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Scaling away…

From Fotoshop on Newgrounds, “The Scale of the Universe“– in the spirit of xkcd’s nifty toon, a wonderful Flash re-do of Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten— an animation that lets one scroll through the orders of magnitude of existence.

Just click here (and then click “Play”)…

As we try to remember which pill makes us larger and which one makes us small, we might recall that it was on this date in 1960 that Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Plat du morte…

Readers can compare actual last meals (e.g., Adolf Eichmann declined a special meal, preferring a bottle of Carmel, a dry red Israeli wine, of which he drank about half) with those depicted in novels and movies (e.g., John Coffey in The Green Mile: cornbread, meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, okra, and peach cobbler)…

As we contemplate our own final orders, we might consider adding a little tutti frutti, as it was on this date in 1990 that the glorious Little Richard was honored with a start on the Hollywood Walk of fame…

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