April 16, 2014
"I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you. I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing."

Ezra Koenig (via elleusine)

Hmm.

(Source: reti-cent, via pieratt)

April 16, 2014
parislemon:

tylerhwillis:

Which of the following would be brighter, in terms of the amount of energy delivered to your retina:
1. A supernova, seen from as far away as the Sun is from the Earth, or 2. The detonation of a hydrogen bomb pressed against your eyeball?
Applying the physicist rule of thumb suggests that the supernova is brighter.
And indeed, it is … by nine orders of magnitude.

Eye-opening.

parislemon:

tylerhwillis:

Which of the following would be brighter, in terms of the amount of energy delivered to your retina:

1. A supernova, seen from as far away as the Sun is from the Earth, or
2. The detonation of a hydrogen bomb pressed against your eyeball?

Applying the physicist rule of thumb suggests that the supernova is brighter.

And indeed, it is … by nine orders of magnitude.

Eye-opening.

April 11, 2014

This is one of my favorite movie endings of all time. From “No Country for Old Men.” It doesn’t directly relate to the plot of the film, but it uses a reflection on the past as a way to imply hope for a hopeless future. The end of The Road (the novel, by the same author) carries a similar message, I think…

"Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."

April 10, 2014

A voicemail from an assistant manager of a Dunkin Donuts turns hilarious.

April 4, 2014

April 1, 2014

Simulation software created by Robert Hodgin for a special exhibit at the Auckland Museum. This is entirely created with code by one artist. Incredible.

March 30, 2014
"We know who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but we don’t know who was Pope."

Art, Not Business - Lefsetz Letter (via davemorin)

(via davemorin)

March 30, 2014
Scrap tire junkyard, photo by Klaus Leidorf

Scrap tire junkyard, photo by Klaus Leidorf

March 30, 2014
Painted this in 5 minutes with Verve for Windows. Free to download, here: http://www.taron.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6

Painted this in 5 minutes with Verve for Windows. Free to download, here: http://www.taron.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6

March 29, 2014
The way home.
littlebigdetails:

Google Maps - When looking up an address, the path home has a light blue outline.

The way home.

littlebigdetails:

Google Maps - When looking up an address, the path home has a light blue outline.

March 29, 2014

The executive chef at McDonald’s Canada makes a Big Mac at home.

March 26, 2014
parislemon:

digg:

This is the iron throne George R. R. Martin envisioned while writing Game of Thrones.

That’s not an iron throne. This is an iron throne.

parislemon:

digg:

This is the iron throne George R. R. Martin envisioned while writing Game of Thrones.

That’s not an iron throne. This is an iron throne.