Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by MonteroRed, Apr 15, 2013.
Let me be clear: It was not my intention to show off my oh-so-grand knowledge. At the end of my knowledge, there lies ignorance. I do not understand many of the things and concepts deeper than the ones that I mentioned. (Hence "Go ask your mother.") I think it is good to keep that ignorance, which we all will encounter if we go far enough, in mind! And we can still be filled with wonder at those things that lie just beyond our ken.
Whooaa whooo Oh God its so bright! So bright! Whooo lol I think he got into my wild mulberry wine!
Jan. 4, 1985. Almost 35 years ago, the day after my birthday. Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. Price of admission: $17. Remains the best concert of any kind I have ever seen.
Ah, Cellar Door Productions.
Not sure why but but this wild flower framed by the bark of a tree caught my interest. [While out hiking in PA Gamelands #37 the other day.]
I don't think 17.00 would buy you a beer at a Bruce concert today. But seeing him is still on our bucket list.
Saw Bruce at Mile High on Sept 28 -85! ELO feb 4-1977. They dont make music like that anymore!
True confessions time. I grew up as a city boy. Due to limited family opportunities, I never really got outside the city while I was growing up. In grad school, I was chatting with my roommate, who happened to be an astrophysicist. The whiskey was flowing, and I was waxing philosophic. We were discussing his research, which focused on spiral galaxy formation. Suddenly, it dawned on me: this picture must be all wrong!!
I said: "Wait, this is all bullshit! If the galaxy we live in were a spiral, then there would be, like, a bright BAND of stars in the sky, in the plane of the spiral!!"
He looked at me for a long time, not sure if I was serious (I was), and said gently " There is. It is called 'the Milky Way.' Have you never seen it?" I had not ever seen it before!
A couple of years later, I went to a conference in a remote part of New Hampshire, and was gobsmacked by what I had been missing!
On a related note, "the Milky Way Galaxy" is redundant. "Galaxy" means "milky," from the Greek, which is where we get our words "lactose," "lactate," etc.
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Undersea tunnel between Sweden and Denmark
Okay, posting qith dialared pupols. Will edit in the AM but wanted to share this phot. Rajen this morning while walking/hiking in Hills Creek State Patk. Phot was/is stylized by Giigle Photos, NO I AM NOY DRUNK!
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