"That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
Right now, 45 years ago, Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the Moon.
Jon Michaud on the “significantly underappreciated” benefits of Dungeons & Dragons: http://nyr.kr/1r9HrYb
“Though its detractors see the game as a gateway to various forms of delinquency, I would argue that the reverse is true. For countless players, Dungeons & Dragons redirected teen-age miseries and energies that might have been put to more destructive uses. How many depressed and lonely kids turned away from suicide because they found community and escape in role-playing games? How many acts of bullying or vandalism were sublimated into dice-driven combat?”
Photograph: Robert Caplin/The New York Times/Redux
*Raises both hands, then lowers one to wipe eyes*
Every time. It’s the only time, really, for me. And I love seeing other people the same way.
45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.
Winner of the 2013 Webby Award in the ‘Science’ category, the ‘First Men On The Moon' interactive provides viewers with a seamless resource through which to experience (or re-experience) the Apollo 11 moon landing. A synchronized and integrated audio-visual experience, the educational project includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data. The result? A moment in history captured so that generations may relive the events that took place on the Moon 45 years ago.
Watch, listen, and relive the excitement of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as experienced minute-by-minute by the courageous crew of Apollo 11 and Mission Control: http://goo.gl/39Id3b
Currently in the process of tagging all post with 1000+ notes as “Greatest Hits”. This will probably take a while but there are already quite a few in the tag.
you think I named my half-russian newborn son yuri after his strong and proud grandfather and so does my wife. but it was just a ruse and secretly, I named him after lesbian anime and manga, and with such a powerful name he will become unstoppable
please ched I thought of this years ago
if you’re nonbinary and you ever need a quick little pick-me-up, just remember that nearly all the legendary pokémon are also nonbinary, and they’re the most powerful, badass, and sought after pokémon in the franchise ∩(︶▽︶)∩