The Berlin Reunion (Die Riesen in Berlin)

Also: The Big Picture

October 3, 2009

“Earlier this week, 1.5 million people filled the streets of Berlin, Germany to watch a several-day performance by France’s Royal de Luxe street theatre company titled “The Berlin Reunion”. Part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Reunion show featured two massive marionettes, the Big Giant, a deep-sea diver, and his niece, the Little Giantess. “

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White House Bounces Lobbyists from Advisory Boards, thank Jebus.

Following up on a campaign promise, but hopefully not too late to scuttle the healthcare debate.  Lobbyists are reportedly “madder than a bastard on Father’s Day.”

CQ Politics


“This was done in a vacuum! The decision was made in a room of the White House without consultation!”

Video: Glenn Beck’s Vicks VapoRub Crying trick

A video of a photoshoot, wherein the lachrymose Mr. Beck uses the magic of camphor to enhance his acting ability.

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Humans Carry More Bacterial Cells than Human Ones

“All the bacteria living inside you would fill a half-gallon jug; there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho (U.I.), along with other estimates from scientific studies. (Despite their vast numbers, bacteria don’t take up that much space because bacteria are far smaller than human cells.)”

Worth remember in the age of anti-bacterial paranoia.

Scientific American article

Hubble Telescope: Complete Collection

Complete collection of Hubble Telescope photography. Simpy amazing.


The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Revealed: millions spent by lobbyists fighting Obama health reforms

Again, no great surprises here, just business as usual.

The Guardian.


China celebrates 60 years

“China formally kicked off its mass celebrations of 60 years of communist rule with a 60-gun salute that rung out across Beijing’s historic Tiananmen Square earlier today. Hundreds of thousands of participants marched past Tiananmen Square in costume or uniform, with floats and dancers mingling with soldiers and military hardware.”

A stunning series of photos from the ever reliable Big Picture.

China celebrates 60 years – The Big Picture –