Tagged: NASA

VIDEO: Earth: She’s Alive, Beautiful, Finite, Hurting…Worth Dying For

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I wasn’t going to write anything for Earth Day today, especially since I already wrote about he point of it all and because I take issue with the holiday. I could do without the pseudo-awareness being peddled out there here but I felt moved to write this when I came across this video. A nice way celebrate Earth Day is by actually remembering the planet we live on as opposed to clutching your reusable shopping bag or going to an oxymoronic Earth Day sale. Before descending into something schmaltzy this video offers of a reminder of how high the stakes are and how much of a threat environmentalism is to business as usual.

The photo above is via NASA, which is good for something after all and it couldn’t be big enough but click on it anyway, remember how grand this planet is, and how tiny we are.

Russia Battles Record High Temperatures

Photo Credit: NASA, Satellite image of smoke and fires in western Russia

There has never been a summer like this. Never. Not once.” ~Ivan Tyurkin, Russian fisherman, nytimes.com

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, not just here but also in Russia, where folks are well prepared for the icy grip of freezing temperatures…Sweltering heat- not so much. Continue reading

Dr. Dre Plans Space Themed Instrumental Album

An instrumental album is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I have the ideas for it.

I want to call it The Planets. I don’t even know if I should be saying this, but fuck it. [Laughs.]

It’s just my interpretation of what each planet sounds like. I’m gonna go off on that. Just all instrumental.

I’ve been studying the planets and learning the personalities of each planet.

I’ve been doing this for about two years now just in my spare time so to speak.

I wanna do it in surround sound. It’ll have to be in surround sound for Saturn to work.” ~Dr. Dre, an interview with Vibe Magazine

I love how this guy has “spare time” while the most faithful and naive are still expecting his famed silver unicorn of a project Detox. Continue reading

Happy Birthday NASA Even Though You’re Good For Nothing

The kids are fond of saying, “What’s really good?” and in a way it’s a kind of non question like saying, “Seriously?”, but when it comes to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) I’ve asked myself many times what’s really good with those folks, their budget and their mission. Continue reading