Hey there campers, how’s the week been? I have been commuting my proverbial off this week and it has been mildly HELLISH but I am going to Paris next week so that takes a tiny sting out of it! I’ve been practicing my “Pardons” and “Mercis” and packing all striped clothing in prep. My plan is – eat escargot, tourist it up the Tour Eiffel, round the Zoo, Musee D’Orsay, do the Bateaux Mouches sail at night and watch the finish of the Tour de France by Place de la Concorde. And bring back wine. And cheese.
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But I will tell you ALL about it next Friday (of course!), for now – it’s this week’s MASH!
50 Cent Hasn’t Got 50 Cents
By now you should be well aware that 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy. The blinged out rapper found himself in a bit of a sticky financial situation when a multi million dollar defamation lawsuit went against him and turned him insolvent. Twitter was quick to pounce on the hilarity of the situation considering “fiddy’s” name and lavish lifestyle.
50 Cent has declared bankruptcy. In a related story, Ice Cube's freezer is broken.
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) July 13, 2015
50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy! At least he has his baseball career to fall back on… https://t.co/L8R7l8D1dB
— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) July 13, 2015
The European Union is now in talks with 50 Cent.
— Dave Pell (@davepell) July 13, 2015
50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy? That makes 0 Cents.
— Brett Phipps (@InverteBrett) July 13, 2015
*Sees 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy* *Logs on to Twitter* *Waits* pic.twitter.com/3ySqVQkNhZ
— Jamie Delaney (@Jamie_Delancey) July 13, 2015
— FRANK ZAPPA (@FrankXZappa7) July 15, 2015
Even 50 himself is poking fun at the situation with this post on Instagram from Monday:
Get rich or die tryin’, right?
Tumblr users have started using the “shoving breadsticks in my purse” phrase to deal with a whole host of dating deal breakers. The bredsticks meme account features “conversations” between first daters in a restaurant environment and they include dealbreakers ranging from lack of Harry Potter knowledge to One Direction fandom status, Fleetwood Mac song preferences and a whole bunch of other topics you won’t have ever thought of!
…shoving breadsticks into my purse because I am hungry.
NASA decided this week to share its first images of Pluto via Instagram! We are already used to the astronauts from the International Space Station sharing amazing images from outer space but this is the first time a space exploration shot has been premiered via social media.
Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday – about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science
Instagram had a one hour lead time before NASA officially released the new set of photos including beautiful images of Pluto’s moons.
Remarkable new details of Pluto's largest moon Charon are revealed in this image from our New Horizons spacecraft taken late on Tuesday from a distance of 289,000 miles (466,000 kilometers). A swath of cliffs and troughs stretches about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from left to right, suggesting widespread fracturing of Charon's crust, likely a result of internal processes. At upper right, along the moon's curving edge, is a canyon estimated to be 4 to 6 miles (7 to 9 kilometers) deep. Mission scientists are surprised by the apparent lack of craters on Charon. South of the moon's equator, at the bottom of this image, terrain is lit by the slanting rays of the sun, creating shadows that make it easier to distinguish topography. In Charon's north polar region, a dark marking nicknamed 'Mordor' is prominent in the image. Higher resolution images still to come are expected to shed more light on this enigmatic region. New Horizons traveled more than three billion miles over nine-and-a-half years to reach the Pluto system. Image Credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science
With almost 4 million followers, the NASA Instagram account ranks higher than MTV and even Humans of New York. It is definitely a stellar move for the space programme and one that will get a much larger audience for exciting new discoveries in our galaxy than a mere website!
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And since we spoke of One Direction earlier…no, it’s not #Zayn…Harry Styles “did a fall” worthy of Madonna at a recent concert! The Vine of it has been looped over a million times and it stirred mixed emotions – concern, delight, sheer amusement…mine were the latter two. Obviously!