fact nine

  • Draco: I never understood why Granger cares so much about that mangy old cat of hers, until she made me watch the thing while she's on a holiday with her parents
  • *Draco slowly turns his chair around showing Crookshanks laying on his lap*
  • Draco: I've only been watching Crookshanks for a day and a half. But if anything happens to him, I will kill everyone in this room and then myself.

You know what hasn’t been talked about?

The fact that on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Boyle went from being in love with and obsessing over Rosa to accepting the fact that she didn’t like him that way and remaining a genuine, trustworthy, and caring friend. There wasn’t a focus on being put in the “friend zone” or anything. He just accepted it and moved on appropriately. I love that.

  • Wheatley: 9:01. Chell is officially late for the first time ever. Who's got theories?
  • Virgil: Uhh, her alarm didn't go off.
  • Wheatley: You mean that Announcer alarm that is programmed by GLaDOS herself? Come on, who wants to take this seriously?!
  • Rick: OH! She was taken in her sleep!
  • Wheatley: That's what I'm talking about, Rick! Much more plausible than Virgil's IDIOTIC alarm theory.
  • Fact Core: I bet she tucked herself into bed too tight and got stuck
  • Space Core: Maybe she fell into an alternate dimension where she's in space
  • GLaDOS, over PA system: It's 9am. Why is no one working?
  • Wheatley: Chell is late and we're all trying to guess why.
  • GLaDOS: ...I'd like to play. I'd say she's...in line at the...bank.
  • GLaDOS: This is fun.
  • Rick, murmuring: (Is there a bank down here?)
  • Wheatley: Unfortunately, you're all wrong. She clearly slipped and fell back down into Old Aperture and is having TERRIBLE sex with a mantis man.
  • Chell: *walks in*
  • Wheatley: There she is! Chell, where have you been? We've been worried sick!
  • Chell: I'm just seventy seconds late, it's not a big deal.
  • GLaDOS: You will tell us and you will tell us NOW.
  • Chell: ...There was a line at the bank.
  • GLaDOS: *clapping sound* HOT DAMN!
little things about Deep Space Nine
  • the fact that Sisko’s arms are eight miles long
  • Kira Nerys sitting with her spine So Straight ™
  • Rom’s little wonky bottom tooth
  • the unnatural love Worf has for his tooth sharpener (and the fact that it use to belong to Nog)
  • Jadzia Dax’s cute hair pin
  • when Odo’s hair gets a little out of place
  • Quark’s outfit when he takes off his outer jacket and reveals his nipple-high pants
  • O’brien wearing a shirt with sleeves that are designed for easy ripping
I WANT TO CUT THIS MOMENT INTO MARBLE, I WANT TO TRANSFIX MY JOY ONTO STONE.

I WANT PROOF THAT I HAVE FELT THE SKY ON MY FINGERTIPS. I WANT MONUMENTS TO SHOW THAT I HAVE LOVED THIS LIFE BEYOND ANY OTHER.

I WANT HISTORY TO FORGET WAR AND COMMEMORATE THE FACT THAT AT NINE I WANTED TO KILL MYSELF AND AT NINETEEN I WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO EXTEND LIFE INTO INFINITY.

I WANT PAINTINGS TO MY FORTITUDE, EPICS TO MY COURAGE, SYMPHONIES TO MY RESILIENCE, SONNETS TO MY EVERLASTING JOY.

I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT I AM CAPABLE OF MORE THAN CARVING SORROW OUT OF MYSELF AND THAT I ALWAYS WILL BE.
—  I WANT ART TO MEMORIALIZE ME | jocelyn

Gravitational distortions caused by a Black Hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Nine Facts about Black Holes

1. The gravitational pull of a Black Hole can greatly slow down Time itself, according to Relativity. If you could take a spaceship to a Black Hole, Orbit around it for awhile, and then fly back to Earth, you would have successfully traveled to the Future.

2. Some equations suggest that every Black Hole contains a Universe - which would mean our Universe is inside a Black Hole right now.

