17 Sep 14

Some new images are out from a job I worked on. Top is Jessica Lange, bottom is Winona Ryder. Photos by Steven Klein. For W Magazine’s Scorcese’s Women special feature.

14 Sep 14
superdoofus-stratodrive:

lumber:

via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

(I woke up thinking about this image)

Pretty much my most favorite image I’ve ever seen on th’ internet

superdoofus-stratodrive:

lumber:

via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

(I woke up thinking about this image)

Pretty much my most favorite image I’ve ever seen on th’ internet

14 Sep 14
aberjona:

evangotlib:

tanya77:

Holy crap, this is a good book.

Read this in sophomore year. This book stays with you.

I came across a copy in the cabin I visit in MA last summer, which was kismet since I’d been meaning to read it. When I head up there again next week I’ll return it for someone else to pick up.
Great, haunting book.

My mom teaches this and McCarthy’s The Road to her AP American Lit. students, takes them kiddie’s brains right out their skulls and they ain’t never the same after

aberjona:

evangotlib:

tanya77:

Holy crap, this is a good book.

Read this in sophomore year. This book stays with you.

I came across a copy in the cabin I visit in MA last summer, which was kismet since I’d been meaning to read it. When I head up there again next week I’ll return it for someone else to pick up.

Great, haunting book.

My mom teaches this and McCarthy’s The Road to her AP American Lit. students, takes them kiddie’s brains right out their skulls and they ain’t never the same after

13 Sep 14
ghostradar:

Bongo’s Dream House by Matt Groening

ghostradar:

Bongo’s Dream House
by Matt Groening

6 Sep 14
Not a cloud in the sky today here in sunny California. Mustang convertible de rigueur, natch.

Not a cloud in the sky today here in sunny California. Mustang convertible de rigueur, natch.

5 Sep 14
4 Sep 14
peterwknox:

NYC Pro Tip: go into your local pizza slice shot and buy fresh unused dough to make your own pie at home. #offthemenu

Or you could just, you know, TAKE the USED dough from the trash for FREE and bring it home, weave it all together into a sort of lattice and make a pie that way #lifehacks #freepizza #reducereuserecycle

peterwknox:

NYC Pro Tip: go into your local pizza slice shot and buy fresh unused dough to make your own pie at home. #offthemenu

Or you could just, you know, TAKE the USED dough from the trash for FREE and bring it home, weave it all together into a sort of lattice and make a pie that way #lifehacks #freepizza #reducereuserecycle

3 Sep 14

altidude:

projecthabu:

     On July 4th, 2014, I photographed A-12 #06938, on display at the USS Alabama Museum in Mobile, Alabama. Even though I’ve photographed #06938 numerous times, I always attempt to create fresh, interesting photos. This time, I photographed the two the liquid nitrogen tanks in the nose gear bay, shown in the final photo. The liquid nitrogen was stored in these tanks, converted into gaseous nitrogen, and used to inert the atmosphere in the aircraft’s fuel tanks. This inert nitrogen atmosphere was required, because the fuel heated 350° Fahrenheit inside the tank during flight. At that temperature, an ambient air environment could have caused combustion inside the fuel tank. If the nitrogen environment could not be achieved during flight, there was a danger of combustion inside the fuel tank.

     The Blackbird aircraft has what we call “wet wings”, which means that the skin panels of the wings and fuselage double as a fuel tank. There is no bladder inside the aircraft to hold the fuel, and every joint and screw has to be sealed from the inside, to prevent fuel leakage. When the aircraft flew at full speed, Mach 3.2, the compression of the air against the surface of the aircraft would cause serious heating, up to 620° Fahrenheit in some places. This heating would cause the entire length of the aircraft to grow about five inches in flight.

     When the aircraft would constantly contract and expand, it would cause the sealant in the fuel tanks to wear out, and fuel leaks would take place. These leaks were monitored by maintenance crews, measuring them in drips per minute (DPM). If the DPM reached its tolerance in a certain area, maintenance crews would go inside the fuel tanks, and reseal the area, which was a nightmarish process.

     Nearly every time I photograph a Blackbird in a museum, I hear a museum guest mistakenly saying, “The Blackbird had to refuel mid-air immediately after takeoff, because it leaked so badly.” This is not true. The real reason they refueled after takeoff was, when the Blackbird was fueled on the ground, the atmosphere inside the tank was ambient air. This had to be replaced with gaseous nitrogen before they reached full speed. When the tanker aircraft topped off the Blackbird’s tanks, all of the ambient air would be expelled from the tanks through relief valves. Then, as the aircraft consumed fuel, the space created in the fuel tanks would be replaced with gaseous nitrogen. This created a safe, inert atmosphere in the fuel tanks. If the aircraft, for some reason, could not create this 100% nitrogen atmosphere, the flight could not exceed 2.6 Mach. 

