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Love this by Joel Watson. Very funny I think.  


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Now this is what I call a chair! A reader's dream, the Sunflower Chair's ingenious design combines the comfort of a papasan with an integrated bookcase that rings the outside. Designed by He MU and Zhang Qian from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, the chair won the Redtory Design Award at the Design for Sitting Gran Prix competition. I'm not sure which is more awesome, this chair or the fact that there actually is a gran prix of designs devoted to sitting ;)

http://laughingsquid.com/sunflower-chair-an-ingenious-chair-with-integrated-bookcase/
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Five years after his passing, Sir Arthur C. Clarke remains a prominent figure in the epochs of science fiction and futurism. Apart from being recognized for novels such as ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘Rendezvous with Rama’, Clarke became a respected futurist and inventor during his prominence, predicting the development of geosynchronous communications satellites in the mid-1940s. It’s no surprise then that Clarke became a sought after forecaster in regards to space exploration.
 
In a 1963 episode of the BBC’s ‘The Sky at Night’ program, Arthur C. Clarke joined famed amateur astronomer Patrick Moore to discuss the future of human exploration on both the Moon and Mars. Within the 20-minute segment, Clarke discusses the possibility of lunar observatories and other scientific facilities on the Moon, going as far as predicting, “…in a few generations, all serious astronomy will be conducted either on the Moon or in space.” In remarking, “possibly in five years, certainly in ten,” Clarke is uncannily precise in predicting the first lunar orbit by Apollo 8 in December of 1968, five years after the interview. Concerning the moon landing, while skeptical, Clarke notes that such an achievement would likely occur around 1970; again, remarkably accurate. As the interview concludes, Patrick Moore asks, “What about the Martian base?” While admitting that it is more speculative, Clarke predicted that a manned mission would orbit Mars within the following 20 years, with a landing occurring in 25 years, or rather, in 1988.
 
Evidently, unlike a number of Clarke’s earlier predictions, his speculations on human exploration on the Red Planet turned out to be overly optimistic. In the midst of the golden age of American space exploration, it is understandable as to why Clarke fell short in his prediction. As Jeff Foust of ‘The Space Review’ notes, “Extrapolating that progress made conclusions like human missions to Mars in the 1980s appear quite reasonable, almost to the point of being conservative.” As he continues, “That pace, though, could not be maintained, making the visions of domed bases on the Moon and Mars seem just as futuristic now as they did when the program aired nearly a half-century ago.”
 
As we continue to make predictions in regards to our space faring future, Arthur C. Clarke’s optimistic forecasts are a lesson worth remembering. With hopes of moving forward, NASA needs your help.
 
Let Congress know that you support doubling funding for NASA:
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/  
To read more and watch the interview:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1981/1  
The image feature in this post, entitled “Mars”, is the work of American artist, Phil Smith. To view more of his work:
http://www.philsmith.us/

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Yesterday was the annual Dachshund Octoberfest, a massive convergence of Dachshunds in NYC's Washington Square Park.

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I love the way the Doctor made the kids room so awesome. I would love to give my kids a room like that. 

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Such a tender moment between the Doctor and Alfie. This is from the episode Closing Time. 
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