North Korea: Kim Jong-Un announced at a news conference that North Korea would be landing a man on the sun within 10 years.   A startled reporter shouted, “But the sun is thousands   degrees Celsius. No one can get within 10 million miles of the sun!” The audience was stunned at the reporter’s brazen challenge and the room fell into a long silence. But instead of having the reporter arrested, Kim calmly replied, “We will land at night.” The gathering and everyone in North Korea watching on television broke into thunderous applause. Back in Washington, Nancy Pelosi and her staff were watching. When PelosiRead More →

The whole 2005 announcement by NBC that Conan would take over the Tonight Show when Jay stepped down in 2009 was … at best .. ill-conceived. It set the stage for the elements which would transpire four years later. What precipitated that announcement? Conan and his management team had been bugging the NBC executives suggesting that Jay’s time was up and he needed to get out of the way for Conan to take over the Tonight Show. In fact, you don’t need to trust on that point, an article in the NY Times in 2004 after Leno’s contract was renewed for five years, had bothRead More →

There were 1,800 people (passengers and the ship’s crew) died in the Titanic disaster on 15 April 1912. But only few knew about 35 selfless and brave Engineers who maintained electrical power to keep the lights on throughout the ship, thereby reducing the danger of panic among the passengers. The Engineers in the engine and boiler rooms stayed at their posts working tirelessly while everyone else was running for the lifeboats to save their own lives. Because, pumping and electricity are very important to keep the ship afloat. They did not know if help would come and all of them were isolated from the openRead More →