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The entire night sky is one giant deep space illusion. What you're seeing isn't actually happening. I don't know why, but that terrifies me.

It's called the Big Bang for a reason. We are the remnants of a cosmic explosion. We are the cumshot of existence.

Ever look at the Moon's craters? The Moon represents the early chaos of creation. Earth represents the order that arose from that chaos.

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of planet Earth. Trying to survive mankind while making its way through our Universe.

Marijuana can best be described as having the outro to Layla coursing through your body and mind.

I don't understand angry old people. You're at the finish line. You did it man. Do some fucking drugs and crack a smile.

Eventually the Universe will reach its inevitable end and all that will be left is a really high Keith Richards asking where everybody went.

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We should stop pretending love is a mystical force and accept that it's nothing more than a chemical reaction in the brain.

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  •  jbou, you're on a roll tonight! (8+ / 0-)

    TYVM b/c this is going to be the Weekend From Hell b/c I am stuck with the World's Worst Coworker....

    Jokes help. Even your jokes (I kid, I kid).

    Especially loved these two:

    The entire night sky is one giant deep space illusion. What you're seeing isn't actually happening. I don't know why, but that terrifies me.

    It's called the Big Bang for a reason. We are the remnants of a cosmic explosion. We are the cumshot of existence.

    But I think that with Hubble and other really cool telescopes in orbit, it's fascinating that what we see is what actually happened millions of years ago.

    Yeah, I'm a science fiction geek. Wanna make something of it? (grin)

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:06:50 AM PDT

    •  jbou on a roll... (4+ / 0-)
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      jbou, Youffraita, LaFeminista, The Marti

      EZ-Wider, or Zig Zag perhaps?

    •  Smoke em if you got em (5+ / 0-)

      Lately I've been wondering about the properties of materials and  the modulus of elasticity for spacetime; whether when we read about it bending whether or not its possible to calculate its shear and moment and deflection.

      Observing colliding galaxy clusters provides another useful way of understanding the nature of dark matter. When two clusters collide, the dark matter in one passes through the other unaffected; dark matter doesn't interact much with either itself or normal matter. But the normal matter in one cluster does interact with the dark matter and the normal matter in the other cluster, as well as with the dark matter in its own cluster. During the collision, the normal matter is dragged forward by the dark matter in its own cluster and dragged back by both the dark matter and normal matter in the other cluster. The net effect of the collision, therefore, is to cause the normal matter in each cluster to fall behind the dark matter in the same cluster.
      I'm wondering if there is a dark space with a dark time that's a composite with dark energy and dark matter and whether there is an anti dark matter. Allowing that galactic lensing makes it possible to observe a little bit of bending in the presence of a lot of gravity, what would it take for space and time to have properties?
      One explanation for dark energy is that it is a property of space. Albert Einstein was the first person to realize that empty space is not nothing. Space has amazing properties, many of which are just beginning to be understood. The first property that Einstein discovered is that it is possible for more space to come into existence. Then one version of Einstein's gravity theory, the version that contains a cosmological constant, makes a second prediction: "empty space" can possess its own energy. Because this energy is a property of space itself, it would not be diluted as space expands. As more space comes into existence, more of this energy-of-space would appear.
      Non of that comes close to the complexities of the space time continuum of love.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 09:42:48 AM PDT

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      •  I am entirely too tired (2+ / 0-)
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        to understand what your blockquotes mean...

        but it sounds cool, anyway.

        I think I know what dark matter is, but dark energy? Not so much. And at almost 3 a.m., after a ten-hour shift, I'm unlikely to.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 11:52:07 PM PDT

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  •  Re old people, (19+ / 0-)

    I was just hanging out with a family friend who has known me since I was 4. She is in her upper 80's, in her final act. She receives high doses of morphine and other such drugs, and is being managed by hospice.

    We were discussing the fact that she gets nagged constantly by certain people about whether her doctor is prescribing too many pain meds and if she's eating healthy.

    We shared a good laugh. I told her at her stage in life, I would eat ice cream and pizza for every meal, and take all the prescribed  medicine that made me feel better.  And I'd wash it down with wine... And hot fudge.

