Pretty sure that out-of-suit bathroom breaks were impossible for Mercury and Gemini astronauts. I have no idea about Apollo, though I suspect that the limiting factor there would be whether or not the lunar module was attached to the command module. » 3/23/14 12:13pm 3/23/14 12:13pm

If you actually go back and look back at Sir Pat's career, it turns out that one of his great strengths as an actor is his ability to get out of the way and let other actors do their thing. This is not damning with faint praise mind you, but he has this natural gift of being able to get out of the when when necessary,… » 3/02/14 8:47am 3/02/14 8:47am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't polar bears one of the only predators in the world that are known to exhibit predation behaviors towards known humans? (e.g. Great Whites have been known to hunt humans, but usually on the grounds that they have the humans confused with lazy seals) » 1/25/14 12:53pm 1/25/14 12:53pm

Many of the arguments being put forth in support of the proposition that stand-alone cameras are NOT going away are exactly the same arguments that were advanced in support of the idea that view cameras/medium format/film was NOT going to go away either. » 1/04/14 11:04am 1/04/14 11:04am

Another consideration with regard to the ballpark in San Francisco is that they rebuilt the train station about a block away from the stadium at about the same time as the stadium opened, thus allowing folks from the Peninsula easy access to the game. It certainly doesn't hurt that many of those fans grab a beer and a… » 12/18/13 1:34pm 12/18/13 1:34pm