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December 2010
By Akira The Don on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

This is longer than I thought it’d be.

Via SOFA PIZZA!

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

“They might not like our method… but it is our right to preach publicly..”

I am pretty sure these dudes are breaking a whole bunch of commandments. That one definitely did some judging. What did that ole book say?

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

YEAH YOU!

I love that last line. There’s a lot of swine rending going on these days, let me tell you.

Via Disinfo.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

This didn’t suit the purposes, but it’s too swagged out to die cold and lonely. Me on my porch with my tiger, shot by my girl. BLAOW.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

Curren$y and those Creative Control dudes hook up some imagery for Spitta’s Kanye and Bawse cover.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

Damn, Jackie got Blockbeattaz to produce the WHOLE DAMN THANG! That was clever. The result is this thing sounds goddamn SUPERIOR from start to finish.

DOWNLOAD: Jackie Chain – Who The Mane

Via Them Hospitable Southerners.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010

That thing is totally made of mouldy cheese. LOOK AT IT!

Dayum. These flicks come courtesy of NASA. The Daily Fail reports:

The brilliant, iridescent green concepts, pictured here, show the topography of different hemispheres of the moon.

Dr Neumann said: ‘After about one year taking data, we already have nearly 3 billion data points from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on board the LRO spacecraft.

‘We expect to continue to make measurements at this rate through the next two years of the science phase of the mission and beyond. Near the poles, we expect to provide near-GPS-like navigational capability as coverage is denser due to the spacecraft’s polar orbit.’

The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) works by sending a laser pulse through an optical lense that splits it into five beams that are each scattered back after they strike the lunar surface.

From the return pulse, LOLA determines the time of flight which, accounting for the speed of light, reveals the distance from the spacecraft to the lunar surface.

The positional errors of image mosaics of the lunar far side have been between one and ten kilometres (about 0.62 to 6.2 miles), Neumann said.

He added: ‘We’re beating these down to the level of 30 metres (almost 100 feet) or less spatially and one metre (almost 3.3 feet) vertically.’

In other moon news, there’s gonna be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow morning, to coincide with the winter solstice.

The full moon will start to pass through Earth’s shadow at 6.32am on the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice on December 21.

Unusually,  this eclipse will include a brief period when both the sun and eclipsed moon are above the horizon and precisely opposite each other in the sky.

The partial eclipse begins when the moon first enters the dark inner, umbral part of the Earth’s shadow, and will become a total eclipse at 7.40am.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 20th, 2010