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May 4, 2009


What's that red spot?

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Jeff R.:Iupeter Tonnans Caecusque

In 2041, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, having shrunk about ten percent, reversed the trend and began to re-expand. This development was short-lived, though: in 2043, the storm's eye had begun a collapse that would take a month to complete. The storm lost it's regular form and shape, broke up into a multitude of smaller cyclonic and counter cyclonic storms, and by 2045, Jupiter had uninteresting regular bands on its southern face.

Pundits, journalists, and historians found it impossible to resist viewing the fate of the Spot as a metaphor for what was to happen to China in the next decade.

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Ted: Arena

The sand drinks like it was some sort of effrit awaiting sacrifice.

The novillero stood his ground while the bull charged one last time. Flecks of saliva ran down the bull's chin, blood flows from his hump where the picadors had taunted him, wearing him down before the final blow.

The bull commits to his charge, his rage centered on the man who would be his butcher. His killer stands arrogant before him, the capote de paseo resplendent.

The young man feels his blade slide home and the tug of something against his breast.

The effrit is well fed today.

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