.

"I felt like we were always trying to project the image of success," she says.

[OZ: Ha! No such pressures here, in the slums]

The average price of a Gulfstream V tumbled from $45 million to about $23 million during the latest recession.

[OZ: Selling <$23M jets for $45M? What a ripoff for the rich. Almost as bad as Apple's ripoff for us, the poor. Oh, wait, nobody (except Apple) can have that kind of profit margins. Must be used jets. Gasp. The value of our slightly used car must have fallen by 50% as well!]

The Siegels fired 14 of their 15 housekeepers and pulled their kids out of private school and put them in the local public school.

She does miss one luxury—the Gulfstream. The [OZ: evil] banks seized the plane. The Siegels can use it only occasionally, with the [OZ: evil] banks' permission.

Recently, the family boarded a commercial flight for a vacation. One of the kids asked, "Mom, what are all these strangers doing on our plane?"

[OZ: it's not your plane, you little twerp. Even that Gulfstream V is not your plane. It's not even its rightful owners, us, the 99%-ers. It's evil bankers' plane. Poor child. I hope his mother, at least, bought him a school bus]


French fries = Freedom fries
French fries = Freedom fries
French curl = Freedom curl
French kiss = Freedom kiss
French curve = Freedom curve (Лекало)
French horn = Freedom horn
French maid = Freedom maid
French bread = Freedom bread
French doors = Freedom doors
French perfume = Freedom perfume, or Eau De Freedom
French whore = Freedom whore
French bread = Freedom bread
French coffee = Freedom coffee
French press = Freedom press

And, since Russia and Germany are also against the war with Iraq, let's change some more stuff...

Russian roulette = Freedom roulette
Hamburger = Freedom sandwich
Frankfurter = Freedom tube meat sandwich
German measles = Freedom measles
German shepherd = Freedom shepherd

This seems to be the canonical source, which I edited above


1. Long time ago Anna Lanski went to an animal shelter for a cat or two. She saw 2 adorable fluffy kittens, a brother and sister. She said:
- Какие пушистенькие, I want those!
- Those are Maine Coon.
- Main kun, Mane schmoon, who cares. Gimme, gimme, the more the better.
1 year later:
- WTF?

2. In Boulder, Colorado, a Maine coon encounters a slightly larger cat:
- WTF?
A mother simply brought over her kitten on a playdate.
The mother could have been the one who earlier killed a German shepherd and pulled it over a 6-foot fence. Нашла коса на камень. Отольются кошке мышкины слёзки. Let it be the lesson to all cat chasers everywhere.


Детективно-загадочная история "Двенадцать агентов Ябеды-Корябеды" (автор и художник А.
Детективно-загадочная история "Двенадцать агентов Ябеды-Корябеды" (автор и художник А. Семёнов) из журнала Мурзилка 1977—1983.





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