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February 21, 2019

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock — T.S. Eliot

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Poem in its entirety here.

After composing the previous post, having invoked Michelangelo I immediately started thinking about how wonderful this masterpiece* seemed to me when I first encountered it in high school English class.

It's just as good now as it ever was, and it will still be good aboard the first interstellar transport (assuming the travelers are awake from time to time, as opposed to being in deep — hopefully fully reversible upon arrival — coma for the duration.

FunFact: James Joyce referred to the author as Tears Eliot.

*Published originally in his book "Prufrock and Other Observations" in 1917

February 21, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

My current favorite people search site

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They come and go, looking for Michelangelo.

But this one's fo shizzle.

Fair warning: there goes the day — and in this case it's not hyperbole.

February 21, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The moon's far side with Earth in the background

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Twitter caption: "This photo of Earth and the lunar far side, maybe our best ever, was taken yesterday [February 3, 2019] by the Chinese lunar satellite DSLWP-B (Longjiang-2). The Dwingeloo telescope downloaded the photo from the satellite this morning. More info ."

[via Gizmodo]

February 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Best anti-insomnia movie EVER: Watching Gray Cat sleep (through Google Glass) will put you down for the count

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This morning I sat down and Gray Cat got up off her toasty cable box and walked over and lay down in my lap. Though I'd had a good night's sleep and didn't feel at all drowsy, once she snuggled in between my legs and closed her eyes, I found mine hard to keep open as well. Nevertheless, I tried to keep my head still and create a 5-minute-long video using Google Glass that, once enhanced and stabilized with YouTube's proprietary algorithms, ought to make a dandy visual sleeping pill equivalent. I mean, just watching the first couple minutes of the video, I started to fall asleep. Try it, you'll like it. If it doesn't help you fall asleep, let me know and I'll cheerfully refund twice what you paid for it. Wait a sec....

February 21, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?

Fooled u

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: no moving parts.

A third: partially glazed stoneware.

Another view:


February 21, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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