A Scouting Life

Apr 19

Twas a Guinness.  Might have preferred an ale of some sort to complement the tacos but there’s not many times in my adult life that I haven’t had Guinness in the house.

Twas a Guinness. Might have preferred an ale of some sort to complement the tacos but there’s not many times in my adult life that I haven’t had Guinness in the house.

Green Curry Skirt Steak Tacos

Green Curry Skirt Steak Tacos

Clarence Carter- Strokin' -

Earworm

Inside New York’s Most Hidden Recording Studio -

Apr 18

Good Friday indeed.

Good Friday indeed.

Apr 17

pegonator asked: The new film czar, Cynthia Lopez. What is your take?

Saw the news and response was: Who? No idea what she brings to the table but producing a documentary news series for a nonprofit doesn’t typically prepare you to thrive in a multi-billion dollar industry. De Blasio is a one-term clubhouse hack who espouses populism while wallowing in patronage and back room deals.  The real question here is why her, and I’m certain the answer leads back to someone he owes a large favor to.  He’s a joke, and her upside is to not damage the industry too badly.

Honest enough for you?

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green. 
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]


Okay, now this is cool.

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Okay, now this is cool.

Club Kid killer to be released, already dreaming up parties -

Ah, Limelight…

Tarrytown

Tarrytown

It’s perfectly normal to sneak into the nursery and take long-exposure pictures of your infant sleeping, right?

It’s perfectly normal to sneak into the nursery and take long-exposure pictures of your infant sleeping, right?

nycnostalgia:

Harlem, 1970. Stylin’

I was clearly born in the wrong era.

nycnostalgia:

Harlem, 1970. Stylin’

I was clearly born in the wrong era.

Apr 16

Love this tumblr too much

Love this tumblr too much

(Source: timeisaflatcircus)

Spread It: 13 New York Restaurants That Take Butter Very Seriously -

journeymancreativejournal:

Veselka - NYC

Best borscht in NYC

journeymancreativejournal:

Veselka - NYC

Best borscht in NYC

(via rangeedepauvre)

Apr 15

wnyc:

The Brooklyn Cyclones are having a Seinfeld night, and it looks awesome.
—@julesdwit

wnyc:

The Brooklyn Cyclones are having a Seinfeld night, and it looks awesome.

@julesdwit