Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Remind Me" By Röyksopp

I always loved the Geico "Caveman" Advertising Campaign and the one set in an airport with the elevator music playing in the background was my favorite in the series (which was the fourth advertisement in the series). For some reason the song they used really struck a cord with me and I sometime later found out Röyksopp performed "Remind Me". The video that accompanies it is actually rather remarkable on multiple levels as well.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Random Musings of a Ramblin' Fool XXVI

"Spring has sprung, the moon is riz, I wonder where there fellows iz?" My late grandfather who was born and raised in the South used to utter that and it has been on my mind lately. I wonder where it comes from other than from the South. I noticed on the Internet that there is a related ditty whose first line goes "Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies iz ?" and wonder: which came first? My friend Dave wonders if it is a reference to the Civil War and the Southern speaker was originally uttering it in bemoaning his lost comrades.

Speaking of Spring, Spring Cleaning!

This past Sunday after church for the rest of the day and all day yesterday and today I went on a holy terror of Spring cleaning and Summerizing my place on the outside, especially in my small back yard area and on the side of the house fronting the alleyway and all the way down to 15th street. I have already recently fixed up my part of the carport as well as my part of the basement going through my stuff condensing and eliminating everything in sight. I have also already done some reconfiguring in the old washroom-entryway into my place with more to projects to come in both the kitchen and den and bedroom. I also still need to clean the inside of the house.

Last night and tonight I feel more at home here than I ever have before despite living in this house for a year-and-a-half. Lately I finally have mostly caught up on everything relating to my previous life in Atascadero and my subsequent move to Paso Robles. During the time period I've lived here I also accumulated quite a few things from somebody I helped move in late 2009 as partial payment for my labor as well as some things from my late friend Dave which were given to me by his family. This has all contributed to my already impressive clutter. This accumulated clutter has contributed to me developing a crippling lethargy which has rendered me utterly under-motivated and overwhelmed at the thought of tackling all this given all the work that was required and all the other things I have going on in my life from school to work.

Part of the lethargy was also due to unpleasant memories associated with the time immediately before moving here as things got a bit unpleasant in 2009 leading up to and during and immediately after my move. There is still some pain attached to all that for me despite all the healing and growing and metamorphosing I've undergone during this time. However, in three days I have rather dramatically transformed and improved my living space and this comes in addition to many other significant improvements to my living space and the general organization of my stuff that have occurred lately.

2011 Fire Season is Underway!

This year thus far has been a terrible year for wildland fires in New Mexico and Texas for many weeks and now Arizona is getting in on the act. California had a destructive wildfire in Big Pine in the Owens Valley last month. Yesterday saw a wildland fire in the National City area in San Diego County while today the Needles area saw a wind-driven wildland fire in the Colorado River bottoms. Also today saw small roadside wildland fires in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas as well as adjacent to Highway 41 near the Kern-King County line in the western San Joaquin Valley. Here in the Paso Robles area the grasses are starting to cure and turn light brown and it's only a matter of time before we start to burn as well. After an incredibly light fire season last year here in California due to the aberration of our weather transiting directly from El Nino to La Nina conditions the recent trends of terrible fire seasons will likely resume in 2011.

Birther Nation

As someone whom finds it difficult to respect my current President and whom strongly dislikes him I can exclaim with full confidence of impartiality that this Birther phenomenon is tangible evidence along with the 9/11 Truther phenomenon that anti-intellectualism is deepening across the land. For those of you whom subscribe to this foolishness let me explain something to you: President Obama would still be an American citizen even if he weren't born in the U.S. given that his mother was an American, m'kay?

For the sake of argument let's say President Obama was born in Africa. For the love of God would one of you Birthers produce a plausible explanation for his birth announcement in the local newspaper there in Hawaii at the time of President Obama's birth? The same sort of pseudo-intellectual twits who promote this Birther nonsense were the same fools a decade ago going on and on about the alleged perfidy of the Clintons and their nefarious murder of Vince Foster ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

These unsophisticated morons can't have it both ways. If the Clintons are that nefarious and powerful does not logic suggest they would have been smart enough to discover that President Obama was not a citizen whilst they were running against him during the primary in 2008 and would have used it to destroy his candidacy?

