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"Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one's courage."    ~Anain Nin

{ Thursday, 18 May, 2006 }

80s Insanity Day ~ Bonus: I Learned Every Word To This Song and Never Told a Soul.

At this point it was pretty obvious: I must have control over the forces of nature. And thus, Jaybird set about discerning the world, and enjoying it.

This day of posts inspired by this post on MeFi.

jaybird found this for you @ 23:46 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



80s Insanity Day ~ Your Body Will Undergo Changes

Jaybird at 14: Ah yes, girls. No wait, um, girls? No, guys. But, if I like guys, that means I'm GAY. Maybe I could be more like George Michael... But what is this? An androgyne?. I'm confused!

jaybird found this for you @ 16:33 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



80s Insanity Day ~ The Quest for Identity

I really looked up to this little girl when I was still devoutly conformist. She represented freedom.

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80s Insanity Day ~ Spunk Amid the Funk

Today, I'm gonna post some videos from my frightening formative years, just for the heck of it. Thismay explain a few things, heh.

Video #1 represents my giddy enthusiasm of late, and as a kid, I was all about lead singer you'll see here.

jaybird found this for you @ 08:12 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



{ Tuesday, 13 September, 2005 }

Putting the psi into science

The lights dim. The relaxing sounds of waves crashing on a beach give way to silence. Then the soft porn appears on the screen in front of me. This is not a re-enactment of the fantasies of a teenage boy. Rather, it is a demonstration of serious research into the telepathic transmission of emotions going on at what may well be Britain's oddest lab: the Koestler Parapsychology Unit... at the University of Edinburgh.

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{ Monday, 28 March, 2005 }

Fourteen wild ideas

(five of which are true ??)

Many times each day, your mind permanently splits into different versions that live in different worlds.

There's a five percent chance I live in a "future" computer simulation as I write this.

If we allowed complete freedom of contract, law could be privatized, to our common benefit.

If even a few of us honestly sought truth, we would not disagree with each other.

jaybird found this for you @ 15:47 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



{ Thursday, 20 January, 2005 }

An index to thousands of symbols

jaybird found this for you @ 07:56 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



{ Thursday, 23 December, 2004 }

Russell Targ: Our Limitless Mind; Living in a Nonlocal Universe

We live in a "nonlocal" reality, which is to say that we can be affected by events that are distant from our ordinary awareness. This is an alarming idea for an experimental physicist, because it means that laboratory experiments are subject to outside influences that may be beyond the scientist's control or knowledge. In fact, the data from precognition research strongly suggest that an experiment could, in principle, be affected by a signal sent from the future! So a short answer to the question, "How is it that I can psychically describe a distant object?" is that the object is not as distant as it appears. To me, these data suggest that all of space-time is available to your consciousness, right where you are. You are always on the edge.

jaybird found this for you @ 20:07 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



{ Saturday, 13 November, 2004 }

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: since an NPR report on this last night, I've been having too much fun with this: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations, and the crazy, great work of cryptohunter Akin Hernandez.

jaybird found this for you @ 15:29 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



{ Tuesday, 05 October, 2004 }

I'm going to be busy

I'm going to be busy moving to a new office today, so I'm offering a smattering of linkies for your pleasure, curiosity, and your action:

  • The sixth great wave All the creatures we share the Earth with are important in some way, however unprepossessing or insignificant they may appear. They and we are all part of the web of life. From the dawn of time, extinction has usually progressed at what scientists call a natural or background rate. Today the tempo is far faster.

  • Stem Cells May Open Some Eyes Scientists have derived retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for the first time, in a breakthrough that could lead to the first therapeutic use of the controversial cells.

  • The Poltergeist Machine Poltergeist effects may be as much the result of electromagnetic anomalies as the workings of mischievous discarnate spirits, as inventor John Hutchison has been able to demonstrate in his laboratory.

  • Illegal Art The Illegal Art Exhibit will celebrate what is rapidly becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some of the pieces in the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in court.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:35 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 29 June, 2004 }

    "Lift the handset and dial

    "Lift the handset and dial a number to be transported to another place." [via MonkeyFilter]

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:17 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Friday, 23 January, 2004 }

    Sleep boosts lateral thinking Study

    Sleep boosts lateral thinking

    Study shows the value of sleeping on a problem.

    And last night, that actually worked to great effect!

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:33 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Thursday, 15 January, 2004 }

    The Tao of Podunk celebrates

    The Tao of Podunk celebrates the vast diversity of the American urban experience, from big cities to, well, Podunks (be sure to check out the Podunk extras, such as claims to fame and imaginary places).

