Going up North with Death Lens & thefrights to document the #deathfrights2013 tour! Be there! BE FUCKING THERE!
NOV. 15th @ MOCO Art Gallery (oakland)
NOV. 17th @ Milk Bar (san francisco)
THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST FUCKING WEEKEND FUCKING EVER GUYS. FUCK AGAIN
I miss jonny.
Anonymous asked: How you doin
smug- and rightfully so!
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.
So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be?
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist
Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass.
So basically physicists, scientists and NASA (and outerspace buffs) are kinda having a massive orgasm and freaking the fuck out right now.
I’m going to have a panic attack.
jms-cardona asked: carnations, daffodils, azaleas, calla lilies and chrysanthemums i don't think chrysanthemums are there i just like them. oh and lavenders are nice too.
If I was given tickets right now.. (I’d be okay with most things)
but wtf Neutral Milk Hotel is on tour and they have NO california dates.
Explosions in the Sky maybe.
I cried when Artax died in the swamp of sadness. The NeverEndingstory
If I died right now play “Flatlands” by Chelsea Wolfe. It’s playing right now and it feels nice.
Anonymous asked: Hmm, do you really know?!? SAD here, well I guess I can't be anonymous dude... I shall now be G. Dude since its a clue or (GD) for short haha. Floral ? - Heliconia, Rose, Daffodil, and Foxglove. Sorry about the whole cut down of your hours :( How is school? Do you want to watch Frozen the Disney movie? “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.” ― Julian Barnes
Yeah, I know exactly who you are. we’re talking right now actually! - and thank you.
Heliconia: Yes! I love rainy weather, when I was younger I would lay out in the street in the rain with my best friend at the time. No one ever told us to get out of the street though ahah- we’d also go swimming.
Rose: am I in love? Not quite. I mean I’m in love with everyone close to me in a way, but I don’t think that’s the kind you mean. I’m sort of dating someone right now, though.. I think we’re dating? either way, it’s nice. I really like this person.
Daffodil: I feel like I can’t answer this properly. I couldn’t say, really. Most gifts are extremely thoughtful. Maybe I’ll make a post later talking about certain thoughtful gifts.
3 facts about my family. errrr I can’t really describe us as a whole.
My brother and I are extremely close, he’s very opinionated and vocal about what and who he thinks is good and no good for me.
My brother and I don’t have a relationship with our father, it’s always been this way.
My mother is a hard working woman with a lot of personality and heart, she deserves a lot better than what she got stuck with.
School is a drag. I want to be somewhere already.
Frozen? I don’t like some of the characters already, but I probably will see it. I’m a sucker for Disney. I’m not expecting anything amazing.