No on-screen sex but they're still talking and thinking about it in pretty detailed ways. so, let's go with R. 640 words.
The third time he elbows her in the face is also the hardest. She doesn't manage to laugh it off in time, and his face twists and he flings himself off her so hard he slips over the edge of the bed. He thumps to the ground in a meaty, resonant way that makes her think he landed smack on his chest. She hurries to the end of the mattress, a hand on her face -- yeah, there'll be a hella nice black eye there in another half hour.
"MT? Mituna, honey--"
He contorts on the floor like a cut worm so he can look up at her, and she can feel her bulge retract. He's about to cry, eyes overbright.
"I'm so sorry, I'm a bulge, not even a bulge, bulges are cool as fuckhell, shit, shit--"
If she lets him keep yelling at himself he will be calling himself names and then he'll be depressed for days, and then she won't get laid. She doesn't even think before she rolls over the edge and lands on him.
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If you think animated characters today set an unrealistic standard of beauty for your kids, then you're in luck! Today's cakes will show you some great ways to lower that standard, all while teaching important life-lessons!
First, remember, girls: strong jawlines = strong women.
Also, some things are better gotten off your chest.
While others - such as missing limbs, sagging chests, and worryingly large necks - are best left unmentioned:
On the plus side, questions like "Where's the rest of her choker? Or her arm? Or her ear?" can help distract viewers from misspellings. Case in point: did you notice "bithday"?
Brenda S., Aaryn C., & Beth, these cakes are beautiful, no matter what they say.
I thought maybe 20,000 treasure for her, but if you really want her and can't afford it, we'll talk!
Comcast makes a poorly designed product that people hate and only use because there is no alternative. How do they thrive? From help from their Very Powerful Friends, who grease every wheel in sight.
In reading this op-ed in the Times, what struck me is that the people involved in propping up this awful company with tax bribes and competition-stifling seemed to have no idea that their behavior is utterly depraved.
Unchecked, such clueless corruption is a recipe for disaster. This is not just about Comcast. Sooner or later, the obliviousness of our Overlords will have an impact on something truly critical to the lives of the rest of us, like a collapse in affordable food or energy or shelter.
And then there could be some truly serious ugliness.
Post-game 4 h/c
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This fellow stands on a monument to the Battle of Grunwald, just north of the Stare Miasto in Kraków. He’s actually celebrating the victory of Polish and Lithuanian forces over the Teutonic Knights . . . but the dude looks like he’s belting out an opera aria on the topic.
I was a bit more restrained in the weight room than on Monday. I did 20 pounds on the tricep machine, and my arm trembled much less! I stuck to 20 pounds for overheads, and did 25 for chest press and biceps. Then I did 55 for lat pulldowns and rows, because those are mostly back muscles, though I did have a little pain in the elbow for both of them. I skipped seated leg press because I overdid it on Monday, and instead set the elliptical at level 5 for my 30 minutes.
These machines are kind of annoying because most of them only deal with isolated muscles, so the workout takes longer. Free weights are much better, and I'll be happy when I can go back to them.
This is all MCU/Cap-related, with spoilers for Cap 2:
Right, hi, &c, oh gosh, I really should have cleaned last night rather than gotten sleep. /o\
Today marks the Hubble Space Telescope’s 24th birthday; on this day in 1990 the Space Shuttle Discovery roared into space with Hubble in the payload bay, and the next day astronaut Steve Hawley deployed the telescope into orbit. For years a flaw in the mirror degraded the resulting observation, but upgrades to the cameras onboard the observatory compensated, and ever since Hubble has been wowing astronomers and the public alike with its grand view of the Universe.
Every year on or about this date, the folks at the Space Telescope Science Institute release a gorgeous image to celebrate (see Related Posts below). This year is no exception; in fact, this year’s is one the best: NGC 2174, a vast stellar nursery being blasted away by the ferocious light and heat of nearby stars.
Holy wow! NGC 2174 is about 6000 or so light years away toward the constellation of Orion, and is a huge cloud of gas and dust enthusiastically forming stars at a brisk clip. And I do mean huge: Even at that terrifying distance, the entire cloud is as big in the sky as the full Moon. This small section of it seen by Hubble is a half-dozen light years across all by itself, and the whole cloud is more than ten times larger.
The gas and dust in NGC 2174 has been forming stars for millions of years, and is populated with quite a few young, massive, hot, and very luminous ones. Just off to the right in the picture, outside the field of view, is a whole cluster of them. These stars are so bright that their light and winds of subatomic particles are eating away at the cloud, dissolving it. What you’re seeing here is the edge of that erosion front, the border between material already blown away and material that is soon to be destroyed by it.
This region is studded with bumps and long fingers of material; these are denser knots where stars are forming deep within. The gas and dust are thicker here and resist erosion. The knots act like sandbars in a stream, forming graceful arcing heads upstream and long tails pointing away from the hot stars. The very edges of the heads are glowing as they undergo the onslaught from the nearby superstars, creating a bright limb around them.
I can’t help but think they look like sperm (though we’re talking gametes a trillion kilometers long…). The metaphor isn’t a bad one, since these are the sites where stars are being born. And it’s a race to see which knots can actually birth their stars before being blown away by the winds. The similarity in shape is due to similarity of forces; both are sculpted by hydrodynamics, the motions of fluids. On the microscopic side sperm get an advantage by being sleek and streamlined so they move more efficiently through a fluid; on the cosmic side the knots get sculpted as the fluid flows past them. Animal birth, star birth: The motion of the medium is relative.
