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Poor little Edgar. In typical Poe fashion, he had a rough trip here. His left shoulder was out of joint and required bandaging (aka duct tape). Unfortunately it will always trouble him from now on. On the bright side, he and Grip the Raven seem to be settling in easily enough.
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A crescent Moon being photobombed by a crescent Venus
(Image by Pál Váradi Nagy)
Attention Tumblr: The photographer has emailed me to complain that his caption for the original image is not being distributed with this version. This is problematic in that the caption reveals that this is a composite image, in which Venus has been moved much closer to the moon than the two bodies actually were in the original. See: A Brief Notice About My Crescents Picture.
It’s an interesting example of the “Tumblr lies” thing, in that it’s tough to spot the deception, since there’s no particular reason to be suspicious that this doesn’t depict an actual close conjunction/occultation. But still; a post with a cool-but-deceptive caption wins out over the truth. Again. For shame @nomorelittlewhitegloves (unless you were yourself deceived by someone upstream from whom you took your caption, though in that case you’re guilty of not crediting whomever that was, so for shame yet again).
But also shame on me for passing it on and adding to global wrongness.
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From Astronomy Picture Of The Day; October 19, 2015:
The Southern Cross in a Southern Sky
Have you ever seen the Southern Cross? This famous constellation is best seen from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Captured from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the four bright stars that mark the Southern Cross are visible just above the horizon in the featured image. On the left of this constellation, also known as The Crux, is the orange star Gamma Crucis. The band of stars, dust, and gas rising through the middle of the image mosaic is part our Milky Way Galaxy. Just to the right of the Southern Cross is the dark Coal Sack Nebula, and the bright nebula at the top of the image is the Carina Nebula. The Southern Cross is such a famous constellation that it is depicted on the national flag of Australia.
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Carrie Fisher hiding in the trash cans on the backlot of the Star Wars set.
I’m reblogging this because once Star Wars comes out and Carrie Fisher starts turning up on talk shows again, you all are going to need it.
I want a Sesame Street segment in which she and Oscar the Grouch discuss bipolar disorder.
Original trash princess.
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I just realized I’ve survived everything I’ve ever encountered in life. I have a 100% survival rate. I’m fucking nailing it.
Not only that, but every ancestor of yours dating back to the first clump of proto-life that emerged from non-living matter has successfully reproduced without dying first. So not only are you fucking nailing it, you’re heir to a legacy of ass-kicking that dates back billions of years.
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OH MY FUCK GOD SHIT GREATEST MOMENT OF MY SHORT LIFE
when a cat likes you, its like being elected president.
when a bird likes you, its like being chosen King Arthur, ruler of albion, the once and future king, gifted with Excalibur, born of blood and magic
Eastern Phoebe, I’m thinking?
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DI Cha is the youngest and closest collections of newly formed stars to be found. Have a look at this photo and be amazed at how much it has to tell — ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week
Credit: ESA – European Space Agency / Hubble Space Telescope & NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (geckzilla.org)
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