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Interstellar — A Journey To Nowhere

Interstellar

Having just returned from the Arclight Cinemadome, having watched Christopher Nolan’s three-hour love letter to Stanley Kubrick on a ghetto-IMAX 70mm screen, I am resisting the urge to tear it apart. After all:

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Mep Report #129: Gooberman vs. the United States

Noted patriot Russ Gooberman challenges the NSA, US foreign policy, and campaign finance in the latest episode.

Noted patriot Russ Gooberman challenges the NSA, US foreign policy, and campaign finance in the latest episode.

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Russ Is Caught–In the Net!; Ebola’s Gonna Get You (Unless Mitch McConnell Can Stop It); ISIS, ISIL, ISEETHISISNTWORKING; Hypocrisy for the Win; Elections Have Consequences; and How Many Emus Can Dance on the Head of a Mep Coin?

Invincible Waterbears

Apparently, Tardigrades can not only withstand super-extreme temperatures, but can also thrive in the vacuum of space. Doesn’t the prospect of space-enduring critters provide a totally plausible alternative to evolution? I, for one, would like to welcome our new Moss Piglet Overlords and pray that they can defeat our Immortal Jellyfish tormentors.

A Reassuring Fable

Part 3 of the Sagan series, a YouTube mashup string inspired by the works of astronomer and meta-human, Carl Sagan. Created by 25-year old Canadian philosophy student, Reid Gower.

Profound Weirdness in Nature

Casual physicist Aaron O’Connell explains how he turned a tiny piece of metal into a quantum object that violated the laws we assume apply to all things in our larger world.

Speaking of the Force…

Here’s a neat sketch on all four forces. And some unknown ones, to boot.

Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

She Loves You, Mep, Mep, Mep (Mep Report #126)

Give a Man a Quarter and He Can Play One Game, Teach Him to Write in Basic and He Can Feed a Village (Really), They Don’t Make Video Games the Way They Used To (and Get Off My Lawn!), Russ Can’t Help Falling In Love…Again…, Is This the Text That Launched a Thousand Ships?, How Rabbits From Certain Places Can Help You Recover Your Voice, How Many Meppers Does It Take to Get One Mepper a Date, Angry Pictures are Angry, and Chemistry = Not Fat.

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Even Atheists are Blessed

Richard Dawkins puts a human lifespan in an alien, yet refreshing context.

You are a Cyborg

Unless you’re the Grizzly Man, or some other luddite, malcontent living in a cave. Anthropologist Amber Case explain exactly why.

Spas, Hordes, and Kings (Mep Report #125)

Greg Runs the Gauntlet of the Spa Castle, Uniforms Vs. Au Natural: Fight!, To Every Horde, Turn, Turn, Turn, The Horror of Red Bumperman, The Joy of Having One’s Skin Ripped Off, and Zombie Kings.

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