Wednesday, August 31, 2011

but don't get crazy



flower splatter


1964 wilderness act

The 1964 Wilderness act describes wilderness as an area...
  • "Where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man..."
  • "Which generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable..."
  • "Where man himself is a visitor who does not remain..."
  • "Which has an outstanding opportunity for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation..."

pretty girl, silly boys

bill nye on fox

can't get it to embed nicely for some reason. oh well.

i'd like to remind you that bill nye studied under carl sagan at cornell university. 
what a great man.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter

dream big

Takato Yamamoto

colossal hooks

Aerial view of Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah, August 2003. Mud, precipitated salt crystals, rocks and water. Photographed by David Maisel.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1 more week

until we go do this again in a new place. 
and with my dog as well :)

this time tomorrow

irene will be here.


long haired hippy freak

winona ryder

education majors

Students who take education classes at universities receive significantly higher grades than students who take classes in every other academic discipline. The higher grades cannot be explained by observable differences in student quality between education majors and other students, nor can they be explained by the fact that education classes are typically smaller than classes in other academic departments.

This is despite the fact that education majors have the lowest high school grades and standardized test scores of all college students.

shark street

After Hurricane Irene hit Puerto Rico, the streets were so flooded that a shark managed to be swimming around. 

high tension

bea arthur

30 months in the marines during WWII to a golden girl. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

5.8 in VA

The Virginia earthquake of 2011 August 23 occurred as reverse faulting on a north or northeast-striking plane within a previously recognized seismic zone, the "Central Virginia Seismic Zone." The Central Virginia Seismic Zone has produced small and moderate earthquakes since at least the 18th century. The previous largest historical shock from the Central Virginia Seismic Zone occurred in 1875. The 1875 shock occurred before the invention of effective seismographs, but the felt area of the shock suggests that it had a magnitude of about 4.8. The 1875 earthquake shook bricks from chimneys, broke plaster and windows, and overturned furniture at several locations. A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on 2003, December 9, also produced minor damage.
Previous seismicity in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone has not been causally associated with mapped geologic faults. Previous, smaller, instrumentally recorded earthquakes from the Central Virginia Seismic Zone have had shallow focal depths (average depth about 8 km). They have had diverse focal mechanisms and have occurred over an area with length and width of about 120 km, rather than being aligned in a pattern that might suggest that they occurred on a single causative fault. Individual earthquakes within the Central Virginia Seismic Zone occur as the result of slip on faults that are much smaller than the overall dimensions of the zone. The dimensions of the individual fault that produced the 2011 August 23 earthquake will not be known until longer-term studies are done, but other earthquakes of similar magnitude typically involve slippage along fault segments that are 5 - 15 km long.
Earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., although less frequent than in the western U.S., are typically felt over a much broader region. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area as much as ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast. A magnitude 4.0 eastern U.S. earthquake typically can be felt at many places as far as 100 km (60 mi) from where it occurred, and it infrequently causes damage near its source. A magnitude 5.5 eastern U.S. earthquake usually can be felt as far as 500 km (300 mi) from where it occurred, and sometimes causes damage as far away as 40 km (25 mi).

qaddafi's compound

SPOILS OF WAR   A rebel celebrates while wearing a hat, necklace and scepter thought to be taken from Col. Moammar Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound, in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 23, 2011.  Qaddafi’s whereabouts remain unknown; in a radio address, the dictator called his withdrawal “tactical” and vowed “martyrdom” or victory against the rebels and NATO forces.  (Photo: Bryan Denton / The New York Times via Redux /; caption via MSNBC and the Times)

french sex

Rick Perry's A&M transcript

Perry graduated in 1972 with a 2.22 GPA, earning a bachelor's degree in animal science.
After he graduated he joined the Air Force and then returned home to farm cotton. 
maybe its just me, but i want my president to be smarter than i am. 
i want my president to make all A's in world history, US history, economics and political science.
i don't want to second guess how much he or she knows. 
this is terrifying. 
maybe you used to be a descent, small town, democrat but you do not deserve to be a big time politician.

opponent to gay marriage, believes in intelligent design and not evolution and believes creationism should be taught in schools along side evolution, pro-lifer and believes girls under the age of 18 must obtain parent permission to get an abortion, he does not believe in global warming and opposes the regulation of greenhouse gases, supports the death penalty
oh also, In his first book, On My Honor, published in 2008, Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism.
there are a few things i do agree with like banning abortion in the 3rd trimester and some of your financial and tax related decision laws have worked fine, way to create more jobs in Texas but I'm still not convinced that is a result of you- but thats as much as i am willing to give you. 
please don't become my next president. 

i swear- going to Canada or some place for my phd work is looking better and better.

red lips

linkin park