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Sir Elton John Greets The 'Rocket Men'
2012-05-17 03:52:05

[ Watch the Video ] Continuing the celebration of André Kuipers´ music in space, British rock legend Sir Elton John sent a special message to ESA, André and the crew of the ISS on the 40th anniversary of his classic song ℠Rocket Man´. The accompanying video was recorded during Sir Elton´s Million Dollar Piano Show in Las Vegas, on 17 April, 40 years to the day after his single Rocket Man (I Think It´s Going To Be A Long Long Time) was...

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2007-02-23 06:00:00

By Claudia Puig In most cases, doggedly pursuing a dream is laudable. But if it does nothing else, The Astronaut Farmer demonstrates that not every dream is worth pursuing. At least not the belabored one of a narcissistic crackpot masquerading as an admirable dreamer. Billy Bob Thornton plays the farmer and would-be astronaut, conveniently named Charlie Farmer. (The ditzy but well-meaning town shrink is cloyingly named Nurse Good.) Despite those monikers, this is neither a satire nor an...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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