Kill some time trying not to get killed by the giant meteor that's fucking all the shit up.
You are a dinosaur. Right is safe. Left is apocalypse. The rest is a really good game.
The developers have a new game now you can check out as well.
Why are these still in every newspaper? Do people actually believe them?
Here's an incredibly simple, clear breakdown of several reasons astrology is bunk. If you need it.
The blog in general is great.
In this video you can see the shadow of the moon pass over the earth. It's something you wouldn't normally be able to make out but the right combination of moon position and timing delivers awesomeness.
Link to NASA's Astonomy Picture Of The Day site (and the video): here.
"Have you ever experienced a total eclipse of the Sun? The above time-lapse movie depicts such an eclipse in dramatic detail as visible from Australia last month. As the video begins, a slight dimming of the Sun and the surrounding Earth is barely perceptible. Suddenly, as the Moon moves to cover nearly the entire Sun, darkness sweeps in from the left -- the fully blocked part of the Sun. At totality, only the bright solar coronaextends past the edges of the Moon, and darkness surrounds you. Distant horizons are still bright, though, as they are not in the darkest part of the shadow. At mid-totality the darkness dips to the horizon below the eclipsed Sun, created by the shadow cone -- a corridor of shadow that traces back to the Moon. As the total solar eclipse ends -- usually after a few minutes -- the process reverses and Moon's shadow moves off to the other side.Solar eclipses can frequently be experienced at gatherings organized along the narrow eclipse path as well as specialized cruises and plane flights."
Tim Minchin is a wonderful, intelligent and heartfelt man. And a killer musician, which is really why any of us have stopped on this post, right?
Insight into the experiences of growing up as heir to incredible estates. A fascinating portfolio of people who have reacted to, and defined themselves against, a fortune that is often hard to even fathom. If there was ever more conclusive proof that it's the meaning you create, not the meaning that you are given, that makes for a satisfying life, I haven't heard of it.
Personal aside: please, if you are super rich, use your money to help less fortunate people educate themselves. Or take up painting. It's a free country.
Born Rich (2003)
Directed and narrated by the heir to the Johnson & Johnson estate, Jamie.
This is a huge database of pictures from Life Magazine (and sometimes not from there) that cut into our nostalgia and find new perspectives on our grandparents' and great-grandparents' times.
I saw the first picture in this stream in a Denny's in Texas, with some really bad airbrushing to insert the Denny's logo. So lame.
A cool site that takes your birth date (or a "friend's" birth date) and cranks out a list of interesting facts about your life so far. Find out how many days you've been alive or approximately how many kilometres total you've travelled through the galaxy. Fun.
I'm doing research for a book review and I discovered this well-written and approachable outline of Mary Magdalene and the mythos around her and how she has been consumed and refigured by the Church over time.
Recent studies have indicated that three servings of Jack Hostrawser per day may help to prevent sudden comas.