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{ Wednesday, 21 June, 2006 }

Crime as Asceticism

This comes by way of an email from Joshua:

Modern-Day Robin Hoods Have Hamburg Cops Baffled
They steal from the rich and give to the poor. And just like Robin Hood and his men, a gang of Hamburg activists are proving difficult to catch despite the fact they dress as superheroes when they raid swanky stores. A bunch of egalitarian criminals who go by such names as "Spider Mum" and "Santa Guevara" are being referred to as modern-day Germany's version of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. And just like the Sheriff of Nottingham in the legend of Sherwood Forest's most famous outlaw, the Hamburg police are at a loss when it comes to stopping them.

The group, which calls itself "Hamburg Umsonst" -- loosely translated
as Hamburg Without Charge, has apparently graduated from handing out
flyers with tips on how to forge cinema tickets and travel illegally
on public transport to raiding the swankiest stores and delicatessens
before distributing their swag to the city's poor.

Their most high profile job to date came last week. Dressed in an
array of comic book hero costumes, the gang raided a well-to-do eatery in the north German port city last Friday during work hours and absconded with a large amount of fine food -- after posing for a
publicity photograph with bemused staff. Hamburg cops called to the
crime scene drew a blank despite deploying 14 patrol cars and a police helicopter.

According to eye witnesses, the "Hamburg Umsonst" raiding party
consisted of around 30 people who apparently knew what they were doing when it came to fancy eats and drinks. The everyday shoplifter will probably not take the time to savor the array of produce on hand
before sticking a box of Valrhona chocolates down their pants. It soon became obvious -- these guys were pros.

Cops can't catch connoisseur crooks in costumes

The gang's get-away plan left the cops trailing
behindBildunterschrift: GroŖansicht des Bildes mit der
Bildunterschrift: The gang's get-away plan left the cops trailing
behind.

The Hamburg cops have little to go on except that the gang has a
social conscience, know the difference between corned beef and Kobe
veal and have a seemingly unlimited supply of fancy dress costumes.

But even the best laid plans of criminal masterminds have the odd weak spot. While carrying out their raids in order to support the one-euro jobbers, exploited employees and those on benefits, the gang have been unable to resist the sating of the ego.

In what could eventually be their undoing, the caped food raiders have shown a penchant for leaving notes at the scene of their crimes which carry statements such as: "Without the abilities of a superhero, survival is impossible in the town of the millionaires."

Until the police get a break, upmarket shopkeepers in Hamburg are
advised to keep their doors closed to anyone wearing spandex tights
and a Mexican wrestling mask.

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{ Wednesday, 19 April, 2006 }

L-Ron-Unit: "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars he should start his own religion."

Posing as an interested disciple, I first call into the Scientology Centre on London's Tottenham Court Road where I fill out an Oxford Capacity Analysis Test, designed to measure emotional state in order to highlight areas that Scientology can improve. Although the test is free, I am encouraged to purchase a copy of Hubbard's Dianetics (for £6.99) and to contact them when I finish reading it.

My results apparently prove that I am depressed, nervous, critical, anxious and unable to communicate. I am told that I am in dire need of spiritual enlightenment and that only Scientology can help me.

I telephone the Church of Scientology's headquarters at Saint Hill, claiming that I am concerned by my test results. I am invited to attend a "church" service, a "group processing session", and to have a guided tour by a "recruitment expert" of the building and grounds at Saint Hill, known to those inside as "The Castle".

Two days later, I am standing on the manicured lawns of the beautiful Jacobean building that is home to Scientology's version of the civil service - the Sea Organisation. My guide for the day, Ron, appears. He tells me has been a member for seven years and sold his home in Norwich six years ago "to be closer to the Sea Organisation". He works at Saint Hill every evening and weekend. He has a day job as an electrician and seems surprised when I ask him if he has time off. "Why would I want to do that?" asks the 33-year-old. "I love it here."

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{ Friday, 16 December, 2005 }

Happy Friday: High Owl Hides Out In Christmas Tree

O RLY? YA RLY? NO WAI!

A bird with a buzz found in a Florida family's Christmas tree is getting ready to go back into the wild. The little screech owl was found in the tree, which the family had kept for five days before deciding to decorate it.

