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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dave & Busters


Another day off and it is getting easy to be lazy.  Slept until 830 and then went about my usual routine.  This afternoon we decided to go to Dave & Busters.  Gavin, his friend Shane, and his two friends joined us.  Kyle is at his girlfriend Gia’s sweet sixteen.  So, Luke, Sue, Uncle Gerard and I stuck together while the others went their own way. 

Hard to believe that we celebrated Sue’s 40th birthday at D&B , um, a few years back J  and had to get a sitter for the boys.  Now they can watch themselves for a few hours.

This day in history, the world’s first commercial movie screening, and entertainment has never been the same.   We all have a favorite movie or two, and I am no exception, except it is hard to choose a favorite.   Is it Goonies, Star Wars, an action thriller, suspense, or even chick flick.  Angles and Demons is a good one too….

On this day in 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographe. The Lumiere brothers unveiled their invention to the public in March 1895 with a brief film showing workers leaving the Lumiere factory. On December 28, the entrepreneurial siblings screened a series of short scenes from everyday French life and charged admission for the first time.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Speaking of Star Wars…..Scientists predicted that fast-moving charged particles could spawn minor or moderate geomagnetic storms at high altitudes, creating colorful aurora bursts among the so-called Northern Lights.

http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2011/12/28/star-wars-solar-bursts-supercharge-earths-atmosphere

"There's a 20-40 percent chance of geomagnetic storms!" tweeted NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory team today. "If you live at a high latitude, look out for #auroras today."
The sun's recent eruptions have become more of a pattern. After remaining quiet from 2005 through 2010, the sun has spouted off numerous flares and CMEs in 2011. Experts expect such outbursts to continue over the next few years. Solar activity waxes and wanes on an 11-year cycle. The current cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24.

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