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+ERB, please please please make a sequel to this battle! You forgot Georges Méliès! Besides that, this was so awesome for a film lover such as myself.
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The Total Perspective Vortex and a description thereof from (Ch.11 of) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams:
"    The Total Perspective Vortex derives its picture of the whole Universe on the principle of extrapolated matter analyses.
"    To explain---since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation---every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.
"    The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order to annoy his wife.
"    Trin Tragula---for that was his name---was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
"    And she would nag him incessantly about the utterly inordinate amount of time he spent staring out into space, or mulling over the mechanics of safety pins, or doing spectrographic analyses of fairy cake.
"    "Have some sense of proportion!" she would say, sometimes as often as thirty-eight times in a single day.
"    And so he built the Total Perspective Vortex---just to show her.
"    And into one end he plugged the whole of reality as extrapolated from a piece of fairy cake, and into the other end he plugged his wife: so that when he turned it on she saw in one instant the whole infinity of creation and herself in relation to it.
"    To Trin Tragula's horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.    "

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I will automatically plus anything with Douglas Adams in it!
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REPORT this sick bastard!
Take a look at this dirty, horrible, peadophile c**t!!

How is ANY of this right or normal!?

He needs to be locked up for good. He's even ADMITTED that he's a peadophile, why has no one done anything about this!?

Search him, report him, get him banned, get him put away! People like this need killing! Nothing else will do!

+1 it, share it..... just get this pervert seen! 
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bastard is now banned.
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The planets are alright, but what's truly awesome is the stars.
(BTW: The article doesn't say it, but the first thing in the stars video is Alpha Centauri.)
What if it were Saturn's rings or Jupiter's red spot coming up over the horizon? Russia's space agency imagined what life on such a parallel planet (or moon) might be like.
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Locked-in Syndrome is a horrifying condition wherein your conscious mind is intact, but your body is completely paralized. Thank goodness Martin Pistorius recovered from it.
Pistorius suffered from a rare condition called "locked-in syndrome"
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Net Neutrality: Contact your representatives now, because there's only ~1.5 days until the vote to keep it. Net Neutrality is the vastly important protection of data-equality, which keeps the internet free, open, and opportune. If you need more info, here is a list of recommended videos (with time-lengths) which explain Net Neutrality, and which explain why we so direly need to protect this protection of our rights: (3:33) (3:42) (11:02) (13:17) (14:18)
I've emailed my representatives through the below site, and I'm still a few months from voting age, so you've no excuse not to. Please stand up and fight for what truly is, no hyperbole, one of the most important issues yet to ever surface in American politics.
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The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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Hello. Generationally, I'm kinda in the middle. You've heard of Gens X, Y, and Z of course. Well regarding the latter two: Gen Y, aka the Millennials are either born 1980-95 or 1980-2000, and Gen Z is either born 1995-2010 or 2005-present. I'm '97, and I identify most with the people in the first definition of Gen Z, but because the second definition is gaining traction, I don't think we should really be part of Gen Z unless we want to keep being mixed with today's kiddies. And I'm sure as hell ain't a Millennial: the time span of a generation shouldn't be large enough such that people at the beginning of it can be old enough to have legal sex resulting in those people at the end of it. So me and my fellow 1995-2010s are more like Gen Y.N (.N is .5 in base 26 without numbers). What do we share? We marked the turn of the century, grew up in the terrorist/Bush2 era, were present for the dawn of YouTube, and were teens during the collapse of bipartisan cooperation. What should we be named? The Conflict Generation has been proposed, but while we could get all metaphorical with that, I don't think we bother starting with such a limited name. So who are we? Well, based on what we've become because of what we've shared, I think I could say with certainty that we are the Skeptic Generation, or Skeps.
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I read the below link about the current evaluations of today's culture, and they seem on the money, but not quite there, so let me give you my description of how I think we are today, or at least how I am:

We are fast approaching a worldwide metaphorical equivalent to a concept that Douglas Adams invented in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe as one of his many extremely philosophical minor plot points used only to get the story moving along in his Hitchhiker series. This particular one is called the Total Perspective Vortex, and when you are put into this machine, "you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation and somewhere in it a tiny marker, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says 'You are here.'"; and this mind-blowing experience of the universe's scale and your insignificance literally blows your mind: it obliterates your soul (details here: And SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER: the only person to ever survive it was a certain Zaphod Beeblebrox, only because he experienced it in a virtual universe made just for him (and identical to the real one): that is, he survived only because it told him he was most significant thing there, instead of the usual relation one has to the universe.

Today, with our vast access to our vast knowledge of the Universe, the world, history, and culture, we are living in what is kind of a half-formed, continuous, TPV existence. There are two ways to deal with it: either bite the bullet and allow your brain some mental pain, or try to ignore it and pretend you and your values are the center of everything. Many use a healthy ratio of both, which is what I recommend. However, some such as myself have trouble reducing our diet of ammo, and most importantly and scarily, a majority either skew toward or fully embrace ignorant narcissism. In my opinion, everything else that can be used to describe the current age just follows from there.

So I believe that post-postmodernism, our current culture, where we have to choose whether and how much to know about the world, should be called crignosism.
Post-postmodernism is a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture which are emerging from and reacting to postmodernism. Another similar recent term is metamodernism.
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What I had for dinner last night: a pasta and chicken Pacman:
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Some of these arrangements would make a great cake decoration ;D :
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Granted, we have not reviewed every State of the Union address in the history of this great nation, but we're gonna go ahead and say that this is the greatest burn in the history of the spectacle.
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          After watching various DVD courses on physics, I began to create my own theories about the world, so I joined Google+ to argue them out with actual professional physicists.
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