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Ultra-High Definition Video of the Transit of Venus. YAY SCIENCE!!!

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

 

I guess this Transit of Venus thing happens once every thousand years or something.  Gotta love science.  Pretty sick video.  This is why NASA needs to be around.  #Penny4NASA is important.  I mean what would we do without NASA making YouTube videos like this?  How would we kill time throughout the day?  There are only so many original videos out there on the internet.  I’d probably be stuck watching more dumb skits like JeterMatch.com if it wasn’t for NASA.  PREACH NdT!!!

 

PS: Miami delenda est

 

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Roger Federer yells at fans to shut up at French Open

June 6, 2012 7 comments

 

Jeez Roger, overreact much?

This is one of my biggest pet peeves about tennis and golf…why do people have to be completely quiet in order for athletes to function in that sport.  You know what is a hell of a lot harder to do than hit a bouncing tennis ball…basically anything else in sports.  Same thing for hitting a stationary golf ball.  I am sure baseball players would love complete silence as they are trying to his a baseball coming at them 100mph, but it’s not in the cards.  So Roger, you need to relax bro.  Be mentally tough enough to block out a guy yelling from 100 yards away.  If you wanted to play sports in front of a dead silent crowd then you should have played basketball for the Miami Heat.

 

PS: Miami delenda est

 

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Group aims to have permanent settlement on Mars by 2023

June 6, 2012 Leave a comment

(Yahoo)–It sounds like a science-fiction fantasy, but the company Mars Onesays it’s for real—and that it will really establish a settlement on the planet Mars by 2023. The privately financed Dutch company has a plan. All it needs is a lot of cash, equipment and four Mars-bound astronauts who are willing to take a one-way trip to the red planet. The idea is to first send rovers, which will stake out a good site for a settlement and then build out living units. In 2022, the crew will take a “transit habitat” for the seven-month trip to Mars and settle in to their new home. The intention is that the crew will live on the planet for the rest of their lives. Every two years after that, another group will join the settlement to populate the colony. Mars One co-founder Bas Lansdorp has a very modern approach to funding the project: media exposure. “We will finance this mission by creating the biggest media event ever around it.” He said in a company video, adding, “Everybody in the world can see everything that will happen in the preparations and on Mars.” Think of it as a “Big Brother” for outer space. Lansdorp explained to Yahoo! News, “This would be ‘real’ reality TV — adventure is automatically included, we don’t have to add fake challenges.” He added, “By sending a new crew every two years, Mars will have a real, growing settlement of humans — who would not like to follow that major event in human history?” Who, indeed? The other-worldly idea has certainly intrigued the Web. The Mars One video has received over 232,000 views on YouTube since it launched less than a week ago.

 

Pretty ambitious effort.  I think this is exactly what Neil deGrasse Tyson was talking about, but honestly this is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.  Who in their right minds would agree to live on Mars for the rest of their lives?  I mean just look at that proposed colony…that thing effing sucks.  Talk about tight quarters.  I don’t even think I could stand up in one of those things.  You’ve got to have absolutely nothing going on Earth if you are willing to live out your days in a Martian trailer park.  No thanks.  I feel like these guys who want to colonize Mars are like the Vikings of explorers.  Just sailing across the North Atlantic and setting up shanty ass mud huts in Greenland.  The early settlers just froze their asses off in a uninhabitable wasteland until they died off or said “eff this noise, I am headed back to Sweden“.  Then a few hundred years later Christopher Columbus lands in a Caribbean tropical paradise.  So hey nut bags, congrats on being the first people with an outer space colony, but I think I will hold out for the Bahamas of planets.

 

PS: The video says they want to make a “Big Brother” style show out of this space colony…how amazing will that be?  I have never seen Big Brother, but from what I understand they just have a bunch of people that they film 24/7 like the Real World.  Wackos who want to live on Mars locked in a trailer park in the middle of nowhere…that’s going to have major drams.  That’ll for sure lead to the first ever live TV murder.  It’ll be like “Lord of The Flies” meets the “Real World” meets “Star Wars”.  DVR already set.

