Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself

News From The Associated Press

A sad state of affairs.

"Who said anything about slicing you up?" he mumbled. "I just wanted to carve a little Z on your forehead - nothing serious."

July 18, 1937 - February 20, 2005

and since all the kids on FARK are using this one, I'll add it too:
"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die"

And he was just on the verge of going public with Shotgun Golf, too...

This is pretty good obit

This is an earlier article, but it has some great quotes

And the Archives from

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Space Elevator

Elevator Man: Bradley Edwards Reaches for the Heights

"Although the idea has appeared in both technical and fictional literature for decades, the drive to bring it to reality belongs to Edwards. A cable extending from the Earth’s surface to outer space is kept under tension by the competing forces of gravity on Earth and the outward rotational acceleration of the planet in space. Once the cable is aloft, the elevator will be ascended by mechanical means."

I wonder if they'll use Otis elevator cars?