From MSNBC, via Boing Boing:
After years of working behind closed doors and locked gates, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has finally lifted the curtain that shrouded Blue Origin, his space tourism venture.
Among the goodies now displayed on Blue Origin’s Web site are photos and videos from the venture’s maiden test flight in November, as seen from the ground as well as a rocket-cam … pictures from the West Texas launch range and Blue Origin’s production facility in a Seattle suburb … and even the Blue Origin coat of arms, emblazoned with the motto “Gradatim Ferociter” (Step by Step, Courageously).
Anyone else relate? From the comic strip “Preteena.”
How do you respond to some idiot saying you shouldn’t swear your oath of office on a Koran? Why, swear it on Thomas Jefferson’s Koran, of course!
“Keith is paying respect not only to the founding fathers’ belief in religious freedom but the Constitution itself,” said Ellison spokesman Rick Jauert.
Or as Harrison Ford puts it:
“I don’t know if the pants still fit but I know the hat will.”
More at E! News.
I’m not sure why, but this image keeps haunting me. Doesn’t help that there’s a globe in the background that looks like top-secret plans for the Death Star. And the photo was taken in 1975!