NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House
Jun 2012 11

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House

Posted In Blog,Geek,Science

by Nicole Powers

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory had its annual Open House event this past weekend. It was gratifying to see how packed it was – that so many people were inspired by science to head out to the West Coast, La Cañada Flintridge campus several miles north of Hollywood on a weekend. However, as I navigated the crowds and looked at the gadgets on display, it struck me how sad it was that now the Shuttle program is reduced to a terrestrial tourist attraction, our government has all but abandoned the space race.

There were a lot of satellites, robots and assorted landers on display, but without people it has all the excitement of sending a Kenwood Chef into space.

Like the Kenwood Chef, I’m sure these machines can multi-task and do lots of really cool things, but sending them into space isn’t going to inspire humanity like the Apollo and Shuttle missions did.

Is it just me, or does this blinged out, gold foil covered satellite look like it has eyes, a nose, and a silly hat? At least we’re sending something with a face into space!

Q: Why did the rover cross the road?
A: Because NASA doesn’t have the funds to send it into space.

If science rocks your world, you might like to join SG’s Mad Scientists group. And if reaching for the stars is more you thing, check out our Space and Time group.

SuicideGirls Group Therapy – Lunar On Kitties
Jun 2012 11

SuicideGirls Group Therapy – Lunar On Kitties

Posted In All Things SG,Animals,Blog

by Nahp Suicide

A column which highlights Suicide Girls and their fave groups.

[Lunar Suicide in Pearl Kissed]

This week Lunar Suicide tell us what’s so purrfect about SG’s Kitties Group.

Members: 3566 / Comments: 49,319

WHY DO YOU LOVE IT?: I love my cat, I love your cat, I love cats!!!! This group is a great place to talk to like minded kitty lovers and show off your feline kids. Not only are there cute pictures to swoon over daily, it’s really a great place for support from people who feel the same about their animals as you. When my kitty died I posted about it and everyone was really comforting.



DISCUSSION TIP: As long as you are all cat loving not much can go wrong. Don’t be asking for any diagnosis on your kitties health problems though – go to the vet for that.



BEST RANDOM QUOTE: “Why are you suddenly being so nice? Am I dying? Are you dying? Is one of us dying? …oh God, you finally planted the bomb that’s going to kill us both didn’t you?” from “Things you never thought you’d say but ended up saying to your cats.” That thread really makes me giggle.



MOST HEATED DISCUSSION THREAD: The group is pretty warm and fuzzy, unless there is mention of cruelty or mistreatment of cats in any way, and then understandably things get heated. I think the last one was “Declawing, just no.


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WHO’S WELCOME TO JOIN?: Anyone with a fondness for felines.

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Jun 2012 11

From The Archives: Nick Nolte – The Beautiful Country

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Interviews,Movies

by Daniel Robert Epstein

“Well I’’m crazy but a different kind of crazy.”
- Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte said it himself, he’’s crazy and I would tend to believe the man. Nolte is easily one of the best actors in the world but he has never gotten an Academy Award and his work is often overlooked because he does mostly independent films now. His latest flick is The Beautiful Country, an amazing film about a half Vietnamese half American who leaves his native country to try and find his father in America.

Read our exclusive interview with Nick Nolte on SuicideGirls.com.

Tease of the Day
Jun 2012 11

Tease of the Day

Posted In Blog,Tease

GoGo Suicide in Sunday

  • INTO: Direwolves, beards, mermaid hair.
  • MAKES ME HAPPY: Jezzy Blackwater.
  • HOBBIES: Bookworming, movie and music geeking.
  • VICES: Milk and cookies

Get to know GoGo better over at SuicideGirls.com!