22 fevereiro 2018

The Spy Who Wasn't

David Cornwall was bored with being a spy. He decided to write novels about being a spy to spice things up. But he needed a pen name, because his bosses at MI6 wouldn’t let one of their spies write about spying under their own name. 

Can you guess the nom de plume that Cornwall came up with? It’s pretty famous…

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An American Crime Journaliste

Edna Buchanan, who was born in 1939, moved from New Jersey where she was born and raised to Miami in the 1960s. She wanted to pursue a career as a journalist, and she was offered a job by a small community newspaper near the big city. Florida worked out well for Edna. Her wit and writing skills caught the notice of editors at the larger Miami Herald, and they hired her in 1973 as a crime reporter.

She loved her new job. As their police reporter, she covered thousands of violent crimes, while Miami lived through its peak as the center of the international drug trade. She is famous for grabbing the reader’s attention with the opening lines of her crime stories. When reporting on Gary Robinson, an ex-con who was shot and killed by a security guard at a Church’s Chicken restaurant, after getting violent when they ran out of fried chicken, she wrote “Gary Robinson died hungry.” With writing like that, Edna got many accolades, including the highest. In 1986, she won a Pulitzer Prize for general reporting.

She loved crime so much that even when she retired, she kept writing about it, publishing multiple mystery novels. Edna said of her job: “Nobody loves a police reporter. The job can be lonely and arduous. I have been threatened with arrest, threatened physically, had rocks thrown at me. I’ve gotten threatening letters, subpoenas, and obscene phone calls, some of them from my editors. It is tiring, haunting, and truly wonderful.”

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Hanging at the Gemäldegalerie Art Museum in Berlin, Germany, is an unusual painting. Measuring 64 inches by 46 inches, this oil-on-oak-panel painting from the 1500s has an unusual subject. The crowd of people are all doing frankly weird things: two men are defecating out of a window, a man is biting into a wooden pillar, another man is banging his head against a wall, a man is burying a calf, a man is attempting to scoop up spilled porridge, and a woman is tying into a bundle what appears to be the devil.

This odd artwork was made by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who was one of the most significant Dutch artist of the Renaissance. Titled “Netherlandish Proverbs,” the painting is actually a literal illustration of more than one hundred Dutch language proverbs and idioms.

Man I would love to see what each of the proverbs is and what their depiction is because yeah I have no idea. I love Pieter Bruegel.

Ask and ye shall receive. Wikipedia has a list of the proverbs, their meanings, and images of Bruegel’s illustrations of each proverb.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlandish_Proverbs#Proverbs_and_idioms

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What Went Wrong On Apollo 13

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Hanging at the Gemäldegalerie Art Museum in Berlin, Germany,...



Hanging at the Gemäldegalerie Art Museum in Berlin, Germany, is an unusual painting. Measuring 64 inches by 46 inches, this oil-on-oak-panel painting from the 1500s has an unusual subject. The crowd of people are all doing frankly weird things: two men are defecating out of a window, a man is biting into a wooden pillar, another man is banging his head against a wall, a man is burying a calf, a man is attempting to scoop up spilled porridge, and a woman is tying into a bundle what appears to be the devil.

This odd artwork was made by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who was one of the most significant Dutch artist of the Renaissance. Titled “Netherlandish Proverbs,” the painting is actually a literal illustration of more than one hundred Dutch language proverbs and idioms.

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Robert Lawrence: America's First African-American Astronaut


On June 30, 1967, the U.S. Air Force selcted Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Authorized in August 1965, a program which envisioned a series of mini-space stations in low polar Earth orbit.

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Oração para afastar o mal da sua casa ou trabalho

Oração para afastar o mal da sua casa ou trabalho



Oração pedindo proteção contra o mal

Deus Todo-Poderoso, eu Vos peço:
enviai os Vossos anjos para estarem comigo neste local
e protegei-me de todo assalto do maligno.
Perdoai todo mal que tenha sido cometido neste quarto
e concedei a graça da conversão àqueles que Vos ofenderam.
Dissipai os poderes das trevas que possam estar neste quarto
e protegei-me nesta noite,
bem como a todos os que vierem a dormir neste local
de hoje em diante.
Jesus, eu confio em Vós!



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When Roses Aren t Red


Not all roses are red of course, but they can still be very pretty. Likewise, the beautiful Rosette Nebula and other star forming regions are often shown in astronomical images with a predominately red hue, in part because the dominant emission in the nebula is from hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen's strongest optical emission line, known as H-alpha, is in the red region of the spectrum, but the beauty of an emission nebula need not be appreciated in red light alone. Other atoms in the nebula are also excited by energetic starlight and produce narrow emission lines as well. In this gorgeous view of the Rosette Nebula, narrowband images are combined to show emission from sulfur atoms in red, hydrogen in blue, and oxygen in green. In fact, the scheme of mapping these narrow atomic emission lines into broader colors is adopted in many Hubble images of stellar nurseries. The image spans about 100 light-years in the constellation Monoceros, at the 3,000 light-year estimated distance of the Rosette Nebula. To make the Rosette red, just follow this link or slide your cursor over the image.

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