skunkbear:

In celebration of Skunk Bear’s 200th post (thanks for following folks!) I present: Galileo moonwalking! Among Galileo’s many sketches were some of the first accurate depictions of the moon. The mountainous, pitted moon he drew showed reality, not the perfect, smooth sphere put forth by Aristotle.

Note to self: Quotes are more fun with a moonwalking Galileo. skunkbear:

In celebration of Skunk Bear’s 200th post (thanks for following folks!) I present: Galileo moonwalking! Among Galileo’s many sketches were some of the first accurate depictions of the moon. The mountainous, pitted moon he drew showed reality, not the perfect, smooth sphere put forth by Aristotle.

Note to self: Quotes are more fun with a moonwalking Galileo.

skunkbear:

In celebration of Skunk Bear’s 200th post (thanks for following folks!) I present: Galileo moonwalking! Among Galileo’s many sketches were some of the first accurate depictions of the moon. The mountainous, pitted moon he drew showed reality, not the perfect, smooth sphere put forth by Aristotle.

Note to self: Quotes are more fun with a moonwalking Galileo.

nprfreshair:

George Takei became famous for his role in Star Trek as Mr. Sulu, but in the last decade, he’s drawn followers who admire him because of who he is—not just who he has played. The new documentary about his life is called To Be Takei.

He joins Fresh Air to talk about growing up in a Japanese internment camp, avoiding stereotypical roles, and coming out as gay at 68. 

Here he explains why he was closeted for most of his life: 

The thing that affected me in the early part of my career was … there was a very popular box office movie star — blonde, good-looking, good actor — named Tab Hunter. He was in almost every other movie that came out. He was stunningly good-looking and all-American in looks. And then one of the scandals sheets of that time — sort of like The Inquirer today — exposed him as gay. And suddenly and abruptly, his career came to a stop.

That was, to me, chilling and stunning. I was a young no-name actor, aspiring to build this career — and I knew that [if] it were known that I was gay, then there would be no point to my pursuing that career. I desperately and passionately wanted a career as an actor, so I chose to be in the closet. I lived a double life. And that means you always have your guard up. And it’s a very, very difficult and challenging way to live a life.

Photo by Kevin Scanlon via LA Weekly 

Good stuff in this interview with George Takei.

newyorker:

The photographer George Steinmetz has shot his iconic aerial photographs from the skies over more than seventy countries. View a portfolio of his work exploring New York City from above: http://nyr.kr/UqCKMO

NYC from above.

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing." 
Happy birthday, Mick Jagger.

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."

Happy birthday, Mick Jagger.

An old camera and current folk musicians make for striking portraits.
Learn more about Lisa Elmaleh’s photos over at The New Yorker. An old camera and current folk musicians make for striking portraits.
Learn more about Lisa Elmaleh’s photos over at The New Yorker. An old camera and current folk musicians make for striking portraits.
Learn more about Lisa Elmaleh’s photos over at The New Yorker. An old camera and current folk musicians make for striking portraits.
Learn more about Lisa Elmaleh’s photos over at The New Yorker.

An old camera and current folk musicians make for striking portraits.

Learn more about Lisa Elmaleh’s photos over at The New Yorker.

"It’s an odd beast, fame. It’s got multiple personalities." ~Woody Harrelson
He’s 53 today. "It’s an odd beast, fame. It’s got multiple personalities." ~Woody Harrelson
He’s 53 today.

"It’s an odd beast, fame. It’s got multiple personalities." ~Woody Harrelson

He’s 53 today.

rocksbackpages:

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"I don’t know about cars… I don’t care about what I roll in. For me it’s just a place to put my bag."

Mariah Carey to William Shaw (Blender, 2005)

Despite protests, the Sex Pistols performed “Pretty Vacant” on Top Of The Pops on this day in 1977.

"I’m one of those regular weird people."

Janis Joplin

georgetakei:

Oh Myy

saturday!

vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…”

Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.

Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

On this day in 1951, The Catcher In The Rye was published. This infographic from PBS shows how J.D. Salinger’s novel came to be.

thirteenny:

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

Here’s a little something to get you over the mid-day hump! 

thirteenny:

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

Here’s a little something to get you over the mid-day hump! 

papermagazine:

Happy birthday to the beautiful and fierce Linda Ronstadt.

"Elvis was such a nice guy, and so talented and charismatic … He loved cheeseburgers, girls, and his mother, not necessarily in that order."
~ Johnny Cash

"Elvis was such a nice guy, and so talented and charismatic … He loved cheeseburgers, girls, and his mother, not necessarily in that order."

~ Johnny Cash