Yesterday Bush announced, "As the new moon signals the holy month of Ramadan, I extend warm greetings to Muslims throughout the United States and around the world." Really, he said that.
Speaking of astronomy, NASA has announced a huge-ass meteor shower (technical term) this Saturday night/Sunday morning; it's the Leonids, and they're expected to be at their strongest since 1966. The peak should be around 3 to 5 a.m. Central time, earlier if you're lucky enough to be living out west. Clearly this calls for a late-night expedition into the cornfields with hot buttered rum or something, after the Brave New Now show at Adagio.
From Justin, here's the squabble over Romania's proposed Dracula/Vlad the Impaler theme park.