Rod Serling was, perhaps, the best writer to ever work in television.

Look that shit up.

silverscreams:

Rod Serling, circa 1964.

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The light from the blast is enough to boil wood. THE LIGHT.
dontnameitafterafandom:

engineer—cat:

jonkakes:

givemeinternet:

As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion

The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling

Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.

The light from the blast is enough to boil wood. THE LIGHT.

dontnameitafterafandom:

engineer—cat:

jonkakes:

givemeinternet:

As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion

The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling

Science side of Tumblr would like to add:

Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.

The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.

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This is why I miss New York City. Random awesomeness like this doesn’t happen in LA.

alexsegura:

THE LION KING Broadway Cast Takes Over NYC Subway and Sings ‘Circle Of Life’ @gothamist

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It had been an…interesting summer for Hermione.

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The metaphor at the center of the X-Men is like chum in the adolescent water: Our bodies are changing in ways we don’t understand and aren’t prepared for; we all want to be special, but more than that, we want to be special together. We want kinship and purpose, and to have the power to lash out at those who hurt us as well as the restraint to not.

For all of that inclusion, you still didn’t encounter too many black faces in the pages of comics. For every African Princess or African Prince or Inner City Disco Mercenary, you had…well, a princess, a prince and a hero for hire.

The wonderful Marc Bernardin writes about the creation of Genius, his series with Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson, over at Wired. (via graemem)

Genius #1 is on sale today, in stores and online.

Give it a gander. I’ll bet it’s exactly your speed.

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To paraphrase noted chaos mathematician Ian Malcolm, just because you can do a thing to a bagel, doesn’t mean you should do a thing.

Leave it to science to fuck up the act of eating breakfast.

spring-of-mathematics:

Mathematically Correct Breakfast - How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves. If a torus is cut by a Möbius strip it will split up into to interlocking rings.

It is not hard to cut a bagel into two equal halves which are linked like two links of a chain. Figure 1:

  1. To start, you must visualize four key points.  Center the bagel at the origin, circling the Z axis. A is the highest point above the +X axis.  B is where the +Y axis enters the bagel. C is the lowest point below the -X axis.  D is where the -Y axis exits the bagel.
  2. These sharpie markings on the bagel are just to help visualize the geometry and the points.  You don’t need to actually write on the bagel to cut it properly.
  3. The line ABCDA, which goes smoothly through all four key points, is the cut line.  As it goes 360 degrees around the Z axis, it also goes 360 degrees around the bagel.
  4. The red line is like the black line but is rotated 180 degrees (around Z or through the hole). An ideal knife could enter on the black line and come out exactly opposite, on the red line. But in practice, it is easier to cut in halfway on both the black line and the red line. The cutting surface is a two-twist Mobius strip; it has two sides, one for each half.
  5. After being cut, the two halves can be moved but are still linked together, each passing through the hole of the other.

It is much more fun to put cream cheese on these bagels than on an ordinary bagel. In additional to the intellectual stimulation, you get more cream cheese, because there is slightly more surface area.
Topology problem: Modify the cut so the cutting surface is a one-twist Mobius strip. (You can still get cream cheese into the cut, but it doesn’t separate into two parts). See more at: Mathematically Correct Breakfast: How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves by George W. Hart.

Images: How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves by George W. Hart - Cutting bagels into linked halves on Mathematica. - Interlocking Bagel Rings

Maybe, that’s one of the reasons why I love bagel :)

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The first taste is free…

topcowofficial:

GENIUS is here and guess what?  The ZERO issue, (the original PILOT SEASON one shot) is absolutely free right now on COMIXOLOGY.  Here’s the link, spread it around.  Tell people to sample a book they can buy this Wednesday written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman and illustrated by Afua Richardson.  

https://www.comixology.com/Pilot-Season-Genius-1/digital-comic/10510

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The most single.

minty-pity-kitty:

silverback420:

sneaky-snakes:

[incontrollable noises of want]

Sick

Whoa

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Where the Michael Jackson timeline diverges.

tally777:

Michael Jackson Indianapolis Original Concert Photos

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doctafoo:

7 more days. Wed AUG 6th Top Cow. Image Comics brings GENIUS. Richardson. Bernardin. Freeman. Sharpen your mental sword for urban warfare: HERE: http://www.topcow.com/moos/43-latest-moos/846-get-genius-1-tales-of-honor-4-and-cyber-force-10-on-86

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nelsonblakeii:

Destiny from the comic Genius by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson, published by TopCow.  Out 8/6/14  Good book!  Check it out

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Leopold!

Leopold!

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If you’ve gotta have a swan song from a job, this isn’t a bad way to go. My favorite people dressed as my favorite people.

I put my heart into this portfolio and I can’t thank everyone enough for playing along.

merlottesgrrl6:

Omigosh I love all of these!! But Tatiana has gotta by the best one!

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Me and San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Should you want to find me during Nerd Thanksgiving (why I don’t know, but you follow your bliss) here’s where I’m guaranteed to be.

Thursday

2pm: 1984’s Greatest Geek Movies panel. Where I will be talking about my never-ending love of David Lynch’s Dune. Room 5AB

Friday

2:30pm: Comixology’s Secret Origins panel. Wanna know how I broke into comics? No? Wanna pelt me with used Dr. Scholl’s? Well, okay then. Room 8

Saturday

11am: Top Cow panel. I will be talking about Genius for a little. Will there be new news? WHO KNOWS!? Room 9

If you miss me at any one of these places, ping me on Twitter — @marcbernardin — you never know which bar I’ll be at.

RIP James Garner. They absolutely don’t make them like this anymore.