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OMG! The katana clip was so cool. And I hate to say it, but I like the madlibs poem better than Smoove B. {wink} Well, maybe except for the winged arugula and the continents of eyelashes.

meteroid -- is in space (like asteroid)
meteor -- is in the atmosphere, looking pretty (that's why it's called a meteor shower)
meteorite -- already landed (like hematite, or any other mineral -ite)

They Might Be Giants has a wonderful song to help you remember. ;)

A shooting star is not a star
It's not a star at all
A shooting star's a meteor
That's heading for a fall

A shooting star is not a star
Why does it shine so bright?
The friction as it falls through air
Produces heat and light

A shooting star, or meteor
Whichever name you like
The minute it comes down to Earth
It's called a meteorite

Heh, the unwritten vows and the impending deadline. Ten years out, I *still* remember what was remarkably like the unprepared-final-exam nightmare of showing up for the ceremony and having to wing the vows. (For the record, our officiant *insisted* that we have them ready for the rehearsal the day before, so the nightmare didn't become a reality.)

Y'all will do great!

(Also, ennui? Best cause of death EVER!)

Haven't seen the clip yet (stupid office computer doesn't have a very current edition of Flash, and I don't have admin privileges), but apart from it's usefulness to him as a focus, there's another reason why Hiro would want a sword instead of a gun: his power to move through time. He can move himself and anything he's touching at superhuman speed by bending time, but would the explosives in a bullet work properly in his altered timeframe?

Of course, I don't want to even contemplate all the times they violate conservation of energy in that show. "Suspend disbelief, and move along."

Thanks for the link, I had my fun with the digital camera :-)

Great article! Thank you. I had a lot of fun while reading it!

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