1. For the creaky among us…

    Like the Stones said, “What a drag it is to get old…”

     
  2. 15:24

    Notes: 274

    Reblogged from sci-universe

    Tags: carl saganquotereality

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    Well, yes and no, Carl.  Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain-those Island nations-are pretty easy to see from space.  Also, perspective depends on the person: many of us can’t see beyond the tiny bubble of OUR personal world. But, I get the overall gist of what you are saying.
Sadly, the New Millennium has only reinvigorated fanatical ethnic, religious, and national chauvinisms.  Plus, those who seek to exploit the earth for its natural resources are exploiting it with renewed vigor (fracking, anyone?)
Wherever you are-in the cosmos?-you must be VERY disappointed in humankind, and justifiably so.

    Well, yes and no, Carl.  Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain-those Island nations-are pretty easy to see from space.  Also, perspective depends on the person: many of us can’t see beyond the tiny bubble of OUR personal world. But, I get the overall gist of what you are saying.

    Sadly, the New Millennium has only reinvigorated fanatical ethnic, religious, and national chauvinisms.  Plus, those who seek to exploit the earth for its natural resources are exploiting it with renewed vigor (fracking, anyone?)

    Wherever you are-in the cosmos?-you must be VERY disappointed in humankind, and justifiably so.

     
  3. 14:38

    Notes: 127

    Reblogged from newsweek

    Tags: Noth koreadebt

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    newsweek:

North Korea’s foremost trade debt to the western world is bizarre even by North Korean standards. Each time the administration misses a payment, as it has done every year for the past 40 years, we are reminded of one of the most unexpected political twists of the last century: Kim Il-sung scamming Sweden out of 1,000 Volvo 144 sedans.
It is a story that is just as strange as it sounds – and, in 2014, it shows how North Korea’s grand aspirations and increasingly bellicose rhetoric may founder on a chronic inability to assess its own financial ability.
Judging by emerging tourist footage and rogue documentaries, it may also be an unexpected testament to the durability of Swedish engineering. To say that incumbent Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has carried on papa Jong-il’s legacy of insularity and geopolitical horseplay would be an understatement: the 31-year-old has been at the helm for less than three years, but he has already galvanised international media with “preemptive” nuclear strike plans, the surprise execution of his own uncle, and a burgeoning bromance with former NBA star Dennis Rodman.
With these incidents already on record, few things should surprise the outside world – but in July, the North Korean administration once again drew gasps from human rights organisations when it announced that its severely impoverished population would soon witness the construction of a grand national project: a new “tourist city” in Wonsan, complete with an underwater hotel and villa district.
North Korea Owes Sweden €300m for 1,000 Volvos It Stole 40 Years Ago - And Is Still Using

North Korea=Bizarro World.

    newsweek:

    North Korea’s foremost trade debt to the western world is bizarre even by North Korean standards. Each time the administration misses a payment, as it has done every year for the past 40 years, we are reminded of one of the most unexpected political twists of the last century: Kim Il-sung scamming Sweden out of 1,000 Volvo 144 sedans.

    It is a story that is just as strange as it sounds – and, in 2014, it shows how North Korea’s grand aspirations and increasingly bellicose rhetoric may founder on a chronic inability to assess its own financial ability.

    Judging by emerging tourist footage and rogue documentaries, it may also be an unexpected testament to the durability of Swedish engineering. To say that incumbent Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has carried on papa Jong-il’s legacy of insularity and geopolitical horseplay would be an understatement: the 31-year-old has been at the helm for less than three years, but he has already galvanised international media with “preemptive” nuclear strike plans, the surprise execution of his own uncle, and a burgeoning bromance with former NBA star Dennis Rodman.

    With these incidents already on record, few things should surprise the outside world – but in July, the North Korean administration once again drew gasps from human rights organisations when it announced that its severely impoverished population would soon witness the construction of a grand national project: a new “tourist city” in Wonsan, complete with an underwater hotel and villa district.

    North Korea Owes Sweden €300m for 1,000 Volvos It Stole 40 Years Ago - And Is Still Using

    North Korea=Bizarro World.

