Good Morning El Moochadores! One of the things I use to hate about doing the Morning Moo was that on busy work days it was often the only post I could get done for the site. So all I would see at the end of a work week is a long line of “Morning Moo’s” on the blog.
Warmest Year On Record!
Ye Gods, but I fucking love science. I also love the site IFLScience.com. Spell it out for your self folks… Anyways, this report isn’t so much creative as it is geeky, but check out this report from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies that show’s 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. Very interesting, and worth a listen while you idle your car in bumper to bumper traffic while go to work this morning, you Earth murdering maniac!
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Won’t Return For X-Men: Apocalypse!
Via Rolling Stone; It looks like we won’t be getting to see the older, wiser, better looking (they probably think so), versions of Professor X and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. According to the article on Rollingstone.com, Patrick Steward was on Larry King Now and said,
I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance – Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either.
ATROPA: Awesome Sci-fi Short!
Finally, check out this great short film by Eli Sasich called Atropa! The short film was written by Clay Tolbert and stars Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolet, David M. Edelstien, Ben Kliewer, and Chris Voss. It’s the futuristic story of “An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA.”
I know this video from Cinesite has been bouncing all around the internet, but that’s only because it’s just that damn cool. Sorry, folks. It’s late and I’m so very tired. Anyways, I’m not going to spoil anything so go ahead and check out this funny fake commercial video entitled “Beans!”
This doesn’t fix my problems, but after a shitty day it sure does help me feel better. Via Geekologie.com; Check out this beautiful time lapse night view of Earth as shot from the International Space Station (ISS).
A wonderful cocktail of financial stress, overwork, and worry has kept us from posting on the Moo as often as we would like but we’re still here and we’re still excited and energized to make something out of nothing. So, in the spirit of not buckling and giving up, I’m back again with a few interesting bits of internet and (possibly a later post) a brand new Moocast.
Auntie Em, It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister!
So, turns out that earlier this month there was a little bit of a storm on the face of the sun that caused a tornado the size of Earth to form and start whipping about at a rate of 300,000 mph. Check out this awesome video via NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Good evening El Moochadores, and wow, it feels really good to be home. Don’t get me wrong, I like having a job. It’s just getting to go home from that job is a wonderful sort of awesome and with a little practice I think I can develop a mental block for the times I have to be there. But enough about that. I’d rather spend my precious time this evening sharing some great internet finds with you, my favorite Brethren (or sister… Sisteren(?), what’s the girl equivalent of “brethren”?) Moo. For example; This morning the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer hit the web. Okay, it sucks they gave the role of Spidey to a tea sip’n brit (no offense) but the film might actually be good. Here’s to hoping, right? Check out the trailer and form your own opinion…
07/08/2011 / Mister Trog / Comments Off on Atomic Moo News: Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches for Final Mission
The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida this morning at about 8:30am, Pacific time, on its last mission to the International Space Station. This shuttle mission is the end to 30 years of shuttle use by NASA and will be taking more than five tons of supplies and equipment to the space station. Check out a video posted by uprightkanga of this historic launch below.
Good morning. Check out this awesome fan made video by Reid Gower, where he puts together images from NASA with the voice of Carl Sagan. I saw this earlier on BoingBoing.net, and they seem to make clear that this wasn’t an official NASA video. It’s still pretty cool. While I was getting ready for the day, I couldn’t stop thinking of when Sagan said it probably won’t be us that reaches our nearest stars, but that it will be a species very much like us. How long would it take for a new species of humans to evolve, and what kind of changes to our environment, culture, or whatever else, could make that happen? Also, If there ever was a new species of humans, that had “more of our strengths, but fewer of our weaknesses,” then I would imagine that they probably wouldn’t be up to watching crap like Family Guy. They might be a little above that… I could be wrong.
Sometimes I feel like I’m living life inside a bubble. Like any other day, today I commuted an hour to work (…grumble), worked ten hours (…grumble), commute back home an hour and a half through 5pm traffic (…grumble) and do the dishes (…grumble), then find out the internet is out for gods know what reason (…grumble grumble), then we get the internet back (…sigh) and find out via gizmodo.com that NASA has discovered a new form of life ( …wtf?). Now keep in mind the whole day I had been listening to the radio either in my car or at my job and not once did any one of the stations mention this kind of, sort of, important discovery. I’m sure glad that when the local pop station wants to decide what’s more important to broadcast, either the coocky hijinx of Lady Gaga or the fucking discovery of new fucking life, I got to know all about the goofy blond bitch who likes to wear meat. Fuck you very much broadcast radio. Ok, I’m in a bad mood, but here’s the scoop…
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