Animal control officers from Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary came to get the owl, and said they smelled a strange odor on it when they did. "Curiously enough, the owl's feathers smelled very, very potently like marijuana," said Jeff Dering, of the sanctuary. "They examined the owl, looked at its eyes, ... and the owl was, in the vernacular, stoned."

[more: "Just kind of laying there as happy as could be..."]

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{ Monday, 18 April, 2005 }

Happy Monday

Woman beats off burglar with gnome [wink]

Jean Collop was woken early on Tuesday morning by the sound of an intruder on the roof of her home in Wadebridge, southwest England. "I grabbed the first thing that came to hand -- one of my garden gnomes -- and hurled it at him, and hit him," she recalled. "He lay there and I began to scream. I went back into the kitchen and found a rolling pin in case he came down. I didn't want to break another gnome."

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{ Friday, 15 April, 2005 }

my special partner?


Meet your new artificial friend

By 2050, the over 65s in Japan are expected to make up a third of the population... and it's likely that technology will be relied upon to help look after them... To help combat the loneliness of longevity - and in true Japanese style - the country has turned to technology for guidance... Originally designed to be a substitute boyfriend for young single girls in the workforce, the doll has become an unexpected hit with elderly people across Japan. Since they came on to the market five years ago, more than one million dolls have been sold.

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{ Tuesday, 08 March, 2005 }

paper jam on the pizza

Using an inkjet printer to make din-din
It is not quite the stuff of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but the fare coming out of Homaru Cantu's kitchen is just as bizarre. In Roald Dahl's famous children's book, chewing gum is made to taste like a three-course meal. Cantu, a cordon-bleu chef, has modified an ink-jet printer to create dishes made of edible paper that can taste like anything from birthday cake to sushi.

"You can make an ink-jet printer do just about anything," says Cantu, who is head chef at the Moto restaurant in Chicago, US, and a keen advocate of the high-tech kitchen. The printer's cartridges are loaded with fruit and vegetable concoctions instead of ink, and the paper tray contains edible sheets of soybean and potato starch. Cantu then prints out tasty versions of images he has downloaded from the web.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek, I wonder exactly what those tasty images could be?

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{ Monday, 24 January, 2005 }

Italian dies in 'Romeo' tragedy

A husband in Italy who lost hope of his wife waking from a four-month coma has killed himself - only for his beloved to regain consciousness hours later. Doctors said when Rossana, 67, stirred, she asked for her husband Ettore.

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{ Thursday, 20 January, 2005 }

The Time Cube Man is on TV. [.wmv]

Warning: Faith IS NOT knowledge. Believers are ignorant of Cubic Creation and will be destroyed by their own word.

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{ Tuesday, 18 January, 2005 }

Correspondence between Jack Parsons (associate of Aleister Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard, rocket scientist and madman) and His "Elemental", Marjorie Cameron.

However, since Rome is such a new center, I wonder if it would not be worth your while to spend a little time there. It is only one of the three centers of opposition. I don't see how you will meet destiny in Guadalahara - on the other hand you might - or in Oshkosh, Minsk, Flatbush or any other place you may decide to go. This is quite uninspired - as it should be - it is really not my concern at all.

After all, the other name of Armageddon will not be written until the morning of Ragnarok, when at last Her banner is unfolded before the armies. This part of the prophecy I have never told, and do not know that I ever shall. So far it has been quite literal. I suppose I shall see that bloody sunset, just as I have seen the rest. Well, I can change nothing, nor do I care to. What is loosed is loosed, and well loosed. All the rest calls for redemption; and nature moves inexorably towards a balance. If I am used in that work - however ill used - I am glad of it.

We can be insulated against everything but death - in fact, death is the very substance of our insulation. But to be used by life we must be naked and to be naked is to be hurt. But it is also to be alive.

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{ Friday, 07 January, 2005 }

Yodel your sweet little heart out [mp3s]

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{ Tuesday, 04 January, 2005 }

"Sea Org:" Paramilitarism in Scientology

In 1967, L. Ron Hubbard raised a private navy, appointed himself Commodore, donned a dashing uniform of his own design and set forth on an extraordinary odyssey, leading a fleet of ships across the oceans variously pursued by the CIA, the FBI, the international press and a miscellany of suspicious government and maritime agencies.

