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  • Environmentalists eye protection for unique Delaware firefly.

    05/16/2019 8:08:58 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 15 replies
    WashingtonCompost ^ | May 15 at 3:07 PM | Randall Chase , AP
    Environmental groups are asking federal officials to take emergency action to protect a species of firefly unique to southern Delaware. In an emergency petition filed Wednesday with the Department of the Interior, environmentalists claim the Bethany Beach firefly is at immediate risk of extinction because of imminent destruction of a significant portion of its habitat. The filing comes partly in response to a planned residential development that would be accessible by a unique wooden cul-de-sac that has been built on pilings over one of the freshwater marshes where the firefly lives.
  • Joss Whedon Wishes for Trump’s Death, Relief from ‘My Hate and Sadness’

    04/04/2018 2:59:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2018 | April 4, 2018
    Hollywood director Joss Whedon took to Twitter late Tuesday and wished for President Donald Trump to “quietly die.” “Donald trump is killing this country. Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches,” Whedon wrote. “He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia,” the Avengers director wrote. “My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.”
  • 'Barney Miller' Star Ron Glass Dead at 71

    11/26/2016 2:45:19 PM PST · by Tenlein · 91 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/26/16 | TMZ Staff
    Ron Glass, a centerpiece on the 70's sitcom "Barney Miller" has died ... according to his rep. Glass had recently battled with various illnesses, and was an active member in the L.A. Buddhist community. He passed away at his home Friday, where'd he'd been watched by a caretaker. Glass received an Emmy nomination for his role as Detective Ron Harris on the show ... he also made appearances on the original Hawaii Five-O, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Firefly and more recently on an episode of CSI in 2014. RIP
  • Some Election Day Levity (Duck Soup)

    11/08/2016 4:00:09 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Duck Soup (via YouTube) ^ | 1933 | Kalmar and Ruby, I think
    Regardless of who wins today, a little levity is greatly needed. So I present to you President Rufus T. Firefly!
  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning “Gone With the Wind” and sanitizing “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • Undergraduate discovers new firefly species [CA]

    06/25/2015 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-25-2015 | Iqbal Pittalwala & Provided by University of California - Riverside
    The Entomology Research Museum at the University of California, Riverside today announced the discovery of a new species of firefly from Southern California, collected by an undergraduate student as part of his semester's insect collection. Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist, said the student, Joshua Oliva, obtained one specimen of the new species while collecting near Topanga, Calif. "He wasn't 100 percent certain it was a firefly, and brought it to me for confirmation," Yanega said. "I know the local fauna well enough that within minutes I was able to tell him he had found something entirely new to science. I...
  • FIREFLY Wheel Chair attachment - Disability Good News Alert!

    12/29/2014 9:25:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Coolest Inventions ^ | current | Website
    "The Firefly is an electric bike you attach to a manual wheelchair."
  • 10 TV Shows That Should Have Run Forever (Firefly number one!)

    08/25/2014 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 389 replies ^ | August 2014 | Unknown
    Firefly, Twin Peaks, Jericho, Carnivale, My So-Called Life, Undeclared, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars, Heroes
  • 20 Sci-Fi Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

    12/04/2013 12:35:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 248 replies
    IMDb ^ | 9/18/12 | Jinime
    1. Firefly 2. Space Above and Beyond 3. Jericho 4. Journeyman 5. The 4400 6. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 7. Heroes 8. Dark Angel 9. Star Trek: Enterprise 10. SGU Stargate Universe SGU Stargate Universe 11. Invasion 12. V 13. Caprica 14. FlashForward 15. Dollhouse 16. Threshold 17. Terra Nova 18. The Event 19. Defying Gravity 20. Farscape
  • Michelle's Mirror Lightens Up - Taking a Break With Summer Re-Runs

    07/21/2013 8:55:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-21-2013 | MOTUS
    Hey! It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s time to take it easy. And that generally means reruns. So here’s my quick rerun of the reruns. First, on the Campaign trail, Florida, 2008; leaving for our African vacation, 2013                 At a Garden Party, 2012,and another Garden Party, 2013                (SNIP) If, however, summer fashion reruns don’t satisfy your need for passive entertainment, I direct you to this compendium of TV summer rerun options. You’ve probably never heard of most of the recommendations, butt I’m sure you’ll discover some gems such as this new-to-me series, Firefly from way back in 2002. Apparently...
  • Avengers' Director Whedon Goes On Anti-Capitalist Rant

    07/15/2012 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies ^ | 7/14/2012 | John Nolte
    So says the guy probably worth somewhere around a gajillion dollars and who likely made somewhere around a thousand times more money from "Avengers" than anyone on the crew. But Whedon's obviously talking about socialism for, you know, other people: “We are watching capitalism destroy itself right now,” [Whedon] told the audience. He added that America is “turning into Tsarist Russia” and that “we’re creating a country of serfs.” Whedon was raised on the Upper Westside neighborhood of Manhattan in the 1970s, an area associated with left-leaning intellectuals. He said he was raised by people who thought socialism was a...
  • "Firefly' and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges (U of Wisconsin)

