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NASA’s Astounding Photo of Earth as It Hangs in Space, See the Earth as it Truly Is

This photo of the world as stitched together from NASA’s weather satellite Suomi NPP is the very definition of amazing. We can’t stress enough how much you need to follow this link to the high definition image on NASA Flickr.

Download and have a look at our world, standing alone, in the black.

Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth - Blue Marble 2012

Because we could not leave well enough alone, and perhaps this image stirred a bit of our poetic spirit, we found a website of Space Quotations devoted specifically to the big blue marble that is Earth.

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves a riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold—brothers who know now they are truly brothers.

— Archibald MacLeish, American poet, ‘Riders on earth together, Brothers in eternal cold,’ front page of the New York Times, Christmas Day, 25 December 1968

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“So You Found Something Cool on the Internet” or How Groonk.Net Works


via alexis ohanian, not quite so wrong

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Creators of the *Real* ‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ Announce ‘The Legend of Korra.’

And there was much rejoice.

To say that we are pleased Shyamalan didn’t ruin the chance for a new series is an understatement of the decade.

The Wall Street Journal: How did you come up with the idea for the spinoff?

Bryan Konietzko: When Mike and I first created “Avatar: The Last Airbender” we always knew it would have an ending to it, that particular story. But as the show really took off, and found an audience all over the world, we knew that despite our intentions of ending that story there would probably be a time when Nickelodeon would come calling and want some more episodes….When that time came we had this idea for jumping ahead and telling a story about the next Avatar, this girl Korra.

We love how classy Konietzko was about the recent movie version. It’s a good lesson. One day we’ll have to don a pair of classy shoes. Rest assured today is not that day.

Soon though.

What did you guys think of the live-action version of “The Last Airbender”?

Konietzko: We’re just really focused on this new show right now, and kind of taking this off in its own direction and not concerning ourselves with that right now.

So you didn’t follow the casting controversy about the movie version of “The Last Airbender”?

Konietzko: We didn’t head up that film. We’re just happy to be back generating the original content in this mythology, which is what we do.

Onwards to the important stuff.

Would you like to bring a cartoon version of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” to the big screen?

Konietzko: We would love to. I think Mike and I would absolutely love to do feature animation. Either another story, or it if worked out, one in the “Avatar” world. We would be really excited.

What you can’t see, faithful reader, from the view of your computing screen, is a smile one mile wide and beaming.

Check out the entire interview over on Speakeasy.

via ONTD, WSJ, superhero hype

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Man Base Jumps Underwater Sinkhole, Short Film Project of Awesome

Dean’s Blue Hole is the second deepest blue hole. Guillaume Nery based jumped into it. It’s true. Sorta.

His girlfriend explains he never reached the bottom of the sinkhole. They did decide to make this short fiction during their free time.

We’ve included a video of this bit of deep water awesome under the cut. But we strongly suggest that you watch this sucker in HD over at Nery’s You Tube webhouse.

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Thank You Internet: Patrick Stewart Knighted with a Bat’leth

In case you didn’t know. Patrick Stewart was knighted by the Queen “for reals.”

Internet added the Bat’leth afterwards (as Internet often does). The only question is, ‘how long did it take for it to happen?’

The Yorkshire-born star said he would be celebrating his knighthood with Cecil Dormand, the teacher who first encouraged him to consider acting as a profession.

“He was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand [and] said, ‘Now get up on your feet and perform’.”

Stewart’s lucky. We regret there was no teacher, in youth, that inspired us to such greatness.

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Thank You Internet: This Bear Knows Kung Fu. Your Argument is Invalid.

Keep watching til 1:15. Trust us on this.

via whitechapel may 2010 zoo, kung fu animals you tube

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