Celluloidnitrate

Never was.

Jul 17
“A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.

If it was used to make one of Chanel’s little black dresses, the wearer’s head and limbs might appear to float incorporeally around a dress-shaped hole.”

Want.

Rest here.

Via QuantumBlog.

(via kierongillen)

I want an entire wardrobe featuring this science witchcraft.

(via deantrippe)

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Jul 11
deantrippe:

projectrooftop:

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and P:R Pal Babs Tarr are taking over Batgirl with issue #35. This is the BEST. More info here!

Been sitting on this news for weeks! SO PSYCHED to see such an excellent redesign and to know this character I adore is in such capable hands. Well done, Team Batgirl.

deantrippe:

projectrooftop:

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and P:R Pal Babs Tarr are taking over Batgirl with issue #35. This is the BEST. 

More info here!

Been sitting on this news for weeks! SO PSYCHED to see such an excellent redesign and to know this character I adore is in such capable hands. Well done, Team Batgirl.


Jun 30
brianmichaelbendis:

Even the narrator taunts Scott.
X-Men #96

brianmichaelbendis:

Even the narrator taunts Scott.

X-Men #96


Jun 18
ruckawriter:

Caption:

A picture taken on May 3, 2014, (released June 12), shows people visiting “The Gateway to Hell,” a huge burning gas crater in the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert. The fiery pit was the result of a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that the gas would burn out quickly and this would cause the flames to go out. But the flames have not gone out in more than 40 years.

Photo credit:Igor Sasin/AFP/Getty Images, found at The Atlantic: InFocus.

ruckawriter:

Caption:

A picture taken on May 3, 2014, (released June 12), shows people visiting “The Gateway to Hell,” a huge burning gas crater in the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert. The fiery pit was the result of a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that the gas would burn out quickly and this would cause the flames to go out. But the flames have not gone out in more than 40 years.

Photo credit:Igor Sasin/AFP/Getty Images, found at The Atlantic: InFocus.


Jun 17

music makes the people come together

I was tagged by bloggingakymbo 

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, media player etc.. and write down the first 20 songs. Then pass this on 10 people. Only one rule : no skipping.

1) Do The Evolution, Pearl Jam 11/14/97 (from my first time seeing Pearl Jam live, the first time seeing the Rolling Stones live, and the first time falling asleep during Keith Richards’s solo section of an otherwise great concert).

2) Atomic, Blondie (not my favorite version of the song)

3) Home, Foo Fighters (honestly, the first time I’ve ever heard this song. I don’t like this album)

4) The Hand That Feeds [DFA Mix], NIN (someone gave me a disc of every NIN ‘halo’. i have too many of these remixes cluttering up my computer)

5) Lair [Batman Returns] Danny Elfman (i loved Elfman’s Bat-scores growing up but the majority of these albums do not hold up)

6) Western Union [Back to the Future II] (my mind was BLOWN by the end of BTTF II, this moment in particular. the sudden appearance of the Joe Flaherty character freaked me out when he approached Marty. my immediate thought was that he was some sort of timecop after Marty and Doc for continuing to screw things up)

7) Zucchini Bread, The State (i should probably get around to actually buying this comedy album since it’s been officially released by Rhino)

8) Hard To Imagine [VS. Demo] Pearl Jam (this is one of the few Pearl Jam ‘demos’ that I need to go through and delete. there was a trend for a while where people would record shitty quality cassette recordings of Pearl Jam songs and pass them off as ‘demos’. Pearl Jam super fans in general seem to not grasp subtle nuances in different versions of their songs. see: the re-recorded Black for that Out of the Furnace movie)

9) I’m Not Okay, My Chemical Romance (I don’t really like this album. I wonder if I should take the time to cull the songs I don’t really like from this library, but that feels kinda sacrilege. I wouldn’t tear out pages of a book I don’t like)

10) Simon LeBon’s segment of “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, by me (I re-made the Band Aid video with local actors a few Christmases ago for a talk show I hosted. I wish I had that kind of free time again)

11) Final Flight [Star Trek Nemesis] Jerry Goldsmith (not my favorite Trek score but my favorite track from the album. I remember being in a panel at Comic-Con previewing The Incredibles when Brad Bird mentioned that Goldsmith had just died and I audibly gasped and drew looks from the people around me. Is that the origin of me being glued to Twitter and my FOMO?)

