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What Will Jimmy Buffett Sing About Now?

As Jimmy Buffet sings in his song, Fruitcakes:

"We lost our Martian rocket ship
The high paid spokesman said
Looks like that silly rocket ship
Has lost it's cone-shaped head

We spent ninety jillion dollars
Tryin' to get a look at Mars
I hear universal laughter
Ringing out among the stars"

Well, not anymore. NASA nailed it this time. They spent twice as much money ($180 jillion dollars) on Spirit and Opportunity, two Martian rocket ships, before getting it right.

But get it right they did. Last time, though, the Mars orbiter got programmed partially in metric, partially in English measurements, and thus Buffett's lyrics.

I often get to write about the environment and business litigation, but rarely about postcards from Mars. Those of you who know me well know that you'll get one from me when I get there.

Until that happens, here are a few to enjoy.

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