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:22 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Sunday, 07 December, 2003 }

    Desgn your very own (!)

    Desgn your very own (!) snowflake with Make-a-Flake

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:55 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Thursday, 30 October, 2003 }

    Tiny Peewee aims for big

    Tiny Peewee aims for big time

    A hamster so small he could fit into a match box could well find his way into the Guinness Book of Records.

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:44 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 22 October, 2003 }

    Oh, f***: Expletive deleted


    Oh, f***:

    Expletive deleted

    It has been taboo for more than 500 years. But from fcuk to Four Weddings and a Funeral, the f-word has become so commonplace it now seems acceptable in everyday conversation. Is it no longer obscene? And if it isn't, what is?

    via f***ing MeFi

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:54 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Thursday, 25 September, 2003 }

    Meet the FLY GUY

    Meet the FLY GUY

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:47 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Sunday, 21 September, 2003 }

    Russians lost in mushroom heaven

    Russians lost in mushroom heaven A bumper mushroom crop in Russia this year has pleased everyone except officials of the Emergencies Ministry in St Petersburg.

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:16 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Saturday, 20 September, 2003 }

    "I think about the cosmic

    "I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out."

    Bill 'Spaceman' Lee, zany major league pitcher with galactic consciousness, at one time pondered a run for president. From this MeFi thread.

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:31 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Monday, 11 August, 2003 }

    Impact forces following the unexpected

    Impact forces following the unexpected removal of a chair while sitting.
    via MeFi

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:17 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink



    { Monday, 04 August, 2003 }

    Eureka! It's the structure of

    Eureka! It's the structure of creation. This is the quantum oscillator: a wave generator that gives the universe wings on which to fly.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:53 in Cosmic Randomness Grab Bag | | permalink




     
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    0. If you find yourself wonderstruck, donít forget to return the favor.

    1. Always be of service to the whole and the Holy. Youíll find that the Holy will reciprocate by being of service to your becoming Whole.

    2. You will be called upon to use your mind and your vision in ways I cannot possibly glimpse. Never turn down an offer to shine that light so uniquely yours to help others in their darkness, and youíll find that when itís your turn to be in the night that thereíll be someone along the way who happens to have a little glow to share .

    3. The rewards of being true to yourself  are infinite, even when outwardly your efforts are met with nothing.

    4. Youíll also see that  knowledge and wisdom will come from within yourself through your own struggle and curiosity... your loved ones may guide you to insight, but yours is the power to choose it.

    5. Youíll find that some of your choices couldíve been better, or at times were downright stupid. Thatís okay... I have a closet full of reckless decisions, but without making them I wouldnít have the slightest idea of what a good one might feel like if I tried it on.

    6. Your growth will be a mysterious, comic, ecstatic and sometimes scary ride, and I pray that you strive to savor each minute of it, even the most difficult or embarrassing minutes. Donít count on second chances.

    7. In those times when everything collapses around you, and whatís left wonít go right, donít forget your chances of being alive in this solar system, in this galaxy, are a little on the slim side. So slim in fact that it could be called a miracle to breathe this air, drink this water, and have whet ever predicament youíre having no matter how you shake, rattle and roll it. So go with the cosmic flow and always choose something over nothing, while remembering that thereís a little of each one hidden in both.

    8. Respond as best as you can with love to adversity rather than reacting with fear... Love, in any situation and  being the primordial source and essence of ALL THIS STUFF, leaves / enters us with the most possible ways out / in.

    9. Whatever youíre doing, celebrate the process of doing as much, if not more, than what youíve got when youíre done. Magic lives in the action.

    9 Ĺ . All matter is energy. All energy is infinite. We are but raindrops falling to the ocean, a short time in this shape until weíre reunited with the expanse from which we came. Your delicate yet sturdy, resilient body is a temporary shelter of energy that has swam the universe eternally and will continue eternally. You are a sudden crystallization of the infinite. One must ask themself, therefore, why be bored?

    9 3/4 . Choosing to live in the moment is courageous but becomes effortless once you begin...feeling obligated to survive in the past or future is dangerous and is difficult to continue. Itís one of the few risks Iíd recommend not taking, right up there with trusting icons and shrugging off coincidences.

    10. The Universe itself it not confusing, we humans just like it that way. Do frogs seem bewildered , butterflies befuddled and amoebas addled? Nope, just us, my child. So, whenever things just donít make sense, just take a deep breath and laugh as best you can, because thatís what you get for choosing this goofy, unpredictable place called Earth to embody yourself upon.