Scientific ignorance in this country drives me insane. I’m no genius, and never really took any science courses in college, but I know how it works. I was asked where science came from, as if it needed to be created by something in order to be valid. Science is not a thing, it’s a process….
It’s not so much ignorance, as a lack of faith in their god/s. This is a belief of mine: The louder one proclaims their faith, the less faith they have.
I just unfollowed Grottu Orloff. Nothing personal, but the little fellow tends to be a little repetitive, and all the pulpy and cheesecake is starting to sprout full-on porn. Not something I want to be scrolling past when company walks in.
On the other tentacle, if you don’t mind (more than a little) skin amongst your movie monsters, follow little Grottu.
Police Center Operative Headquarters, 1979-1983
Architect: Spasoje Krunic
*I find myself regretting that this ISN’T the Belgrade Police Headquarters
I find myself regretting that this thing is tethered to the ground, not airtight, and thus unable to lift off and dominate the galaxy.
Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained.
Frank Herbert: God Emperor of Dune
This is a nice ideal: One where government asks, “are we making ourselves useful to the country?” as opposed to “is the country useful to us?”
The greatest Hollywood Stars - including The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Buster Keaton and Greta Garbo - attending Mickey Mouse’s Gala Premier (1933)
The GIF with Buster shooting a look at the guy next to him is just priceless. I wonder if this is on YouTube yet?
Martin Klimas - Miles Davis, “Pharaoh’s Dance,” from “Bitches Brew”
Like a 3-D take on Jackson Pollock, the latest work by the artist Martin Klimas begins with splatters of paint in fuchsia, teal and lime green, positioned on a scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker. Then the volume is turned up. For each image, Klimas selects music — typically something dynamic and percussive, like Karlheinz Stockhausen, Miles Davis or Kraftwerk — and the vibration of the speaker sends the paint aloft in patterns that reveal themselves through the lens of his Hasselblad. Klimas rose to prominence in the art world four years ago for a series of photos that captured porcelain figurines just as they shattered. For this series, Klimas spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce the final images from his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to the obvious debt owed to abstract expressionism, Klimas says his major influence was Hans Jenny, the father of cymatics, the study of wave phenomena. The resulting images are Klimas’s attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”
AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PAINT USED PER SHOT: 6 OUNCES
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAINT USED ON THE PROJECT: 18.5 GALLONS
FINAL NUMBER OF IMAGES PRINTED: 212
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/7,000TH OF A SECOND
NUMBER OF BLOWN SPEAKERS: 2
Technically, books are ammo crates; libraries are ammo dumps; and human minds are the weapons.
Benefits Of Being A Fish
Problem is they’re always bugging you for a light.
Some screenshots of a Minecraft texture pack I’m working on. The theme is ‘Angry Red Planet’, and it still needs a lot of work.
While I’m happy with the stone texture and dirt, the biome colours might need toning down a bit. Also, the grass isn’t blobby enough; I want something that looks like fronds of something succulent, that gives the impression that it should be slightly greasy to the touch.
Trees also have red foliage and will later have bluish-green trunk patterns like the birch trees in the top pic.
Gravel can be seen in the top image, and looks about right; on this planet the rock tends to oxidise quickly when pulverised. Sand is a very pale pink and more like pumice.
The ore textures you can see also need a lot of work, especially coal.
Later on, I’ll have to deal to mob skins. Basically, they’re like this:
Skeletons and zombies especially should look like they’ve been taken over by some sort of parasite.
The Nether’s revised colour scheme is a sort of poisonous yellow-green, as though you’re breathing aerosolised vomit. (No wonder those ghasts are crying.)
At the moment I’m unsure if this will actually go any further, as it requires MCPatcher to be installed and run for the custom sky, water and foliage colours, and it’s turning out to be a lot of work to get the base textures looking how I want.