Yes, it was Albert Einstein who unified space and time together into a single, coherent whole. As a physicist I can say that was a pretty impressive feat, but as parent — slogging across interstate whatever on the last weekend of the summer — I have to ask: What's the big deal?
Anyone stuck in vacation traffic with kids in tow can tell you that Space and Time have always been unified but not in the wiggly, abstract sense my buddy Al Einstein was talking about.
In Tripoli on Thursday (Aug. 25, 2011), this anti-Gadhafi fighter celebrated.
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As Libya's Transitional National Council prepares to move its leadership from the eastern city of Behghazi to Tripoli, Moammar Gadhafi remains "on the run with his regime in tatters," NPR.org writes this morning.
The oldest form of performance art can be seen this weekend in Lexington. The Ringling Brothers Circus returns to Rupp Arena. Its Ring Master, who is a trained opera singer, says the circuses of Europe are having a deep impact on that American institution. Still, he says circuses don't get the respect they deserve. Also, a UK and NBA Basketball standout sings this weekend at the Lexington Opera House. Rich Copley, who’s an arts and culture reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader, previews both events.
Good morning, I'm David Greene. Two clowns walked into a Colorado jewelry store this week, guns blazing. The men wore white face paint, black lipstick and wigs. They pointed guns at employees and forced the owner to unlock his jewelry cases. The clown duo made off with the loot. But the joke was on them, Sonny's Rocks Jewelry Store in Denver does not display real jewelry. The display cases are full of fake gold and platinum, which is exactly what ended up in the clown's garbage bags.
Though the suspect remains at large, police in Toledo, Ohio, got his picture: A squirrel, fleeing with a tiny American flag and a plastic flower purloined from the Police Memorial Garden. One officer told the Toledo Blade, he "knew what he was doing." The bandit was later spotted up a tree, with two tiny flags.