Given the political bent of the Birthers what is their explanation for why President Bush the Younger and his powerful Vice President while controlling the entirety of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government as late as January 2009, failed to miss something as obvious as President Obama not being a citizen were he indeed not a citizen?

In fact given the uber-corruption and uber-viciousness of Illinois state politics and in particular, Chicago-area politics why would one of future-President Obama's early political opponents not have discovered and used against him the fact he is not a citizen were he truly not a citizen?

I could go on and on but I've made my point. So in summary: what the hell is wrong with you Birthers? Pull your collective heads out of your collective arses and stop making fools of yourselves and dumbing down the political discourse! Same goes for you 9/11 Truther twits.

Spring 2011 Santa Rosa Gem Faire

I'll be helping my friend Dave work his booth at the Santa Rosa Gem Faire this weekend. I hope to see some of you there. Dave's business is Rocks & Relics and our booth really is quite a sight to behold and we have many wonderful things to share with you, but most of all if you drop by you can bask in the warm glow of my personality. ;-p


Monday, April 25, 2011


My friend whom I shall call Erebus for our purposes here so as to keep his identity private is dying of pancreatic cancer. I love him and I think he loves me as much as he can love anybody or anything. I do think he loves his wife and daughter and brother more than me as well as his two dogs but I still rank fairly high on his incredibly short list of people whom he loves. I suppose I should feel honored. I don't. He loves little and hates much and is defined by his hatreds and not by his loves. Indeed, his greatest passions are his hatreds. He is for "against". To use a Star Wars analogy: he has been deceived and consumed by the Dark Side of The Force.

I first met Erebus at rock shows in the early 2000's and then throughout the rest of that decade. He always seemed a charming mix of Charming Older Gentleman and and Curmudgeonly Old Fart. As my financial situation continued to circle the drain throughout 2009 leading up to the failure of my business later that year he offered me work on his property primarily splitting wood but also planting trees and doing other manual labor which was what both my body and mind and soul needed at that time not to mention the money I honorably earned. I worked for him for over a year although it seemed much longer.

Over the course of that 14 to 15 months working together I came to understand Erebus rather well and made a number of startling observations and conclusions. He is manic-depressive which explains his mood swings and periods of frenetic productivity interspersed with periods of paralyzing malaise. He has been smoking pot for years as a means of helping him sleep and to calm his mood swings all the while taking prescription anti-depressants. Smoking pot multiple times a day over the course of decades is not going to be good for the mind bi-polar or not. Continually smoking pot mixed with taking prescription anti-depressants is a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease. As if that weren't enough he self-medicates with a daily dose of wine and/or beer which I can attest to given all the glass I have recycled for him that contained his alcohol. Needless to way, his mind does not track in a linear fashion.

Erebus is gifted with an incredibly high I.Q. and an amazing command of a broad range of trivia and minutia along with street smarts second to none. As if these gifts weren't enough he also has an amazing God-given ability to wheel and deal and seal the deal. He was a born negotiator and salesman and broker. Despite these gifts he s tortured with feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem and when added to his manic-depressive personality and the influence of all those chemicals his mind does not perceive reality like you and I do and does not process information in a fashion that serves him well. He is always trying to come up with some grandiose scheme to make a huge payday all the while failing to take care of the little business today that will help pay his bills in the meantime until his bigger schemes can be enacted if ever. His grandiose schemes invariably are fraught with a failure to be realistic and follow the advice of his friends and confidantes when they point out to him the obvious problems with his plans.

In spite of Erebus' incredibly high intelligence he is the consummate anti-intellectual who takes great pleasure in attacking academia and those whom populate that foundation of civilization. In spite of his vast volume of and interest in American music and pop cultural history he despises the art crowd. In spite of his connectedness earlier in his life to important people of means with whom he rubbed shoulders with in the music business or to whom he sold jewelry display items to he goes out of his way to abhor the finer things in life dismissively preferring Motel 6 and Denny's to any nicer alternatives. In spite of his affinity for Fox News and it's over-the-top patriotism he has always sought to swing a deal with the Chinese and his attitude about it when asked why he would help a competitor nation was "screw them" (America) and "gotta take care of me". In spite of his affinity for Fox News and it's fire-brand conservatism and celebration of capitalism and individuality and personal responsibility he has never earned much of his own money having mostly been handed the money he has possessed or swung some sort of scheme that avoided him having to front much money that didn't originate with somebody else. In spite of his outspoken hatred of the Welfare State he has always worked the system no less effectively than the worst Welfare Queen. In fact, his is getting a divorce now so that he can be legally determined "indigent" so he and his wife don't have to pay his medical bills.

