Well, at least the Gilas-On-Parade convention is finally OVER. To help get the bad taste out of your mouth I offer this short from Mystery Science Theater 3000… “The Chicken of Tomorrow”… a cautionary tale, apparently made for the Texaco Oil Corp. Enjoy!
I guess Morse Code isn’t completely obsolete… The guys and gals at Jet Propulsion Laboratory clearly wanted to leave their mark on Mars… and now they have!
One can only wonder what other bon mots they’ve encoded on those 6 wheels!
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But I can guess what’s going on there.
1) Subtle racist jokes.
2) Subtle poor-people-are-lazy jokes.
4) A celebration of cruelty!
6) Ronald Reagan = Jesus Christ.
7) Not-subtle-at-all revamping of history.
8 ) We love women! And minorities! Now submit to our will and give us all the power and money!
9) That bastard Barack Obama.
10) A celebration of mean cruelty!
11) We’re going to save Medicare and Social Security — for the billionaires!
12) Look at the size of our dicks!
13) Mean and cruel stupidity that hurts everyone — yayyyy!!!!
14) We don’t need no stinking government — what we need is a good CEO that can make this country profitable again — for the billionaires!!
15) Mitt Romney = Ronald Reagan = Jesus Christ!! Yayyy!!!!
16) Cruel meanness is the Path To Christ’s Love! Yayyy!
17) That Evil Muslim Bastard Barack Obama. Unlike Good White Christian (?) Mitt Romney!!! Yayyyyy!!!
18) George Bush who? Oh, that liberal hippie Bush? Who? What? I can’t hear you!
19) To be cruelly mean to little helpless things is what Jesus wanted! Yayyyy!
20) Believe in Mitt and Jesus will make you rich! Yayyyyy!
Uh, may I say, if I haven’t said this lately — conservative means criminal, Republicans are primitive tribalistic incompetent throwbacks who have to cheat to survive (damn that Darwin!), and President Mitt Romney means the End Times are fucking here, buddy.
Let me know if I missed anything, if anybody else actually watches that putrid shitstorm of hatred, misogyny, racism, and mean/cruel Mean Cruelty.
Why do they hate ‘Amercia’ so much? Because it says ‘We’ in the fucking founding documents. And to them, you know what that means.
I believe this is the prettiest picture I’ve ever had the pleasure to post on New Worlds. Curiosity is going to be a sensation.
Layers at the Base of Mount Sharp
A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA’s Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover’s eventual science destination.
This image is a portion of a larger image taken by Curiosity’s 100-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug. 23, 2012. See PIA16104. Scientists enhanced the color in one version to show the Martian scene under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing the terrain.
For scale, an annotated version of the figure highlights a dark rock that is approximately the same size as Curiosity. The pointy mound in the center of the image, looming above the rover-sized rock, is about 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 300 feet (100 meters) high.
NASA… what a government program!
…of God, yeah right.
Sickest thing to me is that he has an audience. I wonder what percentage of his followers were abused as children.
I don’t know if this was a mis-link or what, but doesn’t seem to match the section headline. Source.
HBO’s “The Newsroom” wrapped up its first season last night. Told largely in flashbacks, the episode (“The Greater Fool”) centers around anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) in the hospital after becoming despondent over a magazine hatchet job and OD’ing himself on anti-depressants and bourbon…
Ostensibly, Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” is a fiction set in last year (2011), but they have managed to make the show relevant indeed to 2012. One clear goal of the writers and producers is to show up the Teabillies for the fundamentalist bigoted lying fascists that they ARE. In the case of Dorothy Cooper (a real person), the target is the nefarious Voter ID laws that have been enacted by Gila monster state legislatures across the Nation… Supposedly to prevent ‘rampant’ voter fraud, the TRUE purpose of which is to deny the poor and minorities their democratic RIGHT to VOTE, thereby tipping the scales toward the GOP since no sane poor person of colour would EVER vote Republican anyway! There IS NO appreciable ‘voter fraud’ with which to justify these thinly veiled voter suppression ploys.
Anyway, “The Newsroom” is great television that entertains, informs AND MATTERS. I think every American should watch it. Be sure to buy/rent/steal Season One on DVD/Blu-ray when it comes out…
There is at least one other ‘History of Rock & Roll’… This is from the 1995 PBS version (‘Rock & Roll’), which is in most ways superior to the others…
Episode 6: “Blues in Technicolor” in its entirety.
Here are recounted some transcendental moments from our shared history of psychedelia. YouTube made me break this up into segments, but they’re ‘glued’ together again as a playlist. I tried to make the breaks at logical moments. You tell me…
A tribute to Space Hippies EVERYWHERE!
Peace & Love
Neil Armstrong following the first historic Moonwalk
Neil Armstrong, best known as the first man to set foot on our Moon, has passed away this day. He was 82 years of age. He was the guy who wrote his own script for the landing of Apollo 11’s Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) when, on 20 July 1969 he uttered the famous words:
“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong’s/Mankind’s first footprint on the Moon
Like most of the ‘space race’ astronauts, Armstrong was a member of our parents’ generation. He took his BS in Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue (which my Dad also attended for a time), interrupted by service as a Naval aviator in the Korean War (78 fighter missions), and later earned his Master’s degree at USC in the same discipline.
Neil became a top-of-the-line test pilot (he flew the X-15) and then went on to be a NASA Gemini and Apollo astronaut after resigning his commision. He was a man very uncomfortable in the spotlight and a rather shy individual by nature. He was very much a ‘team player’ and modestly believed many others shared the credit for his singular triumph on the Moon. Read more here.
Rest In Peace, Neil. You inspired the whole world with your unmistakable display of the ‘Right Stuff’.
Oh, is that so? Well, let me tell you something, teabilly jacknuts, there’s a new brand of liberal in town and we don’t take kindly to being pushed around. We also aren’t going to just lay down while you bullying bastards trample upon the weakest members of our society anymore. Did you hear what the president of Ireland had to say to you dimwitted twatrockets? Yeah, that’s pretty much how we all feel and we’re going to make sure you loud-mouthed asswipes hear every last fucking word we have to say.
We are the progressive future and you are the regressive past. Making sure that every single citizen of this great country has the basic necessities to lead a happy, healthy and productive life is the way forward and we’re not going to let you Koch-sucking fools control the narrative with your “welfare queen” lying bullshit anymore. Fuck Ayn Rand’s shallow “philosophy” which ridiculously asserts that selfishness is a virtue and altruism towards anyone who doesn’t “deserve” it is immoral. EVERYONE fucking deserves to be fed, housed, clothed, valued and loved. EVERY child is inherently filled with potential and worth.
It’s pretty fucking evident to me and my fellow liberals that we’re not here on Earth to tear each other to pieces and hoard resources in some dog-eat-dog horror show. We’re here to learn how to be compassionate and cooperative. Didn’t you daft fuckers learn anything in Sunday school?
The Duchess Rules, man.