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I know the words to a lot of songs, hey?

In Hey., Uncategorized on August 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Yeah, I guess, most or all of the words to all of the songs that appear on this silly blog…

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Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love

In Death, Life, Love, Music, Rock, Van Halen on August 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll. Rock. And. Roll. Baby. 😉

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I REALLY dig this tune. Really. Really do. It’s one of the best Rock tunes of all Time and Space. I know all the words. Still makes me rock solid after all these years and has served as an ersatz theme song — of those there are quite a few — on more than one occasion.

*shrug*

What can I say?

It’s how you channel your hurt and anger that counts, cats and kittens.

Uh, yeah.

Now, let’s ROCK! 💋

People Who Died

In Ad Astra per Ardua, Death, Music, Rock, The Basketball Diaries, The Jim Carroll Band, Tributes on August 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Ad Astra per Ardua

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Killer Queen

In Ad Astra per Ardua, Death, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, Opals, Queen, Rock, Tributes on August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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As though pure white snow flashed and sparkled with the color of bright ruddy wine, and was overcome by this radiance.
~ Unknown, about opal

She was a Killer Queen… Guaranteed to blow your mind!

❤❤❤❤❤

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Therein lies the Universe

Who is Calling?

In Ad Astra per Ardua, Death, Dreams, Groovy, Life, Loss, Love, Poetry, Psychedelic, Suicide, Tributes, Very Bad Poetry on August 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm

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Qu’Appelle

Who is calling

Who

‘Twas the Universe

The Source

No one believed you

I saw the red orb, too

And so I eschew a world

Distracted by faerie glamour

Capitalism, war and self

The world that killed you

With their pale reality

Forced your hand

A hand they dealt

My Beautiful Dreamer

Too beautiful for them

Your ness thrives

In my purple heart

Through Time and Space

Energy never dies

You told me so yourself

We will meet again

My Wild Thing

My Giant

My Liege

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The Bee’s Knees

In Bees, Bugs, Groovy, Love, Nifty on August 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

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According to 20th century folklore, the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumblebee should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beats per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary. The origin of this claim has been difficult to pin down with any certainty. John McMasters recounted an anecdote about an unnamed Swiss aerodynamicist at a dinner party who performed some rough calculations and concluded, presumably in jest, that according to the equations, bumblebees cannot fly.

In later years McMasters has backed away from this origin, suggesting that there could be multiple sources, and that the earliest he has found was a reference in the 1934 French book Le vol des insectes; they had applied the equations of air resistance to insects and found that their flight was impossible, but that “One shouldn’t be surprised that the results of the calculations don’t square with reality”.

Some credit physicist Ludwig Prandtl (1875–1953) of the University of Göttingen in Germany with popularizing the idea. Others say it was Swiss gas dynamicist Jacob Ackeret (1898–1981) who did the calculations.

In 1934, French entomologist Antoine Magnan (1881-1938) included the following passage in the introduction to his book Le Vol des Insectes:

Tout d’abord poussé par ce qui se fait en aviation, j’ai appliqué aux insectes les lois de la résistance de l’air, et je suis arrivé avec M. Sainte-Laguë à cette conclusion que leur vol est impossible.

This translates to:

First prompted by what is done in aviation, I applied the laws of air resistance to insects, and I arrived, with Mr. Sainte-Laguë, at this conclusion that their flight is impossible.

Magnan refers to his assistant André Sainte-Laguë, a mathematician.The calculations that purported to show that bumblebees cannot fly are based upon a simplified linear treatment of oscillating aerofoils. The method assumes small amplitude oscillations without flow separation. This ignores the effect of dynamic stall, an airflow separation inducing a large vortex above the wing, which briefly produces several times the lift of the aerofoil in regular flight. More sophisticated aerodynamic analysis shows that the bumblebee can fly because its wings encounter dynamic stall in every oscillation cycle.

Additionally, John Maynard Smith, a noted biologist with a strong background in aeronautics, has pointed out that bumblebees would not be expected to sustain flight, as they would need to generate too much power given their tiny wing area. However, in aerodynamics experiments with other insects he found that viscosity at the scale of small insects meant that even their small wings can move a very large volume of air relative to the size, and this reduces the power required to sustain flight by an order of magnitude.

Another description of a bee’s wing function is that the wings work similarly to helicopter blades, “reverse-pitch semirotary helicopter blades”.

Bees beat their wings approximately 200 times a second. Their thorax muscles do not expand and contract on each nerve firing but rather vibrate like a plucked rubber band.

~ Wikipedia

Just because you can’t fly, doesn’t mean you can’t fly.

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Dreamer

In Dreams, Music, Rock, Roger Hodgson, Supertramp on August 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

This one’s goin’ out to all the beautiful Dreamers…

❤ ya! 💋

In Philosophy, Uncategorized on August 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

You don’t have to grow-up.

You just have to grow out.

Far. Out.

Blitzkrieg Bop

In Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Rock, The Ramones on August 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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Then there’s Goodie or the Good. We’ve been friends since we were teens. He works at the homeless mission in downtown Metropolis. He’s good. Through and through.

I ❤ that cat and that is that.

Hey ho, let’s go, bro! 💋

I Fink U Freeky

In Die Antwoord, Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Weird on August 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

P.S: I Fink U Freeky

This is one of the first new grooves I caught after upgrading my hearing at the end of January. They appeared on Dave and I thought: WHAT the heck are these cats doing on Letterman? Exceedingly weird* and wonderful. WAY. Hailing from South Africa Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for The Answer)…

I Fink You Freeky and I like you a lot, baby. Really. Really do.

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* SO weird. I sure hope you dig it.