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The new Disney World Star Wars Land as seen from space...

No, seriously, a fun and informative bunch of photo edits showing the relative size of random (mostly large) things...

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/fun-photo-series-puts-the-size-of-random-huge-objects-i-1787281626
This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines, and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field, and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.
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Well, huh. New music by Kansas. The album is The Prelude Implicit, and this is the opening song. Not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4xIL9QlxhY
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A weird but crucial bit in the history of horror film. (He's much more interesting as a person than his movies would tend to suggest, really; I've never been a fan of the gore-because-we-can style.) One of the best responses is in the comments: "CAN YOU HANDLE THE UNBRIDLED CARNAGE OF THE EULOGY??" Mr. Lewis would have put that in as ad copy in a flash.

http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-herschell-gordon-lewis-godfather-gore-243169
Something Weird Video reports Herschell Gordon Lewis, the director credited with inventing the “splatter” sub-genre of horror cinema, has died. He was 87.Lewis began in the film industry by producing and directing exploitation movies featuring nudity, a profitable endeavor that nonetheless limited t
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I've discovered a new genre of horror - well, "new" - and it's +Kenneth Hite and +Robin Laws's fault.

First, there was my chapter on psychological horror for the Fate Horror Toolkit. My major topics: doomed protagonists, characters versus the Other, and sensual horror. Then there was me relaxing and listening to the current episode of Ken & Robin Talk About Stuff, with its segment on film noir, including Ken commenting that part of the essence of noir is that once you transgress, the weight of the world irresistibly grinds you down to dust, and that everyone transgresses. I'd heard that before, since while I've never done a bunch of intensive study all at once, I have read a moderate amount of criticism and analysis of noire along with enjoying fine noir films old and new and fiction in the same style. But it struck me that, huh, I had just written a few thousand words of advice on roleplaying being doomed just like that.

So at that point I thought about it a little more, and realized that struggle with the Other in the form of the oppressive world systems that thugs with power use against the protagonists is certainly an element in the noir mix. And so, of course, is toxic sensuality, with relationships vulnerable to flipping between desire and revulsion and both up for use as weapons.

Noir is a kind of horror. Or at least you can read it that way. I don't mean "closely related to some kind of horror", I mean "a kind of horror".

Has anyone done any essaying/theorizing/etc. about that approach? I can think of some writers who are out doing it that way - Laird Barron comes to mind. I'm just wondering if anyone's done any writing about it in a comprehensive way.
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Blogger John Emerson is one of the few people I saw wonder seriously about how much and in what ways rampant drug abuse in the financial world set the terms of the 2008 collapse. This looks like something that goes similarly into a side of the Third Reich not usually reported on.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview
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"Infact, forget the Heaven."
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Just another day with a man doing his job and a bunch of glad stingrays.

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OK, you're either going to be as delighted as I am by this or thoroughly disinterested, and I'm gonna do this one under #nerdy9th  rules, so that gloom bugs can go to some other post. :)

Turns out Jon Anderson has done a new album with Roine Stolt of the Flower Kings and Transatlantic, with a band picked by both. Invention of Knowledge) is _really cool.

Anderson's voice is in remarkably good form, Stolt's guitar work is as amazing as ever, and the work as a whole both radiates with old-school prog flavor and a bunch of elements from current prog acts. It's suffused with the cosmic joyfulness that Anderson and Stolt both like, and Stolt seems to have anchored Anderson's flights of lyrical fantasy just a bit. It's about overcoming, and in particular, about overcoming together. It is the perfect counterpart to the stuff in modern politics and society that most depresses me.

If you need some old + new school utopian aspiring and you like progressive rock, check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scVF-gF3pIM
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This is, seriously, like getting a heavy dose of an effective anti-depressant via my ears. It's energetic, hopeful, and kind - it's easy for feel-good vibes to pick up a callous edge when it comes to those who keep suffering no matter positively anyone things about their plight. This doesn't have that; it seems pretty clear-eyed about the depths of healing the world needs, along with enthusiastic about the feasibility of it. As some Quakers say, it speaks to my condition.
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Sunset and Moonrise on the day I finished my Fate Horror Toolkit second draft. Moonrise and I continue to negotiate how much of the desk he gets at various times. 
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Heh. My cat also tried to steal cereal. He'd perch on your shoulder,
usually to look out a window, but sometimes he'd do it to try and steal
cereal out of a spoon while you brought it towards you. His weirdest trait
was he would leap on top of doors and stay perched there along the door.
Even if there was barely any headroom, he could perfectly leap from the
floor to the door without smacking the celing.
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Australia is not as down under as everyone thinks it is
Tectonic shift moves Australia at the brisk rate of 2.7 inches northward a year, with a slight clockwise rotation as well. That means every couple of decades the nation needs to adjust coordinates of everything in the country to make then more accurate, which becomes more of a big deal as next-generation GPS systems reach accuracy of one inch. The last adjustment, in 1994 was about 656 feet, “enough to give the delivery driver an alibi for ringing your neighbor’s doorbell instead of yours,” says Michelle Innis at The New York Times. The next adjustment, at the end of the year, will be about 1.5 meters or 5 feet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/world/what-in-the-world/australia-continental-drift-location-gps.html
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