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The Meteor Video Mixtape (songs for 2012 DA14)
A meteor exploding over Russia taught me a few things.
A lot of people have dashboard cameras in Russia. And a lot of people in Russia listen to house music while driving to work, recording the commute with their dashboard cameras.
It also made me think of two things. Ænima by Tool and Bruce Willis. I feel thankful that Bruce is still alive to sacrifice himself for Earth once more.
Oh, and scientists always ruin (or enhance) the way I see olympic size pools and or states like Connecticut or Rhode Island because they love to seem to compare the sizes of killer asteroids to either a small North American state or a pool.
While we wait for the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 to breeze by at 2:25pm ET here are some songs that might have something to do with asteroids, end times, and or most things outer space. Or Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck’s pre-asteroid animal cracker scene.
“… the gazelle now faces man’s most perilous question. North or south? Way down under.” And thanks to seeing that scene at a young age, I always crave animal crackers when asteroids shave our planet close.
Who are you eating animal crackers with while the asteroid passes?
I know I’m missing a lot of good space/comet music. Feel free to reblog with your own meteor mixtape additions.
Also, you and your loved ones can listen to these songs and stream the whole asteroid event live! Just as you would stream a Game of Thrones episode. Thank you, NASA.
There’s actually a whole list of different ways to stream it HERE.
I’m going to go buy a box of animal crackers now.
The Mars rover looks a lot like Johnny 5.
Ray Bradbury crossed into the afterlife as Venus made its last passage across the Sun until the year 2117. That was so Bradbury.
Also, Mr. Bradbury’s wiki profile pic is ridiculously awesome.
Was Moon water actually found two decades before the Clementine probe?
A Lego in space.
Two teenagers from Toronto sent a Lego man carrying a Canadian flag into the stratosphere. Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17, attached four cameras to a balloon carrying the toy astronaut 24km above Earth. A week after launch they recovered their Lego man in a field, and discovered they had captured stunning space footage
“The (astronaut) crews put their feces bags, urine bags, food containers, their clothes, in a bag and would jettison that out of the hatch prior to liftoff as they tried to shed as much weight for ascent performance,” Kelso said. - MSNBC reports
We Stopped Dreaming (by lhite)
Neil deGrasse Tyson killed it on last Friday’s Bill Maher talking about the defunding of the space program:
“First of all, let’s clarify what the NASA budget is. Do you realize that the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA?
And so when someone says, “We don’t have enough money for this space probe,” I’m asking, no, it’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that the distribution of money that you’re spending is warped in some way that you are removing the only thing that gives people something to dream about tomorrow.
You remember the 60s and 70s. You didn’t have to go more than a week before there’s an article in Life magazine, “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow”. All of that ended in the 1970s. After we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming.
And so I worry that the decision that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.”
James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek television series (and in seven big-screen Star Trek films), had it rough. All he wanted was for his ashes to be shot into space, a process that seems simpler than it actually is. In May 2007, after a brief flight in suborbital space on the back of a private rocket, the ashes crashed down to the New Mexico desert. A year later, as part of another attempt to send his remains into the cosmos, a rocket carrying them exploded over the Pacific Ocean. Doohan was just trying to follow in the footsteps of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who had his ashes shot into space (alongside those of Timothy Leary’s) in 1997 and also had a tiny portion of his remains placed aboard Columbia mission STS-52 in 1992. - MSNBC
It seems simple to me too, Doohan. Me too.
Would have been interesting to hear Oscar the Grouch talk about NASA’s final lift off.