Carl Sagan's take on this picture:
Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar', every 'supreme leader', every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
It really puts everything into perspective...
I can see my house.
I remember watching Voyager - the farthest on PBS. Apparently NASA had no plans to take the above picture until Sagan lobbied for it.
Everything we've ever known for the entire history of mankind is confined within the parameters of that tiny little blue speck.
"A Person in a T-Shirt"
You know, I recognize that cancer is a horrible thing to have to deal with, but this trend of uninteresting pictures with a story in the title are starting to irritate me. I have tons of filters to catch certain phrases and auto-hide them, but new ones keep popping up.
Yes, cancer sucks. Yes, OP and his wife are hopeful they can beat cancer.
But I don't think this is the place for "generic woman in comic book character shirt" pictures.
Unfortunately, the mod's stance of "We'll let the community decide what is and isn't worthy of being here" isn't working. If we hid the titles, this picture wouldn't be here. But people see "[X] has [illness/disability]" and the post takes off.
Some back story for everyone. In March my (then) gf (now) wife was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal/colon cancer. She has gone through 2 rounds of chemo and radiation this year. We also got married somewhere in the middle there! Haha. I wouldn't trade this woman for anyone else! Cancer or not!
The nurses gave her the nickname superwoman as she did fantastic! During treatments we had some genetic testing done and discovered that she has Li-Fraumeni Syndrome which increases her chances of having a bunch of other cancers substantially. So today she is not only having whats left of the tumor removed but a complete hysterectomy as well! She will have a temp bag for about 3 months then another surgery to reattach. Double mastectomy to come next year. Cancer sucks and we are fighting it with everything we have! Between us we have 6 kids and a lot to live for!! #fuckcancer #teamjody
There are more cancer related subs, and if nothing else, I hope you can find support and information on them.
Given that my comments seem negative, and the first one kind of turned more into a rant, I just want you to know I hope your wife kicks cancer's ass, and I hope things get better for the both of you.
This was banned from my school because it was considered to be a gang sign.
You can't kill an idea.
One of the oldest, dankest memes.
/ \ l l l \ \ l l l \ / o True
animals don't need clothes.
That's what I said and now I'm a registered sex offender.
"My ass is out."
You posted this one month ago. Why again ?
Stop reposting this!
But I seen this exact ‘fore ‘n’ aft’...
Please stop reposting this. I get it, You stopped drinking.
The cream will rise to the top, oh yeah.
A bit too traditional for my taste.
OOOH YEAHHHH! The Macho Man bringing you Christmas like ONLY The Macho Man can! So jingle your bells, kiddies! And you better not be naughty! Otherwise you're in store for an elbow drop straight from atop the Tower of Power! Ohhhhh Yeahhhhhh!
Hey, OP! This is super touching and ridiculously kind of you. I work at Harmonix and was here to ask if you'd like some song codes for that PS4. More songs keeps the kids less bored (and keeps the adults more sane so they don't have to hear the same two over and over!) and music's one of the great escapes. Feel free to PM me!
They didn't know how to play since they were too poor to afford anything but free phone games. At least they had fun. I'm going back today to play more and teach guitar to them before the shelter closes. I got the day off so it is fine.
These kids need hope and love. I gave them that and to everyone was happy.
This is wholesome as fuck but that kid has horrendous form on the drums. I call next.
I am in Ventura county in the middle of the Thomas Fire. My town is safe, but several houses have burned in town. More in the neighboring cities. After securing my own house I volunteered at the local shelter after hearing a whole community of trailers was wiped out. I have gone there preaching as a JW so I know these people. I knew there were kids living there and lost everything they knew.
I couldn't sit by thinking these kids, who had lost everything they knew, would be in a shelter with no way to distract themselves from the raging inferno so I did the first thing that came to mind. I got my two gaming pcs, ps4, and several board games, loaded them to my car and took them to the shelter.
After setting up with help from volunteers here the kids immediately played Rockband, sonic mania and classic, and several kids games they knew from Mobile but we're on steam.
The kids were so entertained and the adults played board games with me at another table near by. Everyone was distracted from the fire nd the other volunteers loved it.
Thomas Fire has burned down many homes, but at least these people won't go thinking they lost hope of being kids and having fun and neighbors didn't care. I'll see if I can host a regular game day in the center they are in soon after to just keep playing.
Stay safe and always volunteer. People need to know you love them and not show apathy. Be active in your community and help out on disaster.
Good job, Australia. Good job, mate.
It's such a great day, especially to see the conservatives fail so catastrophically
Right step into the future.
I just named it Cinnamon
A loaf in the making!
A dog's loyalty knows no bounds. Not even death.
is a higher quality and less cropped version of this image.
For some context:
AUGUST 25, 2011
Navy SEAL, Jon Tumilson, lay in a coffin draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind. Tumilson's Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson's casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson's hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the end, reported CBS.
The photo was snapped by Tumilson's cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted on her Facebook page in memory of the San Diego resident. Tumilson, 35, was one of 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when a Taliban insurgent shot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 6.
According to the story, Hawkeye was such a huge part of Tumilson's life that his family actually followed the dog down the aisle as they entered the church, and then, as one of Tumilson's friends approached the stage to give a speech Hawkeye followed him and then laid down if front of the casket, where he remained for the entire service.
According to here:
One of Tumilson's friends from Fort Bragg, N.C., has now adopted Hawkeye.
The same friend had watched the chocolate lab while Tumilson was deployed...
Hawkeye may find himself in the limelight once again in November when the University of Iowa's football team --- the Hawkeyes --- honors fallen service men and women, including Iowa native Tumilson, at a home game in November. The university is working with the Tumilson family to determine what role the dog will play in the day's events.
If it takes forever, I will wait for you...
Are you a bot or a god? I just want to say your continued background information posts are friggin' awesome! Imho you deserve your close-to-a-million karma for the effort.