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{ Thursday, 18 November, 2004 }

Investing in their future: Beavers weave stolen cash into dam

A bag of bills stolen from a casino was snapped up by beavers who wove thousands of dollars in soggy currency into the sticks and brush of their dam on a creek in eastern Louisiana.

Way to go, lil' buddy.

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{ Friday, 01 October, 2004 }

Xanadu Xero: Do you have

Xanadu Xero: Do you have yipping banshees trapped in your brain, bouncing like pinballs lobe to lobe, pushing agit-prop for The Abyss, wailing doom?

Duh, yo. Doesnít everyone?

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{ Monday, 13 September, 2004 }

Here's more of nothing.

Here's more of nothing.

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{ Wednesday, 08 September, 2004 }

In a secret Paris cavern,

In a secret Paris cavern, the real underground cinema

Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital's chic 16th arrondissement. Officers admit they are at a loss to know who built or used one of Paris's most intriguing recent discoveries.

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{ Thursday, 26 August, 2004 }

Behold! It's seething strangeness!

Behold! It's seething strangeness!

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{ Saturday, 21 August, 2004 }

Once upon a time, a

Once upon a time, a little doggy poo lived on the side of a road.
[via The Tofu Hut

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{ Friday, 20 August, 2004 }

Happy Friday! It's Child

Happy Friday! It's Child Pimp & Ho Costumes for your shopping pleasure!

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{ Friday, 16 July, 2004 }

A computer asking 20 Questions

A computer asking 20 Questions guessed an object or abstract idea I had in mind 9/10 times...! It's a bit spooky!

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{ Tuesday, 29 June, 2004 }

How to Create a Golem

How to Create a Golem From the Comfort of Home

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{ Tuesday, 15 June, 2004 }

Recursive delight: Trippy Mirror Illusion

Recursive delight: Trippy Mirror Illusion

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{ Wednesday, 09 June, 2004 }

House of Bees: 700,000 removed

House of Bees: 700,000 removed from man's home. He must've been bee-draggled.

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{ Wednesday, 02 June, 2004 }

Unfortunately, I missed the annual

Unfortunately, I missed the annual Cheese Rolling event while on vacation.

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{ Friday, 28 May, 2004 }

Post-modern cat scratching devices, via

Post-modern cat scratching devices, via Reality Carnival

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{ Thursday, 27 May, 2004 }

It's the spinnin' wheel, baby.

It's the spinnin' wheel, baby.

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{ Saturday, 10 April, 2004 }

Was it Thursday night

Was it Thursday night that we were all gathered around, laughing over variations on this theme over Brooklyn Lager and fries? Can't be true, but it is: Actors Whip Easter Bunny at Church Show

A church trying to teach about the crucifixion of Jesus performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs, upsetting several parents and young children.

Okay, so it's not a joke, and the line has been crossed. This is another painfully obvious sign that the whole point of that rebellious rabbi two thousand years ago has been lost to the hijackers of what in essense began as a beautiful faith. Actually, the hijacking really began with Paul, and later the Romans, then King James, and now a relatively new (hundreds of years kind of new, not this year kind of new) trend of dogmatic literalism.

There are those who are working feverishly to take it back, by studying Aramaic and the original and expunged texts from the scrolls. Jesus' raw concepts are not lost, but they're in serious jeopardy. Mel Gibson didn't help. There's more and more data coming out in the translations that's downright revolutionary.

And what really irks me here is the branding of the rabbit 'pagan.' Sure, the rabbit was/is a symbol of fertility and spring, but it's also a creature made, according to the literalists, by God himself. For us to whip? Christ, a dog is a symbol in some religions too, when will the 'Christian' Coalition issue a fatwa against Lassie? It burns my britches.

Um, well Happy Easter, and may the Deep Peace of the Goddess Oestara abide with rabbit lovers everywhere.

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{ Monday, 26 January, 2004 }

Break-Dancers Perform For The

Break-Dancers Perform For The Pope, Get His Blessing

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{ Sunday, 25 January, 2004 }

"A Spam Poem"

Following the same rules as the (now concluded) spam poetry contest on J-walk, I present to you, culled from the subject lines in my delete bucket...

