Our record “Impersonator” is out today. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO IT. I mean that in the sincerest way possible. When the songs were written, not in my wildest dreams did I think this many people would be interested in hearing it (at the time, even my own interest in hearing them was not always…
contact prints on printing-out paper from vintage glass plate negatives of Solar Eclipse from the collection of The Lick Observatory
1893-1910, prints made 1977-1996
stayin’ up makin’ beats.
Digable Planets // Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)
Beats are played on friday to get monday off your chest
I think we all need a break right now, so here’s the world’s smallest monkey eating a noodle.
This beautiful, glittering swirl is named, rather unpoetically, J125013.50+073441.5. A glowing haze of material seems to engulf the galaxy, stretching out into space in different directions and forming a fuzzy streak in this image.
It is a starburst galaxy — a name given to galaxies that show unusually high rates of star formation. The regions where new stars are being born are highlighted by sparkling bright blue regions along the galactic arms.
Studying starburst galaxies can tell us a lot about galactic evolution and star formation. These galaxies start off with huge amounts of gas, which is used to form new stars.
This period of furious star formation is only a phase; once all the gas is used up, this starbirth slows down. Other famous starbursts captured by Hubble include the Antennae Galaxies (heic0615) and Messier 82 (heic0604), the latter of which is forming new stars ten times faster than our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Article: Serena Williams beats traffic by riding bicycle to match _ and wins at Sony Open
via the Washington Post
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Serena Williams can claim another first, and another victory: She beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to her match.
With Key Biscayne’s main road in a snarl Saturday night, Williams borrowed a bike at her hotel, rode to her match and beat Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Sony Open, 6-3, 6-3.
Williams match was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and she learned about the gridlock before leaving her hotel.
“The traffic was crazy and everyone was like, ‘I have been here for an hour, and I’m staying like eight minutes away,’” Williams said. “I’m like, ‘OK, I’m not going to make my match.’
“So I asked for a golf cart, and the hotel didn’t have a golf cart. Then they were like, ‘We have a motor bike.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t do motor bikes.’ They said, ‘We have a bicycle.’ I said, ‘I really don’t do bicycles, but I will today.’”
Traffic jams are common on Key Biscayne, where only one road connects the island with the mainland and Miami. But Williams had never resorted to a bicycle before.
“It was fun,” she said. “It was probably one of my best memories I think ever, riding a bike to a match. That’s pretty cool.”
Williams is ranked No. 1. She seeks her sixth Key Biscayne title and her first since 2008.
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Hahaha man, Serena Williams is such a beautiful, bad ass champion of life.
Watched Castle in the Sky for the first time, this was my favorite part, so I made gifs of it.
Adam Welz: Major US TV channels are promoting hysterical and outdated ideas about wildlife in popular, blood-soaked shows
In case you guys missed this piece by Adam Welz
And I wonder why so many of us feel so out of touch with all non-human life on Earth.
God morning, tumblr.
Remember that time Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Sailor Moon?
Heartbreaks + Setbacks-Thundercat
got this on ∞ loop. Thundercat should blow up this year.
GOING THERE LATER THIS YEAR/NEXT SPRING BREAK WITH IAN AND KYLE HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Answer to the question: “If the Muslim Mosque, Inc., joined in a demonstration sponsored by a nonviolent organization, and whites countered with violence, how would your organization react?” Taken from an interview with A.B. Spellman(New York, March 19, 1964).