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Make Way for Mental Space

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Take some time to enjoy this Web-Series by EveryExit - It's Positively Mental!

Mental Space - Series

Alan Steele must take care of his older sister Amber, because she has several mental disorders and complexes. Oftentimes, he has his two friends, David and Edwin, watch her when he isn't able. Inevitably, Amber gets them into crazy situations along the way. This series is a heartfelt, comedic look at the Steele family and how life is lived on their side of the fence. Written by Jessica Dockrey [IMDB]

Mental Space is on FaceBook

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Brand New Nova - (While Supply Lasts!)

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Bright Nova Delphini 2013 - View it soon (while you still can)

Nova Delphini 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54342905@N05/9522904631/in/pool-universetoday

Since showing itself on August 14, 2013, a bright nova in the constellation Delphinus — now officially named Nova Delphini 2013 — has brightened even more. As of this writing, the nova is at magnitude 4.4 to 4.5, meaning that for the first time in years, there is a nova visible to the naked eye — if you have a dark enough sky. Even better, use binoculars or a telescope to see this “new star” in the sky.

The nova was discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagak. When first spotted, it was at about magnitude 6, but has since brightened. Here’s the light curve of the nova from the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) and they’ve also provided a binocular sequence chart, too.

[Continue...]

Source: UniverseToday.com
~Download A Star Chart To Help You Locate This Nova~

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Hurrah for the Hamster!

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BlogDogIt Note: The following is reblogged from Level Up Health, the recovery journal of my good cyber-friend Lucas. We recently added Level Up Health to the "Friends - Link Exchange." It was my pleasure to honor his request to do so. Lucas has a very special way with words that cannot help but inspire and uplift all who follow his frank, honest and often humorous observations on his very real struggles while recovering from a severe spinal injury. I am hoping he does not mind my "lifting" of this article. Please won't you visit his website I think you will be glad you did.

The article below recounts the moments of a monumental success for Lucas in his process of moving forward (and taking us all with him...)
How to Roar like a Hamster to Receive More

I am happy beyond belief and I thought I would cry at this moment, but I am in no circumstance to. Not knowing if I would be able to walk again, and now being able to run again is a huge success. It is like a blind person gaining x-ray vision along with their sight. I thought that if I’d ever be able to run again, I’d cry, but being on the treadmill with pain trickling down my nerves, and exhaustion exfoliating through my body, tearing up would be a whole new skill set to learn. Plus if I tried and lost focus, I could potentially fall and end up part of the machine. All the other hamsters would laugh at me, and I’d be known as the hamster that came close, but never made it.

[ Read on please...]

Source: http://leveluphealth.wordpress.com/

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...And I Quote:

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" I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. "


Douglas Noel Adams
writer, 1952-2001

Douglas Adams Continuum

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What The...? Oh, Swell!

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Chuck Menville and Len Janson's
Sergeant Swell of the Mounties (1972)


Sergeant Swell of the Mounties is a short film written and directed by Len Janson and Chuck Menville, with Menville starring in the title role.

Chuck Menville as Sgt. Swell with Kathy Puerta as Emmy Lou The film is said to be a spoof of the '50s television series  Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. It relies heavily on the use of the animation technique known as pixilation (using human actors as stop-motion puppets.) It also relies on silliness and corn ball humor, often venturing into stereotypical humor in search of a laugh (that it very often finds.) This independent film was introduced at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March of 1972.

I have actually owned this film in Super-8 format (w/mag-stripe sound!) since the mid 1980's. After viewing it so often on the silver screen it is a little disorienting to see it on this small embedded video screen, but it's not like that is the only disorienting thing about this film. Do you have 16 minutes to spare in the quest for a good time? Mount Up! and give this little classic a try.

Download MPEG4 format [35MB]


Directed by: Len Janson, Chuck Menville        
 
Written by: Len Janson, Chuck Menville        

Cast (in credits order)
    Chuck Menville    ...     Sgt. Swell
    Kathy Puerta    ...     Emmy Lou
    John Tucker    ...     Chief Silly Savage / Pony Express Rider
    Len Janson    ...     Billy The Creep
    Spread Eagle    ...     Himself
    Tony Krizan    ...     Bald Eagle
    Ron Quigley    ...     Old Man
    Dave Brain    ...     Sheriff

Produced by: Len Janson, Chuck Menville
 
Cinematography by: Ron Foreman


Sources: IMDb | wikipedia | YouTube

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Open Culture - Free Media Resources

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BlogDogIt brings you even more of what you're looking for:

Open Culture - The best free cultural & educational media on the web
The best free cultural & educational media on the web

What is Open Culture’s Mission?

