Chinese astronauts want to turn the vast emptiness of space a disturbing shade of red -- and steal the solar wind's precious bodily fluids -- by establishing a space station, along with its very own branch of the Communist Party of China. China's still a long way from setting up its own space station, so General Ripper hasn't got anything to worry about just yet, although next year the country will send a three man crew into space: let us remind you that China is only the third nation on earth to achieve the feat of sending people into space. Anyway, once these "space communists" manage to set up shop in orbit, they'll be looking forward to activities such as "learning the Party's policies and exchanging opinions on the Party's decisions"; potentially including discussion of the Party's decision to send people 200 miles up, only to require they spend the whole time talking about politics.

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