fallontonight:

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Yusuf performs “The Wind” for The Tonight Show audience!

My goodness. This man’s voice — it’s so good.

fallontonight:

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Yusuf performs “The Wind” for The Tonight Show audience!

My goodness. This man’s voice — it’s so good.

fallontonight:

A new survey found that 30 percent of Americans admit to getting their most of their news from Facebook. When Facebook found out, they actually decided to experiment with printing a newspaper. We got a copy.

jtotheizzoe:

Meet Ham, the first primate in space! He took off on a suborbital space flight on January 31, 1961, preceding the USSR’s Yuri Gagarin into space by two and a half months.
His name stands for Holloman Aerospace Medical center, the Air Force base where he completed his training and mission prep. Of course, he was far from the only animal trained for the space program on either side of the Iron Curtain. NASA has written up an extensive history of animal astronauts (not all of it good, I’m afraid).
Check out this super-interesting, and slightly uncomfortable, 1961 newsreel film about Ham: Trailblazer in Space.

Ham lived, presumably happily, until 1983, when he died at the National Zoo and North Carolina Zoo. His remains were buried at the International Space Hall of Fame to commemorate his service to manned space flight. Way to go, little man.


That top photo! It is so good.

jtotheizzoe:

Meet Ham, the first primate in space! He took off on a suborbital space flight on January 31, 1961, preceding the USSR’s Yuri Gagarin into space by two and a half months.

His name stands for Holloman Aerospace Medical center, the Air Force base where he completed his training and mission prep. Of course, he was far from the only animal trained for the space program on either side of the Iron Curtain. NASA has written up an extensive history of animal astronauts (not all of it good, I’m afraid).

Check out this super-interesting, and slightly uncomfortable, 1961 newsreel film about Ham: Trailblazer in Space.

Ham lived, presumably happily, until 1983, when he died at the National Zoo and North Carolina Zoo. His remains were buried at the International Space Hall of Fame to commemorate his service to manned space flight. Way to go, little man.

That top photo! It is so good.

Currently drinking: #Beer #NationalBeerDay! #Cheers

Currently drinking: #Beer #NationalBeerDay! #Cheers

Mugshot Monday - “Minnesota Twins” coffee mug with Columbia Roast by Alterra Coffee
It’s the MN Twins home opener today! I’m wishing I was at Target Field because it’s a glorious day outside. Which is amazing considering we got 6 inches of snow last Thursday here in Minneapolis. 
Special thanks to Meghan for use of her Twins blanket, and to Rachel for telling me where I could find the most amazing Twins coffee mug ever!

Mugshot Monday - “Minnesota Twins” coffee mug with Columbia Roast by Alterra Coffee

It’s the MN Twins home opener today! I’m wishing I was at Target Field because it’s a glorious day outside. Which is amazing considering we got 6 inches of snow last Thursday here in Minneapolis. 

Special thanks to Meghan for use of her Twins blanket, and to Rachel for telling me where I could find the most amazing Twins coffee mug ever!

Not your father’s pogo stick: SUPER POGO 2

Not your father’s pogo stick: SUPER POGO 2

Best pogo stick video I’ve ever seen. Amazing cinematography. Amazing tricks.

Best GIF of a rabbit I’ve seen today!

Best GIF of a rabbit I’ve seen today!

Nice Ride #Minneapolis

Nice Ride #Minneapolis

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via holyfuckingshittt)

Why the sound of failure is beautiful.

(via zadi)

Embrace the glitches.

(via chuckolsen)

Truth.

Currently drinking: #beer

Currently drinking: #beer

Chica Golden Hotwheels can’t even look at this April snow! #Minneapolis

Chica Golden Hotwheels can’t even look at this April snow! #Minneapolis