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Friday, February 7, 2003

07 FEB 03

"Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you."

Delmore Schwartz

"Simone! Où est mon canard en caoutchouc?"

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Thursday, February 6, 2003

06 FEB 03

From Merriam-Webster.


Pronunciation: “ka-t&-‘gor-i-k&l, -‘gär-

Variant(s): also cat·e·gor·ic /-ik/

Function: adjective

Etymology: Late Latin categoricus, from Greek katEgorikos, from katEgoria

Date: 1588

1 : ABSOLUTE, UNQUALIFIED (a categorical denial)

2 a : of, relating to, or constituting a category b : involving, according with, or considered with respect to specific categories

– cat·e·gor·i·cal·ly /-i-k(&-)lE/ adverb

If you aren’t, then pretend to be.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

05 FEB 03

Things Ray Says #04

"You’re attempting to appeal to my better nature. Let me explain the flaw in this…"

(Insert rimshot here.)

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

04 FEB 03

I went to work yesterday expecting it to be the worst Monday ever. Everyone was certainly subdued, but it soon became apparent that we were all filled with The Mission.

The spaceflight community (which to my continued surprise and amusement includes me) always has missions, a related group of clear goals. Now we have one goal; a single purpose. All of the community’s considerable technical skill will focus on what happened during STS-107.

It wasn’t bad for a Monday.

Labor omina vincit.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Monday, February 3, 2003

03 FEB 03

"The future. You shall know it when it has come; before then, forget it."


C’est lundi, vous-autres.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Saturday, February 1, 2003

01-02 FEB 03

OV-102 Columbia disintegrated on re-entry at about 14:00 GMT 01 FEB 03. Check your favorite news source for information.

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