One last thing I want to point out, too. In the detail shot above you can actually see a few background galaxies. That’s amazing! The dust littering NGC 2174 is very efficient at absorbing light, and it’s rare to see more distant objects in pictures of star-forming regions. In this case though we have an ace in the hole: This image was made using infrared filters!
Infrared light is better at getting through the dust, so some galaxies are able to pierce the muck. Note that as you look more to the left in the big Hubble image you see fewer stars and galaxies, and things get redder. The really thick dust is on the left, and it blocks almost everything behind it. But some of the stars embedded in the dust manage to get their reddest light through. I can still spot a handful of galaxies there; I imagine these are very luminous beasts indeed to be able to shine through, pouring out infrared light. Perhaps they themselves have huge clouds like NGC 2174, vigorously forming stars and blasting infrared light out into the Universe, and it’s that glow we see here.
The Universe is very meta sometimes.
Anyway, happy birthday, Hubble! It was a pleasure to work on you for all those years, and even more of a pleasure to continue writing about your exploits now, nearly two and a half decades after you got your start.
Hubble’s Knight to Remember (2013, 23rd)
A Stunning Star Factory for Hubble’s 22nd (2012, 22nd)
Happy Birthday, Hubble (For Real This Time) (2011, 21st)
Hubble Celebrates 20 Years in Space with a Jaw-Dropper (2010, 20th)
Hubble’s Fountain of Youth (2009, 19th)
When Galaxies Collide (2008, 18th)
Hubble’s 17th: Chaos, Birth, and Near-Death (2007, 17th – Worth it for the last image alone)
Happy Birthday HST! (2006, 16th)
Hubble’s Anniversary (2005, 15th)
You already know that meditation has real benefits
Between the life-changing proposal and the tear-jerking "I do's," there's the unique stress known as wedding planning. Even if your big day is a year or more out, many things
might will trip you up. As someone who's been there and lived to tell the tale, these are the things I wish I had known in advance before my wedding day.
From time traveller to art enthusiast. New Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi appears in new online film exploring Surrealism in art.
Peter Capaldi, famed for The Thick of It, In the Loop and, most recently, as the Twelfth Doctor in the BBC Television series Doctor Who stars in a new online film exploring Surrealism in art.
In Unlock Art: Exploring the Surreal, Capaldi investigates how psychoanalysis and the unconscious mind shaped the Surrealist movement. The film examines the key players including Miro, Ernst and Dali and explores how the movement’s playful yet sometimes disturbing nature impacted contemporary culture and society; from art and theatre through to pop, humour and even politics.
This is the seventh Unlock Art film in the series of eight produced in collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts which aims to unlock the big stories and ideas behind art. Other presenters in the series include indie rock band The Kills, author and broadcaster Dawn O’Porter, HBO Girls star Jemima Kirke and actor Alan Cumming.
Unlock Art aims to take viewers on a journey through various art movements and themes, from the history of the nude and humour in art, to Surrealism and Pop – offering the need-to-know facts, and making the arts more accessible to a wider audience.
Unlock Art is part of Le Méridien Hotel and Resorts’ ongoing commitment to provide a new perspective on the hotel experience through a curated approach to arts and culture.
Head to the Le Méridien ‘Unlock Art’ microsite for more: www.lemeridien.com/filmseries. Meanwhile, follow the #UnlockArt hashtag on Twitter.
Previous Unlock Art films:
- The Kills presents Unlock Art: Great Double Acts
- Dawn O’Porter presents Unlock Art: A Brief History of Art Undressed
- Jemima Kirke presents Unlock Art: Where Are The Women?
- Alan Cumming presents Unlock Art: The World Goes Pop
- Sally Phillips presents Unlock Art: Browsing the International Art Market
- Frank Skinner presents Unlock Art: Bringing performance art to life
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It’s rare that such a weird and wonderful collection of intergalactic notables assemble under one roof, but the Cambridge Union has bettered the most masterful of Daleks’ plans. The Easter term (wisely named after the Chocolaty holiday that kicks if off – why not?) has a list of guest speakers including the Nobel Peace Prize winning 10th President of Finland and not one but two incarnations of our beloved Timelord…
Alongside their regular debating program and events like ‘Strictly Cam Dancing’ (!) the list kicks off with Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy billed as both the last Classic Doctor and the actor behind Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit (as heavily referenced in the glorious Five(ish) Doctors Redux).
A weighty series of speakers follows including the Ambassador to the UK for Russia followed by the Ambassador for the Ukraine the very next day. Bold and topical scheduling! What could then be more natural than an appearance by the finely tanned, perm-tastic pop sensation, David Hasselhoff?…
The term is rounded off by Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann who not only rules the hearts of all Whovians as the most Byronically dashing incarnation of the good Doctor, but the hearts of every counter-cultural student intellectual as the “I” of cult classic Withnail & I. If you haven’t seen it, see it. The quintessential student-flick, wickedly funny and co-starring the original (animated) Ninth Doctor and puppet of the Great Intelligence, Richard E Grant.
Who has had a flirtation with Cambridge before in the sadly unfinished Shada from 1979, where another renegade Gallifreyan managed to hide out as a professor for three centuries with no one noticing. The Union’s program brings to mind what I imagine Russell-T-Davies’ (schooled at the “Other place”) proposals for Who episodes sounded like… “I want werewolves and flying monks in Scotland, and then how about talking Rhinos. In a hospital. On the moon…” Splendid. If any Kasterborites manage to see either Doctor’s appearance remember to tell us all about it…
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