To: The President of the United States, the members of the Senate of the United States, and the cast of "24".
It's pronounced NOO-CLEE-UR. Whether you're talking about weapons of mass destruction, the inside of a cell, or rewriting cloture rules, it's all the adjectival form of the word "nucleus", right?
Power outage today at work. I was in one of the few rooms in the office with no windows - excepting the restrooms.
Fortunately, my home was spared the outage (which is odd, given the rural area I live in, and the tin-can-and-string power grid out here). Whee! I'm home early. Maybe I'll go see a movie to celebrate.
Also, speaking of forces of nature - let us take a moment to remember that 25 years ago, today, Mt. St. Helens erupted, sending a huge amount of the mountainside up into the air and a fair amount down the mountainside. 57 people died that day as a result. I imagine many many more were injured. There are still people around here that think of things the way they were more than 25 years ago, like "yeah, they have a view of St. Helens... er, I don't know. I guess they used to have a view of St. Helens...".
It's a big, dangerous world, one which for the most part doesn't care about your welfare. But there are people that do care, so for their sake, be careful out there, OK?
This icon is skirting the edge of 'fair use'. It originated on the cover of "A Year at the Movies", by Kevin "Servo" Murphy. A fine read, especially if you, like me, enjoy the cultural phenomenon of film.
Or you like the image of a lumbering Minnesotan sneaking Thanksgiving dinner into a showing of "Monsters, Inc".