Canis Major (greater dog in Latin) is a constellation in the southern hemisphere's summer sky and northern hemisphere's winter sky. In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is counted among the 88 modern constellations. Along with Canis Minor (lesser dog), it is commonly represented as following the constellation of Orion the Hunter through the skies. The Milky Way passes through Canis Major. Several open clusters lie within its borders, including M41, which covers an area around the same size as the full moon. Sirius, also called the dog star, is the brightest star in the night sky, and one of the closest stars to Earth. The other bright stars in the constellation are much farther away but very luminous. At magnitude 1.5, Epsilon Canis Majoris (Adhara) appears as the second brightest star of the constellation and the brightest source of extreme ultraviolet radiation in the night sky. Next in brightness are the yellow-white supergiant Delta (Wezen) at 1.8, the blue-white giant Beta (Mirzam) at 2.0, and the blue-white supergiant Eta (Aludra) at 2.4. The red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris is one of the largest stars known, while the neutron star RX J0720.4-3125 has a radius of a mere 5 km. (Full article...)
Yeah, eventually I'll write something about me... maybe when Wikipedia gets around to putting an entry about me... Maybe I should check for that, after all this time... nope. Still nothing about me. So, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Also, check out my answers under the Questions tab (I don't know if anyone else reads those besides me) to understand my personality more.
If I visit your profile but don't leave a message, that doesn't necessarily mean that I don't like you. It might mean, I was trying to think of the perfect thing to say but couldn't quite come up with it. Don't let that dissuade you from sending me a message.
Uhhh... Michelle, ma belle, sont des mots something something ... uhhh, ma cherie amour... ohhh les champs elysees... ummm, really why do they want to know that I actually speak French anyhow?? OK, you got me. Je ne parle pas réellement beaucoup français. Heureux maintenant?
Really, Outer Mongolian is closer to what I speak... Apparently I now I have to fill this paragraph with Mongolian to be able to save this page. Sorry, I'm not going to do it! I'm not going to try to prove myself to any snotty webpage that I know some exotic language of a far-off country which I've never been to (and probably can't point out on a map) and that I've just spontaneously claimed I know the language to. It's just going to have to take my word for it! I'm glad they didn't ask me to prove my Farsi, because all I know is Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi!
I am creative, witty, and a film lover
Movies: The Darjeeling Limited (and all other Wes Anderson films); Foreign Correspondent, Vertigo, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and many others by Hitchcock; the films of Truffaut -- okay, I know this was supposed to be a "movies" list, but films and their directors are intertwined for me. I generally like offbeat films that you don't know where they're going -- Zero Effect, Brick, Amelie, Memento, The Last Days of Disco, Big Fish, any Monty Python film, Cradle Will Rock (not to be confused with Hand That Rocks The Cradle), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Cinema Paradiso, Be Kind Rewind, The Big Lebowski (and other Coen Bros. films), Eternal Sunshine, Serenity, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, etc. I also enjoy classic films, and art house and foreign films. What I don't like are big-budget Hollywood craptaculars without any brains or thoughts as to plot or character...
Music: Beatles, Al Green, jazz, swing, Latin, classical (didn't everyone learn about classical music from Bugs Bunny cartoons??), modern rock/pop such as The Killers, The Shins, The Decemberists, etc. (apparently anything that begins with the prefix "the"), Nina Simone, Elliot Smith, Diana Krall, Neko Case, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, The Smiths, Aretha Franklin and other R&B/soul music from 1940s-1970s
Food: Chinese, lasagna, pizza, sushi, Vietnamese, fish and chips
TV: Arrested Development, Spaced, Coupling (UK version), Red Dwarf, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Better Off Ted, Life On Mars (UK and US versions), Ashes to Ashes. Okay, I know that all those shows are no longer currently running, so here are some more recent ones: Modern Family (heir to the Arrested Development throne), nu Dr. Who, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
Also, my favorite comedian is the late, great Bill Hicks