August62014
“To be a poet is to have a soul so quick to discern, that no shade of quality escapes it, and so quick to feel, that discernment is but a hand playing with finely-ordered variety on the chords of emotion—a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.” George Eliot, Middlemarch (via observando)
August42014
July292014
“Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure.” George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (via observando)
July282014

underthesymmetree:

Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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10AM
“I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.” Ovid (via observando)
July92014
ralfmaximus:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

Not just satellites.
The EMP would destroy everything more sophisticated than a spoon.
Anything that runs on electricity: computers, phones, cars. Some older cars that pre-date electronic ignition (1970) might survive, but you’d have to replace their batteries & light bulbs.
Hardened military systems would be okay, as well as anything stored deeeeeep underground — like mining equipment.
Anyone with metal in their bodies (hip/knee replacements, pins, pace-makers, surgical staples) would burn from the inside. Your piercings might spark and/or burn you severely.
It would — literally — return us to a pre-industrial civilization overnight. Billions would die in the chaos that follows.
And it could happen at any time.
In fact, it could have happened eight minutes ago and we wouldn’t know it yet, since that’s how long it takes light from the sun to reach us.

ralfmaximus:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

Not just satellites.

The EMP would destroy everything more sophisticated than a spoon.

Anything that runs on electricity: computers, phones, cars. Some older cars that pre-date electronic ignition (1970) might survive, but you’d have to replace their batteries & light bulbs.

Hardened military systems would be okay, as well as anything stored deeeeeep underground — like mining equipment.

Anyone with metal in their bodies (hip/knee replacements, pins, pace-makers, surgical staples) would burn from the inside. Your piercings might spark and/or burn you severely.

It would — literally — return us to a pre-industrial civilization overnight. Billions would die in the chaos that follows.

And it could happen at any time.

In fact, it could have happened eight minutes ago and we wouldn’t know it yet, since that’s how long it takes light from the sun to reach us.

June282014
9AM

ralfmaximus:

samwanda:

pinuparena:

By Gregory Manchess

♥ ♥ ♥

Wait wait wait… MICHAEL CRICHTON?

As in Jurassic Park Michael Crichton?

Turns out… yes.

June192014

starllex:

this is my favorite post of all time

(Source: carlsagan, via lindsayetumbls)

June112014

boomerstarkiller67:

King Kong promotional stills (1933)

May312014
May302014
sallysbutter:

m—tyrell:

“People tell you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be.”  Mad Men

sallysbutter:

m—tyrell:

“People tell you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be.” Mad Men

9PM
May292014
awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Yves Montand watching Marilyn Monroe who’s watching Arthur Miller who’s watching Simone Signoret who’s watching Yves Montand

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Yves Montand watching Marilyn Monroe who’s watching Arthur Miller who’s watching Simone Signoret who’s watching Yves Montand

May282014
cracked:

bankshot:

The first time in my life I ever called bullshit on a cartoon was when Mr. T punched through a concrete wall (in one punch). I knew that such power was reserved for the Hulk. 
This, though…I could believe it. 
(other weird things that happened on that show: Mr. T and his gymnasts slew a cobra and ate it. I believe the head survived.) 

If that can’t really happen, why be alive.

cracked:

bankshot:

The first time in my life I ever called bullshit on a cartoon was when Mr. T punched through a concrete wall (in one punch). I knew that such power was reserved for the Hulk. 

This, though…I could believe it. 

(other weird things that happened on that show: Mr. T and his gymnasts slew a cobra and ate it. I believe the head survived.) 

If that can’t really happen, why be alive.

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