"A Poem for Della"

Della, last scion:
Reply, an orgasm is just the beginning.
Your communication,
"Be forever young."
Grail handbag?
Oil makes it larger.
Aw yeah, baby.
Will you pour?
Tell me how it goes.
You can relax now,
Get paid cash.
Induce: Cube, Frau, Shirley...
You've got it made.
How's work?
"Belligerent, auric, maximal."
Being you own boss is the only way
To be free,
Let me know when you will be available.
Nobody love with fat friend, wuther.
And you said what?
"Drunken Diplomat! Reticent Action! Lyle!"
Brunette, desist!

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{ Monday, 19 January, 2004 }

Pet Foil Hat Technology

Pet Foil Hat Technology stop brain scans!

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{ Thursday, 15 January, 2004 }

Hobbit glamor?

Hobbit glamor?

jaybird found this for you @ 11:36 in High Weirdness | | permalink



{ Wednesday, 14 January, 2004 }

A Japanese company has

A Japanese company has invented a product which, it says, allows owners to create their own dreams.

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{ Monday, 05 January, 2004 }

Pork4Kids is rather wrong. Brought

Pork4Kids is rather wrong. Brought to you by the National Pork Board. Don't watch the flash cartoon. Really. Nor should you take the tour of the farm, where all the pink little piggies trot off into the monolith from 2001.

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{ Thursday, 18 December, 2003 }

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{ Tuesday, 16 December, 2003 }

I can't tell if this

I can't tell if this is for real of not... [via MeFi]

Head injuries in nursery rhymes: evidence of a dangerous subtext in children's literature.

In the case of Humpty Dumpty, we question whether "all the king's horses and all the king's men" were capable of launching an appropriate medical intervention after Mr. Dumpty's unfortunate accident. What sort of EMS training and equipment did these first responders have? Although the accompanying saddlebags might have contained a cervical collar, it is unlikely that a spinal board would have been available, seriously compromising spinal management. The presence of "all the king's men" also suggests a shocking lack of crowd control. Could the crowded scene explain the inability of the responders to "put Humpty together again"? Should this attempt even have been made, given the circumstances? Might a "snatch and run" by real EMS personnel have saved the victim?

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{ Saturday, 13 December, 2003 }

Bit of a problem with

Bit of a problem with the sushi, I'm afraid:

More than 10 people face arrest on suspicion of confining a restaurant employee whose right arm was found in a secluded area of Okutama, western Tokyo, in October, police said Tuesday.

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{ Tuesday, 02 December, 2003 }

Cat Knows Math in

Cat Knows Math in 8 Languages, Answers with Kisses

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{ Monday, 01 December, 2003 }

Scientists create 'perfect' toast

Scientists create 'perfect' toast

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{ Saturday, 25 October, 2003 }

Bomb alert over 'break-wind' dog

Bomb alert over 'break-wind' dog

Mr Rogerson, 31, from Thorner, Leeds, was questioned by FBI agents and looked on in amazement as they took a series of swabs from the mechanical toy's rear end.

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{ Friday, 24 October, 2003 }

Jesus actor struck by lightning

Jesus actor struck by lightning

Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ.

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{ Saturday, 18 October, 2003 }

High brow feline antics: WELCOME

High brow feline antics:

WELCOME TO CAT TOWN

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{ Friday, 17 October, 2003 }

Dinner and Drinks Come In

Dinner and Drinks Come In the Same Martini Glass

Blue cheese, cucumbers and pieces of ham are showing up in cocktail glasses. Chili peppers, avocados, figs, truffles, cream cheese, graham crackers, fish, gelatins, foams and flowers all are swimming in gin or cognac or champagne.

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{ Wednesday, 15 October, 2003 }

Police Nab Vicious Crow

Police Nab Vicious Crow by Getting It Drunk

Nevermore? I know it's not a raven but I just had to say it.

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{ Friday, 10 October, 2003 }

Weird Fortune Collection I

Weird Fortune Collection

I collect fortunes, and the one that stays in my wallet is "Trust your intuition. The Universe is guiding your life." Not weird or funny, but when I received it I was working on manifestation stuff..

