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See Egg, Love Egg

EGG begins playing in theaters this FRIDAY! 1/18

My friend RISA MICKENBERG wrote it, I saw it and it’s great. You should see it too.

EGG is a dark comedy that explores the duplicities of marriage and parenthood: why we revere it, fear it, delegate it, or forgo it.

Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Alysia Reiner, (Orange Is The New Black), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) and David Alan Basche (The Good Wife).
Written by Risa Mickenberg. Directed by Marianna Palka. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures.

Great article in The Washington Post

100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

EGG THEATRICAL SCHEDULE
1/18 New York The Roxy Cinema at the Tribeca Hotel #2 6th Avenue NYC Starts 1/18 for 1 week (click to purchase now!)
1/18 Los Angeles at Universal Los Angeles, Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
(Tickets will be on sale in L.A. and in all below AMC theaters by Wed 1/16 pm)
1/18 San Francisco, AMC Deer Valley 16, 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA 94531 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Denver, AMC Westminster Promenade 24, 10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster CO 80020 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Orlando, Barnstorm Theater, 2733 Brownwood Blvd, The Villages FL 32163 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Cleveland, Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Rd #7256, Cleveland OH 44113 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Atlanta Southlake Pavilion 7065 Mount Zion Cir Morrow 24 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Boston Liberty Tree Mall 20 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA Starts 1/18 1 week
1/25/19 Chicago Emagine Frankfort 19965 South LaGrange Road Frankfort Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/25 Detroit Emagine Royal Oak 200 N Main Street Royal Oak MI Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/23 Southbury CT, Riverview Cinemas 1 night
1/18 Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Katy TX 1/18 for 1 night
2/13 Lubbock TX Alamo Drafthouse 120 West Loop 289 2/13 1 night

The End Of Make-Up???

Real-world Photoshop: Procter & Gamble debut a handheld device that could replace makeup
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Procter & Gamble debuted its newest tool in the fight against aging. At CES this week, the company introduced the world to “Opté,” a handheld device that prints anti-aging product on top of your skin, acting as a real-world Photoshop, essentially.

Opté covers up hyperpigmentation, or age spots, by gliding a device the size of an electric shaver over the skin‘s surface.

Using blue LED lights, the device maximizes contrasts in melanin before using onboard cameras to take more than 200 images per second. Images are then sent to a microprocessor that analyzes 70,000 lines of code to determine the size, shape, and intensity of each blemish. After photographing and analyzing the skin, a tiny onboard printer with 120 nozzles, each thinner than a human hair, deposits a specially-formulated skin care serum directly to the problem area — foregoing solution on areas where it’s not needed.

According to Procter & Gamble, its internal inkjet printers can reproduce any skin color, starting with cartridges for fair, medium, and dark skin as a base.

For anyone currently wearing makeup to cover blemishes, the company says, this could replace it entirely. And, bonus, it won’t sweat off like traditional concealers. It’s not just a concealer, though. Opté could, over time, reduce the appearance of these blemishes with anti-aging ingredients used in the coverup solution.

Pricing information is still up in the air, but Procter & Gamble plans to release the device later this year, or in early 2020.

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram

Photo illustration by LLacertae / Flickr

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of the Big Bang. Over time, it has cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, but it can still be seen in the faint glow of microwave radiation, known as the cosmic microwave background. In any direction we look, the temperature of this cosmic background is basically the same, varying by only tiny amounts. But according to the standard “cold dark matter” model of cosmology, there wasn’t enough time for hotter and cooler regions of the early universe to even out. Even today we would expect parts of the cosmic background to be much warmer than others, but that isn’t what we observe.

One solution to this cosmological problem is known as early inflation. If the observable universe was extremely tiny in its earliest moments, it could have reached a uniform temperature very quickly. Afterwards, the theory says, the universe underwent a brief period of rapid expansion, eventually leading to the universe we observe today. We don’t have any direct evidence for early cosmic inflation, but because it would solve several issues in cosmology, it is a widely supported idea.

