Drawing the Line - The Incident“Steve wrote that piece and then presented it to all of us individually. He had a sort of guide drum track on it, so I stripped that away and tried to imagine what I thought would be the best thing I could do with it. I think [Drawing the Line] is one of the most interesting songs on the album. In fact, I think that and Time Flies are the only two real ‘songs’ on The Incident that could be taken out and listened to independently… if you had to. If you had to make a single, I would think you could make singles out of either one of them.” - Gavin Harrison
I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?
Jonathan Hobin Re-Creates the World’s Most Infamous Tragedies with Children
more of the album here
This is really fucking creepy. But fascinating.
If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
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