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Messier 15

Messier 15


Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in blog, epic, etc., photography, video

I mean, sometimes the universe is just stunningly beautiful. Full size image here / Zoomable image here From the ESA: This cluster of stars is known as Messier 15, and is located some 35 000 light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). It is one of the oldest globular clusters known, with an age of around 12 billion years. Both very hot blue stars and cooler golden stars can be seen swarming together in the...

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That new new

That new new


Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in blog, books, etc., philly

I try and support local and independent businesses when and where I can. I recently copped a few dope items that I thought were share-worthy. 1.) BAUHAUS: Titanium Keychain / Key Carabiner I had never pledged to a Kickstarter camaign before. I had wanted a new keychain and had been looking for a while, but couldn’t seem to find anything I really liked. Something that was well made, well designed and nice if you noticed it but...

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Malo malo malo malo


Posted on Aug 26, 2013 in blog, etc., funny, music

Hmph. How about that? Apparently Benjamin Britten‘s opera, Turn of the Screw, contains the line, “Malo malo malo malo.” When translated means: I would rather be In an apple tree Than a naughty boy In adversity The Latin mnemonic is a homonym sentence where:  “each is a different meaning for the word ‘malo.’ One of its functions is to remind students that the ablative of comparison does not employ a...

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Wanted

Wanted


Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in blog, etc., funny

I came across a website where you can create mugshots. Do you recognize this man? (click to enlarge) How did I do?

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This Is Water


Posted on May 8, 2013 in blog, books, etc., video

From David Foster Wallace‘s Kenyon College commencement speech in 2005. While I can’t get into DFW’s work, and in the end he took his own life, this is worth the 9 minutes and 23 seconds of your life. The world would be a better place if people watched and internalized...

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