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The South - Matt Daniels

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First of its kind prototype microchip by TI’s Jack Kilby - 1958 (Christie’s)

First of its kind prototype microchip by TI’s Jack Kilby - 1958 (Christie’s)

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Peter Rosen - Geometer Moth Silk Diffraction (more)

Peter Rosen - Geometer Moth Silk Diffraction (more)

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"Light echo" of flaring V838 Monocerotis illuminating stellar dust

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Happy 30th, Tetris

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Illustrations by Sergey Yuhimov for a Russian edition of “Lord of the Rings”

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Henry Hillinick - Matte for “Forbidden Planet” (1955)

Henry Hillinick - Matte for “Forbidden Planet” (1955)

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When it came to such a pitch as this, she was not able to refrain from a start, or a heavy sigh, or even from walking about the room for a few seconds; and the only source whence any thing like consolation or composure could be drawn, was in the resolution of her own better conduct, and the hope that, however inferior in spirit and gaiety might be the following and every future winter of her life to the past, it would yet find her more rational, more acquainted with herself, and leave her less to regret when it were gone.
— Jane Austen, Emma (a magnificent sentence)
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Birger Sandzen - In The Nevada Desert (1917)

Birger Sandzen - In The Nevada Desert (1917)

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Gustave Moreau - Hercules and the Hydra (1876)

Gustave Moreau - Hercules and the Hydra (1876)

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El Ten Eleven - “Living On Credit Blues”
Every Direction Is North

The song’s structure is simple, and the notes and chords are nothing out of the ordinary, but the basic theme is so triumphant and fun-sounding that it’s hard not to listen to again and again. (bandcamp)

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Almost everything that men have said best has been said in Greek. There are, I know, other languages, but they are petrified, or have yet to be born.
— Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian
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Frederick Barnard - Bill Sikes (Oliver Twist)

Frederick Barnard - Bill Sikes (Oliver Twist)

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A man who had been in motion since eight o’clock in the morning, and might now have been still — who had been long talking, and might have been silent — who had been in more than one crowd, and might have been alone! Such a man to quit the tranquility and independence of his own fireside, and on the evening of a cold sleety April day rush out again into the world!
— Jane Austen, Emma
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Kepler - “Elemental: Blood or Water”
Missionless Days

This slow-build masterstroke has been in regular rotation on my playlist for 12 years now, but I still manage to feel it’s a song for “special occasions,” not to be spoiled by repeated listening. Not that Kepler needed to prove they could do loud, but coming at the end of this incredibly restrained album, this song feels thunderous.

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