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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

Clyde is my new favorite character in ‘Elementary’. So many squees when he did his little leg stretch when Sherlock first picked him up. You can kind of see it in this gif:

I have never wanted a creature to be a recurring character more. I want Clyde to always be nibbling some lettuce in the background of a scene, to be keeping papers from blowing away, to be perched on Sherlock’s shoulder.

Saddest poem ever.

If anyone knows who wrote this, please let me know so I can credit this appropriately.

Find Momo

Momo is hiding in every one of the photos on this delightful website created by Andrew Knapp

Momo around some old railroad ties
Momo at the flour mill

via Eric

Someone left this adorable stamp on Eric’s desk.

Great piece about Hugh Jackman and his family…and ‘Les Misérables’! I cannot emphasize how excited I am for this movie. It’s the first musical I really fell in love with (‘Sweeney Todd’ is my all-time favorite, but I couldn’t bring myself to see the movie) and I love the melodic themes and the way they intertwine. My favorite character? Éponine. She has the best songs!

…Pardon me while I go fire up the piano.