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Map of the Milky Way

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Just a little something to inspire you with awe and make you feel really, really tiny. It’s a big ass universe out there. Do click through to the full size version of this pic.

(via my friends at NASA)

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June 6, 2008 at 10:00 am

Quote of the Day

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“I felt so sorry for you when Bill had his affair,” the woman said. “I think the best way to overcome it is to become president.”

(source).

I’m fascinated by the “average voter”. It’s kind of like watching a slow motion train wreck… horrific, yet I can’t make myself turn away…

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April 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Not only do I want and elite President, I want a President who’s embarrassingly superior to me

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Jon Stewart last night, once again proving why he’s the most trusted newsman in America:

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April 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm

The mountaintop, forty years later

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As one learns more about history, the shine tends to come off of a lot of its heroes. We learn that many of the historical figures we put on a pedestal were in fact human beings, who often made mistakes and came complete with moral failings. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, George Washington could and did lie, Thomas Edison was kind of a huge dick, and JFK had more foreign policy bungles than he had successes in his unfortunately short term in office.

Martin Luther King Jr., however, is an exception to that rule. The more I’ve learned about him, the more inspiring he’s become. He stood for what was right, without compromise, and spent his life fighting for those beliefs. His life was tragically cut short forty years ago today.

After the jump is the text from his last speech, delivered in Memphis Tennessee on April 3, 1968: Read the rest of this entry »

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April 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm