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Not really all that serious, but just as official. Melody Rae, a history student of 17.

My aesthetic varies between space age, retro, and modern Sci-Fi, as well as history, politics, and world cultures.

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shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

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Teddy Roosevelt in Khartoum, Sudan, late 1890s.

(Harvard Library)


A deer that catches stars in its antlers

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Left 4 Propane 2

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This is from Pen Pals when he finds out Sarzjenka is in trouble. Just thought I should point that out.
So many feels…

Brent’s hair was unusually long in this ep. My head canon is that the hair and makeup dept ran out of gel and Gene was like Fuck it! Let the android have wild hair and the entire episode, Data’s hair was all crazy and shit. Then Gene was like well shit and made sure they ALWAYS had gel for the android.

Or maybe it’s my wine talking…

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Very Short FactKnowledge: A Very Short Introduction is publishing this month and is number 400 in the VSI series. Do you know the difference between a fact and an item of knowledge?

It’s tempting to identify knowledge with facts, but not every fact is an item of knowledge. Imagine shaking a sealed cardboard box containing a single coin. As you put the box down, the coin inside the box has landed either heads or tails: let’s say that’s a fact. But as long as no one looks into the box, this fact remains unknown; it is not yet within the realm of knowledge.

[p. 2, 3, Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction, by Jennifer Nagel]

Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.

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dad: are u listening to gregorian chants



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Spacecraft: In Fact and Fiction, by Harry Harrison and Malcolm Edwards. Cover and back art by Chris Foss.


September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed

On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”

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