Erebus passed out while on the phone with my friend Dave last year and we called 911 from the Las Vegas area from where we were on the road headed to Salt Lake City. At about the same time his dutiful and longsuffering wife had just come home from work and found him on the floor and she also called 911. As it turns out he merely fainted from exhaustion and dehydation. However, none of could have known that and given his years we all had to assume it was something more serious. He fought the medics tooth and nail the entire way to the hospital and then treated the hospital staff as ugly as one could imagine. He even talked to his attorney about suing the hospital and medics and henceforth likened them to Nazis. While visiting him in the hospital over the weekend I was appalled at the horrible things he was saying about the staff and the way he was talking about the medics who would be transporting him to Stanford medical center via ground ambulance. He had little if anything nice to say about anything or anybody in spite of facing his death sooner or later.

I could go on and on but my point should be now be obvious: Erebus is both a hypocrite incapable of perceiving irony and one of the few genuine misanthropes I've encountered.

One anecdote about Erebus that perfectly demonstrates the bizarre amalgam of internal contradictions that is so perfectly him is the fact that back in the 1960's he was a long-haired Barry Goldwater acolyte who liked to smoke weed and one time got picked up by local cops and had his hair forcibly cut and was then kicked out of town.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

2009 Ponderosa & Sam Jones Fire Pics Part 2

I took these ten photos on a fire chase on August 2, 2009, with my then-girlfriend to initially check out the 458-acres Ponderosa which had started the day before along Nacimiento-Ferguson Road in the Monterey District of the Los Padres National Forest. This fire was underwhelming and while checking it out from the cantonment of Fort Hunter Liggett we viewed from a distance and listened on the scanner to the start of the 3,468 acre Sam Jones Fire. It was started by grenade training and took off like an explosion through the thick, dessicated grass and brush. The fire threatened to escape the base and run into the State Responsibility Area (SRA) and did a little bit but didn't significantly do so quite fortunately. I left most of the photo-taking of this fire to my then-girlfriend who took some amazing shots and posted them here at the time. Quite unfortunately, she took all her work off our blog after we broke up so we no longer have the benefit of viewing those spectacular images. The first seven images were captured from along Jolon Road. The final three images were captured from two locations along Interlake Road.

All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Ishi" Documentary Film Review (10 Questions)

By Kim Patrick Noyes for History 210

#1: Anne Makepeace wrote "Ishi" while Pamela Roberts and Judd Riff directed and produced it.

#2: Ishi was born in his tribal homeland in what is now Butte County. As a child he survived the 1866 Three Knolls Massacre in which his father and other relatives and tribal band members were killed, 40 souls in all. After decades of survival avoiding contact with the New Arrivals, er, his people's rivals he and the few survivors of his band had a run-in with a surveying party in 1908. These fine people took his dying mother's blanket and all the tools they needed to survive after they fled upon the surveyors entering their camp. In 1911 he showed up at a ranch and got in line with cattle to be slaughtered in an apparent suicide attempt. He was arrested and thrown into an asylum but then rescued by Professor Kroeber who brought him to the Bay Area.

#3: Initially Kroeber described Ishi in terms one would describe a wild animal with a great amount of detachment referring to him as "uncivilized and uncontaminated". Over time Kroeber developed a deep and abiding affection for and friendship with Ishi whom became one of his best friends as he recognized Ishi's humanity and intelligence and inner goodness.

#4: The following were some of the most notable massacres of the Yahi people by bounty hunting murderers: 1865 Workman Massacre (40 dead), 1865 Silva Massacre (30 dead), 1866 Three Knolls Massacre (40 dead), 1867 Campo Seco Massacre (45 dead), 1871 Kingsley Cave Massacre (30 dead). These all occurred in the Yahi homeland in the Butte County area of Northern California in the foothills northeast of what is now Oroville and Chico.