     
  4. 14:36

    Notes: 40

    Reblogged from dynamicoceans

    dynamicoceans:

Aeolid by PacificKlaus on Flickr.
     
  5. 14:35

    Notes: 30

    Reblogged from fuckyesoldhollywood

    Tags: gregory peck

    fuckyesoldhollywood:

Gregory Peck
(I’ll have a beer with you any time baby!)

Me, too.  Except he’s my fantasy dad, so I would not refer to him as “baby”

    fuckyesoldhollywood:

    Gregory Peck

    (I’ll have a beer with you any time baby!)

    Me, too.  Except he’s my fantasy dad, so I would not refer to him as “baby”

     
  6. 14:33

    Notes: 5726

    Reblogged from larsvontrierr

    Tags: LOTRelves

    isildur-elessar:

    Elves + Name Meanings

    Very helpful!

     
  7. 14:29

    Notes: 137

    Reblogged from larsvontrierr

    damestreep:

    Catherine Deneuve photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991.

     
  8. indypendent-thinking:

Jane and Serge
(via http://www.pinterest.com/robinmangar/)

Their spawn?  The fearless actress Charlotte Gainsborough.  She is one of the muses of Lars von Trier, a rather painful position to maintain…

    indypendent-thinking:

    Jane and Serge

    (via http://www.pinterest.com/robinmangar/)

    Their spawn?  The fearless actress Charlotte Gainsborough.  She is one of the muses of Lars von Trier, a rather painful position to maintain…

     
  9. indypendentfilms:

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. " Alfred Hitchcock
[Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles, 1973 by Albert Watson]
(via YOUNG GALLERY)

A very wise man (holding a dead duck).

    indypendentfilms:

    "A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. " Alfred Hitchcock

    [Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles, 1973 by Albert Watson]

    (via YOUNG GALLERY)

    A very wise man (holding a dead duck).

     
  10. 14:15

    Notes: 23

    Reblogged from indypendent-thinking

    Tags: Leonard Nimoy1970s

    indypendent-thinking:

Leonard Nimoy

Oh, Leonard was so sexy with the Dry Look (c.1970’s).  Because of his Vulcan costumery, it was difficult to recognize that he was just as hot as Captain Kirk.  Both Nimoy and Shatner had gorgeous eyes!When I was taking this all in on Star Trek, I was about 5 years old.  I took in “The Tom Jones Show” as well, and I still chose Captain Kirk as my True Love.  Maybe I thought that Tom Jones was undignified, with his Elvisian hip thrusting and his panting fans who felt compelled to throw their bras on stage.  Captain Kirk-when on duty,always dignified, no thrusting or panting allowed!

    indypendent-thinking:

    Leonard Nimoy

    Oh, Leonard was so sexy with the Dry Look (c.1970’s).  Because of his Vulcan costumery, it was difficult to recognize that he was just as hot as Captain Kirk.  Both Nimoy and Shatner had gorgeous eyes!

    When I was taking this all in on Star Trek, I was about 5 years old.  I took in “The Tom Jones Show” as well, and I still chose Captain Kirk as my True Love.  Maybe I thought that Tom Jones was undignified, with his Elvisian hip thrusting and his panting fans who felt compelled to throw their bras on stage.  Captain Kirk-when on duty,always dignified, no thrusting or panting allowed!

     
  11. 14:05

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from dynamicoceans

    Tags: marine MammalssealCora

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    dynamicoceans:

Ostatlantischer Seehund Cora im Zoo Karlsruhe by Ulli J. on Flickr.

"Hello! Could you me some of that pickled herring you’re having?"

    dynamicoceans:

    Ostatlantischer Seehund Cora im Zoo Karlsruhe by Ulli J. on Flickr.

    "Hello! Could you me some of that pickled herring you’re having?"

     
  12. 22:10 29th Aug 2014

    Notes: 5

    Reblogged from petitpoulailler

    Tags: shelby mcquilkin

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    petitpoulailler:

Shelby McQuilkin (American contemporary impressionist abstract figurative painter, blogger) ~ Pink Vase

A pretty picture to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

    petitpoulailler:

    Shelby McQuilkin (American contemporary impressionist abstract figurative painter, blogger) ~ Pink Vase

    A pretty picture to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!