    09/30/2011 5:04:04 AM PDT · by tlb · 65 replies · 2+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the "threat assessment team," and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door. Campus police at the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UWS) censored theater professor James Miller's poster depicting a quotation from actor Nathan Fillion's character in the television series Firefly, and the police chief threatened Miller with criminal charges for disorderly conduct. After UWS censored his second poster, which stated, "Warning: Fascism," Miller came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. "Colleges and universities are supposed to foster brave and bold...
  • 'Firefly' rewatch: 'Bushwhacked' by rapacious space cannibals. Yes, this is Science Channel.

    03/16/2011 12:46:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies ^ | 3/16/11 | Jeff Jensen
    “Bushwhacked” — the third episode of Firefly’s only, abbreviated season -– contained one of the late, lamented cult classic’s most haunting moments. With his rickety smuggler’s ship about to be boarded and searched by The Alliance, Mal decided to hide fugitive siblings Simon Tam and River from the authorities by sealing them up in spacesuits and stowing them outside. Simon – skeptical that mere “Mylar and glass” could protect him from the “nothing” of space – shuddered in fear. Incapable of even peeking at the infinite star-dotted expanse at his back, the buttoned-up doctor kept his eyes focused on Serenity’s...
  • Firefly – a game controlled by candlelight

    10/16/2009 11:31:07 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 596+ views ^ | 15 October 2009 | Matthew Humphries
    If you were ever asked about innovation in controller design you may mention the introduction of the SNES pad, maybe the first DualShock controller, or more recently the revolution that was the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. But new controllers don’t always have to be forward thinking and a new indie game called Firefly is taking a distinctively different approach to game input. Rather than using a keyboard, mouse, joypad, joystick, racing wheel, or motion control, the developer has turned to a much cheaper alternative – candlelight. That’s right, Firefly is the first game as far as I know that takes...
  • Morena Baccarin cast in V remake

    03/09/2009 5:49:32 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 60 replies · 11,244+ views ^ | 03/09/09 | Darren Sumner
    Actress Morena Baccarin is about to invade the planet earth. She has been cast in a lead role on ABC’s upcoming remake of the 1980s invasion series V, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Baccarin played the Ori leader Adria in the tenth season of Stargate SG-1, and in the DVD movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth — which will make its U.S. television premiere in just a few weeks.
  • Special Programming Note: Serenity on SciFi Channel 9pm / 8pm

    01/03/2009 2:16:57 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 86 replies · 1,394+ views
    01/03/09 | Kevin Davis
    Yes, it seems that the SciFi channel is showing some sanity they are showing Serenity..... Shiny!!!!
  • Joss Leaves Door Open a Crack for Serenity II

    08/12/2007 7:01:37 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 43 replies · 490+ views
    Slice of SciFi ^ | 08/07/07
    In an interview at this year’s Comic Con, director Joss Whedon talked about the Collector’s Edition Serenity DVD and a possible big screen sequel. Here are just a few snippets of that interview: So after all is said and done, was Serenity profitable? Do you consider it a success? Joss Whedon (JW): It’s a success to the studio or else we wouldn’t be doing a special edition DVD. They actually admitted as much on paper, which you know studios are loathe to do, and that was actually from the theatrical. Theatrical was a disappointment, as everyone knows, but it did...
  • I-Team: Air Force to scrap controversial flight trainer

    09/11/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 2,191+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 09/11/2006 | Barry Davis
    On Sept. 8 the Air Force announced it's scrapping $32 million worth of airplanes, planes that taxpayers have been paying to keep at Hondo's' airport. Most of the past decade taxpayers have paid about $12,000 a month to let those airplanes deteriorate. When the Slingsby T-3A Firefly was brought into the Air Force pilot training program in 1994 it was a big deal — a $32 million deal. Roughly $60 million worth of airplanes and parts, are sitting in storage at the taxpayers expense. "Unfortunately, that's the way it is," Maintenance director for the Air Education Training Command, Bob Hemp...
  • Science Fiction has become a poisoned well . .

    07/27/2006 6:49:43 PM PDT · by marc costanzo · 480 replies · 12,381+ views
    7-27-06 | Marc Costanzo
    The essay below was originally written in the early Spring of 2001: With the passing away of LEXX ends an intriguing albeit tawdry experiment in Sci-fantasy. One that breaks with conventions, or should I say cliches of TV sci-fi of the 90's . The politically correct pabulum, the multicultural indoctrination, the BladeRunner motifs, and not the least; the steroid mutated superbabes that can punch the lights out of men, but never get punched back in return !? How about creating a new sci-fi anthology with none of the puerile baggage of Rod Serling, Rockne Obannon, Michael J. Stracinsky, etc .....
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...