#5: In 1853 18 treaties with aboriginal California groups were signed but not ratified until 1906. In 1854 the Aid To Indigent Indians Act was inacted to forcibly assimilated those California aboriginals who were still alive by allowing their children to be forcibly adopted into non-native families due to the parents self-identifying as being aboriginal which led to most such peoples ceasing to self-identify as natives.

#6: Ishi turned SF Anthropology Museum into a popular attraction, to wit, a "Sunday Institution" as opposed to a weekday and Saturday attraction which much less attraction at that. People came to view Ishi much like they would go view a circus freak show as opposed to visiting him out of respect or scientific curiosity.

#7: Once Ishi moved to The City he adopted the museum and its staff as his new home and family and elected to remain there over the other option of moving to the reservation. He continued to cooperate with researchers the rest of his life and teach them as much as they taught him. He died of tuberculosis in Berkeley in 1916.

#8: The significance of the San Francisco Pan Pacific Expo of 1915 to the aboriginal people of North America was that they were officially conquered from sea to shining sea. They were now viewed by their conquerors as a romanticized relic of the past with a tinge of nostalgia and sympathy, but not deeply so. Ishi was offered the chance at the expo to be adopted into the Blackfeet Tribe but stongly rejected the idea choosing to proudly maintain his ethnic identity.

#9: Professor Kroeber's response to the news Ishi was on his death bed was to stridently defend Ishi's honor and dignity and wishes and demand Ishi's remains not be subject to an autopsy. In response to the concept that there might be scientific value in such an undertaking he stated "This man is our friend... science be damned".

#10: The most obvious manifestation in the film to the scientific cultural emphasis on North American aboriginal "disappearance not survival" comes in the very emphasis by anthropologists like Kroeber and linguists like Sapir on preserving details of the aboriginal languages and cultures as if they were dead languages and prehistoric societies that are already gone and not merely alive in the present but having adapted to the new paradigm in which they found themselves. This attitude was a reflection of the broader attitudes of society as a whole to the aboriginal peoples of North America whom were immersed in triumphalism at the apparent completion of Manifest Destiny. This mindset was from where Kroeber and Waterman were coming from when they first met Ishi but that changed as Ishi changed them through his teaching them even more than they taught him.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Picture of the Day - My Little Bitch

This is my little dog Tequila at the 2010 Santa Cruz Gem & Mineral Show in my booth. She is a Chihuahua-Terrier mix. As you might imagine I'm afraid of her. I have come to realize "terrier" is a misnomer as the correct word is "terror". Anywho, whatever you do please don't ask me to explain how she earned her beads.

Photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Long Valley Caldera

A Paper For Geology 212

By Kim Patrick Noyes

There are multiple types of volcanoes in the Long Valley Caldera area but the most notable volcanic feature is the caldera itself. It is not well-understood why this feature exists where it does but what is known is that it is not formed by a hot spot below it nor is it in a subduction setting. Indeed, the area is known for its divergence, NOT convergence.

In any case, volcanism associated with what would become the Long Valley Caldera began between 3.1 and 2.5 million years ago. Over time the type of ejecta changed from first, rhyodacite, then rhyolite and later obsidian in the case of Glass Mountain. This volcano has the distinction of having produced BOTH silicic AND basaltic lavas from the same source.

About 760,000 years ago there was a catastrophic explosive eruption that emptied a vast magmatic chamber. Once the magma chamber became sufficiently emptied the mountain above it collapsed into it resulting in an even larger explosion that created the Bishop Tuff and formed a caldera where the mountain had been. Not only was there a large collapse of the rising column of ash but monstrous pyroclastic flows flowed up and over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and down into the San Joaquin River drainage to the west and down the Owens Valley to the south as well as in other directions.

Since that time smaller but nonetheless significant rhyolitic eruptions have occurred from various locations around the resurgent dome within the caldera about every 200,000 years or so with the last one occurring about 100,000 years ago. More frequent smaller eruptions also occur within the caldera (some Rhyolitic domes within the caldera are younger than 1,000 years old) that would be a problem for human beings were one to occur while human beings lived in the area.

