Venus Transit 2012 – An Ultra HD View

This is just plain awesome! “The first part of this video shows the transit of Venus on 5-6 June 2012 as seen from SWAP, a solar imager onboard ESA’s PROBA2 microsatellite. SWAP, watching the Sun in EUV light, observes Venus as a small, black circle, obscuring the EUV light emitted from the solar outer atmosphere…

Honoring Our Soldiers

My apologies to everyone who left comments yesterday. I promise that I will try to respond as soon as I’m able. Frankly though, I was already “scraping bottom” when I published It Ain’t Easy Being This Good, and my day just went downhill from there… And then I started – but could not finish –…

Your Friday Cool!

Here are a couple of cool videos posted by my nephew (no, not that one) on Facebook: Also, remember that SpaceX launch I posted a video of yesterday? Well it’s about to meet up with the International Space Station, and you can watch it live at Cosmic Log – SpaceX’s Dragon creeps toward space station…

Your Mother’s Day Chuckle!

My good friend Rosie sent this to me a while back. I “tweaked” it a little, and thought it might make for a nice Mother’s Day chuckle… Hope this touches you the way it touched me! GOODBYE MOM A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he…

In Plain Sight

If you don’t know by now just how obsessed I am when it comes to my favorite TV shows, well hell, you just haven’t been paying attention. And while I avoid saying things like “they’re my babies” because, well, that would be creepy, I will admit that it does pain me when a favorite show…

Earth Day 2012!

Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2012, a day on which we remind ourselves of the need to cherish, respect, and preserve our planet, the only home humanity has ever known. So much memorable imagery has been associated with Earth Day over the 43 years since it was first conceived, including this unforgettable “Iron Eyes…

What The Hell Do I Know?

“Hang on John, we’ve got to get on with this… I don’t know what it is, but it fits on here like this…” Pink Floyd – Not Now John Okay, it should be clear to you all by now that I’m just a tad loony. So it probably won’t come as much of a surprise…

A World Without Facebook?

I’ve definitely had my issues when it comes to the way Facebook is run but, considering my isolated lifestyle, I keep my account open because of those precious “glimpses” it affords me into the lives of family and friends I have little communication with otherwise. And now that the good friend that provided the material…

Please, Make It Stop!

Okay, I know times are tough and people are trying to make a buck any way they can. But I’m just about fed up with all the spam in my email and on my blog, all the telephone solicitors calling my apartment, and with my TV acting like a single, never-ending commercial (including a slew…

Micaël Reynaud’s Mighty Morphing Animated GIFs

Oh man, I do so love a great animated GIF image. But the ones included in the Full of Life: Animated Morphing GIF’s post over at Visual News are just unbelievably good! These quickly morphing GIF’s are completely captivating in their fast and fluid transition between images. Especially striking are the examples which follow a…