12) Thunder and Blazes (another download for some sketch I did for the talk show. I don’t remember why or what sketch but I remember laughing hard at the final result and being ashamed that I never knew this piece of music by it’s name)

13) Enterprise-B Deflector Beam SFX (yeah, I need to cull this library)

14) You Can’t Do That, The Beatles (there are some amazing Beatles songs. remind yourself that when tracks like this come up in your playlist)

15) Without You [Bridge School 2011], Eddie Vedder (I remember sneaking away from work to watch this live webcast… I couldn’t make the actual concert that year. again, I wish I had the luxury of a slow job again)

16) 1999, Prince (I don’t know what the turning point was for me and Prince. I’m almost 100% sure it stems from the time that my sister snuck us out of one movie into Purple Rain and I flipped out because we were breaking the law. maybe I equated him with breaking the rules. maybe that’s why I like him so much now? who knows.)

17) Maria Bamford, Comedy Death Ray (I cannot believe how ridiculously fortunate I was to be able to consume so many live Death Rays and Asssscats from 2005-2008 at the UCB Theater in LA. I was directly picked on by Zach Galifianakis twice. then he gave me a t-shirt!)

18) Central Reservation [Koo Koo Roo], Scott Aukerman (this album is amazing and needs to be experienced, not explained)

19) 7-29-04 The Day Of, David Holmes (there is NOTHING wrong with Ocean’s Twelve)

20) A Wee Bit o’ Blarney, Andrew Daly (another thing about that golden period of UCB shows: Andrew Daly’s residency at CDR while recording his Nine Sweaters album. this track is introduced by Jimmy Pardo)

I don’t know ten people, so I’ll tag five… uh… iamruinedbywhimsyraditsinthenamesympathizewithlinusbuckying … and, uh… what the hell mattfractionblog


Jun 4

molecularlifesciences:

You’ve seen the female chemist mini-figure. Now see the whole set.

Today LEGO announced a mini-set titled “Research Institute” featuring all female scientists!

Read about this fan submitted work that won this season’s competition here. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/15401

Official announcement video here: http://youtu.be/jrWK3UIvXYs

Creator AIatariel here: https://mobile.twitter.com/AIatariel

Amazing.


Jun 1

scarfydog:

reblog if you cry every time

NEVER FORGET

(via ambienandfranzia)


May 15
brianmichaelbendis:

Beached Namor

brianmichaelbendis:

Beached Namor


Apr 29

anniewu:

REVIEW. So good. I just watched all the episodes over the last two days and confirmed for myself that no one plays grinning misery like Andy Daly. The first season is currently on Comedy Central’s YouTube page.

(via paulftompkins)


I had asked Jolie a few days ago if I could fly with her, and she told me she had never taken a passenger up before but would think about it. When I arrived at the photo shoot, I told her that I mentioned to my mother that I might fly with her and that my mother did not like the idea one bit. Jolie laughed it off. Now, as I am watching her kick off her stilettos (she pilots barefoot) and step up onto the wing of her little white plane, she stops for a second and stares at me standing off to the side. There is a glint in her eye. A big smile spreads across her face. “Let’s go scare your mother,” she says.

Only as I am jammed in the back next to Leibovitz, bumping along the dinky little runway, does the reality of what I’m doing sink in. I imagine the headline: ANGELINA JOLIE AND ANNIE LEIBOVITZ DIE IN PLANE CRASH NEAR LAS VEGAS. I try to remember who went down with Patsy Cline, but I can’t. I am about to become a trivia question. I tell myself this will be a suitably fabulous way to die, and just like that we are in the air, floating above the desert, and my nerves are gone. “I’ll do some tight turns,” says Jolie. “Maddox likes it when there are g-forces.” [x]

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