Look as You May, Enjoy You Will Not


Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.



If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts.

Why I love him.
I had one dream that was very vivid. We were driving the rover up to the north, you didn’t feel like you were out there. It was untouched, the serenity of it had a pristine purity about it. We crossed a hill, I felt ‘gosh, we’ve been here before’. There was a set of tracks in front of us, we asked Houston if we could follow the tracks and they said ‘yes’. So we turned and followed the tracks. It went on for about an hour or so and we found this vehicle, it looked just like the rover with two people in it and they looked just like me and John. They’d been there for thousands of years.

Astronaut Charles Duke of Apollo 16 describing a dream he had on the Moon in 1972. (via seldomforfoxes)


(via sagansense)


UGC 1810 The Rose Galaxy

Credit: NASA/Hubble, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey


From the HuffPost article:

Alex Bellini plans to mourn the loss of Arctic ice on a far more intimate level than many of us could imagine. He’ll live an entire year on an iceberg off Greenland “witnessing its last phase of life.

In the video above, Bellini spells out what the thaw around Greenland could mean for the rest of the world — and it’s scary.

I feel the urge to act, to do something, he explains. He says he hopes his expedition will bring about a change in attitude toward global warming. This will become an era of responsibility.

An iceberg is reflected in calm water at the mouth of the Jakobshavns ice fjord near Ilulissat, Greenland,near where Alex Bellini will find an iceberg to spend a year living on to highlight the effects of climate change. [source]

Bellini plans to board an iceberg in spring 2015 and live in a pod similar to a lunar module, breaking his solitude to occasionally meet with bloggers and writers so he can spread the word, according to the vid. He’ll bring 300 kilograms of dried food plus electronics equipment, Motherboard reported in an earlier article.

When the iceberg can no longer support him, he said he will take to sea in his module and wait to be rescued.


This is important. This IS a publicity scheme. Because a scheme is a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect. And this is an idea the whole of humanity need to embrace, take to the polls, to the streets, and in their every day conversations.

Listen to Carl…

Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.

— Carl Sagan


Bill Maher on the criticism he’s received for his views on religion, his film, Religulous, specifically.

Love him or hate him, but….points and facts.


The winning diorama-rama from Woo Hoo!: Classic Simpsons Trivia Toronto.