Currently, the City of Mammoth Lakes, CA, (population 7-8,000 full-time residents with 1,000's more additional visitors daily year-round) is the only community located within the caldera. Nearby to the south is the town of Bishop, CA, (with about half the population of Mammoth Lakes but likewise regularly occupied by many tourists). There is really only one way in and out of the caldera and that is along US395 which is located adjacent to numerous geologically recent volcanic features. Were this road to be cut off those located in the caldera would be in a world of hurt in the event of an eruption of any significant size.

In 1980 a series of M6.0 quakes rattled the area and along with earthquake swarms and ominous ground swelling near the resurgent dome it was feared an eruption was eminent at that time. Scientists fresh on the heels of what happened at Mount Saint Helens some weeks earlier sounded the alarm. Fortunately, nothing else happened but the locals were fairly ugly to the scientists over lost tourist income and overall disruption of life. Since that time numerous other earthquake swarms have occurred but none notable over the past several years. However, there are locations in the caldera and on its flanks where hydrothermal springs and CO2 degassing from the ground have altered the landscape by creating dangerously hot streams that have had to be closed off to the public and areas of mass die-offs of trees due to oxygen-depletion in the soils from which they grew.

In 2006, six Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol members died from CO2 poisoning when one fell into a depression and was overcome and his companions in turn died trying to rescue him when they entered the depression.

The Long Valley Caldera is an officially recognized volcanic hazard and is closely monitored by the Long Valley Observatory for any ominous changes and contingencies are in place in the advent of an event.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Random Musings of a Ramblin' Fool XXV

I'm really enjoying blogging again of late and am grateful I picked up the blogging bug in response to the hail storm two weeks ago which inspired me to take photos and then post them here. Since then I've been motivated to post 13 consecutive blog postings.

Two Grim Anniversaries

Yesterday marked the anniversaries of two American tragedies that were not altogether unrelated. Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of end of the Waco Siege and David Koresh's Mount Carmel Meltdown in which he ordered mass suicide in lieu of mass surrender as the federal government belatedly imposed its will according to the Constitution. In all 76 people died including 20 children.

Yesterday also marked the 16th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing which killed 168 people including 19 children at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building when a bomb built and delivered and detonated by Timonthy McVey and two accomplices destroyed the building ostensibly in retaliation for the Federal Government's assault on the Mount Carmel Compound two years to the day previous. McVey deludedly viewed this as an atrocity not the responsibility of David Koresh and his followers but of the Federal Government. McVey was executed in 2001 while one other accomplice was convicted and sentenced to life and a third accomplice has never been identified let alone apprehended. A couple was also convicted of conspiracy in the case but they were further removed from the plot than the other three. When told that many children had died in his bombing McVey responded that they were "collateral damage". Needless to say he won't be too thrilled to face God someday whom in turn won't be too thrilled to see him either.

Vacation Time Is Here

Today wrapped up school heading into Easter Vacation/Spring Break which this year came later than normal. Indeed, when Cuesta College resumes classes there will only be three weeks left in the semester, finals week included. This morning I took my big test in my History of California class taught by Dennis Judd which covered the period of the Gold Rush through the Depression. I believe I did better on the essay this time than last but may have not done better on the multiple choice part which he makes intentionally tricky. I hope I did better than the 81% I got on the previous test back in early March which I was able to get upgraded to an 84% via extra-credit. On Monday I aced my tsunami and volcano unit test.

I Am Gravedigger

This past Monday I had the ignominious task of burying two cats: one was one of the strays Mom had adopted and named Fuzzy and one was my friend and neighbor Mark's dear pet Lucy. I was the one whom found Lucy lying in the street in front of Mark's home as I rolled down the alley to the house I rent from Mark behind his own place. Lucy was a wonderful cat with Personality Plus; a much larger personality than seemed to fix in her feline body. She was intelligent and playful and funny and friendly and outgoing and simply a real character of a cat. I was privileged to be her human friend and will miss her.