Recently, a team of astronomers looked at data from the Planck satellite, which gathered the most accurate measurements of the cosmic background thus far. They wanted to compare fluctuations across vast regions of the sky, known as low multipole moments, with the predictions of the standard cosmological model and a model that’s somewhat stranger, a holographic one. What if everything around you, from the distant stars to your very hands, were a hologram? Like Plato’s cave, our world of solid objects and three-dimensional space would simply be a shadow of a two-dimensional reality. On the human scale a holographic universe would be indistinguishable from the reality we expect, but on a cosmic scale there could be subtle differences we might be able to detect.  

In the holographic view of cosmology, early inflation is driven by interactions of the quantum field, which would slightly change the appearance of the cosmic microwave background. This is particularly true for low multipole moments, and this difference makes it possible, at least in principle, to prove that the holographic principle is true. In their paper, published last month in Physical Review Letters, the team report the holographic model fitting the Planck satellite data slightly better than the standard model. The results don’t prove the universe is holographic, but they are consistent with a holographic model.  

The idea that our universe might be holographic comes from string theory. Although string theory hasn’t been proven experimentally, its mathematical structure has an elegance and power that makes it appealing as a theoretical model. The holographic principle in string theory is just such an example. In its broadest form, the holographic principle states that anything you can know about a particular volume of space can be learned by looking at the surface enclosing the volume. Just as a hologram can contain a three-dimensional image within a sheet of glass or plastic, the universe could contain its vast volume within a surface.

For example, imagine a road 10 miles long that is “contained” by a start line and a finish line.  Suppose the speed limit on this road is 60 miles per hour, and we want to know if a car has been speeding. One way to do this is to watch a car travel the whole length of the road, measuring its speed the whole time. But another way is to simply measure when a car crosses the start line and finish line. At a speed of 60 miles per hour, a car travels a mile a minute, so if the time between start and finish is less than 10 minutes, we know the car was speeding.

If the holographic principle is true, then the universe can be viewed in two different ways: one of space and volume as we intuitively experience it, and one of a “surface” with one less dimension. This holographic duality is mathematically powerful because some laws of physics can be much easier to work with in one view than the other.

The structure of our universe is driven by the constant pull of gravity between stars and galaxies. In the present era, gravity is weak compared to other forces, and is described as a gravitational field in general relativity. In the dual holographic view, gravity is described as a quantum field that can interact strongly with mass. Since it is easier to calculate weak interactions than strong ones, the general relativity approach is more useful. However, in the early moments of cosmic time, when the universe was hot and dense, the gravitational fields of relativity were strong, so quantum fields of the holographic view might be easier to deal with.

The fact that both the standard and holographic models can account for early inflation supports the idea that the holographic principle applies to our universe. Cosmic inflation remains a mystery, but by viewing the universe as a hologram we might just be able to solve it.  

Brian Koberlein is an astrophysicist and physics professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He writes about astronomy and astrophysics on his blog One Universe at a Time. Find him on Twitter @BrianKoberlein.

Mel Odom – Gorgeous at Daniel Cooney Fine Art – Via Text by Christie Minstrel

Chrystie Minstrel/H:
File Transfer:

Chrystie Minstre/H:
Mel Odom opening tonight at Daniel Cooney
Billy Beyond:
Oh wow. Thank you. I didnt know.
Chrystie Minstre/H:
Think i may go at later end : 7 or 7:30
Billy Beyond:
Ok. I am meeting ⧓⧓⧓⧓ ⧓⧓⧓⧓⧓ for dinner. Maybe done by then

photo CHRISTY MINSTREL
photo CHRISTY MINSTREL

Christy Minstrel/H:
Crazy accidental Mel O. Remix 😳!
Billy Beyond:
Pure blog. A+
This will keep me busy tonight. Thank you.

