The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

Homer, The Illiad (via tatsandtriumphs)

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I’m not here to defend “We Built This City,” though I hardly think it’s the worst song of all time. Instead, I’m here to urge every music fan to dig deeper and interrogate his or her own definition of what makes a song terrible. I feel like we pile on “We Built This City” because it’s too feeble to fight back; because we as a community of music-lovers accept that it’s the worst song ever the way we accept that Pet Sounds or Sgt. Pepper or A Love Supreme or Blue or Blood on the Tracks is the best album ever. Which is to say, we accept these opinions as truth because they’ve been accepted that way before most of us even got here.
Why does everyone think “We Built This City” is the worst song ever? NPR’s Stephen Thompson thinks we can do better — or worse, depending (via nprmusic)
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This mission is not over.

NASA is reporting that Voyager 1 has left our solar bubble and is now cruising through interstellar space.  According to project manager Suzanne Dodd, it should reach the next star in, oh, about 40,000 years.

Watch the press conference LIVE.  Read the press release.  Listen to our story about Voyager. 

(via wnycradiolab)

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