Hyperspace/Multiversity.

For your viewing pleasure, a collection of “hyperspace” scenes from various movies:

from here.

From the video poster’s page:

The hyperspace is an enduring concept in science fiction, as it provides a kind of panacea for all conflict. The slip into hyperspace/warp speed as a plot device is ordinarily used either as a) An accidental tunnel to the unknown, or B) An escape from danger via total oblivion.

I originally found this video here, via the always cool Topher Chris.

Also pretty cool, though not as cool as Topher Chris, is this video I found on youtube featuring a colossal zoom out from the Earth and our solar system into the larger universe around us and eventually into hyperspace and multiversal fractals of all existence and beyond:

All things should have a “and beyond” tacked onto them, don’t you think? That’s fast tracking your shit to next level epicness.  Anyway, tomorrow (or relatively soon) there’s something I want to do here, something semi special, and something that I’ve been thinking about for a little while now. That’s what’s next, whenever “next time” is. See you then, space cowboys and cowgirls.

A brand new day in a brand new year.

via Exploding Dog.

01/11/11.

from here.

From the internet:

Anthropomorphic cannibalism.

The difference between the US version of Skins and the UK version of Skins.

How to use eHOW to turn yourself into a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Brooklyn style, bitch!”

Bond is back.

by Kelly Reemtsen, from here.

The Day The Universe Came and other incredibly amazing and erotic pulp science fiction book covers.

The afterlife of David Foster Wallace.

What really happened to Endor when they ganked the Death Star?

Hark! A Vagrant and Nancy Drew.

from here.

Twitter’s response to the WikiLeaks subpoena should be the industry standard.

FYI: The Prisoner is probably still my favorite show ever.

Meg Ryan and John (Cougar!) Mellencamp are dating and that’s a little too much for me to handle this early in the new year.

Kepler spacecraft finds hot, distant planet.

An infographic history of the Batmobile.

via Boing Boing.

Mona Lisa landscape mystery finally “solved.”

People can build bombs out of anything. Including vibrators.

The Counterforce post with the best pictures.

Myspace cuts half it’s staff in half.

Here’s 12 ways to spot a cheat.

Literal New Yorker cartoon captions.

What would Jesus do about sex trafficking?

There’s going to be another Neil LaBute movie, this time starring Brendan Fraser.

Did Kanye steal Dr. Dog’s music video?

Also, Kanye got his album cover banned on purpose. Sigh.

Atmosphere’s self-cleaning capacity surprisingly stable.

I really like this mash up between Doctor Who and Dr. Seuss.

Ghostbusters meets Inception.

The eurotrash and their monetary destiny.

The ALA’s Youth Media Award winners.

The 50 best comic book covers of 2010.

Grant Morrison’s 2002 performance piece for Steve Cook.

Charlize Theron to star in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel?

Visualizing the deletion process on Wikipedia.

Interesting photos: The photo that Anna Wintour famously axed from Vogue and Wastelands by Dan Dubowitz.

Climate change to last a millennium. Deal with it.

NASA called 2012 the most flawed sci fi film ever.

Transcending the human, DIY style.

from here.

Words in another voice.

and


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”

-T.S. Eliot

and

will it be just like i’m dreaming?

greetings y’all. i’d like to treat this as any other post, but i’m not a frequent poster. can’t just be easy going, “hey, what’s the hapz, guyz?” kinda deal. but rest assured, this peanut cares.

me, caring.

what do significant occasions mean to you? to each person, they carry their own weight. birthdays always mean a lot to me. surviving in our world isn’t as easy. ask anyone to make it to make it past 80s movies.

exhibit A

exhibit B

these guys care a lot about their movies. you know why? their whole career rests on it. they have something to say for themselves. whether that news says they’ve made a career out of being the nerd that fails with gingers, or they fail at being charlie sheen’s less coked up brother. either way, that’s great! i regret to say that i have not achieved such a status. do i regret it?

schmaybeeeee??

so i guess i’ll break the bad news. i put it off long enough, right? i turned 30. joined the leagues of benjie and marco will be following us this year. it just doesn’t seem like it’s my time. why now, is 30 a death sentence?

i'm the baddest b.

maybe.  i used to be cuter. i think? say some? maybe a lot of some. but i’ve gotten smarter since then, my 20s were not my brightest. since then, i’ve at minimum had a flashlight to guide me from my stupid mistakes. we’ve all had to guide our own light to show us the way for self respect. its not easy to find it, but i praise the lord *St Cosmo* i found mine!

tanning is awesome.

i dyed, wrote, clicked, drank, talked, listened, typed, through a thousand different scenarios. all of which were fantastic and actually blog worthy. i loved it and hated it all. it was a fantastic time i could only tell you about if i had a phenom publishing deal.

thought you knew?but sadly i’m just a sociology major thats waiting for a bit of input on her own life. or some unwelcome outside input that will just fuck it all up, but set the wheels into motion at least. do you know how hard it is do that for yourself? do you? i do. i know it well and considered it all. and here i am. what will you do?

i’m proud of where i’ve landed. i know i’ve chosen for myself rather than let a man choose for me. life is not complete, but it’s not been unlived either.

2011: the Antillectuals are at the gates

My New Year’s Resolution was to be less pessimistic and negative. Fuck it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those backward-looking saps who swears that Everything Was So Much Better *Before* before, before whatever time period that was long enough ago that we can idealize it. I fully endorse Neal Stephenson’s metaphor of Human Civilization as a Shipwreck in Five Acts. (If you don’t know what this is, you should go read Quicksilver. And no, I won’t link to it, take some initiative.) Things really are better now than in the past. Even with the recession. It just doesn’t seem that way, and the reason for this is The Internet.

We’re just so much more aware of how stupid people can be. And not just the proles, but people who should, or at least give the appearance of, knowing better. It’s too late in the night for me to go into detail on this, so I’ll write a more detailed post later. But I’d like to introduce to you all my concept of The Antillectual. Not to be confused with the ignorant dipshits who make up most of the population. These people actually know something, or at least know how to look it up online. This is the person who complains about The Social Network not being accurate. Who has lots of simple solutions (that wouldn’t work) to difficult problems. They say things like “I support Google because they’re open.” They read the Huffington Post health and wellness section. They think college is a waste of time, but assume that with their half-baked idea, they can end up just like Zuckerberg (even though they won’t go see the Facebook Movie, because it’s not what really happened.)

The Antillectual, thanks to Wikipedia, stands on the shoulders of the combined intelligence of all of human civilization. All the knowledge of the world is at their fingertips. And none of the wisdom. 2010 was a big year for the Antillectual. Modern information technologies like twitter and smartphones have swelled their ranks like never before. But that was just the prelude. In 2011, they’re going to take over.