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Apollo Moon Mission Photos

tcr! · Mar 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to put a man on the Moon—and return him back safely—by the end of the decade. Somehow, it worked.

Over 50 years later, it’s easy to forget how ambitious Kennedy’s promise was. We’d gotten our butts kicked in the Cold War space race with Russia. America hadn’t launched the first satellite. America hadn’t been first off this planet (with a human or an animal). America hadn’t been first to the Moon, even, if you count Russia’s Luna 2 and 3 satellites. In fact, Kennedy’s speech came just 20 days after we’d put our first man, Alan Shepard, into space. Then six years later, our manned quest to the moon would start with the most extreme failure possible, when three astronauts died in a fire during Apollo 1 launchpad testing.

But between 1961 and 1975, NASA’s Apollo missions would change the world. Competition would drive America’s innovation to extremes, the likeness of which I’m not sure we can say we’ve seen since. We’d make it to the Moon in 1969, and by 1975, we’d begin cooperating with Russia in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. In winning the space race, America took strides to ending the Cold War. Two superpowers fired their rockets into the air rather than at each other, and we’re a far more accomplished species for the sentiment.

Don’t give up on NASA.

#moon #nasa

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OMG.. Look at this BMW M8

tcr! · Mar 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

BMW's M8

“Delivered by 2016.” Only $330,000. I’ll take two.

Snapped from the Car and Driver magazine, April 2013 issue.

#photos #autonews

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Mar 13th, 2013 at 6:40:25 pm

tcr! · Mar 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Make a life where you are.

#protip

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Mar 13th, 2013 at 7:27:20 am

tcr! · Mar 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

FYI: Uranus was discovered 232 years ago today.

#cosmos

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Mar 13th, 2013 at 12:06:16 am

tcr! · Mar 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

I'm rarely up late enough to see the speedometers.

#tcr

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So Then This Electronic Cigarette Happened

tcr! · Mar 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Inferno Electronic Cigarette

…because I was in the right place at the right time and it probably was the right thing to do.

It certainly gives me a fix unlike the other stop-smoking antidotes I’ve used in the past.

The couple downsides are…

1- The battery charging, refilling the liquid maintenance headaches.

2- When I smoked I would go outside for 5 or so minutes and be good for a couple hours. With this guy the only thing I’m exhaling is water vapor so it’s safe to use anywhere. And so I do. But not intentionally, it’s just there, laying around. And I use it. There’s also not just one cigarette of liquid in that tube. There’s more than half a days worth so it’s hard for me to know when I’ve got my fix. So I over-fix. Too often. Just like getting too much caffeine, too much nicotine is rather unpleasant. In addition, my stomach starts to knot itself like an organ-al pretzel.

The upsides are well worth it though…

1- No smoke, tar, fiberglass, whatever other nasties Big Tobacco comes up with.

2- No smoke stained fingers. I didn’t think that would ever come off.

3- I feel good emotionally about it and physically, too. My right hand index and middle fingers aren’t going quite as numb as they usually do when it’s cold outside.

I’ve been vaping (which is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard) for a couple weeks now. It’s good. I don’t have any real beefs with ecigs and I do miss the smoking now and again. But I told myself a long, long time ago that when I turned 40, there’d be big changes. I’m not 15 anymore.

PS— I can’t believe started smoking 25 years ago.

PSS— I went with Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes mainly because they’re all American made. No sawdust China product here.

PSSS— Red Hot Lava is the only flavor I’ve tried. I’m going to give the Sharks Clove a go next since Djarum Blacks are what got me hooked again after a six month hiatus in the late 90s.

#photos #ecigs

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Do Unicorns Give a Shit?

tcr! · Mar 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

What If The Unicorns Don't Give a Shit About Our Problems?

What If The Unicorns Don’t Give a Shit About Our Problems?

Personally, I’m an optimist. I believe the unicorns give a shit about my problems.

This whole thing was something I never questioned, UNTIL NOW!

#comics #unicorns

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Film Festival For Friends

tcr! · Mar 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thread: A business model for movie theaters

I’d like to have a film festival for my friends.

So I’ll give you a list of 20 movies, Mr Movie Theater Owner, and one night every other week, you’ll play one of them, and I’ll guarantee a certain number of tickets sold. Above that, we’ll split the revenue.

That way we get to watch old movies in a theater setting, with popcorn and restrooms, and then we can all go out to dinner after and talk about the movies and why we like them so much. Maybe we could even get one of the actors or the director to join us. Movie theaters should be hubs for social activity. Watching a movie at home or on a laptop or a tablet isn’t the same as watching it in a theater. And most of the great movies aren’t showing in theaters now.

I wouldn’t want to be the one guaranteeing a certain number of tickets but I’d participate. Actually going to the show has always been a huge part of my existence. It’s an activity, something to look forward to. It was even semi-exciting to go to the video store to rent movies back when that was a thing.

Older movies on the big screen, double plus good: Tron, Dirty Dancing, Empire Strikes Back just to name a few. Classic Movie Mondays is showing American Graffiti tonight for a buck.

#movies

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Anonymous · Mar 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I don't know how I missed this earlier. I thought I'd looked.
anyway…ditto.
movies on the screen vs. home is the difference between making love and masturbating.
as for the old stuff, of course. they do still make good movies but the old ones are soo excellent.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing the Exorcist wide screen style.

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Don’t Think on It Too Hard

tcr! · Mar 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

A quote from the corrupt, cancer riddled police chief in the show that’s sucked me in much more than I ever thought it would.

Don’t think on it too hard. If you come across something that don’t make you miserable, enjoy it.

#tv #protip

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A Massive Amount of Coffee

tcr! · Mar 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

Behind every successful person is a massive amount of coffee

“Behind every successful person is a massive amount of coffee.”

Snapped at The Rhino Room.

#photos #coffee

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