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  2. Why Morgan Freeman, why? Who told you to do this?

    Why Morgan Freeman, why? Who told you to do this?

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  3. Thoughts on Reparations

    Black people deserve reparations, yet I think it sends a mixed message: forgiveness can be purchased, and if that’s morally o.k. with everyone, then what amount of money can pay off hundreds of years of enslavement and abuse?

    Remember when George Bush saved the economy in 2008 by sending us all stimulus checks. That’s how I feel about the government cutting people checks–they’ll either fuck it…

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    The Empyrean, from The Divine Comedy (1861-1868), Gustave Doré

    The Empyrean, “from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus ”in or on the fire (pyr)”, is a region described in the the Paradiso portion of Dante’s Divine Comedy as a place beyond even the highest spheres of Heaven, the dwelling place of God and angels. In The Divine Comedy, Dante is “enveloped by [a] veil of radiance” as he ascends to the Empyrean.

    Some medieval writers conceived of it as a celestial sphere formed from pure fire, but others contested that it burned with light rather than elemental fire, as Thomas Aquinas described in the Summa Theologica"wholly luminous… that heaven is called the empyrean, not from its fiery heat, but from its brightness". 

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  7. Getting By

    Some people can just do the same dead end shit everyday and smile about it, but I have no idea how to do that. I start thinking about life, another decade of scraping by, living paycheck to paycheck, sliding further and further into debt; standing in the rubble of the American dream. I know it’s all ultimately meaningless, and yet I stand with Atlas under the burden of an ignorant world–compelled…

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    Infographic: Every Trip To The Moon, Ever

    Who remembered that we’d gotten it wrong so many times?

    Once the U.S. planted a flag on the moon, it was easy to forget the trials and tribulations of the space race. But did you know that the United States and Soviet Union combined for eight failed missions to the moon within a single year? Eventually, the U.S. got the Pioneer 4 (their fifth attempt) to do a successful flyby in 1959. The Soviet Union followed a few months later by topping us big time—they actually landed with their Luna 2, a probe that looks straight out of 1960s sci-fi television. It’s a story that you can follow in this pair of infographics created by Margot Trudell as part of her OCAD graduate thesis.

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  14. An ad keeps playing on Spotify for the new movie “Lucy” with Morgan Freeman and…

    An ad keeps playing on Spotify for the new movie “Lucy” with Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson. In the movie somebody does something to Johansson’s brain so she can use more than the 10% us normals use, allowing her special abilities–there’s just one problem–it’s common knowledge that we already use 100% of our brain, all of us. The 10% myth comes from a misinterpretation of a lecture given…

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  15. kuinexs:

    Christopher Mckenney surrealist photography.

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