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This is the biggest groove-on I've ever seen.
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LOVE their Duck Tales! They are great!
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Fracking beautiful
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DST (well, end of DST) Reminder: Move the clock back one hour on Sunday, Nov 6th. (Sunday 2am will magically turn into Sunday 1am.)
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Holy WOW! Yes yes yes!
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For the Police Academy fans out there - this is pure awesomeness!:

Michael Winslow - Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (Senkveld med Thomas og Harald)

(thanks to my brother, +Luke Stay for sharing)
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From a friend of a friend in Utah. I just love how it catches the interest of the cows! I want to play for cows!


My friend Steve Call, who plays the tuba and teaches here at BYU, was in France with his group, the New Hot Five. He saw the cows and just spontaneously started to play for them. The trumpet joined in, and his son caught it all on his video. -Barry L.
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wow... this REALLY makes me want to be a vegetarian. They enjoy music?!? aww... so cute
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For those who haven't heard about this, the 10,000 Year Clock is a project to build a clock (actually, more than just one) that will run for 10,000 years. The design will be able to sustain the clock's maintenance for that time, even it is long forgotten. Want more highlights? <Thanks to +Amy Guy for pointing me to this!>

· Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) is very involved.

· The chimes will play in a different sequenceevery day. For 10,000 years. 3.65 million different chime sequences. *pinkie to corner of mouth*

· Visitors will be able to hike to it and interact with it, which will trigger it to display the current time

· There are anniversary chambers which will be powered at various times. (1, 10, 100, 1000, and 10000 years.)

· There are anniversary chambers.

· Chambers.


Now, which link to point you to? I think the major link in this post is pretty thorough. (The Technium: The Clock in the Mountain).

Giving credit, here's the The BoingBoing article (yay) that caught Amy's eye. (http://boingboing.net/2011/06/17/jeff-bezos-co-to-bui.html)

And here's the 10,000 Year Clock official site. (http://www.10000yearclock.net/index.html)

(Now, back to sleep off these cooties.)
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I love the Long Now Foundation.
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Pickleasaurus Rex - with movable jaw!
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<3 it.
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For those who may have missed it, TDP has show tomorrow (Sat, Jan 28) @ The Hamilton in DC. Looks like an awesome venue! Keith listed some reasons, which I have included and expanded upon. (It would, of course, be awesome to see folks at the show...but even if you can't make it, you should check this place out.)

- There are 240 seats (yes actual seats), with dinner service to each table.
- The show is all ages, yet has a huge wine/spirits list for those of you who can legally partake.
- The sound is... ok, I will just say amazing, until we invent a more appropriate word.
- The tickets are only $15, and for that you also get to see Taylor Carson.
- It's only 1 1/2 blocks from Metro Center
- Driving? No problem - ample parking just next door for only $5. (The FAQ on The Hamilton site says $10 for the garage, but I haven't parked there before, so I'm not sure which is correct. I honestly don't care - yay for even having a place to park!)
- The Hamilton is open 24/7 for fooooooooood.
- The Hamilton is open 24/7 for fooooooooood.
- Music. Tons of music. You should check out their calendar.
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YES YES YES!
And one more... YES!
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to quote from "When Harry Met Sally" ..."I want what she's having!"
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The CDC has created a comic about a zombie invasion to stress.emergency preparedness.

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies_novella.htm
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(thanks for the heads-up, +Genevieve Roesch and +Andrew Starke.)
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(I haven't looked at the information that this article references, so I have no idea how good of a summary or analysis it really is. It still brings up an interesting theory. You might want to scroll down to the link and read/skim it before reading my blathering commentary...which is rather long. Oops.)

OK. So, with the enormity of the universe, I absolutely believe in the possibility of other intelligent life-forms outside of those found on Earth. If they exist, I think it's also possible (probable) that some of them are more intelligent than us.

However, I am finding it hard to believe they would target us for destruction solely because we are "killing our planet". (I'm putting that in quotes because my point here isn't to discuss the validity of things like Global Warming. For the sake of my point, let's say that we are absolutely killing, maiming, pillaging, and utterly destroying our planet in a catastrophic and rapid method. Gleefully. Just a big 'ole troop of planetary psycho killers. Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

I tried to think through the reasons we would be targeted for "xenocide", and I'm having a hard time coming up with something solid.

1) This isn't their planet; this should have no impact on them. The exception to that is if Earth has resources that are precious to the ETs. If that were the case, and if they were to find out about those resources, I'm pretty sure we would be getting a visit from them anyways, friendly or not.

2) If they are tree-hugging ETs, there is a decent possibility that they would also have enough peace, love, and happiness in them to realize that we are a civilization that is still learning and growing, much like they had to do. Wouldn't they reach out to help? Or sit back and let us figuring it out (or perish) on our own?

3) We are currently contained. We're not a threat to anyone. If they are, again, driven by any sort of compassion, I'm assuming they would leave us be until we pose an actual threat. At this point, we're like a cat wrapped in a blanket, tucked inside of a boot and dropped inside of a paper bag; struggling, with our claws stuck in the blanket. We aren't even close to reaching areas of the Universe that might be populated by other intelligent life forms.

4) Perhaps they would be driven by something we are too dense to understand; something having to do with our planet needing to remain unharmed, whatever that really means. This is the one thing that I could think of that I don't really have counter-points for. I would say, in that case, we have no idea what would trigger an attack. Perhaps the anti-drug campaign should include Alien Attacks as a reason to just say no.

I know this wasn't really meant as a talking point for "going green", but the whole thing humored me enough to make me think about it. :)
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So, yeah. How about that.
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All I can think of when I hear Jersey Shore is snooki wearing a ball gag
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