Film meets Art  (original video)

  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (dir. Terry Gilliam) and “The Birth of Venus” (artist Sandro Botticelli)
  • Inherent Vice” (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) and “The Last Supper” (artist Leonardo da Vinci)
  • Days of Heaven” (dir. Terrence Malick) and “Christina’s World” (artist Andrew Wyeth)
  • Heat” (dir. Michael Mann) and “Pacific” ( artist Alex Colville)
  • Melancholia” (dir Lars von Trier) and “Ophelia” (artist John Everett Millais)
JANE BOND dream cast

So, obviously, Jane is Gillian Anderson: 

The super-evil villain, with whom Jane has SO MUCH SEXUAL TENSION (maybe, they start out as lovers and it turns out Cate has been evil all along, just thinking aloud here tho) is Cate Blanchett: 

The villain’s nasty sidekick is Rupert Everett: 

The first Bond Girl is Antonia Thomas:

The second Bond Girl is Emilia Clarke: 

M is Helen Mirren: 

Q is Helena Bonham Carter:

and Miss Moneypenny should still be Naomie Harris tbh: 


I went to my first protest today and it was amazing. Here are some pictures. (sources: Salt Lake Tribune and Everett Thomas Fitch)

I met this guy there and he helped me carry my pride flag. There were over one thousand of us marching up to the state capitol and there were amazing speakers from the community. They touched on police brutality, racism, capitalism, immigration, islamophobia, the rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, and we were all just showing so much love and support for each other. 

There were a handful of counter-protestors calling us whiny millennials that really bothered me when we first got there, but after a while I found them laughable. There was a thousand of us and maybe 5 of them. I love my community and can’t wait to be more involved. This is just the beginning. ✊

Moreover, according to Serguei Krasnikov,[11] generating a bubble in a previously flat space for a one-way FTL trip requires forcing the exotic matter to move at local faster-than-light speeds, something that would require the existence of tachyons, although Krasnikov also notes that when the spacetime is not flat from the outset, a similar result could be achieved without tachyons by placing in advance some devices along the travel path and programming them to come into operation at preassigned moments and to operate in a preassigned manner. Some suggested methods avoid the problem of tachyonic motion, but would probably generate a naked singularity at the front of the bubble.[12][13]

Allen Everett and Thomas Roman comment[14] that Krasnikov’s finding “does not mean that Alcubierre bubbles, if it were possible to create them, could not be used as a means of superluminal travel. It only means that the actions required to change the metric and create the bubble must be taken beforehand by some observer whose forward light cone contains the entire trajectory of the bubble.”

For example, if one wanted to travel to Deneb (2,600 light years away) and arrive less than 2,600 years in the future according to external clocks, it would be required that someone had already begun work on warping the space from Earth to Deneb at least 2,600 years ago, in which case “A spaceship appropriately located with respect to the bubble trajectory could then choose to enter the bubble, rather like a passenger catching a passing trolley car, and thus make the superluminal journey.”

Everett and Roman also write that “as Krasnikov points out, causality considerations do not prevent the crew of a spaceship from arranging, by their own actions, to complete a round trip from Earth to a distant star and back in an arbitrarily short time, as measured by clocks on Earth, by altering the metric along the path of their outbound trip.”

here are some things I did not know about the Alcubierre metric.