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Ultimately we abandoned that and believed in the idea of trickle-down and the idea of the market economy and the market knows best, to the point where now libertarianism in my country is actually being taken seriously as an intelligent mode of political thought. It’s astonishing to me.

David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’ | World news | The Observer


David Simon says there are now two Americas

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Switching to Tumblr

Hello everyone,

I’m sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I’ve kinda left this blog alone and I’ve been trying to think of something that would work better for me. Ultimately, I decided to switch to Tumblr. I hope all of you lovely people have a Tumblr, and I’ll be looking through my blog roll to see who I can continue to follow. Please follow me on Tumblr! Leiashotfirst.tumblr.com. Hope to see you all there. 🙂



Chris Kawagiwa created an excellent Steampunk Star Wars piece with plenty of small details to check out. Available now in shirt form over at Mighty Fine.

Steampunk Echo Station by Chris Kawagiwa (Blog) (Flickr) (Twitter)

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A Large Tsunami Shock Wave on the Sun –  Tsunamis this large don’t happen on Earth. During 2006, a large solar flare from an Earth-sized sunspot produced a tsunami-type shock wave that was spectacular even for the Sun.

Nature, Science, Space and Astronomy

A Large Tsunami Shock Wave on the Sun

Sci-Fi Movies, Science Fiction

Return of the Jedi: Buttercup Valley, 1982

With my month long hiatus almost up, I thought I’d share something with you all. Now, I know movie spoilers aren’t exactly super hard to come by anymore. But imagine how exciting it would have been back in 1982 to come across the filming of one of my all time favorites, Return of the Jedi. There is a photo below, but click the link after the photo to see the rest – there’s a bunch! Thanks to Geek-Art.net for the tip.

The Prop Store First Look On Location: Buttercup Valley, 1982.