photo – BILLY BEYOND

Billy Beyond:
And BTW –
Christy Minstrel/H:
For cheeks and chins?
Billy Beyond
No, top secret – For M. – haha
You remember Jesus’ mother as a sculpture
For chin and ears
Christy Minstrel/H:
M!
Billy Beyond
So stoops – bad timely reading
Ok – ttyl – typing time. I have 2 blog this

Billy Beyond:
Im back. Was my makeup a natural color tonight? I couldn’t see it.
Christy Minstrel/H:
Unspookable ™️
File Transfer:


The Blonde Ambition Tour
Billy Beyond:
TY. Its a new one.#notgettingover. #itswhatsunderneaththatswrong

wait…….LMAO
YAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
CORRECT
RECLINING!!!!
“The camera captures a more relaxed Madame”
Back to typing.
Christie Minstrel/H:
File Transfer:


Billy Beyond:
Stop it!!!!!
Urgent 2 blog
Christie MinstrelH:
File Transfer:


Billy Beyond:
Im having a heart attack but i can still type on my phone!! (pain down left arm – still typing) Ma-dam-a? Modame – yes.
This chat is BLOG
Identities concealed
Christie Minstrel/H:
We have a lot to cover tonight
Billy Beyond:
I can schedule the posting. Write tonight. Sleep til Saturday
8:15am posts.
Christie Minstrel/H:
Is that optimal blog posting time?
Billy Beyond:
Says somebody. I was told the entire design floor at Ralph Lauren reads. Doubt it
I also do “my mornings” – noon to 2PM
And any evening before 2AM
Plus – not at all

Can You Still Feel It?

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One question: What happened to the New Age that we danced and meditated and held Hands Across America for? “Where is the love?” said Roberta and Donny and me, right now?

¿Dondé esta el amor, gente?

I understand that an “age” is about 2160 years. So “The New Age” of the mid Eighties that we ushered in with such sincere intentions for global peace and harmony should still be in full effect? N’est pas? Instead of unity, peace and understanding, we have racism raging, hate and violence expanding and (by the way) we are at FULL BLOWN WAR!! – the longest war in American history in fact and nobody even remembers or seems to acknowledge it! AFGHANISTAN – It’s more than a knitted throw. You should look into it.There’s a lot of murdering and child killing and corruption. Seriously, it’s even worse than MASH. But my beef with the entire earth right now, here today is, this is not what was supposed to be happening in 2019! By now “all the colors of the world should be lovin’ each other wholeheartedly” – remember? …from the video right up there? Those are the lyrics, folks, okay???

There’s only one possible solution to re-ignite the loving energies of that old New Age that our struggling planet so desperately needs again….A HANDS ACROSS AMERICA RE-DO!!!! YAAAASSSSS!!!!!! Bring it back in 2020! (OMG I just realised that next year will be sharing it’s name with Hugh Downs television vehicle. this is wrong on many levels)

And you can bet your ass I would be there AGAIN for it. When I remember Hands Across America I remember two things; being way too overly excited about the whole thing, and Lesley Chilkes singing at the top of her lungs out there along the West Side Highway on that gorgeous sunny day. Hey, we tried, we really did. So…who’s with me on this Hands2 project? Can I see a show of hands for Hands2 please? – Can we take it all the way around the world somehow? Does anybody have Richard Branson’s cell # ??? Anybody???? No??? Elon Musk’s land line….anybody???? No???? Okaaaayyyy……how about Hands Across 14th Street? maybe bringing it down could work? -No? no.

Well, looks we’re out of time for our first meeting. Great work, guys. I’m feeling this. Email me with your ideas and I’ll see you back here for our next meeting which is…let’s see…January 7th, 2051. Cool!

love you guys.

Hands2..think about it…we need ideas…sooooo, you know, ask other people for some and email me – or text me. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

be safe…okay? safe home everybody. Great job today. Great meeting.. WE GOT THIS!!!!!

BYEEEEEEEEEEEE.