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The Vibe — August 2, 2022

“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”

Today, but not today

In case you missed it, Christopher Nolan (think Dark Knight series, Inception, Dunkirk, etc.) just dropped the teaser for his biopic coming out in 2023, Oppenheimer.

J. Robert Oppenheimer was a physicist out at Cal Berkeley, and also carries the nickname “father of the atomic bomb” for the role he played in the Manhattan Project. His reaction after seeing the successful detonation at the Trinity Test was allegedly, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”, quoting from the Bhagavad Gita. Less than a month later on August 6, 1945, the United State dropped the bomb on Hiroshima.

So what happened today exactly?

On August 2, 1938, Albert Einstein signed a letter that was authored by physicist Leo Szilard and addressed to President Franklin Roosevelt. It described recent advancements/discoveries in the nuclear realm. In that letter, he recommended that the President stay connected to the physicists doing this research in America and to centralize or formalize the work by putting the U.S. Government’s resources behind it.

This letter eventually led to the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer, Trinity, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Knowing what they know now, would they do anything different?

Stuff happening now-ish

📸 Two buddies, a photo booth, and fifty years later.

️🏀 Brittney Griner is back in court (as opposed to on the court…too soon?) in Russia.

Tiger turned down $700 million from the Shark.

🎹 Why does Chaka Khan have a bone to pick with Kanye?

🖼 Johnny Depp keeps winning: Holds art auction, sells out.

💻 Google CEO tells everyone to hunker down, buckle up, and get ready for a sprint.

Soundtrack for Life

Happy Birthday

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Bud Copeland

Bud Copeland

I know what I know, and I know what I don’t. I think.