Wow. There are a lot of NEO objects out there. Common wisdom is to believe that space is vast and empty, but near stars it seems to be false. Of course, with the distances involved, it really is sparse; but from an outside observer, it’s a lot more crowded in here than most think it is.
Below is a video of all the asteroids discovered from 1980 to 2010. Around the 1990 mark, large swaths of asteroids were being discovered by automated system.
Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Every Asteroid Discovered Since 1980 VIDEO.
“Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton performed in ZSL (Zombie Sign Language). Awesome!
I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with anyone yet. It’s 12:15am my time, and I’m still awake, so I must share this right now, because if I don’t I’ll just forget again.
First of all, if you haven’t already seen it, you must go to Whitestone Motion Pictures‘ website, and watch the 22min short film, Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man.
Seriously. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Here is the low-res version (and the HD version is on Vimeo) for those who just can’t wait:
Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man from Brandon McCormick on Vimeo.
And if you didn’t immediately go searching for and find the soundtrack (shame on you) to this awesome short film, you can download it free from their website, just below the video itself.
Seriously. I’ve been singing “Yours Alone” over and over again. Music is my emotional compass; it steers me towards that which I must feel. And while I know that song wasn’t written and performed by some big-name band or group, I can’t help but let it move me.
And the story of the short film… It is so bittersweet. I do not remember much of the original Wizard of Oz, but this inspires me to find it and watch it all over again. No, not totally. I wish for it to be remade, by these people. Get on that, will you?
I don’t really watch South Park all that much. I’ve only truly seen the first season (yes, the very first season) all the way through, and then here and there of all the rest of it.
However, I can’t pass up a good Facebook and Tron joke. Especially when it is coupled with South Park humor.
And thanks to io9, there’s a video online of the scene: Stan gets sucked into “Facebook” as a “Profile”. I love the “Ignore” running gag.
Apparently I can’t embed video, so use the link below.
South Park Shows Us How Facebook Can Ruin Everything — Even Tron – South Park – io9.
The adorableness. It attacks without warning!