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queensbridge houses

from nas posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Nas reused the cover concept from his debut for his second album It Was Written showing a more current portrait superimposed on the same city block.

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queensbridge houses

from nas posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

The photo behind a young Nas on the iconic cover of his first album Illmatic was taken at the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing project in North America, where Nas grew up in Queens, New York.

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segs 3-7 (kramer junction)

from gattaca posted in movies by pete_nice

This solar thermal plant uses parabolic troughs to generate heat, then steam, then power.

It was featured in the 1997 film Gattaca when Uma Therman and Ethan Hawke have a wildly romantic night out together and end up at a 150-megawatt solar power plant that can generate about 354 megawatts at peak output. Hot stuff.

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phil hartman’s house

from phil hartman posted in television by pete_nice

Phil Hartman, star of Saturday Night LIve and NewsRadio, lived at this home with his wife and two children in Encino, CA.

On the evening of May 27, 1998, Brynn Hartman (Phil's wife) had been at the Buca Di Beppo down the street. Upon returning to the home, the couple were involved in a heated argument.

Phil Hartman threatened to leave his wife if she continued to use drugs and alcohol, then went to sleep. Brynn Hartman shot Phil three times at 3 a.m. with a .38 pistol.

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john denver plane crash memorial

from john denver posted in music by pete_nice

On October 12, 1997, singer/songwriter John Denver was killed when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane plunged into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove. A pilot with over 2,700 hours of experience, Denver was 53 years old when he died.

On September 23, 2007, a memorial was dedicated near the location of the plane crash.

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