Just a reminder for my non-U.S. readers, but this is Labor Day weekend in the U.S., so U.S. markets will be closed Monday. I will resume posting on Tuesday.
As you can tell, I am posting everything early today. This is because I will be out of touch for the rest of the weekend. Today, my family and I are heading up to Atlanta for Dragoncon. I will be in geek heaven! It will also be the first time for my kids going to Dragoncon, so that will be fun too.
At the risk of name-dropping, here are a few of the people scheduled to be at Dragoncon this weekend: Ed Asner, Avery Brooks, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Eliza Dushku, Terry Farrell, Ernie Hudson, The Mythbusters (Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage), Lee Majors, Lindsey Wagner, Malcolm McDowell, George Takei, David Warner, and Billy Dee Williams. But the really BIG celebrity will be…William Shatner! That is worth the price of admission alone! It isn’t often you get to see Captain Kirk, the Priceline Negotiator, T.J. Hooker, and the Big Giant Head (remember Third Rock from the Sun?), all in one person!
Anyway, here is your early weekend open thread, where you can discuss anything you like. Today, I offer you a few scientific measurements from my daughter:
2,000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbird
1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
Time between slipping on a peel and hitting the pavement = 1 bananosecond
1,00 pounds of Chinese food = Won ton
Enjoy the long weekend folks!