     It was possible to fully fuel, then defuel the aircraft to a partial load on the ground, before flight, to create this inert nitrogen tank environment, but this was a maintenance nightmare. This procedure was called a “maintenance yo-yo.” When you put the gaseous nitrogen head pressure in the fuel tanks on the ground, it caused excessive leaking, so maintenance always preferred to perform this procedure in the air, after takeoff.

I’ve read a lot about the A-12 and SR-71 program but had never seen these details about the legendary fuel leakage and heating issues. Amazing stuff.

D.A.R.Y.L. couldn’t have happened?!

31 Aug 14
aberjona:

River’s Edge, anyone?

One of my favorite films

aberjona:

River’s Edge, anyone?

One of my favorite films

29 Aug 14
gravyholocaustsucks:

yeahiwasintheshit:

every damn day

It’s facing the wrong way

KeysWalletPhoneLighterSmokes

gravyholocaustsucks:

yeahiwasintheshit:

every damn day

It’s facing the wrong way

KeysWalletPhoneLighterSmokes

(Source: ericorbit)

27 Aug 14
thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.
If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.

If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

(Source: thedragoninmygarage, via wilwheaton)

26 Aug 14
thebrainscoop:

I’ve spent the last few weeks writing a script I’ve been dreading for years. 
The story of the Passenger Pigeon is a terrifying omen, a nightmarish slow-motion car accident unraveling in front of our eyes. Hindsight is so clear with this issue that it seems nauseatingly preventable - I say this from my position a hundred years in the future. But the reality of this story is that because of human impact, interference, over-hunting and trapshooting, within the span of 4 decades the population of these birds diminished from a booming 3.7 billion individuals to near extinction. They were shot, netted, poisoned, smoked out, burned up, prodded, intoxicated, left to starve, and otherwise eradicated in every sense of the word. It’s a tough reality to face. 
We’ll be uploading this video in a few weeks, but I wanted to give you all a heads up to check out this book by Joel Greenberg; A Feathered River Across the Sky was my primary source of information for our upcoming episode. The amount of care and attention to detail Greenberg gave in writing this work is tangible; I had to set it down on more than one occasion to catch my breath and clear my head. The toughest part of reading the book is realizing we are still doing this today, but our excess is no longer isolated to one charismatic species.
It’s time we wake up. 

thebrainscoop:

I’ve spent the last few weeks writing a script I’ve been dreading for years. 

The story of the Passenger Pigeon is a terrifying omen, a nightmarish slow-motion car accident unraveling in front of our eyes. Hindsight is so clear with this issue that it seems nauseatingly preventable - I say this from my position a hundred years in the future. But the reality of this story is that because of human impact, interference, over-hunting and trapshooting, within the span of 4 decades the population of these birds diminished from a booming 3.7 billion individuals to near extinction. They were shot, netted, poisoned, smoked out, burned up, prodded, intoxicated, left to starve, and otherwise eradicated in every sense of the word. It’s a tough reality to face. 

We’ll be uploading this video in a few weeks, but I wanted to give you all a heads up to check out this book by Joel Greenberg; A Feathered River Across the Sky was my primary source of information for our upcoming episode. The amount of care and attention to detail Greenberg gave in writing this work is tangible; I had to set it down on more than one occasion to catch my breath and clear my head. The toughest part of reading the book is realizing we are still doing this today, but our excess is no longer isolated to one charismatic species.

It’s time we wake up. 

24 Aug 14
We’re loving Brooklyn right now

We’re loving Brooklyn right now

23 Aug 14
Ha! Installed a USB port on my motorcycle because why not!

Ha! Installed a USB port on my motorcycle because why not!

22 Aug 14
americasgreatoutdoors:

Monday is the National Park Service 98th birthday & all entrance fees will be waived. Please share and like this photo of Denali National Park to spread the word! Photo: Morton Katz (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Free parks! Woohoo!

americasgreatoutdoors:

Monday is the National Park Service 98th birthday & all entrance fees will be waived. Please share and like this photo of Denali National Park to spread the word! 

Photo: Morton Katz (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Free parks! Woohoo!

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