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KEO Satellite

KEO is a satellite that is designed to take messages from humanity and preserve them in orbit for the next 500 generations. They named it KEO because the sounds for "k," "e," and "o" are common to most earthly languages. Apparently, 50,000 years from now it will come crashing back down to earth to reveal all the mysteries of our current time. Like, what Britney was really thinking or what percentage of the population Tiger was sleeping with instead of his wife. In 50,000 years if you did a statistical study of my own mailbox it would probably still be mostly MoveOn e-mails. Uh, anyway.

Here’s the deal:

Every person living on Earth, small, weak, powerful or rich is provided with 4 pages of liberty and equality to pen down his message destined for his faraway great grandchildren.
All the messages received, without undergoing any censorship, will be embarked aboard KEO.

You can use this here to write your very own message, even though I believe the thing has already left. This is a very grandiose idea, signaling a vast departure from our general human plans of mass destruction followed by a ninja-led mass exodus- but I hope it pans out. Here’s more from the creators:

KEO will leave from planet Earth in 2007/2008. Once in orbit, KEO’S wings will take life, fluttering in rhythm to its passage under the Earth’s shadow and the sun’s ray, similar to that of a beautiful migratory bird gliding across the horizon.

KEO will then pursue its 50,000 year journey around the Earth, guarded from the hostile environment in space by several protective shields.

At the dawn of its return to Earth, KEO will create an artificial Aurora Borealis whose luminosity and glow will light up the sky, announcing its grand arrival home.

Wow, that sounds terrifying.

So, you might be a little bit late, but the site is still up and ostensibly accepting messages.I admittedly learned about this while watching some show on the History channel while drifting off to sleep.

-Visit the (poorly designed) Keo homepage-


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Posted: January 27th, 2010
at 9:19am by Black Ock

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Categories: mnp is for the children,weaponry,real life news,science

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Awful Library Books

This site should win a blog award! I implore you to read this (click the link below):

Talking to Children about Nuclear War

This is one of the titles that is only "awful" because it is now so outdated. Of course explaining the scary or the incomprehensible is just part of parenting. My particular experience with explaining a national situation is limited to my daughter (who was 6 at the time) wanting to know why some girl named Monica was in trouble with the President. I would have preferred to have a nuclear war discussion.

The one about Latawnya the naughty horse (a page or two in) is killing me

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Posted: January 25th, 2010
at 8:57am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,mnp is for the children,blogs

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Japanese Whale Boat Sinks Ship

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Conservationists say a Japenese whaling boat intentionally sunk one of their ships during a "skirmish" in the Southern Ocean Wednesday. The Ady Gil, a boat that bears an uncanny resemblance to a stealth bomber, sank after a collision with a boat that provides security to Japanese whalers. The Japanese Fisheries Agency says the Ady Gil caused the crash; the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which operated the Ady Gil, says the Japanese rammed their boat, which has a history of harassing whalers with lasers, radar, and other space-age annoyances. The six crew members aboard the Ady Gil were rescued by a nearby Sea Shepherd vessel, and they vowed not to be intimidated by the incident. "If they think that our remaining two ships will retreat from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in the face of their extremism, they will be mistaken," a Sea Shepherd captain said. "We now have a real whale war on our hands."

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Posted: January 6th, 2010
at 1:41pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,crime,web,not ninja-worthy,mnp is for the children,politricks,10th dan

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New #1?

Woods, who has topped the rankings for the last 239 weeks, announced last month he was taking an indefinite break from the game in the wake of revelations about his personal life.

"It’s an interesting time right now," Ogilvy told reporters on Tuesday while preparing for his title defense at this week’s SBS Championship on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

"Number one in the world might be up for realistic grabs this year, depending on how it all takes shape.

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Posted: January 5th, 2010
at 11:30pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,games,mnp is for the children,real life news

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Home less, not hope less!

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Posted: January 2nd, 2010
at 6:09am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,life,art,crime,not ninja-worthy,mnp is for the children,politricks,real life news,"ninja",health

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Kurt Vonnegut Motivational Posters

You can resolve to change your life in 2010, or just follow Kurt Vonnegut’s advice. One in a series of great Kurt Vonnegut Motivational posters from Sloshpot.

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Posted: January 2nd, 2010
at 3:24am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,web,mnp is for the children,weaponry,9th dan,"ninja",diy

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Four northern white rhinos flown

Four of only eight remaining northern white rhinos have been transported from a zoo in the Czech Republic to a Kenyan game park in an attempt to save the subspecies. The two males and two females were flown to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 300km (180 miles) north of the capital, where, it is hoped, they will reproduce something they have refused to do in captivity. The objective is to get as many offspring as you can from the females at least one calf out of each within two years, said Rob Brett, the director of Fauna and Flora International.


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Posted: December 21st, 2009
at 12:24am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,mnp is for the children,10th dan

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Climate Change Conversations

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Posted: December 16th, 2009
at 3:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,green,web,mnp is for the children,weaponry,real life news,science,internets

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Akinator, the Web Genius


MNP has a small challenge. Think of somebody famous real or unreal…. OK got it?

Test your regimen with Akinator, the Web Genius, if he does not guess your character correctly MNP will serve you with a coupon worth a couple of G’s at the nearest Grey Poupon restaurant. Not really, but check the site and challenge your wits!

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