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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms = big rock
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/25/1999 10:46:00 AM  

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Sent this a while back, but it never got on...

For those who are interested in these sorts of things, I learned recently that
Kitt Peak Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona, has just formally named an asteroid
discovered by them in 1992 8379 STRACZYNSKI in recognition of B5. (This is the
formal designation, as per the Astronomical Union.)

Suffice to say it's a tremendous honor.

Finally, I'm a rock star....

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms = big rock
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/27/1999 10:08:00 AM  

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>Wes, it looks like I'll have to update straczynksi'ed to include a secondary
>definition: straczynskied - (1) vt past tense - To be inspired towards
>simultaneous and profound curiosity, anticipation, awe, dread, and somber
>reflection through the skillful use of misdirection, foreshadowing, mental
>torture, and other literary devices leading to disturbed sleep, frightening
>nightmares, hallucinations, compulsive behavior, and general obsession. (2)
>vt past tense - To be obliterated by a large asteroid with the name 8379
>STRACZYNSKI that doesn't go boom

Oddly, I heard a while back from some Russian speaking folks, and depending on
how you pronounce it and where you put the inflection, Straczynski can mean
either "terror" or "passion." I kind of like the symmetry of both....


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms = big rock
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 5/2/1999 10:27:00 AM  

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>Straczynski is a Polish spelling which would make sense if it came from
>modern Belarus or western Ukraine, which Poland used to rule.

That's my understanding, that its roots are in Belorussia (Belarus).

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: jms = big rock
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 5/2/1999 10:28:00 AM  

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>Methinks, we've discovered the fifth horseman. :-)

Well, the first 3 horsemen were sabotaged and destroyed, and the fourth
horseman disappeared mysteriously, and....

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com

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