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Everything I post is a part of me: Punk, metal, 80's and 90's, video games, comedy, guns/military, food, movies, Japan, anime, and my own stupid shenanigans. I've seen and done it all, and been to hell and back again. These days I'm just an old school punk rock guy, gamer, former world famous Jungle Cruise skipper, and currently a stand-up comedian. Los Angeles and Orange County are the places I call home.

astronomyforamateurs:

One of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, is partially eclipsed by the gas giant in this Hubble telescope image. Ganymede completes an orbit around Jupiter once per week, though this particular image was useful in that it allowed astronomers to determine how hazy Jupiter’s atmosphere is by measuring light reflected off of Ganymede.Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (U. Arizona)For more astronomy, check out AstronomyForAmateurs.com

astronomyforamateurs:

One of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, is partially eclipsed by the gas giant in this Hubble telescope image. Ganymede completes an orbit around Jupiter once per week, though this particular image was useful in that it allowed astronomers to determine how hazy Jupiter’s atmosphere is by measuring light reflected off of Ganymede.

Credit: NASAESA, and E. Karkoschka (U. Arizona)

For more astronomy, check out AstronomyForAmateurs.com

— 18 hours ago with 258 notes
#love this stuff  #cosmos  #jupiter  #ganymede  #space  #solar system  #hubble  #amazing 

iron-banner:

The Darkness is coming back. We will survive it this time.

(via caitlinriley)

— 1 week ago with 1060 notes
#destiny  #bungie  #gif set  #video games  #fps 
When people make smartass tweets or posts about Columbus Day

Trying to apply modern day political correctness and sensibilities to human history from centuries ago will almost ALWAYS result in some smarmy comment from a guy who thinks he just reinvented the intellectual wheel, so to speak. Of course historical people of note didn’t have the information, values, and cultural awareness of our modern day Starbucks internet activists. Most were horrible people by today’s standards, with some exceptions. When we were in school we should have been educated on the reality of Columbus’s deeds as opposed to some odd Santa Claus-like glorification. The holiday could/should go away for all I care, and I do think the curriculum in schools should change to reflect true history, which a few States have done. The issue I take with comments like the one in the tweet from Julian Kiani is that it comes off as douche baggery and divisive. Yeah dude, this country was colonized by people when there were already indigenous humans living on the land. Welcome to world history 101 of almost every country in the world. Not too many countries have had the same exact people and borders since the beginning of human history. His comment makes it sound like we shouldn’t be here (U.S.), and maybe we shouldn’t, but if you applied that same logic to the world, there would have to be a LOT of relocating to do. How far back should we go until all people are in the proper places? Should we all go back to Africa since that is our place of origin as a species? So that’s not happening…Instead, just stress the proper education of history in our schools/country without sounding like a condescending a-hole in a v-neck trying to make us feel guilty for crap we didn’t know/understand when we were kids. Don’t get me wrong, I think the comment is witty and I immediately get the reference, it just doesn’t provide any recourse for anyone or anything. You can mock/shame society or you can try to change it.

— 1 week ago
#columbus day  #true history  #how we should handle it  #change  #society  #smart asses  #twitter  #divisive  #guilt  #mine  #rexpistol  #opinion  #text  #rant