Friday, May 12, 2017


A young Stevie Nicks (the bohemian chick) graces this behemothic meta blog post! Moreover... "This groovy post is also rockin plenty of far out planetary science and heaps of nifty vintage stuff" - FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

Plenty of Stevie Nicks
  Stevie Nicks on Twirling, Kicking Drugs and a Lifetime With Lindsey
Stevie Nicks in the 1970s

“Some people don't sleep at night - I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed - I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise - like a vampire... I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures, they went into shoeboxes, where they remained. I did everything - I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy - I was the model...” - Stevie Nicks explained

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? "With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings." - Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, A bad Ass?
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person. - Stevie Nicks

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft beams back the sharpest images of Jupiter — EVER 

Cassini carries 72.3 pounds of plutonium-238, in a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). When it was launched on its billion-mile trip, on October 15, 1997, the plutonium put out enough heat to be converted into 878 watts of electricity – about two-thirds of what a hair dryer draws, but sufficient to run the instruments and radios. Twenty years later, it is still putting out about 600 watts

BTW - Curiosity uses a radio-thermal generator like the one on Cassini. Also, the New Horizons probe that visited Pluto in the summer of 2015 used a similar generator. That generator is still running, as the probe prepares to visit an object in the Kuiper Belt on January 1, 2019.

HERA, the Human Exploration Research Analog, is a three-story, closed habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center used to simulate long-duration human spaceflight missions.

No one is going to colonize Mars...

This is an animation of ocean surface currents from June 2005 to December 2007 from NASA satellites. Watch how bigger currents like the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuroshio in the Pacific carry warm waters across thousands of miles at speeds greater than four miles per hour (six kilometers per hour); how coastal currents like the Agulhas in the Southern Hemisphere move equatorial waters toward Earth's poles; and how thousands of other ocean currents are confined to particular regions and form slow-moving, circular pools called eddies.

For 15 years, the GRACE mission has unlocked mysteries of how water moves around our planet. 

Maureen Marine

Laura Poitras Reveals 'Falling Out' with Julian Assange
Technology is not neutral and neither are the people striving to wield it to greatest effect. It is hard for liberals and non-liberals to understand that technology, not liberalism, is the real driver of globalization.
Get your morning at HeroPress 

One of the hotbeds where a new technological ideology is forming is alt-journalism. Alt-journalists operate with a post-tabloid, kinetic style which exploits that consciousness and assaults the senses. This blowhard style - exemplified by pro-Trump Periscoper and Youtuber Mike Cernovich - wins alt-journalists popularity among their Youtube, Reddit, Twitter, Gab, and 4chan fans.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI assumes an importance and influence it has not wielded since the J. Edgar Hoover’s era. This is what makes today’s batch of stories from The Intercept, The FBI’s Secret Rules, based on a trove of long-sought confidential FBI documents, so critical: It shines a bright light on the vast powers of this law enforcement agency, particularly when it comes to its ability to monitor dissent and carry out a domestic war on terror

So, if you’re keeping score, Trump has now fired Sally Yates, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and James Comey — all three of whom are potentially most likely definitely sitting on explosive criminal information on Trump. Probably just a coincidence!

The Tail of Alfred E. Neuman
 In light of recent myriad screw ups, criticizing or lampooning the FBI has become standard media fare. But when J. Edgar Hoover ran the joint, the bureau wouldn't stand for such swipes and often retaliated by investigating its foes. So that's why it's great to see that Mad magazine wasn't intimidated by J. Edgar Hoover and seemed to take pleasure in needling the Director. In these excerpts from the MAD magazine's FBI files, J. Edgar Hoover and company show they've got one lousy sense of humor.

In 1957 the FBI felt threatened by MAD after the magazine ran a piece about draft dodging as a game, which involved writing to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and asking him for “full-fledged draft dodger” membership card. An FBI agent directed his bureau’s New York offices to “make contact” with MAD and “advise them of our displeasure” and to make sure “that there be no repetition of such misuse of the FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s name.” 

The Quantico chick, Alex Parish 
China bans private online news reporting

The Management Dude
 Another Friday, another opportunity to take a break from politics and stuff and enjoy some attractive young ladies. Most of the following Rule 5 links are to photos generally considered NSFW, and the management is not responsible for any damages incurred by readers who fail to click at an appropriate time and place. All chicks in this post is assumed to be 100% cage-free, natural, organic, free-range and pesticide-free unless labeled otherwise.

This Rule 5 special is dedicated to Tunisia's main contribution to the world, Kenza Fourati

Fred Dude's Friday Babes

Femme Fatale Friday: Taylor Momsen

Friday Night Babe is Emily Berrington

Friday Femme Fatale

Big Boob Friday with Nigella Lawson

One of Hollywood’s favourite sex symbols of the 20th century, Jayne Mansfield was as notorious for her publicity stunts as she was for her provocative presence on-screen. But in 1962, things got a little more dramatic when the actress was reported lost at sea, feared drowned after her boat capsized in the Bahamas. The ordeal quickly reached the tabloids– a story of Jayne Mansfield fighting off sharks, washing up on tiny island nearby, before eventually being rescued by a boat and brought to shore where an army of photographers were waiting for the money shot. The star had often been accused of trying too hard to become a star with her over-eagerness for being photographed in her private life and the papers were quick to brand the dramatic rescue as a publicity stunt. So was her shipwreck a case of the Hollywood bombshell who cried wolf?

Photographs of ’50s Pinup Queen Bettie Page Were Nearly Destroyed!

Irving Klaw was targeted during the Kefauver Hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, in which his photographs were claimed to be causing deviance, perversion and violence. Irving Klaw was not charged, but felt compelled to burn his Bettie Page prints and negatives upon returning to New York. 

Hollywood's Hays Code
Opinion:  More than a few new prime time TV series feature torture and the like. I don't call that entertainment...

Weird Tales: Margaret Brundage, The First Lady Of Pulp Pinup Art

Counterculture bohemian Margaret Brundage was the first female pinup artist, tempting pulp readers with her scantily clad, whip-wielding vixens. 

Margaret Brundage is best known for her sensationalistic covers gracing popular pulp magazine Weird Tales, from 1932 to 1945. They featured scantily clad, voluptuous temptresses and damsels in distress, often contending with supernatural figures in compromising positions. Her work illustrated stories from such authors as H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, and Conan creator Robert E. Howard.

Tonight's Vintage Babe is Joyce Compton

Luigina 'Gina' Lollobrigida, international sex symbol.

Stilettos and Spankings: The Impossibly buxom blondes of erotic illustrator Bill Ward 

"More than the truth is out there"
Gillian Anderson

Sultress - Joanna Krupa

Stuck in the Middle With You
(Cleavage and stuff)

Meghan Hardin's Double Bogies

Rule 5 - Barbi Benton

Cornucopia Of Life Size Sex Dolls

BeCos(play) It's Friday

Boobtastic Instagram Models To Follow In 2017

Cosplay this week

More Glorious Girls Of The Redheaded Rebellion

NSFW Fred Dude!
"The best posts I have seen this week" - Proof Positive Dude

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere

Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXXXIV)

Rodney's far out space


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