More About Church

In my previous comments about going back to church I neglected to mention the name of my church home which is North County Christian Fellowship. I highly recommend this church located here in Paso Robles. It is a Pentecostal church and I am not Pentecostal or Charismatic. I first attended this church bringing with me a lifetime of accumulated biases and prejudices regarding Pentecostals and Charismatics. Not all of these were unfair or inaccurate as many people for whom those labels apply quite legitimately conform to my negative preconceptions. However, I can honestly attest to the reality that at NCCF the folks whom make that their church home are a very real group of people with very few exceptions. God compelled me to make NCCF my church home at the minimum to teach me to lose my negative biases and prejudices against the aforementioned subsets of the Christian family. God loves those people just as much as He loves non-Pentecostal and non-Charismatic Christians. It is the Gospel that binds the Church Family together even if we diverge on a few other doctrinal details. Since joining NCCF I have formed a number of deeply fulfilling friendships and attend two weekday night church Home Groups (akin to a bible study but a bit more involved - we break bread together and enjoy a little fine wine).

Back to Rockhounding

I have been unable to devote any time to this life-long pleasure of mine thus far this year or most of last year but I hope to change that over Easter Vacation/Spring Break. For starters, the Salinas Riverbed is within walking distance of my home here in Paso Robles and I hope walk down there and find some petrified whale bone and arrowheads.

Feedblitz Still Down

I plan on later this week either re-upping my Feedblitz subscription or replacing it so that in either case those of you whom wish to subscribe to this blog may do so.

California Disasters Group

Once again I invite you all to join California Disasters on Yahoo Groups, one of my of my few labors of love in life. Since I'm only just now starting to use embed codes in this blog I'm using this opportunity to screw around a bit and post an embed coded link to my group.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Favorite Vampire Movie Music Tracks

I have always enjoyed vampire movies going back to when I was a child and ever since then; certainly well before vampires became all the rage in the popular culture with the Twilight franchise, et al. Today I wish to share with you in the context of this passion of mine some of the more beautiful and stirring and moving and powerful music pieces that have come out in recent years.

This piece entitled "After" by artist Wide Open Cage was used in the first scene at The Admiral's Arms vampire club in the movie "Queen of the Damned", in particular when you see the young vampire couples dancing on a stage to the house music.

This piece is entitled "Confusion" (Pump Panel Reconstruction Remix) by New Order . This plays near the beginning of the movie "Blade" in the sequence in the meat packing factory turned underground vampire club where vampires groove and grind on the dance floor climaxing with a literal blood shower... and a visit by Blade.

"Eternity and a Day" by Paul Haslinger is the gorgeous musical piece used throughout various parts of the first two Underworld movies that is essentially the score for the movie. I have not watched the third movie in the franchise as Kate Beckinsale is not in it so what's the point in watching it?

This is a hot remix of Paul Haslinger's "Eternity and a Day" as created by the electronica artist SineSkeller. I would so love to see this used in a vampire club scene with the main character of that movie franchise, Selene, dancing solo or with a new vampire love interest... I'm tired of the character of Michael with whom her character is currently involved.

This electronica piece entitled "Starfire" by Alexander Perls seems perfectly suited to either play in an actual vampire movie or at least be on the soundtrack to such and play during the end credits... perhaps used in the segue from the final scene into those end credits.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2009 Station Fire Via Mount Wilson Cam

The following is a sequence of image captures off of the UCLA Mount Wilson Towercam that I kept from the Station Fire disaster of 2009. The first two images were taken on August 27, 2009, the second night of the fire. The last three images were taken the 17th evening of the fire on September 11, 2009. In between is a rather dramatic and at times beautiful sequence of images of this historic fire, the largest one in the history of Los Angeles County and the Angeles National Forest. In all, 160,577 acres were charred along with two firefighters killed and numerous structures damaged or destroyed.

August 27, 2009 - 11:30 PM

August 27, 2009 - 11:43 PM

August 28, 2009 - 9:18 AM

August 28, 2009 - 10:43 AM

August 28, 2009 - 10:52 AM

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August 29, 2009 - 11:47 AM

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August 30, 2009 - 2:03 PM

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September 1, 2009 - 1:49 PM

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September 11, 2009 - 7:40 PM

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September 11, 2009 - 10:26 PM

Photo Credit: UCLA Department of Physics & Astronomy