    So we made ourselves giant bowls of ice cream for dinner and laughed about how controlling people like to be about other people's lives, and how these are those who end up bitter old people.

    So, making a short story long, I agree with you and would be glad to hang out with you when we're both old... As long as you'll share some ice cream.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:11:08 AM PDT

    •  black raspberry good for you? (6+ / 0-)

      I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

      by jbou on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:14:31 AM PDT

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      •  The most awesome (6+ / 0-)

        was a flavor Haagen-Dazs had years ago, deep chocolate peanut butter. Chunks of peanut butter in this rich chocolate ice cream.

        To die for.

        I don't think they still make it, but ZOMG, it was fantastic.

        Just sayin'.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:30:48 AM PDT

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        •  Ok, you're invited too. (5+ / 0-)

          What type of pizza should I put you down for?

          I figure in case my memory goes when I hit 85, it'd be a good idea to have a spreadsheet of each of us, our favorite ice cream, pizza, wine and other such rewards of advanced years.

          I probably should buy the super premium long term care policy too, the one that has the "non-stop party with your friends" rider included, huh?

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:44:04 AM PDT

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          •  Isn't this all covered under ACA, eventually? (4+ / 0-)
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            (Seems it should be, no?)

            •  I really don't see why not. (5+ / 0-)

              Home health care is so much cheaper than institutional care. And ice cream is far cheaper than $3 Tylenol at a hospital.

              Excellent point.

              Strawberry or blueberry, Neo?

              ;)

              © grover


              So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

              by grover on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:52:08 AM PDT

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              •  One of each, if I may, please? (3+ / 0-)
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                Though either would be fine alone.

                And a bit of sausage on the pizza would be great!

                And wow, you are so right --- could buy a whole lot of pizza, wine and ice cream for what it costs for even one day (never mind a month) in a typical "skilled nursing facility."

                (Don't get me started --- maybe some day a diary about some of what brain injury and other "rehab" facility rip-offs cost taxpayers and other insurers.)

                For tonight I'll just enjoy your company, okay?

                Thanks.

          •  I'll go with the consensus pizza as long as (4+ / 0-)
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            it doesn't involve ham and pineapple, but...if you really want to know, my two favorites are Deep Dish Sausage (Chicago-style, homemade: I do it well, including the crust) and regular with anchovies and black olives.

            I once worked at a place where lots of people like anchovies on their pizza. I miss that place.

            Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

            by Youffraita on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:54:20 AM PDT

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    •  Cool story Grover. (8+ / 0-)

      and good for you!

      Years ago, my doctor brother got a call from his wife's grandfather. The old guy had just turned 90 and still lived alone. The poor old guy was in tears and he told my brother "Ronnie, the girls came in and took my cigars and whiskey! What am I going to do?" My brother told him he'd be right there and he went out and got him some whiskey and cigars. Next day he called his mother-in-law and asked her why in the fuck would you take a 90 year old man's stuff and btw, a 90 year old that was living alone, cooking and cleaning and mowing his lawn?? She said when her and her sisters were at the doctors with him they asked the doctor if smoking cigars and drinking whiskey was good for you. The doctor said "probably not." So they confiscated his shit.

      Fucking do-gooders......  

      "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

      by fugwb on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:49:57 AM PDT

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    •  The worst thing about getting old (4+ / 0-)
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      Is realizing that the longer you live the closer you come to a time when they have a cure for old age, and the more likely you are to have to deal with the consequences you thought you were going to pass on by.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 09:46:55 AM PDT

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  •  Human love is a brain chemistry thing. (7+ / 0-)

    But my dogs? They really, truly, deeply, unconditionally love me.

    Ok, I feed them. That helps.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:14:29 AM PDT

  •  asdf sprinkles and rainbows and (7+ / 0-)

    "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

    by LaFeminista on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:26:26 AM PDT

  •  "Defending Our Nation. Securing The Future." (3+ / 0-)
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  •  They would never give the NSA to someone like (3+ / 0-)
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    jbou, The Marti, WakeUpNeo

    J. Edgar Hoover. Or robots. That's doom and gloom thinking. We should design the agency assuming it will always be led by Michael the Archangel.

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