International Space Station
ON THE ISLAND OF LOST TOYS
Lynds Dark Nebula via NASA https://ift.tt/3nSAgbp
Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away and drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro objects hiding in the image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, almost buried behind the dusty expanse. This alluring view spans over two full moons on the sky, or 17 light-years at the estimated distance of LDN 1251.
(Published September 20, 2021)
Doing a drinking game tonight, but no one had made rules for Killer Klowns, so I made one 😄
Enjoy and safe drinking!
“Anyone else hear the horrible shriek of some creature?”
“Funny you ask that. I coulda sworn that was you screamin’ in pain. Like some lil —”
The plant monster’s words were cut off as their own shrill cry of pain was relayed through the plant life with the first unidentified shriek. Audrey II dug his roots further into the ground as they felt the invisible force of the corrupted spirit’s power wrap around his thickest stem.
“I was just enjoying myself, weed,” Hexxus hissed. “No, it was something else that shrieked earlier. Now shut up so I can listen.”
I'm looking forward to DLC, can't wait!
The end of Battle Tendency with a poem by Robert Frost
終わった おばあちゃん シュトロハイム スピードワゴンのじいさん スモーキー そしてリサリサ みんな…あばよ
What is true art? Well, aside from being redundant, true art is everything.
In both the sense of being everything in that it is universally important and in the sense of being just universal. Art is everything and everything is art. True art is redundant because all art is true.
Anything that makes you feel anything is art. No matter how half-assed, no matter how cookie cutter, no matter what anyone says, it’s art.
Anything made by anyone that is used to express themselves in literally any conceivable way - and in every way heretofore inconceivable - is art.
Even the most basic level is art. Observe:
That is comparable to the Mona Lisa. Better, one might argue, because I’m still alive and currently intend to remain so forever, whereas Leonardo is worm food like the punk ass punk that he is.
Every picture is art. Every joke is art. Every word written, typed or conceived of is art. In poetry. In books. In Greek.
Every piece of music, even if it’s just a single note, is art. Even if you’re just slamming your hands down on some piano keys at random, it’s art.
Television is art. Movies are art. The art of making movies even has a fancy name. It’s called cinema.
Every movie ever made is cinema.
Citizen Kane, that’s cinema. So is Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Sharknado? Cinema. The Velocipaster? Cinema. Twilight? Believe it or not, that’s cinema too. Suicide Squad? Yep, that’s cinema. JoaPhoJo? Well, this may come as a surprise, but it’s cinema. I hate it, but it’s cinema.
Even movies made for the sole purpose of expressing the desire for we movie-goers to give the studios all of our money are cinema. The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Come on. It’s right there in the name! That’s cinema too.
Eat all of the shit and then die, Martin Scorsese.
And then come back to life and eat all of the shit again and then die again. And then stay dead. Forever.
No one has the right to tell you what is and isn’t art. Not even Martin Scorsese. Not even me. Does your vision about what art is differ from mine? I’m curious to know.
True art is being able to conceive of the possibility that perspectives exist beyond your own.
That’s not to say that all art is equal in quality. Chopin’s (for example) music is obviously higher quality than some kid banging on the keys at random.
But even if Frédéric Chopin came back to life this very instant, he would not have the right to say to that kid, “To, co robisz, nie jest sztuką.” Shout-outs to Google translate, which is all-knowing and wise.
If he ever does that you are entitled, nay, obligated to kick that Polish piece of shit in the jądra as hard as you can. Wear a steel-toed boot and give it a good run-up. I’ll hold him down for you.
All art is equal in value as long as someone, somewhere in the world, likes it. Even if it’s just one person.
And that’s also not to say you shouldn’t aspire to improve the quality of your own art; it just makes you feel good when you can do better than you did the day before. But even if some jagoff with his nose in the air tells you it’s not art that’s ok, because it is art.
If you did the best you could it’s art. But even if it’s not the best that you could do it’s still art.
Everything is art and art is everything. That’s my art. What’s your art?
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission returns safely from orbit
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission returns safely from orbit – CBS News Watch CBSN Live SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission returned safely to Earth this Saturday, going down in history as the first privately funded, all-civilian space crew to do so. Mark Starssmann has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn…
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Rings and Seasons of Saturn via NASA https://ift.tt/3nGZ85Y
On Saturn, the rings tell you the season. On Earth, Wednesday marks an equinox, the time when the Earth's equator tilts directly toward the Sun. Since Saturn's grand rings orbit along the planet's equator, these rings appear most prominent -- from the direction of the Sun -- when the spin axis of Saturn points toward the Sun. Conversely, when Saturn's spin axis points to the side, an equinox occurs and the edge-on rings are hard to see from not only the Sun -- but Earth. In the featured montage, images of Saturn between the years of 2004 and 2015 have been superposed to show the giant planet passing from southern summer toward northern summer. Saturn was as close as it can get to planet Earth last month, and this month the ringed giant is still bright and visible throughout much of the night
(Published September 19, 2021)