Archive for April, 2008

The Few, The Proud, The Freemasons

Posted in Conspiracy Theory on April 23, 2008 by Mr. W

If you like Scientology’s creepy recruitment videos, you’ll love the Freemason’s strange soft sell. Where do I get one of these “petitions”?

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Nothing To See Here…Just A Black Hole Machine

Posted in The End is Near on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland have built something called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in which 34 countries are investing. The largest supercollider ever built, its purpose is to recreate the split seconds right after Big Bang and put all debates in particle physics to rest. The one drawback is that it might create a black hole, or rip a hole through 10 dimensions, in so doing. Not to worry…I mean, the scientists must know what they’re doing, right? Well, watch this and judge for yourself:

You can read a New York Times piece on the LHC, with all the multimedia trimmings, by clicking here.

If you want to watch a longer documentary on the LHC, click here.

Could this be a way to coax the tuleric currents out of the earth?

Claustrophobic? Behold Your Nightmare…

Posted in Uncategorized, What the #$@?! on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

Ever wonder if that emergency button in the elevator does anything? It sure didn’t for this poor schmuck.

And if anyone knows the deal with those pedestrian buttons that are supposed to change traffic patterns just so you can get a “walk” signal a little faster, let’s hear all about it!

In Memoriam: Danny Federici (1950 – 2008)

Posted in This Week in Springsteen on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

The dogs on E Street are howling at the tragic passing of keyboardist extraordinaire, Danny Federici, who lost a long struggle with melanoma on April 17. Bruce’s own eulogy was short and sweet:

“Danny and I worked together for 40 years – he was the most wonderfully fluid keyboard player and a pure natural musician. I loved him very much…we grew up together.”

Danny will be sorely missed, although his spirit will surely live on, hiding on the backstreets. Here’s a look at Danny’s last performance with the band, playing a song that will never sound the same in concert, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”.

And if you aren’t wearing sunblock, or having yourself checked regularly for skin cancer, get wise. For a link to the Danny Federici Melanoma Foundation, click here.

At This Point, Let’s Just Go Thunderdome!

Posted in Bread and Circuses on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

This is surely a sign of an empire collapsing. I guess if people believe professional wrestling is real, they may be fooled into believing the same thing about our political system.

George Orwell, Meet Howie Mandel

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

I’m all in favor of treating our fighting men and women with respect, and while I’m all for bringing them home, I fear what they may face when they return. I’m not talking about a shower of homefront hippie spit like in Vietnam, sadly I’m talking about network television producers that will see ratings gold in the exploitation of their harrowing stories. Even the criminal who needlessly put them in harm’s way will seek to drink of their patriotic blood to boost his own sinking ratings. And while he devours your still beating patriotic heart, he’ll talk with his mouth full to read a scripted joke about the the future America can’t afford anymore. Without further ado, here’s George Bush on “Deal or No Deal”.

An Edible Flashlight!

Posted in The End is Near on April 21, 2008 by Mr. W

Stem cell scientists in Taiwan have finally bred transgenic glow-in-the-dark pigs! It’s about damn time. What future camping trip will be complete without a lantern you can fry up in the pan. For full story, click here.