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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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'