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Ariel Anderssen VS The Moon

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Remember

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The Hiroshima Cenotaph, photo by Michael A. Stecker

 

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The Children’s Memorial, designed by Kazuo Kikuchi

 

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John Hersey’s Hiroshima

Upon publication, Albert Einstein ordered 1,000 copies.

 

 

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“Why the Long Face?” Well…

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SO, everybody and their third cousin went absolutely bonkers today with FaceApp, a Russian app that allows narcissists everywhere (yes, guilty) to play endlessly with, well, their face. One can add glasses, beards, smiles, wild hair, tats, time-warps forward and backwards, blah blah blah, and it’s all very convincing, not to mention a little scary. See above. And everyone’s worried, “What will The Russians do with OUR FACES?” See below…

 

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Call me obtuse (again, guilty), but I don’t see how this changes… anything. For nearly two decades our faces have been plastered across our beloved social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter—not to mention Big Brother’s cameras at every freaking intersection and stoplight— it’s all ripe for pillaging. Jesus Christ, our CATS are easy victims for identity theft! What the fuck are the Russians going to do with my face? Proof that Rasputin lives? Maybe. If I’m lucky!

 

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It’s the ease of the deep fakery that’s frightening. The above image of 84 year-old Drax was convincingly realized with a click of a filter on my phone. With tech that’s easily available for free.

Yes, you may refer to me as Grampa. Because I am scared shitless.

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Ragnar Returns

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If they can bring back Jean-Luc Picard in his own series— then by all the Gods, bring back Ragnar Lothbrok! As portrayed by Travis Fimmel! In THE FUTURE!

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My Solstice

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Jubilation in England this morning. Glorious. Go kids go.

 

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My solstice began before dawn with an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. (Some of the best eps are scattered across youtube.) Revisiting Homicide was unexpected and most welcome. Andre Braugher as Mighty Frank Pembleton always lifts the spirits.

 

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Then to the doctors. It was nothing. A consultation. They strongly advised removing the third head, yuck yuck yes yes.

 

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A walk to the water, a view of the Sub Base. Mah Stonhenge! Solstice proper in the northern hemisphere occurred at 12:54pm EST, and that’s what it looked like. Not a total drag, but still…

 

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At home: phone calls, appointments, porn porn porn, forms completed, cards mailed… and I finally filled-in the white crack in the corner that was driving me fucking apeshit. Who’s the man.

 

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Then the solstice took a surprising turn! The overlords of my village throw a monthly “festival” in their management offices / torture chambers and offer us starving mad blind peasants “treats” and “raffles” and “eyeballs.” I’d never attended. Tonight was my first. Well, Hell’s Bells. Mac n Cheese n Lobster. Yup. No, it did not look like the above photo. As a matter of fact the dish was served in a plastic martini glass. But it was unexpected and very nice.

 

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The longest day of the year ended at 8:25pm EST. I was a little late. Fucking typical.

 

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Thus begins the slow tick back into the darkness, heh heh heh! Ye have reached the peak, you mortal scum! The summit stretches no higher, winter is coming and nothing can stop it! Nothing! Not even your stupid lens flares!

It was an excellent day, and all who reside in the house of Drax are very grateful.

Happy Solstice.

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That Feeling When it is 7pm EST on a Black Monday and She is Grateful for Your Attentions

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Photo credit TK.

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Christmas Mass in St. Elias Maronite cathedral in #Aleppo, among the ruins caused by the four-year-long strife

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“Point it away from Tatooine please, or I’ll talk to my father.”

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Text by Kyle Roberts

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On This Day in 1968: Earthrise. Apollo 8.

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Happy Solstice

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Happy Solstice. Longest night of the year. Here comes The Sun.

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