Future, Life, and Love: 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 RIVERS OF BLOOD SPILLED BY ALL THOSE GENERALS AND EMPERORS SO THAT, IN GLORY ε TRIUMPH THEY COULD BECOME THE MOMENTARY MASTERS OF A FRACTION OF A DOT. 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 OUR POSTURINGS, OUR IMAGINED SELF-IMPORTANCE, THE DELUSION THAT WE HAVE SOME PRIVILEGED POSITION IN THE UNIVERSE, ARE CHALLENGED BY THIS POINT OF PALE LIGHT OUR PLANET IS A LONELY SPECK IN THE GREAT ENVELOPING COSMIC DARK. IN OUR OBSCURITY, IN ALL THIS VASTNESS, THERE IS NO HINT THAT HELP WILL COME FROM ELSEWHERE TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES THE EARTH IS THE ONLY WORLD KNOWN SO FAR TO HARBOR LIFE. THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE, AT LEAST IN THE NEAR FUTURE, TO WHICH OUR SPECIES COULD MIGRATE. VISIT, YES SETTLE, NOT YET. LIKE IT OR NOT, FOR THE MOMENT THE EARTH IS WHERE WE MAKE OUR STAND IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT ASTRONOMY IS A HUMBLING AND CHARACTER-BUILDING EXPERIENCE. THERE IS PERHAPS NO BETTER DEMONSTRATION OF THE FOLLY OF HUMAN CONCEITS THAN THIS DISTANT IMAGE OF OUR TINY WORLD. TO ME, IT UNDERSCORES OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL MORE KINDLY WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND TO PRESERVE AND CHERISH THE PALE BLUE DOT, THE ONLY HOME WE'VE EVER KNOWN -CARL SAGAN, PALE BLUE DOT, 1994 spacevisuals:Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan [1x1px]
spacevisuals:Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan [1x1px]
Memes, Girl, and Childish: ROUTE The girl represents "gender diversity", and the bull represents (as that statue has always represented) the economic growth of the market. Thus the whole thing seems to portray the message that people who represent "gender diversity" stand in the way of economic growth out of a childish sense of self-importance. (GC)
Ass, Bitch, and Family: writing-prompt-s A barbarian warlord, a goblin king, a mighty necromancer, and a dark elven high priestess meet for one reason... To play Suburbs and SUVs, the hottest mundane suburban family Tabletop RPG! toy-dragon "Can I roll to have a meltdown in the middle of the PTA bakesale? Why? To make Karen look like a bitch. skooterskoots Zarzabak the Ruthless: I request to speak to the manager Lilitha The Feared: Roll to Intimidate Zarzabak: rolls Damn, 2. My Bleach Blonde Bob Cut of Pettiness paired with Pastel Sweater Of Self Importance gives me a boost of 4, so, 62 Lilitha "rolls The clerk remains stone faced and calls security. You are escorted out of the store. Zarzabak: BUT IAM KAREN OF THE PTA AND HEAD OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION Ronuck The Crusher. Get fucked Karen Zarzabak: SUCK MY ASS SUSAN Cruian The Undying: Well this is just great, that was the ONLY store where we could get disposable doilies. I dont even play DD and this is hilarious
I dont even play DD and this is hilarious
God, Life, and Love: WHEN GOD MADE ME" A DASH OF KINDNESS SOME OCRAZINESS AN INFLATED SENSE OF SELF IMPORTANCE THAT AN ALL POWERFUL OMNIPOTENT BEING TOOK SUCH CARE AND TIME IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MY SELF AND IDENTITY. LOVE LIFE, WHOOPS! one into apewre com
Internet, The Internet, and One: m r sanIf you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced The Internet Savengers That's why people with no sense of humor have an increased sense of self-importance.