Kevin. New England. Some of my interests include sci-fi, sci-non-fi, music theory, humor, and Alaska (grew up there). My age makes me more or less a grandparent on tumblr, but I'm not really that old. Not yet, at least. But probably older than you. Just saying.
I started this blog with the intention of creating and capturing cool stuff I find. A scrapbook, if you will.
When I find good internets, I will make them happen here. Check back often for more internets.
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i bet he sells … quack
it’s weird to think how our generation experienced what is essentially the silent movie era of video games.
Gilliam didn’t need to repudiate his relationship with the mainstream film industry, which had pretty much turned its back on him after the commercial failure of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” in 1998 – a movie that looks, in retrospect, like the ultimate distillation of his grotesque and visionary directorial style. Gilliam pioneered the blend of fantasy and dystopian science fiction in the days before CGI, when those things seemed like geeky and bizarre niche interests. Go back and look at the remarkable special effects in another underappreciated box-office flop, “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,” made in 1988. He was just a few years too early, but his influence is everywhere in contemporary cinema and culture, even as his later career has been a remarkable parade of near-misses and not-quites. Not for nothing is the aging, threadbare rebel leader played by John Hurt in Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” named Gilliam!
I just bought Munchausen on blu-ray. Such a weird, fun movie.
Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere. The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae of Saturn are highly variable. Their location and brightness strongly depends on the Solar wind pressure: the aurorae become brighter and move closer to the poles when the Solar wind pressure increases.
Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada)
1994 Kidpower Ribbon Dancer Commercial
"Let’s sell something to girls. What do girls like?"
"I dunno. Ribbons on sticks?"
"Goddamn it, Philips. You’ve done it again! But what about the boys?"
"Boys like football, right? What if we take a football, bear with me here, and add lights inside it. So it glows. A fucking glowing football. Are you with me?"
"PHILIPS YOU ARE A GOD AMONG MEN."
1989 Plymouth Voyager III
Leonard Bernstein being choked by a friend with a towel.
i have a rare form of musical sexlexia
screaming screaming SCREAMING
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this will always be my favorite vine ever
Cardassian architecture: designing Deep Space 9. The Cardassian pillar, designed by Joseph Hodges, is now a hallmark of Cardassian design.
source: The Making of Deep Space Nine [Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, 1994]
can i just say how much it pleases me that we live in a world where architecture designed specifically for a fictional world can have its own hallmarks.
i could probably better distinguish Cardassian, Klingon, Romulan, Vulcan, and Ferengi designs better than I could distinguish actual real period styles from one another.
annuhzzTHIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS SAYING!
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