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One Giant Keep for Mankind


One Giant Keep for Mankind

When Neil Armstrong returned from his famous moon walk in 1969, he brought back some souvenirs of the trip—and apparently kept them in a closet in his home until his death in 2012. That’s where his wife discovered the camera that recorded the landing and two waist tethers, objects that Armstrong called “just a bunch of trash” in the Apollo 11 mission transcripts. This “trash,” which was supposed to stay in space, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Joseph Conrad ABOUT UNLAWFUL AMBITIONS


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

 

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

 

Regina Spektor – Human Of The Year (“…Til next year’s big human winner…”)


REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

“Human Of The Year”

Hello, hello
Calling a Karl Projectorinski
To the front of the cathedral
You have won, dear sir
May I congratulate you first?

Human, human of the year
You won [x2]

Why are you so scared
You stand there shaking in your pew
The icons are whispering to you
They’re just old men
Like on the benches on the park
Except their balding spots are glistening with gold

Human, human of the year
You won [x2]
You have won

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Outside the cars are beeping
Out a song
Just in your honor
And even though they do not know it
All mankind are now your brothers
And as the cathedral has spoken
Wishing well to all us sinners
And where the sight grew silent
Til next year’s big human winner

Outside the cars are beeping
Out a song
Just in your honor
And even though they do not know it
All mankind are now your brothers
All mankind are now your brothers

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hello, hello
Calling a Karl Projectorinski
To the front of the cathedral
You have won

Isn’t it a Pity – Nina Simone (George Harrison)


Isn’t it a pity
you don’t know what i’m talking about yet
but i will tell you soon
it’s a pity

isn’t it a pity
isn’t it a shame
yes, how we break each other’s hearts
and cause each other pain

how we take each other’s love
without thinking anymore
forgetting to give back
forgetting to remember
just forgetting and no thank you
isn’t it a pity

some things take so long
but how do i explain
why not too many people can see
that we are all just the same
we’re all guilty

because of all the tears
our eyes just can’t hope to see
but i don’t think it’s applicable to me
the beauty that surrounds them
child, isn’t it a pity

how we break each other’s hearts
and cause each other pain
how we take each other’s love
the most precious thing
without thinking anymore

forgetting to give back
forgetting to keep open our door
isn’t it a pity
isn’t it a pity

some things take so long
but how do i explain
isn’t it a pity
why not too many people
can see we’re all the same

because we cry so much
our eyes can’t, can’t hope to see
that’s not quite true
the beauty that surrounds them
maybe that’s why we cry
God, isn’t it a pity

Lord knows it’s a pity
mankind has been so programmed
that they don’t care about nothin’
that has to do with care
c-a-r-e

how we take each other’s love
the most precious thing
without thinking anymore
forgetting to give back
forgetting to keep open the door

but i understand some things take so long
but how do i explain
why not too many people
can see we’re just the same

and because of all their tears
their eyes can’t hope to see
the beauty that surrounds them
God, isn’t it a pity
the beauty that surrounds them
it’s a pity

we take each other’s love
just take it for granted
without thinking anymore
we give each other pain
and we shut every door

we take each other’s minds
and we’re capable of take each other’s souls
we do it every day
just to reach some financial goal
Lord, isn’t it a pity, my God
isn’t it a pity, my God
and so unnecessary

just a little time, a little care
a little note written in the air
just the little thank you
we just forget to give back
cause we’re moving too fast
moving too fast
forgetting to give back

but some things take so long
and i cannot explain
the beauty that surrounds us
and we don’t see it
we think things are just the same
we’ve been programmed that way

isn’t it a pity
if you want to feel sorry
isn’t it a pity
isn’t it a pity
the beauty sets the beauty that surrounds us
because of all our tears
our eyes can’t hope to see

maybe one day at least i’ll see me
and just concentrate on givin’, givin’, givin’, givin’
and till that day
mankind don’t stand a chance
don’t know nothin’ about romance
everything is plastic
isn’t it a pity
my God.