An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?
To fuck some shit up
This isn’t zombie makeup … it’s the other way around. He has a full body tattoo & they covered it w/ makeup.
#this guy is from montreal #i see him walking around all the time #hes such an inspiration #he had cancer so he said fuck it and got all these tattoos #and then he kinda kicked cancers butt #but he was stuck with all of them #and now hes doing so much like that lady gaga video #or this make up commercial #and hes with an agency now and its great #hes great (spookyfrankiee)
ahh rick genest! I’m pretty sure he also does runway for Mugler.
He’s going to be in that new Keanu Reeves movie! I saw him in the trailer after seeing this post a few times and cheered.
What’s his name?
uh. his name is RIGHT THERE. rick genest. :P
Wish he’d smile more… i found the commercial and then the behind-the-scenes video. He smiles and jokes around in the behind-the-scenes thing and it’s adorable.
How to dry a soaked library
These may not the best photographs, but they show something quite unusual: a library of precious books drying in a giant warehouse. On November 6th, 1966 the Italian city of Florence experienced one of the worst flooding in its long history. The heart of the city disappeared under 3 meters of water. Among the buildings it entered were two important libraries: the Biblioteca del Gabinetto Vieusseux and the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. Over 1.5 million books from these libraries were damaged by the water; hundreds of pages were found pasted to walls and ceilings when the water had disappeared.
Drying one book is hard enough, but what to do with complete libraries? First the soaked books were gathered (pic 2). Some were then placed in heated rooms (pic 3), but the majority was hung out to dry in giant storehouses (pic 1). Thousands and thousands of pages from precious books, including many from medieval manuscripts (pic 4), were placed on long drying lines by so-called Mud Angels, as the volunteers were called - not unlike drying spaghetti in a pasta factory. Remarkably, a government letter from 2007 warned that there were still thousands of books waiting in storage for their conservation treatment. Obviously, drying a library takes a long time.
More information on the flood in this Wikipedia page and this detailed and well-illustrated blog. This is an account of a book conserver who worked on the soaked books. A really great and unreal movie on the conservation of the books was made in 1968 (watch it on YouTube here). On the bright side, the tragedy produced new methods of book conservation (read about it here, via @john_overholt).