Sunday Reads: Bombs, F-Bombs and Earthly BoomsPosted: January 13, 2013
Good Late Morning!
Damn, I overslept! (Hey, I coulda used a F-Bomb in that sentence.)
Since this post is running late, I will just give you a few links to tide you over…until I can get some coffee and finish a proper post.
Bombs, and there are a lot of them are the theme of this post, as I give you these quick reads of interest.
First, a link to an interactive map of the bombs that fell in London. h/t to The Maddow Blog: Mapping the World War II bomb census
The Bomb Sight project takes the original London WW2 bomb census maps, with a breakdown of the first day and first week of the Blitz, previously only available for viewing in The Reading Room at the National Archives, and plots them on an interactive map for casual exploration (and awe). If you zoom far enough in you are able to click the individual bomb points for some more information, including remembrances of locals from the area.
Take a look at this image of the map zoomed out to cover the lower half of England. Bomb Sight – Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census
Moving forward, another Bomb image to see, this time “The Bomb” is a big one.
A rare photo showing the mushroom cloud from the Hiroshima atomic bombing in two distinct parts, one above the other, has been discovered in the city, a museum curator said Wednesday.
The black-and-white picture is believed to have been taken about half-an-hour after the bombing on August 6, 1945, around 10 kilometres (six miles) east of the hypocentre.
“The existence of this shot was always known in history books, but this is the first time that the actual print has been discovered,” said a curator at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
“A shot showing the mushroom cloud split into two like this is very rare.”
F-Bombs…a couple of more reviews on Django Unchained. One from Roger Ebert and the other is written by a sample of the youth of America.
I really enjoyed the first review in this next link…the second review seems a bit of a half-assed attempt to get the copy in before the deadline.
I tell you, that second review makes me think of my son, and his response to the question, “Do your homework. Don’t you have a report due?”
To which he replies, “It isn’t due for a week.”
The earth releases f-bombs too, check this out, make sure you see the video: BBC News – Spectacular scenes as Russia volcano erupts
Gas and ashes have risen almost 2.5 miles (4km) into the sky during the ongoing eruption of a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.
Okay, I will get a cup of coffee and see you shortly.