Get Down On It:
Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child
Al Green – Tired of Being Alone
Shirley Brown – Woman to Woman
Joe Tex – I Gotcha
A Taste of Honey – Sukiyaki
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Firecracker
Five Star- All Fall Down
Eddie Kendricks – Happy
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Al Green – Love and Happiness
The Staples Singers Come Go With Me
Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
And as no Soul Train post would be complete without a line dance: Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn’s shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit. (The sun is behind the planet, which is shielding the cameras from direct sunlight.) In addition to the visual splendor, this special, very-high-phase viewing geometry lets scientists study ring and atmosphere phenomena not easily seen at a lower phase.
Since images like this can only be taken while the sun is behind the planet, this beautiful view is all the more precious for its rarity. The last time Cassini captured a view like this was in Sept. 2006, when it captured a mosaic processed to look like natural color, entitled “In Saturn’s Shadow-The Pale Blue Dot” (See PIA08329.) In that mosaic, planet Earth put in a special appearance, making “In Saturn’s Shadow” one of the most popular Cassini images to date. Earth does not appear in this mosaic as it is hidden behind the planet.
Windows users were surprised to find that a Microsoft security update stopped fonts from working on their PCs.
A federal appeals court has put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight.
A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency order on Friday, putting the law on hold until the court can hear full arguments on the measure’s constitutionality.
Clearly patients’ right to be protected from dangerous “treatments” are to be compared against the right to freedom of religion, or speech, or some such.
I’d also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.
This is a warning. This is not a drill. For the sake of your sanity do not, ever, under any circumstances, read anything by Megan McCardle.