3. While Black Holes are most definitely Real, they have theoretical opposites called White Holes, which would endlessly spew Matter into the Universe. They were thought to be purely hypothetical, but an unusual Gamma Ray burst observed in 2006 is turning out to be a potential candidate for a real-life White Hole.

4. Supermassive Black Holes likely exist at the Centers of most Galaxies. And since Galaxies sometimes collide, that means Black Holes do too, and when that happens, it’s thought that one Black Hole ‘kicks’ the other out of the Galaxy.

5. Black Holes are Black because their Gravity is so strong that not even Light can escape. But they do emit Radiation, usually called Hawking Radiation, after Stephen Hawking, who first theorized its Existence.

6. The Milky Way has a Supermassive Black Hole in its Center, and it seems to have exploded about 2 million years ago in an event known as a Seyfert Flare. The Radiation from the Black Hole would have been 100 million times more powerful than it is now; the Explosion may have even been visible from Earth.

7. Black Holes can emit Material at nearly the Speed of Light. Using an array of radio Telescopes, a team of scientists looked at a Galaxy 1.5 billion light-years from Earth and found a Black Hole doing just that. The jet is so Powerful that it’s blowing Gas right out of the Galaxy.

8. Black Holes are the densest Objects in Existence. If you made a Black Hole with the Mass of the entire Earth, the Black Hole would be 9 millimeters across.

9. Black Holes can form when Stars collapse in on themselves after Death. They keep growing by eating the Dust and Gas around them. No one’s really sure how the biggest ones, called Supermassive Black Holes, are born.

Random NIN Fact:
If you own the And All That Could Have Been CD, then chances are you would have seen this dedication to Rodney Robertson. 

Rodney Robertson was an employee at Nothing Records that Trent had drew a close friendship with and often help score Drugs for him in New Orleans. After one night, Rodney went missing and Rodney’s mother phoned up Trent and asked if he had seen her son. Just as Trent turned around he saw on the news that his friend had been shot dead in a gang related attack. 

Trent was apparently shocked that his addiction led to the murder of his friend and employee that he could not even bring himself to go to the funeral. This was one of the driving forces to help Trent go to rehab to which he has been sober ever since.

Quote from Spin.com’s 2005 interview with Trent which can be found here:
http://www.spin.com/2013/08/nine-inch-nails-trent-reznor-cover-story-spin-2005/

““His name was Rodney Robertson, and he worked for me at the studio,” Reznor says. “[He was] from the New Orleans projects. I wanted to help him out. This guy had a doomed life. His sister died of AIDS. We’d go for rides where he’d show me a burned-out building: ‘That’s where I grew up. There used to be a swing set there.‘”One morning Robertson’s mother phoned. Her son hadn’t come home. “I happened to turn my head, and the TV was on, and I saw his truck,” Reznor says. “Someone had executed him. Shot him in the head in the projects. I was so fucked up I couldn’t go to the funeral. And that seemed to be what it took for me to say, ‘Not for me, for him.'”

Andy’s Glasses/Contacts Habits

So for I while I’ve wondered about this, since Andy wears glasses often in behind the scenes photos from Brooklyn Nine-Nine but doesn’t wear them when filming. That would mean a lot of popping contacts in and out (something he apparently doesn’t like doing) if he wore them during filming. I searched the internet high and low and eventually found the answer incidentally while listening to a comedy bang bang podcast. For anyone else who wanted to know…

Scott Auckerman: Really? You think Clark Kent is dreamy?

Andy Samberg: He doesn’t even really need his glasses, I need my glasses.

SA: That’s true. Do you… what do you wear - contacts when you do [Brooklyn Nine-Nine]?

AS: No I go like slightly blind. 

SA: Really?

AS: On SNL I do contacts ‘cause you gotta read the cards.

SA: Right.

AS: But no one could ever tell I was.

Lauren Lapkus: Why don’t you like contacts?

AS: Uh, I just think it’s gross to like touch your eyeballs