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Good News!

There’s the big dipper, there’s Orion’s belt, and there, little Jimmy, is a Supernova

So astronomers recently caught sight of a supernova that is closer to earth than any seen before (about 21 million light years away). And they saw it reeeally really close to the beginning of the explosion. Pretty cool.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory saw it first, causing the astronomical community to scramble as many telescopes as possible together, including the Hubble

“At a mere 21 million light-years from Earth, a relatively small distance by astronomical standards, the supernova is still getting brighter, and might even be visible with good binoculars in ten days’ time, appearing brighter than any other supernova of its type in the last 30 years.”

They say the best time to see this exploding star will be just after evening twilight in the Northern hemisphere in a week or so. We’ll need dark skies and a good pair of binoculars, although a small telescope would be even better.

Can’t wait to see those trippy pics. Or I’ll just watch Supernova


The Case of the Missing Alien

So the dude who was the alien in Alien walked off the set after the movie was finished and disafuckinpeared

“In 1978, Bolaji Badejo, a graphic design student who was spotted in a bar and chosen to play a monster role due to his immense 6”10 height and slender frame, left Shepperton Studios after his last day of shooting and apparently never resurfaced again. Despite playing the titular monster in some of its most pivotal scenes [corridor Alien shots, Lambert/Parker death, Narcissus finale – other stuntmen portrayed the more physical stunts], Badejo features in no Alien retrospective documentary, other than in glimpses of him in archve footage. Unlike Predator creature actor Kevin Peter Hall, Bolaji was not an actor, and has not enjoyed the cult status of the late Hall. Bolaji Badejo has simply disappeared.”

‘Bolaji was about seven feet tall and looked like he came from a different universe anyway, and they made up this Alien suit for him. Ridley was very careful not to have him standing around, drinking tea with us during breaks and because he was kept apart from us and we never chatted, when it came to seeing him as this creature during a scene, it was electrifying. It didn’t feel that we were acting scared at all.’
Sigourney Weaver, Daily Mail interview, 2010.

Follow the link for an article about him

(via Strange Shapes: Under the Skin: Finding Bolaji Badejo)


HAPPY ANTI-FASCIST STRUGGLE DAY (Croatia) !!!!!!!

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Good News Everyone!!! It’s June 22 and here at the Lowlifehightech corporate offices, that can only mean one thing: PARTY TIME! Blog Co-Founder, First Tiger and President LowlifeIan is turning 23 years old today and so our 159th official post goes out to him. Let us now celebrate with, you guessed it, LISTS!

First up is the traditional “people born on the same day as you!” list.

Also celebrating a birthday today we have:

John Dillinger, american bank robber

Paul Frees,  voice of dwarf Bombur in the animated Hobbit

Bill Blass, american fashion designer

Kris Kristofferson, american actor

Brit Hume, FOX newsguy

Lindsay Wagner,  THE BIONIC WOMAN

Bruce Campbell, the man

Carson Daly, american icon

Donald Faison, Turk from scrubs

Schooly D, american rapper, narrator Aqua Teen Hunger Force, MC PeePants

Jai Rodriguez, one of the queer eye for the straight guy fags

So, a couple winners hidden in there, on to the deaths.

Famous people who died today:

Pope Innocent V, pope

Judy Garland, played Dorothy in Wizard of Oz

Fred Astaire, singer and dancer

Patricia Nixon, wife of Richard Nixon

Bob Bemer, invented the ESCape key, backslash AND {curly brackets} as well as single-handedly coming up with THE solution to the “Year 2000 Problem,” commonly known as Y2K.

George Carlin, Rufus from Bill and Ted

Not that many winners, but dont let your spirits fall just yet! By my count theres still 10 hours left in the day and famous people die all the time. Come on Charlie Sheen, you can do it!

Now on to the 23 Best Movie Death Scenes of all time!

the 23 Best Movie Death Scenes of all time!

Number 23: Catch you later Bill and Ted!

Bill and Ted are totally murdered by evil robot versions of themselves in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Number 22: That same scene from Bill and Ted! Actually, the rest of the whole list is just this one youtube video over and over. This is the only sweet death scene I could find on all of youtube, and there is something seriously wrong with that. For shame online community, for shame.

Number 21:

NUmber 20:

Number 19:

Number 18

Number 17:

Number 16:

Number 15:

Number 14:

Numbers 13 through 3:

Second Place Goes to:

And FINALLY, our winner, the number one death scene from a feature film: Catch you later Bill and Ted!!!!!

Well that was exciting, congrats to Bill and Ted on all their success.

Now it is time for our final list, and I thought we could end on a high note: People who died in their 20s. All these suckers croaked before they hit 30, some of them before before they made it to 23. Twenty something has been the last stop for many, many, many, many people. If you weren’t feeling old before you read this, you should be now. Here we go!

People who died in their twenties:

John Keats, american poet

John Wilkes Booth, american actor

Manfred Richthofen, the Red Baron

Pocahontas

Catherine Howard, Jane Seymour and Anne Boleyn, wives of Henry VIII

Otis Redding, musician

Brandon Lee, actor

Sharon Tate, actress

River Phoenix, actor

Stephen Crane, author

Jimi Hendrix, american singer songwriter

and last but certainly not least, everyone born before the year 235

There it is folks, the best super happy birthday celebration party post ever. What could possibly top a list of lists to celebrate ones birthday? How about some stand up comedy y’all?

happy birthday old man


IT’S A TRAP

 

This explains so much


I HEART KEANU!

I had pretty much the same reaction when i heard about the live-action Akira remake starring Zack Efron, but anime fans across the world there is no need to vomit! I bring you good news!

Keanu Reeves has turned down the role of Kaneda in the no-longer-upcoming live-action Akira remake and Warner Brothers has completely shut down the project. It seems the studio heads are having a hard time seeing an idea this bad actually make money without Keanu, who seems to be the king of that sort of thing. Either way the movie is dead and lowlifes across the world couldnt be happier. Thanks Keanu! Everyone go watch Constantine again to celebrate.