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January 23, 2004

So Long, Captain

I'm embarrassed to say, but I thought he was already dead-- Captain Kangaroo Dead at 76. And I also thought he would have been a lot older by now, too.

Being a child of the 70's, I was naturally one of his viewers. He always seemed a little more "real" than Mr. Rogers, but had a bit more weirdness to him. I mean really-- a moose that drops ping-pong balls on him? Not in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood!

I remember that we had a record (an "LP" for those of you who think there was nothing before cd's) of the Captain's, but it had some funky colorized black and white photo of him from what must have been eons ago (in reality, probably just the late 50's), and I just couldn't reconcile the image of a young Captain Kangaroo with the person I saw on t.v. Seems a little silly now, but I guess that's what happens when you grow older and wiser.

So long, Captain, and with you goes another fond memory of childhood.


p.s. Didjya notice I didn't bitch once about the cold weather? Didjya? Huh?

Posted by Savage Steve at 9:48 PM | Comments (1)

January 16, 2004

Lemme Rephrase That...

OK, it is now ZERO degrees Fahrenheit outside. NOW it's f-f-fuh-freezing!

I'm going to crawl into bed now with a ton of blankets piled on me and the heat cranked up.


Posted by Savage Steve at 12:10 AM | Comments (2)

January 7, 2004


Literally. It was 21 degrees Fahrenheit when I left work today at 6:00 p.m. Yeah, I'm a fool for working late, but that's not the point. The point is that it is freakin' cold outside!

But it's even colder on Mars-- the average daily temperature is a frosty -60 degrees Celsius (-76 degrees F., but at that point, does it really make a difference?). I suddenly feel warm.

Speaking of Mars, if you haven't seen the latest pictures from the Spirit rover, check 'em out at the NASA Planetary Photojournal, or visit the Mars Exploration Rover Mission web site.


Posted by Savage Steve at 7:29 PM