Archive for January, 2010

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How best to be lookin like a fool

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“ignoring all the pricks around him like he’s gliding though the fucking matrix”

Let the muthafuckin’ rumpus start

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‘Where the wild things are’ meets ‘The sopranos’. things take a turn for the hilarious

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This is an animation created from photographs that Voyager 1 shot as it approached Jupiter in 1979. This is the same craft that shot the famous pale blue dot photograph of earth that Carl Sagan hoped would unite mankind. Voyager is currently over 16,490,000,000 kilometers away from the sun making it the furthest out known object in the solar system and by far the furthest any manmade object has travelled into space.

When I came across this image I felt quite sad for the humble little craft; drifting out of contact with its home planet and with its systems failing one by one. Its wikipedia entry describes the 7 stages of this shutdown, ending in the ominous phrase “2025 or after:Can no longer power any single instrument”. This entry is my small salute to our most intrepid explorer.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 28, 2010 by pictureplane

“I don’t like it when the science people talk about things no one can even understand,” said Rich Parker, an Ohio resident. “It’s like, just quit your yapping and dip the chain saw into the liquid nitrogen already.”

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