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September 4, 2022

Remember it. Bought a lot of issues, along with other music magazines, especially Rolling Stone. Did

not save any of them for very long.

God, we could easily get buried, physically buried, in magazines back then.

I typically bought or subscribed to music magazines, science fiction magazines (the old digest size magazines as well as Omni), Scientific American, Smithsonian, Newsweek, Prevention, usually at least one fashion magazine, and the New Yorker, and I'd usually save the magazine and book review sections from the Sunday NY Times, which I'd get delivered by a guy who drove to an airport in another city in the wee hours of Sunday mornings to get the papers there, then would deliver one to my door for $5 or $6 (this was nearly 40 years ago). As well as any odd magazines with articles or recipes that struck me as interesting.

Thought occasionally it would be nice to keep them if I had infinite room and a reliable index for all of them.

March 20, 2022

Anti-Tank Guided Cat (ATGC) #Ukraine

https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/status/1505297662274420740





Great for a laugh.

But honestly, I've never met a cat who wasn't both smarter AND much more human (and humane) than Putin.
March 19, 2022

STILL ON YOUTUBE - Special YouTube screening of Queen's 2008 Ukraine concert - fundraiser

I heard this mentioned on ABC's morning news show. YouTube link below.

From Queen's website, where you can also find the track listing:

https://www.queenonline.com/news/queen-paul-rodgers-live-in-ukraine-2008-youtube-special-raising-funds-for-ukraine-relief

Editing because the link to Queen's website has been changed to this:

https://www.queenonline.com/news/now-streaming-queen-paul-rodgers-live-in-ukraine-2008-youtube-special-raising-funds-for-ukraine-relief


Queen + Paul Rodgers: Live In Ukraine 2008 YouTube Special - Raising funds for Ukraine Relief


In support of Ukraine, Queen is returning to its historic Kharkiv concert with a YouTube special screening aimed at raising funds for Ukraine Relief.

Special YouTube Premiere Screening - Saturday, March 19th at 10AM PST / 1PM EST / 5PM GMT @



In September 2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers answered a call from Ukraine’s Elena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation to reach out to the youth of the country with the message “Don’t Let AIDS Ruin Your Life” by playing a free Life Must Go On Aids awareness concert performed in Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv’s historic Freedom Square to a live audience of over 350,000 – and a television audience of more than 10 million.

-snip-

Today, with millions of Ukrainian refugees in need of urgent humanitarian relief from a different affliction, Queen is returning to that historic moment with a YouTube special screening aimed at drawing donations for UNHCR relief efforts.

-snip-

Please make your donations to UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency.

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March 19, 2022

STILL ON YOUTUBE - Special YouTube screening of Queen's 2008 Ukraine concert - fundraiser

I heard this mentioned on ABC's morning news show. YouTube link below.

From Queen's website, where you can also find the track listing:

https://www.queenonline.com/news/queen-paul-rodgers-live-in-ukraine-2008-youtube-special-raising-funds-for-ukraine-relief

Editing because the link to Queen's website has been changed to this:

https://www.queenonline.com/news/now-streaming-queen-paul-rodgers-live-in-ukraine-2008-youtube-special-raising-funds-for-ukraine-relief


Queen + Paul Rodgers: Live In Ukraine 2008 YouTube Special - Raising funds for Ukraine Relief


In support of Ukraine, Queen is returning to its historic Kharkiv concert with a YouTube special screening aimed at raising funds for Ukraine Relief.

Special YouTube Premiere Screening - Saturday, March 19th at 10AM PST / 1PM EST / 5PM GMT @



In September 2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers answered a call from Ukraine’s Elena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation to reach out to the youth of the country with the message “Don’t Let AIDS Ruin Your Life” by playing a free Life Must Go On Aids awareness concert performed in Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv’s historic Freedom Square to a live audience of over 350,000 – and a television audience of more than 10 million.

-snip-

Today, with millions of Ukrainian refugees in need of urgent humanitarian relief from a different affliction, Queen is returning to that historic moment with a YouTube special screening aimed at drawing donations for UNHCR relief efforts.

-snip-

Please make your donations to UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency.

-snip-

March 19, 2022

The 3 Russian astronauts who just reached the space station wore colors matching Ukraine's flag

I'm seeing lots of tweets about this. Here's one, from a WaPo editor:

https://twitter.com/adegrandpre/status/1505002399299260417





The NY Times story points out it's possible they were trying to match the colors of their university, but those include gold rather than yellow and these colors do look more like Ukraine's flag.


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/science/russian-astronauts-yellow-blue-flight-suits-ukraine.html


The Russian astronauts did not say anything that would suggest that their clothing was a political statement. Yet it seemed difficult to believe it was happenstance. The outfits worn by astronauts in orbit on a daily basis tend to be subdued. But recent crews from Russia have worn vibrant flight suits of various colors during their arrival, including Yulia Peresild, an actress who arrived on the station in November in a bold red coverall.

Eric Berger, a space reporter at the website Ars Technica, said the flight suits are usually prepared and packed months in advance but that substitutes could have been added among the last items to be loaded on the spacecraft.

Jonathan McDowell, a scientist at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics who closely follows space missions, suggested the colors might actually be those of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which all three of the astronauts — Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov — attended. An official from the university spoke as a guest on the Russian livestream of the launch on Friday.

Mr. Berger, however, noted that the colors of the flight suit more closely matched those of the Ukrainian flag.

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