“The concert takes a dramatic turn towards the end, as Morrissey interrupts the tender second verse of “I Know It’s Over” with a shout of “Jesus Christ! Don’t be so stupid! Leave him alone, you stupid idiot, leave him!” directed at the “neanderthal” security guards who were making the fans miserable. All this puts a dramatic, dark overtone on an incredible concert.”—Description of a Smiths bootleg.
“You have two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so on. In general, if you look n generations back, there are 2^(n+2) people who are your (n-great)-grandparents.
Let’s generously say a generation is 30 years. If you look back 40 generations, to around the year 800 C.E., you have 2^42 (40-great)-grandparents. That’s well over four trillion people, more people than were alive in 800 C.E. by several orders of magnitude. More people than have ever been alive.
The reason this is possible: If you looked at a list of your 2^42 40-great-grandparents, you’d see duplicates. In fact, each name would show up around 10,000 times, possibly even more. So your (mom’s mom’s dad’s mom’s … dad) is the same as your (dad’s mom’s dad’s dad’s … dad), and in fact your can trace your ancestry to that guy in about 10,000 different ways.”—What’s the most mind-blowing fact you heard/read in your life?
“The good news, or at least the retrograde news, is that there are Flickr groups like Cross Processing–FILM ONLY, of all-analog photography. And the always-active I Shoot Film and Film is not Dead!!.”—