Lord British in Space!

US game designer blasts into space with DNA cargo - Yahoo! News

Lord British, the creator of the Ultima games and responsible for wasting thousands of hours of my youth, has gone into space. The article mentions someone named "Richard Garriott", which must be a pseudonym that Lord British uses when traveling amongst the people. He reportedly paid $30 million to go into space.

His picture is on the right. He looks scared, yet excited.

There's video at the link. I like the part near the end where the cosmonaut uses a stick to press some buttons, because they're pressed back into their seats and he couldn't reach otherwise.

Drinking shrinks your brain!

Does drinking alcohol shrink your brain? - CNN.com:
Overall, the more alcohol consumed, the smaller the brain volume, with abstainers having a higher brain volume than former drinkers, light drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), and heavy drinkers (14 or more drinks per week).
Yet another reason not to drink!


This is a crazy "ballet". I put the quotes because it's actually more of an acrobatic show in the guise of a ballet. Whatever it is, it's mighty impressive.