People are funny

Well, they at least make me laugh, which is close enough. Got a hit the other day from the search string “does uncooked pasts expire.” I see what happened there, and it’s the sort of spelling error I make all the time, but it got me thinking. “How does one cook a past?” One can let a memory or thought simmer, is that the same? Would “past” be an acceptable synonym for “memory”? If so, does thinking over a memory qualify as cooking it, and does this in any way affect the shelf life of said memory? I would expect an uncooked past, by this definition to expire much faster than a cooked one, but a cooked past would probably taste a little different than a raw one. I guess that would be the point of cooking one, wouldn’t it?

Just something that got me thinking.

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AHA! (PHI 215, lecture 4)

Consider this:

Fourteen is twice (2x) seven, but only half (1/2) of twenty-eight.

What’s the difference between seven and twenty-eight? Twenty-one! Noticing a pattern yet?

What’s twenty-one? Three times seven, and three and seven make ten, which is two times FIVE!

Coincidence? I think NOT!

Slide post

I’m sorry about the long silence. I’ve got something planned, but I’ve got a minor illness that’s postponing it. In the meantime, enjoy this.

Following recent discoveries that prescription drugs – including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones – have been found in drinking water across the U.S., it has just been revealed that another team has found homeopathic drugs in American tap water

The title refers to the fact that I’m trying to slide through on this lesser stuff. Or that I’m attempting to slide it in beneath my reader’s notice (no, reader is supposed to be singular there. I’ve no illusions about my popularity)

Papal Bull

That phrase has so many awesome connotations when uttered by a Discordian.

Pope Matthew, Illustrious un-Cabbage; Emperor Fabulous 1, the Maximally Benevolent, Beneficient Protector of Something-or-Another; His Most High President of Vice, the Scourge of Canadian Heretics, the Full-Belly Alchemist Speaking on Condition of Infallibility:

Concerning Frederick Weasley and George Weasely, Wizard Twins.

1. Whereas the Twins (as they shall be hereinafter referred to) are consistently called “trouble-makers”
AND
2. Whereas the Twins have, time after time, laughed in the face of, not only danger, but grevious personal injury and other, traditionally, somber occasions
AND
3. Whereas the Twins, being Fictional Characters are more capable of perfection in mischief
AND
4. Whereas, in light of an oncoming age of darkness and terror, the Twins found advisable the opening of a joke shop

AND

5. Whereas, No list is complete without a fifth entry,

For the above mentioned, and other, unspecified acts:

I, aforementioned Pope, by the powers vested in me by papal dictat of Malaclypse the Younger, do hereby declare Fred and George Weasley, wizards, to be Saints, Lieutenant class.

Enacted Setting Orange, 29th Bureaucracy, YOLD 3173

PHI 215, Lecture 2: Nonsense as Salvation

Posted Boomtime, Bureaucracy 11 YOLD 3173
Today’s reading.

It is common knowledge, in my experience, that the more seriously anyone takes themselves, after a certain point, the less seriously we take them. Witness, for example, PZ Myers, a biologist who, though he can be very serious, is still capable of being silly. Contrast this with the fundamentalists who protest every single “slightagainst Islam. The advice of those who can, and do, laugh at themselves is often easier for us to appreciate that the advice of those who R a srius cat. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Beginning

Posted Boomtime, Confusion 63 YOLD 3173

Welcome to REL 215, Chaos Worship in the Warhammer Universe. Yes, it’s a fictional universe. Yes, it’s a frivolous topic. So what? We will be considering both the Fantasy and 40k elements, with much of the history being devoted to the 40,000 versions, and much of the actual worship devoted to the Fantasy setting. Read the rest of this entry »

Skeptiplomacy

Posted Sweetmorn, Confusion 57 YOLD 3173

I’ve joined an online game of Diplomacy, details here.

I’m declaring my nation (and storing a few images) here. Read the rest of this entry »