"My study-office is near the front of the house. There are full-size windows that let me see who’s coming and going. I have a customized L-shaped worktable and a comfortable black swivel chair. Over the desk are photos and memorabilia from projects I’ve worked on. To my right is a gas fireplace and a mantle with three Al Hirschfeld drawings—two of me in "Star Trek" and one when I appeared on Broadway in "Equus." On shelves are a number of my photographs that are in several museums’ collections.
There are no Spock uniforms in my closet, but I’m totally comfortable with the character now. There was a time many years ago when I was concerned that the three years I spent playing him on TV would overshadow my career. I’m grateful for Spock. As someone who grew up Jewish in Boston, I was always “the other”—an alien. So I get it.
Sitting on my desk is a small black box with a glass window. Inside is a pair of pointed ears. These are the ear tips I wore on final day of shooting for the TV show. I had them mounted. From time to time, I meet people who give me the “Star Trek” treatment. I don’t mind. Fortunately, no one has asked me to beam them up lately.”
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if u ever get disheartened just remember people in the 19th Century were painting hot Napoleon/Tsar Alexander boyfriend yowz before our great-grandparents were even conceived
There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.
Architecture concept where tall flower-like umbrellas absorb particles found in air pollution and convert them into green energy.
China’s explosive economy has left the world in awe but the country is paying a big price as the “factory of the world” is getting polluted at an alarming speed. Chinese cities are now characterized by an unhealthy hazy weather as the result of large amounts of suspended particles in the air.The purpose of Project Blue is to transform suspended particles into green energy by creating an enormous upside down cooling tower with a multi-tubular cyclic desulfurization system that produces nitrogen and sulfur. When both elements are combined with the atmospheres surplus of carbon monoxide the result is water coal that would later be transformed methane and used as green energy through a low-pressure reaction called low pressure efficient mathanation – a physical-chemical process to generate methane from a mixture of various gases out of biomass fermentation or thermo-chemical gasification.
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"I wish you were in this room with me right now. I wish I could put my arms around you. I wish I could touch you." - Her, 2013
Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN
~INGLOURIOUS-BABES QUENTIN CANDYTINO GIVEAWAY~
THERE ARE NO RULES
YOU DO YOU
REBLOGS AND LIKES COUNT
I’LL SHIP ANYWHERE
WHAT YOU WIN:
A CARD COVERED IN TARANTINO WITH A NICE LITTLE MESSAGE ON THE INSIDE (“You’re a cool cat” “Keep your sassy self satisfied)
CANDY (If you have any allergies or preferences let me know)
YOU MUST BE COMFORTABLE GIVING ME YOUR ADDRESS (don’t worry I’m not gonna make it public or come kill you)
THIS WILL RUN UNTIL APRIL 17th (LAST DAY OF MY EXAMS)
GOOD LUCK AND MAY THE TARANTINO FAIRY SPARKLE YOU WITH JOY
OKAY I’ll be announcing the winner at midnight (my time) SO YOU CAN DO SOME FINAL REBLOGS
“A Serbian biologist recently stumbled upon a rather disturbing sight, one that took her a few moments to process: A young viper snake had swallowed a centipede practically its own size — but it proved to be a meal that wasn’t quite ready to give up.”
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DAMN NATURE, YOU SCARY!
As NASA’s Cassini mission nears it’s 10th anniversary, the team is looking for your help in naming its final mission phase!
As is illustrated in the accompanying image, “In late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft will begin a completely new type of mission at Saturn. During its final months, the intrepid spacecraft’s orbit will carry it high above the planet’s north pole and then send it plunging between the planet and the innermost edge of its dazzling rings.”
Originally coined, “the proximal orbits”, the Cassini team is reaching out to the public to help them come up with something a little more exciting. Those who’ve submitted a suggestion won’t have to wait long to hear if theirs was selected; the big reveal will be in May 2014!
Choose your favorite names from the list provided, or submit one of your own: http://goo.gl/lnQhcL
For more information on the contest, visit:
Celebrate Cassini by writing to Congress to let them know you support doubling funding for NASA: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/
Gabriel García Márquez, the famous Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist has died at the age of 87.
One of the most significant authors of the 20th Century, Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. [MORE]