PPS: Miami delenda est

 

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So you wanna be a fire dancer, eh toots?

June 6, 2012 Leave a comment

 

It’s all fun and games until your face gets incinerated.  Gotta leave this stuff to the professionals.  Never would have happened if she was cutting cake or wrapping presents.  Way to ruin the whole party hun.

 

 

PS: Miami delenda est and I kinda want this to happen to Lebron

PPS: All of the descriptions for this video are in Russian or some weird language so I can’t understand what is being said, but I am going to go ahead and assume this chick walked away unscathed.

 

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OH NO CHRIS BOSH IS PLAYING!!!!

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

(Miami Herald)– All signs point to Chris Bosh returning to action Tuesday night for the Miami Heat. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called Bosh’s activation a game-time decision after the team’s shootaround Tuesday morning. Bosh has missed nine games since straining an abdominal muscle in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Indiana. The Heat plays the Celtics at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The series is tied 2-2, with the Celtics winning the last two games. Bosh practiced with the Heat on Monday and participated in Tuesday’s shootaround. Unless there’s a setback between the morning shootaround and the team’s pregame warm-up, Bosh is playing.   

Honestly, couldn’t be less concerned about this.  Chris Bosh is as soft as it gets.  KG is going to straight make him quit by the second quarter and it’s not like Miami has great chemistry to begin with.  Basically this is just one more guy that needs a basketball to play with.  If Stern lets the game be called fairly then the Celtics win whether Bosh plays or not.  I ain’t scared.
CELTICS FOR AMERICA!!! MIAMI DELENDA EST!!!
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“Call Me Maybe” video gone wrong

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

 

The site where I first found this video had a caption that said “He will never call you after that(frowney face)”.  Umm…I would call the blonde girl in about .0001 seconds.  Unless she isn’t 18 in which case…cute video girls.  Totes adorbs and funny.  Call me maybe…when you graduate.

 

PS: Miami delenda est.

 

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North Korea can’t even threaten to blow shit up right anymore. Kim Jung Il must be spinning in his grave

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

(WSJ)–In response, South Korea’s Unification Ministry called the threat a “grave provocation.” Police have been stationed around several major newspapers and TV networks in Seoul since KCNA statements started mentioning the organizations a few weeks ago. Trouble is, the coordinates North Korea published were wrong. Perhaps that shouldn’t be surprising. But only one Seoul newspaper, Seoul Shinmun, noticed the coordinates didn’t match the locations of the newspapers KCNA said the North’s military had in its rocket sights. Martyn Williams, a former Tokyo-based technology journalist now on a fellowship at Stanford University, also took the few minutes needed to determine how they were screwed up. (We saw the statement Monday and gave it only a passing read because the bluster seemed the same as ever.) The KCNA statement described one newspaper as being at 37 degrees, 56 minutes and 83 seconds North and 126 degrees, 97 minutes and 65 seconds East. But as everyone who has finished third grade knows, the minute and second numbers shouldn’t exceed 60 when it comes to expressing geographic coordinates.

 

Bad day to be a North Korean.  If they can’t even properly threaten to blow up South Korea, then what do they have left?  Gone are the Cold War days where they would just pal around evil superstars like USSR, China, and Cuba.  Even after the Berlin wall fell they at least had the coolest evil dictator on the block.  Kim Jong Il always rocking stunner shades and keeping people on the edge of their seats.  Hell, they were apart of Bush’s “Axis of Evil” for christ sakes.  Now…they’ve got some fat kid with no swag running their country into the ground.  Can’t even get the coordinates right of the newspapers he wants to blow up.  For shame.  Kim Sung-Il isn’t walking through that door, Kim Jong Il isn’t walking through that door.  Now I get why all of those North Koreans flipped their shit when Kim Jong Il died.  I mean yeah they didn’t have food, they didn’t have electricity, and they didn’t have jobs, but at least they had a bad ass Eternal President.  No longer.  Might as well unify at this point.

 

PS: Miami delenda est

 

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