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    Neil deGrasse Tyson Isn’t Mad at America, But He Is Disappointed

    Since the Apollo era of the 60s, NASA’s budget has been steadily shrinking. And our national fascination with space has been declining along with it. Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to turn things around. As does Bill Nye. As does astronaut Leroy Chiao. As does Paul Hildebrandt.

    Hildebrandt is the director of a proposed documentaryFight for Space, a feature-length film exploring the future of the space program. Proposed on Kickstarter, the project - with 22 days left - is less than $10,000 away from its $65,000 funding goal. It has, so far, more than 1,400 funders.

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  • The world’s most important 6-sec drum loop

    The Amen Break (from Amen Brother) has been used in everything from “late eighties gangster rap, to corporate America’s recycling hip-hop forms to sell things like Jeeps and blue jeans to suburban America”.