August 20, 2014
Gorgeous National Geographic story about the spacecraft Voyager, with perfect music made by Tyler Strickland (in his own space ship)

When they embarked on an epic adventure, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched humanity on a bold new era of exploration.

August 19, 2014
Matthew Jordan for the win.

Matthew Jordan for the win.

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August 19, 2014

FOXCATCHER.  Channing showing his chops.  Wow. 

August 18, 2014

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August 18, 2014
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

This Op-Ed in the Times hits the nail on the head in a way that most people don’t want to acknowledge.  

'Unless we want the Ferguson atrocity to also be swallowed and become nothing more than an intestinal irritant to history, we have to address the situation not just as another act of systemic racism, but as what else it is: class warfare.

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The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long.

One way to keep these 50 million fractured is through disinformation. PunditFact’s recent scorecard on network news concluded that at Fox and Fox News Channel, 60 percent of claims are false. At NBC and MSNBC, 46 percent of claims were deemed false. That’s the “news,” folks! During the Ferguson riots, Fox News ran a black and white photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the bold caption: “Forgetting MLK’s Message/Protestors in Missouri Turn to Violence.” Did they run such a caption when either Presidents Bush invaded Iraq: “Forgetting Jesus Christ’s Message/U.S. Forgets to Turn Cheek and Kills Thousands”?’

August 16, 2014

Interstellar.  Can’t wait.  

August 14, 2014
I’ve yet to find the pot of gold though.

I’ve yet to find the pot of gold though.

August 13, 2014

Max and his sinking kayak.  Thank you Holland.  And thank you Sara.

August 13, 2014
Man makes waz. #brooklyn #bedstuy #photography #humans #people

Man makes waz. #brooklyn #bedstuy #photography #humans #people

August 13, 2014
FILING CHAPTER 11

andrewxcrawford:

Finances. It can be a tough thing to manage. And sometimes, it can all spiral out of control. Luckily, there is a solution. When the bottom drops out, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s called Chapter 11. By filing Chapter 11, you get a fresh start. The slate is wiped clean, and you have a chance at a new beginning. No longer will you be burdened by that ever-growing debt that once had you shackled in chains. The future is yours now and can be whatever you make of it. So, go! Be fruitful and multiply.

"This sounds like exactly the thing for me," your saying, "but Andrew," you’re still saying, "how does a person like me go about filing for this so-called Chapter 11?"

Glad you asked. Below are my fool-proof, easy-does-it, step-by-step-by-step instructions detailing how anyone can file for Chapter 11. Just like Johnny Lennon said, “It’s easy if you try.” And also like Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” But don’t take their word for it. Try it out for yourself! Follow the steps below, and enjoy your new life.

HOW TO FILE CHAPTER 11

  1. Make sure you’re at you’re house or a library where you can be uninterrupted and focused.
  2. Think of your favorite book.
  3. Once you have identified your favorite book, go over to your book shelf (or the library’s), and grab it. NOTE: Because of the separation of Church and State, this book cannot be the Bible. Also, this book needs to be a real book, i.e., not an e-book.
  4. Open the book, and turn to Chapter 11 of that book. NOTE: If your favorite book doesn’t go up to Chapter 11 or there are no chapters, although it may be a good book for reading, it is not good for filing Chapter 11. Return it to the shelf and pick your second favorite book.
  5. Tear out the entire Chapter 11 from the book and paper clip it together.
  6. Place the Chapter 11 into a folder.
  7. Place the folder containing the Chapter 11 into a filing cabinet.
  8. Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far, you have now successfully filed Chapter 11 and are no longer responsible for any of your past debts. Enjoy being free!

August 12, 2014

I don’t like the ambition in American films, and these characters don’t have ambition really and are also not intellectual characters, so it’s not an existential film. They’re not constantly questioning their existence or questioning the state of the world around them. Instead they have a kind of acceptance of it. Instead they move through the world of the film in a kind of random, aimless way, like looking for the next card game or something, rather than interpreting things as philosophical symbols or anything. So that relates to the reason why there isn’t the violence and sex and certain expected things in the film. The whole idea of the film was not really to give the audience anything that they would be expecting. And the form of the narrative itself works that way, too. If you stop the film at any point the audience wouldn’t have any idea what was gonna happen next, or really be that aware or that conscious of the narrative itself. Instead they’re more interested in smaller details, and situations, and characters. The sense of humor works in the film that way, too. It works from details, not from big gags or jokes, verbal or visual. Instead it’s humor of small details. —Jim Jarmusch on Stranger Than Paradise

I don’t like the ambition in American films, and these characters don’t have ambition really and are also not intellectual characters, so it’s not an existential film. They’re not constantly questioning their existence or questioning the state of the world around them. Instead they have a kind of acceptance of it. Instead they move through the world of the film in a kind of random, aimless way, like looking for the next card game or something, rather than interpreting things as philosophical symbols or anything. So that relates to the reason why there isn’t the violence and sex and certain expected things in the film. The whole idea of the film was not really to give the audience anything that they would be expecting. And the form of the narrative itself works that way, too. If you stop the film at any point the audience wouldn’t have any idea what was gonna happen next, or really be that aware or that conscious of the narrative itself. Instead they’re more interested in smaller details, and situations, and characters. The sense of humor works in the film that way, too. It works from details, not from big gags or jokes, verbal or visual. Instead it’s humor of small details. Jim Jarmusch on Stranger Than Paradise

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August 12, 2014
Human on the A train. #brooklyn #nyc #photography #people #humans

Human on the A train. #brooklyn #nyc #photography #people #humans

August 12, 2014

My images come
From the people that do the work
From the people that sing the song
From the people that live the life
And the people what get along
And a bottle of rum
From the demon that always lurk
From the demon that do me wrong
From the fury that is me wife
And the struggle what is me song

Oh, it get me down sometime
It get me down but only
A little look around and I find
That I am not so lonely
We in the same boat brother!
We in the same boat brother.

My images come
From the pleasure I had before
From the pleasure I am to know
From the pleasure my dreams provide
And the pleasure I can bestow
And a bottle of rum
From the trouble that’s at my door
From the trouble where’ere I go
From the misfortune I abide
And the courage I am trying to show

My images come
From the woman that’s on my knee
From the woman that’s in my head
From the woman out in the sun
And the woman what shares my bed
And a bottle of rum
From a broken heart’s misery
From a love that has grown so dead
From a love spent so foolishly
And illusions that I’ve been fed

And my images come
From the world in which I live
From the world I love so well
From the world of change and light
And the Lord of which I tell
And a bottle of rum
From the feelings I cannot give
From the feelings my fears impel
From the screams of a fraught-filled night
And the time what is spent in hell

August 12, 2014

Cute Baby Boy’s Entire Body Wiggles With Excitement Whenever a Remote Control Is Held in Front of Him

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August 12, 2014
I tip my hat to you good sir.  

I tip my hat to you good sir.