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And now for a lighter note after the previous post, muppet Beaker singing the great song ‘Mimi’. Would make a good doomsday song, don’t you agree?
There are people saying that an asteroid called TU24, approximately the size of the Empire State Building, very nearly hitting our pale blue dot coming Monday, just might hurt us really bad even while certainly physically missing us. It’s all speculation and it’s off course sensational and exciting stuff for astronomy nerds to scare the masses with, but still, according to NASA it’s the biggest thing visiting our solar neighborhood untill 2027. Check out this spine chilling list of close calls between space floating stuff and our planet by NASA.
In 1908, in Tunguska, Russia, a piece of forest 2,150 square kilometers (830 square miles) large was totally destroyed, probably by a ‘passing meteor’ creating an explosion 1000 times stronger than Hiroshima, and supposedly, it was much smaller than TU24 … well at least, that’s what Wikipedia says about people theorizing about the cause of the giant destruction back then. What is hard with things like these is that a normal person (like you and me?) can really say or think nothing useful about any of it, because we have to base our fears on the specialist theories of highly specialized people in a particular area of science, passin’ us hypotheses on relatively pretty unpredictable natural phenomena, based on the little knowledge they have on the subject, while us ‘regular folks’ just have no way of verifying any of it, because we can’t at all see what they (believe to) see. Whenever the end of life as we know it enters the story, that’s mediagenic stuff! On the other hand, perhaps we just shouldn’t know at all…
Bring it on! There’s absolutely nothing we can possibly do about stuff like this. Hope to still be blogging on Wednesday though, with at least ten fingers, one eye, a functional brain and a working internet conection 🙂
This is totally weird! Make sure you put on some headphones and close your eyes. Who needs surround audio?
You might know Randy Newman as a singer from a while back. What you might not know, is that he is the in-house composer of Pixar these days. He made the score of Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc.
Recently, Disney’s composer Alan Menken was (by John Lasseter of Pixar) disposed of and replaced by Randy Newman, to create the score of the upcoming Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. Below is a very odd song sung by Newman himself.
A great little film by Yamamura Animation. Kind of twisted, but certainly really good.
You got to see this to believe it. It’s enchanting, to say the least. What a magnificent animals!
What a great idea! I think this guys’ Lennon look helps a lot. What do you think would you do? This is bound to make tou feel happy…
Even though the picture below totally looks like an illustration, it is actually a photo! It is made with a technique called HDRI, or High Dynamic Range Image. The colours, the composition, the objects, it all just seems too perfect and orchestrated to be real. However, if you check the photo out on its highest resolution (which is very high!) you’ll see and believe it actually is a photo.
More here, of user Heiwa4126 at Flickr.
How does one come up with this?