Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. It's Eros Day, the day we all celebrate the power of love and lust. I've said before that if ever gay men had a god, he would be Eros.
Eros (Greek: Ἔρως), in Greek mythology, was the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity. His Roman counterpart was Cupid.In early Greek thought, he is a primeval deity who embodies not only the force of erotic love but also the creative urge of ever-flowing nature, the firstborn Light for the coming into being and ordering of all things in the cosmos.
|The pale blue dot.|
On this day in 1990, the Voyager 1 spacecraft — which carried The Golden Record, Carl Sagan’s love letter to Annie Druyan — turned its revolutionary camera around and took the iconic “Pale Blue Dot” photograph that later inspired the famous Sagan monologue of the same title. The image, composed of 640,000 individual pixels, depicts Earth, a mere 12% of a single pixel, at the center of a scattered ray of light resulting from taking an image this close to the Sun. It endures... as a timeless Valentine to the cosmos.I wonder if we're about to get a Valentine card back from Carl Sagan's lover?
BOSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A newly discovered asteroid about half the size of a football field will pass nearer to Earth than any other known object of its size on Friday, giving scientists a rare opportunity for close-up observations without launching a probe.Numerologically, DA = 41, so DA14 can been read as 4114, or DAAD. Daddy? It's also a palindrome or mirrored word, something that may point to a "looking glass" event.
At its closest approach, which will occur at 2:24 p.m. EST/1924 GMT, the asteroid will pass about 17,200 miles (27,520 km) above the planet traveling at 8 miles (13 km) per second, bringing it nearer than the networks of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.
Although Asteroid 2012 DA14 is the largest known object of its size to pass this close, scientists say there is no chance of an impact, this week or in the foreseeable future.
|Brought inside the gate|
St. Peter is the rock, or stone.
"On this rock (petra in Greek) I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it."The Roman Catholic Church claims to be this rock, with the Pope being the living representative hierophant of Jesus. A bit odd to see the current "St. Peter" suddenly bow out and run for the hills, the very week another "rock" looms into orbit.
"like a complete unknown
Just like a rolling stone"
|Hum the Close Encounters theme.|
The asteroid is "half the size of a football field" - this reminds me of "half the lights" going out during the Superbowl. In any event, a football is missile shaped, again, reminding me of a secret weapon or Trojan horse.
What if "Jesus" is a microbe from space. A space seed. Asteroid DA14 (codename "Second Coming") is a robotic crop duster from Sirius, making its rounds. It lifts its leg and sprays on the nearest planet-shaped hydrant. The last time it swung through, it created self consciousness. What might develop - this time around?
Meteor explodes over Russia’s Ural Mountains; 1,100 injured as shock wave blows in windows
MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people.The old bait and switch. We've got all eyes on the asteroid and suddenly in comes a super sonic meteor. I'm sure the Russian Orthodox Church is calling it a message from God, though I wonder which one?
The meteor hit less than a day before Asteroid 2012 DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid to the Earth — about 17,150 miles (28,000 kilometers). But the European Space Agency said its experts had determined there was no connection — just cosmic coincidence.
Curiously, Russia made the Valentine's Day news with this queer headline:
Olympic Wrestling Canceled Because Of Gay Conspiracy, Russian Coach Claims
A Russian coach furious about the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics has made an inflammatory claim about who is to blame for the move.
Speaking to Russian sports site R-Sport, Russian wrestling coach Vladimir Uruimagov said that the IOC's decision was evidence of a gay conspiracy.
“If they expel wrestling now, that means that gays will soon run the whole world,” Uruimagov said, adding that cutting wrestling from the Olympic program was “a blow to masculine origins.”
According to tradition which was made by Eratosthenes, Eros was principally the patron of male love, while Aphrodite ruled the love between men and women. His statue could be found in the palaestrae or wrestling schools, one of the principal venues for men to associate with their beloveds, and it was to him that the Spartans sacrificed before battle.
The meteor hits keep on coming. The big hit was central Russia, or the "heartland" of Mother Russia, near the Ural mountains. Ural = rock (stone) and belt. Russia is the "bear", and also the state that made the red star infamous.
Meteor or fireball also witnessed in Cuba - also a "red star" state.
Fireball witnessed in San Francisco:
Curiously, both Cuba and Frisco have Castro in their memes. Castro: Castrar - to castrate.