Archives for category: look over here!

A music-theory mystery! Seth Stevenson investigates the time signature of The Terminator’s Score.

Brad Fiedel’s Main Theme from The Terminator:

via Liz

Josh Worth’s graphic recreation of the solar system, to scale, with one pixel representing 3474.8 km (that’s 2159.14 mi). If you have the patience to scroll all the way to the gas giants, he has some interesting commentary about the inconceivability of enormous numbers and of the emptiness of space.

Taken by Reddit user hayloo who said, “Saw this storm while flying into Denver”:

hayloo: Saw this storm while flying into Denver

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Well, maybe not quite this megalomaniacal.

via Scott Maxwell

File this one under “oh dear god no.”

Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails.

This particular episode takes place at 1am. We were startled out of bed by a loud THWAP! Making sure there were no zombies, I put her back in the room, and set up the camera.

This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don't need her harassing the neighbors.

To answer some commonly seen questions… No, there is nobody else in the room with her. Nobody propped her up. She learned how to open doors years ago of her own accord, and continued to do so.

via Jenner on Vimeo via Buzzfeed

Too lazy to dig out the images in this, but this photo essay about walled cities is really incredible. The Dutch!

Bay Of Biscay In Bloom // NASA GSFC

When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay all year, but in the spring, the combination of more sunlight, warmer waters and an influx of nutrients carried by ocean currents and freshwater rivers swollen with melted snow creates explosive blooms–those multi-colored swirls in the water.

The massive population explosion is big enough to see from space, and NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) earlier this month. The blooms usually die down by May, so this might be one of the last swirly-marine-life photos we get this year.

via NASA via Popular Science

Via Reddit via Eric…it gets funnier and funnier the longer I watch. And I cant. Stop. Watching.

By StarRovias—more on deviantART.

BioShock

SimCity 4

LA Noire

I…yeah. Too cute. Too. Cute.

capybara snuggles cat

via Eric

the hotel

Inside the central train station in Sofia, Bulgaria — by miuenski

Mogwai’s score for ‘Les Revenants‘ is amazing. Atmospheric, epic, great music for star-gazing or laying the dark feeling your feels.

via Eric

Photographer Bill Gekas recreates classic paintings using his daughter as a model. More at BuzzFeed and his website.


This is basically the most perfect Chicago city guide I’ve ever read. Some crucial things left out, but this is, essentially, Chicago.

But, if you want to live it real, avoid Portillo’s and find your own hole in the wall. To do this, first you look for a sign.

Your keys to spotting this place are:

1) Vienna Beef logo on their hanging sign
2) Their name includes one or more of the following
a. Chicago
b. Windy City
c. Beef
d. Dog
e. Gyros
f. The name of the street you’re on
g. The name of a street you’re not on
h. Any ethnic sounding name followed by an “ ‘s ”
3) Their staff appears to all be related or from the same ethnicity
4) They have any of the following
a. Signed pictures of the old mayor
b. Railroad paraphernalia
c. A picture of a giant hotdog, possibly floating in Lake Michigan
d. A menu hanging above the counter that appears to have ~50 items
e. An elderly lady working the cash register