"I always knew this was going to happen. I always knew that skepticism and science were mere psychological decorations and vanities. Deep in our alligator brains we all know that the world is just chock full of evil and monsters and sinister forces aligned against us, and it is only a matter of time until they show up. Evolution know this, too. It knows what to do when the silent terror comes at you from out of the dark."
The Horror of Blimps:
Current Music: Hanzel und Gretyl -- Shine 2001 ♬
Current Music: Nitzer Ebb -- Lightning Man (The Industry v. The Ebb Mix) ♬
Current Music: Lisa Germano -- Everyone's Victim ♬
The Saddam and George show:
"Ignoring the fact that George Bush declined Saddam Hussein's challenge to a televised debate, Tim Dowling exclusively reveals what could have happened had they met."
Current Music: Implant Code -- Hyperspace Enter ♬
Today's conspiracy theory:
- that comet that recently zipped around the sun broke in two, and NASA is covering it up;
- because part of it is coming RIGHT FOR US;
- and that's the real reason for the Terrah Alert!
There's even an MPEG showing a bite missing from the sun.
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An interesting (albeit hideously formatted) John Perry Barlow article that guesses at what the hell they're thinking: Sympathy for the Devil.
"If one takes the view that war is worse than tyranny and that the latter doesn't necessarily beget the former, there is a case to be made for global despotism. That case is unfortunately stronger, in the light of history, than the proposition that nations will coexist peacefully if we all try really, really hard to be nice to each other."
Jim Meehan built and launched a high altitude baloon running Linux with wireless (packet radio) connectivity, GPS, and a digital camera. The technical details of how it worked, and the hunt to track and recover it, are really not-to-be-missed nerd-porn. But the aerial photos are pretty swell too...
Current Music: Faithless -- We Come 1 ♬
"There are some things man was not meant to adapt to musical theatre..." This is truly bent.
In addition to the "Shoggoth on the Roof Cast Album", they also have some really nice historical fonts.
Current Music: Rasputina -- Wish You Were Here ♬
Current Music: Coil -- The Snow ♬