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Once the equation of state is specified, the Friedman and fluid equations are all we need to describe the evolution of the Universe. — An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, Andrew Liddle
pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born
On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.
Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”
Photo: Library of Congress

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born

On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.

Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”

Photo: Library of Congress

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982
After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982

After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.

smokinjaycutler:

Smokin’ Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears got back on track last night against the New York Giants, throwing for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-21 victory.  Way to go Smokin’ Jay!

Coming up in a hurray.

smokinjaycutler:

Smokin’ Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears got back on track last night against the New York Giants, throwing for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-21 victory. Way to go Smokin’ Jay!

Coming up in a hurray.

awesomepeoplereading:

Allen Lane, Penguin founder/holder, reads.
classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguinHappy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

awesomepeoplereading:

Allen Lane, Penguin founder/holder, reads.

classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin

Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

During the 60’s, I dropped acid at the LA airport during a long flight delay. The acid was good. Too good. It forced me to seek refuge at a nearby theater where Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet was playing. By the end of the movie I had mellowed. When I arrived in Cedar Rapids, it seemed just another day.

I still adore that movie. My acid days ended a long time ago.

Your digital camera is a subatomic particle detector. It detects photons. — Gene Van Buren, particle physicist, just making me grin. (via chels)

thecultofgenius:

Astonishing quotes!

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the-final-sentence:

Final sentences:

"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." 
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro

"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." 
— from “Indian Camp

"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." 
— from The Garden of Eden

"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." 
— from A Farewell to Arms

[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” 
— from Hills Like White Elephants

"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." 
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls

[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises

"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast

"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea

Sextillion

Sextillion

The war never ends.