Friday, May 13, 2011
Before Blogger exploded again this morning I had resolved to take a couple of days off. Which is probably just as well since yesterday's post has now completely vanished. I expect I'll be back tomorrow. Sunday at the latest. In the meantime click here for the amazing dancing cows.
The secret word is Later
Posted by Mick at 5/13/2011 11:13:00 AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I just love end of the world scenarios. I’ve lived through Nostradamus and 1999, and Y2K and now there’s all this stuff about the Day of Judgment on May 21st. The great thing about doomsaying is that, for me, it’s a win-win situation. If we survive, I get to laugh without mercy at the doomsayers. If we don’t survive, who cares? But let’s get past this and on the big one in December 2012.
"The End of the World has been foretold time and time again, but this time it’s for real. Well, according to Brian Haubert and a small group of true believers, anyway. They claimed that hidden in the Bible are some clues that the world will end May 21, 2011. NPR’s Weekend Edition takes a peek inside the Judgment Day movement (and the radio show behind the latest J-date):
"I’ve crunched the numbers, and it’s going to happen," he says.
Haubert says the Bible contains coded "proofs" that reveal the timing. For example, he says, from the time of Noah’s flood to May 21, 2011, is exactly 7,000 years. Revelations like this have changed his life.
"I no longer think about 401(k)s and retirement," he says. "I’m not stressed about losing my job, which a lot of other people are in this economy. I’m just a lot less stressed, and in a way I’m more carefree."
He’s tried to warn his friends and family. They think he’s crazy. And that saddens him."Oh, it’s very hard," he says. "I worry about friends and family and loved ones. But I guess more recently, I’m just really looking forward to it."
Haubert is 33 and single. Brown is married with several young children, and none of them shares his beliefs. It’s caused a rift with his wife — but he says that, too, was predicted in the Bible."God says, ‘Do you love husband or wife over me? Do you love son or daughter over me?’ There is a test. There is a trial here that the believers are going through. It’s a fiery trial."
As May 21 nears, Brown says he feels as if he’s on a "roller coaster." What if he is raptured but his family is left behind?
"I’m crying over my loved ones one minute; I’m elated the next minute," he says. "It’s all over the place."
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The secret word is Pathos
Posted by Mick at 5/10/2011 07:26:00 AM
Monday, May 09, 2011
Okay, I’ll go along with toad licking but becoming homicidal and mindless by snorting bath salts seems well beyond even my perverse sense of fun. (All this good stuff and the music too comes from UK Steve.)
“From what I understand, there is a new drug on the streets, making ppls lives' worse, killing people, and driving people so see even 'crazier hallucinations' than LSD. The drug has the opportunity to 'tear thru communities' even faster than the popular poor person drug "meth." Here is the sweet, shocking 'sensational' intro that tells the story of a dudebro cutting his own face off.
“When Neil Brown got high on bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived, but authorities say others haven't been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders with such innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Snow, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky.”
From the Deep South to California, emergency calls are being reported over exposure to the stimulants the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV. Sold under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie, the chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia, a rapid heart rate and suicidal thoughts, authorities say. In addition to bath salts, the chemicals can be found in plant foods that are sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet. However, they aren't necessarily being used for the purposes on the label.”
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The secret word is Baffled
Big George Webley – RIP
Posted by Mick at 5/09/2011 07:31:00 AM
Sunday, May 08, 2011
What is this recurrent Sunday afternoon urge to post pictures of scantily clad women? Of course, I do have a genuine aesthetic appreciation of what used to be called cheesecake, and maybe an extra urge to indulge now the Content Warning brands me as a degenerate, but I fear it goes deeper than that, all the way to a place were desire too easily spawns depression and all those seemingly vanished days when Sunday afternoon was the torn-stocking aftermath of Saturday night and intimate strangers revealed their hungover reality as they gathered their wits and their underwear and tried to remember each other’s names.
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The secret word is Recall
Posted by Mick at 5/08/2011 09:04:00 AM