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006.

Who is Behind Open Culture? [ Read More... ]

 

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Bigfoot Project Revealed

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A Friend's Facinating Footage is Found



     Perhaps it may seem a tad bit gratuitous to post about Bigfoot. I mean, the mere mention of Sasquatch and all SEO bets are off. The internet is chocked full of Bigfoot "this" and Yeti "that", but I could not just sit on this discovery any longer.

Image Source: I Spy | Nature For Kids

Bigfoot spotted on twitter.

     A year or so ago while visiting the web site of our friend Jonathan Chapin [JonnyChapps.com] I noticed - in his twitter feed - the mention of a vimeo video purporting to be about Bigfoot.  Although Jon's tweet was intended for one of his twitter followers, I reason that if he did not want anyone to see the video he would not be discussing it in such a public forum.

     I must admit to being a big fan of the "Controversial Documentary" genre (you know, UFOs, Ancient Aliens, Crop Circles and so forth.) So let me tell you, when I found myself in front of the video player with the chance to virtually tag-along on an amateur Bigfoot reconnaissance mission I did not have to think twice about hitting the play button. What followed was an adventure into the Cascade Mountains that I will not soon forget. This is a brilliant bit of documentary and it would be a shame if this footage was never mentioned in the same sentence as the Patterson film - so there.

Enjoy!

The Bigfoot Project (Okanogan Expedition)

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The Bigfoot Project (Okanogan Expedition) from JonnyChapps on Vimeo.

First episode - Okanogan Expedition.

The Bigfoot Project heads to the Okanogan Forest in the Cascade Mountain range located in Washington State to begin their search for Sasquatch.

The Bigfoot Project was created by Jonathan Chapin and Bob Johnson to document their travels to prove the existence of Bigfoot. Armed with night vision, trail cameras and audio and video equipment they will scour the areas in America with the most reports of this mythological beast to document once and for all the existence of Bigfoot. 

 JonnyChaps.com

 SD .MP4 file (640x432 / 239MB)

Bigfoot Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson-Gimlin_film
Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a Bigfoot,
and by some others to show a man in an
ape suit.[1]

Binocular Source Image: Nature For Kids

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Planet Pulp Presents - RED

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Planet Pulp & Hero Complex Gallery
Will Have You Seeing “Red” On July 5th

2001 A Space Odyssey
Adam Juresko

Planet Pulp is taking their amazing online art presence into Hero Complex Gallery for their very first LIVE exhibition titled “RED.”  The title of the show is indicative to a color/ theme that permeates pop culture.  Whether it’s action, speed, blood, a warning or a multitude of other things, the color RED is front and center in each artists piece.

[ continued on blurppy.com ]

Source: blurppy

 

 

 

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Hey, Hey, 16k

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Taking A BreakYep... I am still plugging away on those Belgium links over on the Cyberspace-Archeological Dig Site. I thought I would take a little break from that to show you the following funnybone that I dug up linked-to on the page:

Proficiat aan alle jong- en oudgehuwden! :p
(Congratulations to all the young and oldmarried! :P)

I have turned off auto-start on this animation so please right-click and select play from the menu to start
Enjoy!

Source Flash From: http://www.b3ta.com/

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August Gillé - Remembered

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“Geld betekent niets. Ik moet de dauw aan mijn tenen voelen”. (A. Gillé)
"Money means nothing. I need to feel the dew on my toes."

August Gillé (1892-1989)               August Gillé (1892-1989)

A brief introduction to the great work of the 'forgotten' Belgian artist
August Gillé (1892-1989).
Painter, sculptor, poet, writer.

Edition : Rudolf Dierckx Content : Dominik Lybaert
http://augustgille.com/
Music : Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 "Pathetique


Source: http://users.telenet.be/A.-GILLE/gille.htm

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How Close Is (Your) Close Enough?

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Do you think of yourself as a perfectionist? Does the slightest tilt in a hanging picture drive you up a tree? Have you a keen eye for geometry with no need for clunky old rulers, squares or compasses? Are you really that perceptive or could it be all in your head? Complete this little exercise and discover your own "close enough" rating.

"Click and Drag" your adjustments to the drawings below:

Play EyeBaller

For the absolute best implementation of this game visit http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/
(Share your score in the comments if you dare.)

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