The Pale Blue Dot Spoken

Full quote in a video spoke by Carl Sagan here.



I was Stumbling Upon cause I was bored ( I had to work today I was just relaxing) And I came across this. Its an awesome perspective. Lets you see how insignificant we are. Our speck of dust. And you even see this more by re-reading what I nominated as the quote of the year.

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at
it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever
heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate
of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and
economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every
creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young
couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and
explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar,
every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species,
lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam. The earth is a very small
stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those
generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the
momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited
by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable
inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their
misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their
hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have
some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale
light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our
obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from
elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that
astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my
mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits
than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our
responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to
preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."


Phat dinner

Phat dinner, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

Dinner at Phat Bites again. This time, after having secured the go-ahead from the wife, to get some dinner on my own, I stopped here because of its proximity to the office. Also the food is damn tasty.

Incredible Camber

Incredible Camber, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

I have never seen a road have such incredible camber. I took this on my drive today. Absolutely incredible. Click on the photo to find out more details (i.e. EXIF data, location etc)



Notable, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

Was driving around looking for a unique place to eat- (i.e. a non-chain independent place) and I came across this place its great. I had a Chicken pesto panini with chips and a mango tea to drink. And to finish it off, a crème brûlée cheesecake with honey drizzled on top. nice place with live music (at times)


Getting out of Hand

gmail, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

SPAM is getting out of hand lately. 595 spams is a bit much. I do love gmail's filtering - it is among the best.

I dont care about Spam

capac, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

Let it accumulate

Time for a new passport

passport, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

I hope they don't say that this one is damaged. Its only due to the quality of the make. The plastic laminate started coming off near the photo at around 1999.


Just signed up to see what the buzz is all about. My profile page. Now the only thing I am worried about is hearing from other people that it is addictive. Well, the second thing I need to worry about is -how much does a text message cost to send to the number provided? I hope it is similar to Google SMS (normal text rates) In the US - some providers (like T Mobile) allowed free text receive and only charged the $0.10 for each one sent out. But on Stupid Verizon Wireless they charge $0.10 for each Incoming and outgoing messages! Bastards.



Fucktard, originally uploaded by Chris in Nashville.

Today - this goddamn asshole was flooring it - and then slamming on his brakes. When he was flooring it the sickest blackest smoke started belching out - and the sound was about the same as someone belching.


Recent purchase

The album - really this is one of my favorites.


Too fast - Motherfucker! Hahaha

100_3308, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

This dog was running quite fast, upwards of 25mph. I was afraid of injuring him so I just pulled away.


100_3307, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

A snapshot of my day today. This dog looks ferrell. Very mean looking. Gave chase.


Odd mix

Odd mix, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

You will never believe the odd-ass shit I see throughout each day.

Small waterfall

Small waterfall, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

This is the small waterfall.

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Driving an extremely far way this morning allowed me some time to spare (cause I left early) and the place I went this morning was extremely rural. I crossed a bridge (this photo along with the others are geo tagged in flickr) and saw a small waterfall. saw an excellent photo opportunity.

Saw these butterflies congregating.

More at the flickr page.