Astrophotography Basics - The Blue Moon

Astrophotography is one of those things that sounds challenging but is really easy to jump into. All you need is a basic telescope and a smart phone, a DSLR camera, or a smart telescope like neogalactics.com.

The first 2 images of the moon were taken with a smart phone and a basic telescope - the non-remote version of the elon1 with the same specs as a celestron 1st scope. Simply holding a camera up to the eye piece is enough for quality images of the Moon or planets.

The photos of the stars and the last photo of the moon were taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a 14-42mm, F3.5-F22. The settings used to take these pictures were ISO 200, F3.5, and a shutter speed of 15 seconds. Shout out to leenabee for helping with the photography - she has a new photography blog at leenabee.tumblr.com. More astrophotography basics coming soon!

As paid sex goes, a trip to the massage parlor sounds classier than hiring a hooker. But that’s like saying coprophagia sounds like a classier bathroom activity than taking a shower – entirely accurate, until you learn what it really means.

Pop culture had convinced us that all masseuses are Jennifer Love Hewitts whose only worry is which male model to jack off before marrying. But then we talked to “Amy,” who worked in a parlor in Montreal, and she told us the sticky truth.

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David Allen Hulse - The Cubic Stone of Freemasonry, “New Dimensions for the Cube of Space”, 2000.

The Cubic Stone appears as the Masonic Stone of foundation in the Rituals of both the Royal Arch and the Rose Croix, among other high degrees of Freemasonry. This Cube was secretly inscribed with the four-lettered name of God (Yahweh).

Masonic lore relates much Old Testament history concerning this perfect cube-shaped Stone. On it, Adam is said to have made his first Offerings to God. Jacob used it as the pillow when he experienced his marvelous dream - the foot of the ladder he beheld in his vision rested on a Cubic Stone. Moses used it as a Talisman to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to the promised land. It was hidden in the Holy of Holies in the first Temple and was used as the cornerstone of the second.

The Cubic Stone is also used in the first degrees of Blue Masonry in the Symbolism of the rough Ashlar transformed by hard work into the perfect Ashlar. The rough, unhewn Stone from which the Stones of the Temple are carved is known as a rough Ashlar. This rough Ashlar is the candidate, still burdened by the imperfections of the world when first introduced into the Mysteries. After the candidate becomes an initiate and has accomplished the Spiritual work of Self-Perfection, the rough Ashlar of the candidate becomes the perfect Ashlar of the Master. This perfect Ashlar is in the shape of a perfect Cube, whose six faces are polished to Perfection through slow, steady work.


“This research is no joke. What do you say we hit the showers?” Dean said from across the table. You looked up from your computer, feeling your cheeks and ears grow warm. He had a little smirk on his face and his eyebrows raised expectantly.

You cocked your head to the side and gave him a playfully disapproving look. You were about retort with an equally flirty remark but before you could even open your mouth Cas was speaking from the doorway, where he had apparently just entered seconds before.

“That seems inappropriate, Dean. Perhaps you should let Y/N go shower first and then–what?” Cas noticed the look of disbelief and annoyance on Dean’s face and stopped mid-sentence.

Really, Cas? Come on, man. You’re–” he put a hand up to his forehead, sighing heavily. “You’re interrupting.”

“Oh. I apologize. I thought you were just making plans for–”

Dean clenched his teeth and spoke through them in an undertone. “I was trying to make plans but you just derailed them…” 

You were looking at the two of them with your lips parted slightly, an amused albeit somewhat embarrassed smile on your face. Cas still didn’t seem to realize what he had just intruded on.

Ted Bundy was a known thief, both before and during his crime spree. He told detectives that he once stole an expensive rug (Costing $1,200) from a Hilton Hotel gift shop. In the book Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer, he explains, “So, without hesitation, I walked into the shop and walked up to it. There was only one person working in the shop… It had this big rock sitting on it, along with a lot of dishware. A couple dozen items anyway, including the ninety-pound rock. Well, I lifted the rock and put it over to one side and lifted all the other shit up and rolled the fucker up and put it under my arm and walked… I just kept walking, with it under my arm, like I’d just bought the evening paper. That was that.”