18 9 / 2013

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, on its side. A human hand is rubbing it’s chest. TEXT: “Progress is progress, even if it is a little progress. As long as you are moving forward, that is what matters. You are doing a great job. I am so proud of you.”](image credit to Beverly Hill)

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, on its side. A human hand is rubbing it’s chest. TEXT: “Progress is progress, even if it is a little progress. As long as you are moving forward, that is what matters. You are doing a great job. I am so proud of you.”]

(image credit to Beverly Hill)

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16 9 / 2013

nyprarchives:


Yesterday, scientists declared that Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977, had become the first probe to exit the solar system. Aboard the Voyager 1 are the Voyager Golden Records, which contain sounds and images selected by a committee headed by Carl Sagan, designed to introduce any possible intelligent extraterrestrial life that may find them to our culture on Earth.
Listen to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan discuss the Voyager Interstellar Record Project, as well as five musical selections, with Lloyd Moss on December 7, 1985, on WQXR’s This is My Music.
Image of The Sounds of Earth, 1977, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

nyprarchives:

Yesterday, scientists declared that Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977, had become the first probe to exit the solar system. Aboard the Voyager 1 are the Voyager Golden Records, which contain sounds and images selected by a committee headed by Carl Sagan, designed to introduce any possible intelligent extraterrestrial life that may find them to our culture on Earth.

Listen to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan discuss the Voyager Interstellar Record Project, as well as five musical selections, with Lloyd Moss on December 7, 1985, on WQXR’s This is My Music.

Image of The Sounds of Earth, 1977, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

15 9 / 2013

odditiesoflife:

Abandoned Building 25 at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Located in Queens Village, New York, Building 25 at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center has sat abandoned and rotting since 1974. The psychiatric center is still open and operating but, for almost four decades, Building 25 still stands — ignored and decaying.

Originally, the open land was owned by the Creed family and was purchased by the New York State Legislature in 1870 to house the New York State National Guard. After four decades of complaints about random long range bullets flying into surrounding areas, the National Guard abandoned the buildings in 1912. At that time, Creedmoor State Hospital opened as a farm colony for then Brooklyn State Hospital, with patients working on the farmland for treatment and room and board. 

From 1918 to 1974, the population grew from several hundred to over five thousand patients. Through the decades, a large number of violent criminals were sent there and allowed to wander the grounds freely, with some easily escaping. With reports of rape, assault, suicides, fires and burglaries, the institution was out of control. In addition, complaints of patient abuse by staff and unsanitary living conditions added to the already horrid and unsafe living conditions at the hospital.

By 1974, the original Creedmoor State Hospital was moved to a new facility on the property and renamed the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. While all of the other buildings once used were vacated and demolished, Building 25 was left deserted. To this day, the building stands abandoned and ignored by the state. Why buildings like this are allowed to stand rotting for decades can only be answered by their owners.

original article and photographs by Hannah Frishberg

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15 9 / 2013

geekandsundry:

jodymuggle:

Felicia Day being cute in “Do you wanna date my avatar?” music video.

We love these kinds of gif sets! All Hail The Guild! 

15 9 / 2013

universewatcher:

Image of Saturn’s rings, imaged by the Cassini Space Probe.
Image Credit: NASA

universewatcher:

Image of Saturn’s rings, imaged by the Cassini Space Probe.

Image Credit: NASA

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15 9 / 2013

15 9 / 2013

"Forget the Syria debate, we need a debate on why we’re always debating whether to bomb someone. Because we’re starting to look not so much like the world’s policeman, but more like George Zimmerman. Itching to use force and then pretending it’s because we had no choice."

Bill Maher (via wilwheaton)

15 9 / 2013

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06 9 / 2013

06 9 / 2013

tiny-elmo:

Sansa Stark character development 

This is well done…

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06 9 / 2013

my-life-as-a-college-student:

Actually, this is more or less quite an apt description of him.

Ahhh but when he talks in his Scottish accent…. even more adoration…

my-life-as-a-college-student:

Actually, this is more or less quite an apt description of him.

Ahhh but when he talks in his Scottish accent…. even more adoration…

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06 9 / 2013

oceann-eyess:

i like how this has been the most convincing thing so far, for me to finally get a smart phone.

My “smart phone” is really mildly retarded so this wouldn’t work for mine…. I’ll probably not get one that passed 8th grade for a long time. If I did though, I would want this for it

oceann-eyess:

i like how this has been the most convincing thing so far, for me to finally get a smart phone.

My “smart phone” is really mildly retarded so this wouldn’t work for mine…. I’ll probably not get one that passed 8th grade for a long time. If I did though, I would want this for it

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03 9 / 2013

moonstarpurrr:

this bitch

Right here

moonstarpurrr:

this bitch

Right here

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03 9 / 2013

favourite a song of ice and fire quotes —~ Part 3.

Just WOW„,

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03 9 / 2013

I am usually referred to as the Master. Universally.

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