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{ Friday, 03 October, 2003 }

PM to go 420: Canadian

PM to go 420: Canadian PM Mulls Smoking Marijuana When He Retires "I don't know what is marijuana. Perhaps I will try it when it will no longer be criminal. I will have my money for my fine and a joint in the other hand..."

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{ Sunday, 21 September, 2003 }

Roo to the rescue The

Roo to the rescue The kangaroo kept banging on the door of the family's house in Tanjil South, then led it to the man lying unconscious about 150 metres away.

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{ Tuesday, 16 September, 2003 }

Town changes name to Viagra,

Town changes name to Viagra, OK.

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Simian coup in Kenya: Monkeys

Simian coup in Kenya: Monkeys move into president's house

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{ Thursday, 11 September, 2003 }

Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger

Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger MUSHROOM MUSHROOM

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{ Friday, 05 September, 2003 }

Not like there's a theme

Not like there's a theme here, but Yoko to recreate naked art show Yoko Ono is to re-stage her conceptual art project which saw her invite people to cut off her clothes until she was left naked.

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Getting to the bottom of

Getting to the bottom of the story: Naked Man Caught Delivering Newspapers

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{ Friday, 29 August, 2003 }

Robert Anton Wilson For Governor

Robert Anton Wilson For Governor First order of business on assuming office: Fire 33% of the legislature [names selected at random] and replace them with full-grown adult
ostritches, whose mysterious and awesome dignity will elevate the suidean barbarity long established there.

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Oh dear, here we go

Oh dear, here we go again: Photo shows elderly Elvis Professor David Perrett and Dr Bernard Tiddeman used ageing software to reproduce the natural effects of ageing, taking into account changes in skin texture, hairline and hair colour.

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{ Saturday, 23 August, 2003 }

The Surrealist Compliment Generator

The Surrealist Compliment Generator

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{ Wednesday, 20 August, 2003 }

Giant gerbils infest China An

Giant gerbils infest China An explosion of gerbils...

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{ Tuesday, 19 August, 2003 }

Republicans have changed...

Republicans have changed...

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{ Monday, 18 August, 2003 }

Arrests don't deter naked

Arrests don't deter naked walker crossing Britain His 847-mile trek has been hampered by eight arrests, an examination at a psychiatric hospital and several nights in jail. This week, he's starting over after Scottish police shipped him back to his starting point in Cornwall for a court appearance.

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Kamikaze: Sequoia Crushes SUV In

Kamikaze: Sequoia Crushes SUV In National Park

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{ Saturday, 09 August, 2003 }

Tokyo Temple Ceremony Honors Pinball

Tokyo Temple Ceremony Honors Pinball Machines In Friday's solemn ceremony, Buddhist monks in purple robes chanted sutras in front of a candle-lit, brocade-draped altar adorned with a golden replica of a pachinko machine.

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{ Friday, 01 August, 2003 }

Oh holy piss, there's a

Oh holy piss, there's a website rating the Top Ten Urinals. The internet is now full. No more conent is needed. You can go home now.

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{ Friday, 18 July, 2003 }

Ok, I'm stumped. I'm laughing

Ok, I'm stumped. I'm laughing like crazy and quite confused. While I am a confessed anglophile, I must also confess that [unless this is a clever hoax] the English are a bit dotty. They actually hav a food product called Mr. Brain's Faggots. Dr Faggot and the Mr Brainís Faggot Family will accompany you aboard a double-decker bus for your personal tour of the Black Country. I can't handle it... MeFi is to blame.

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{ Tuesday, 15 July, 2003 }

Oh God... Creation Science Fair

Oh God... Creation Science Fair 2001 I need only cite the below quote to convey my exasperation: 2nd Place: "Women Were Designed For Homemaking" [YIKES! These people are for real!]
Jonathan Goode (grade 7) applied findings from many fields of science [such as...?] to support his conclusion that God designed women [and field tested them with research ggroups] for homemaking: physics shows that women have a lower center of gravity than men [because biologically their bodies must support pregnancy], making them more suited to carrying groceries and laundry baskets [while deadbeat hubbies are more physically inclined to sleep on the couch with their Budwiser and remote within arm's reach]; biology shows that women were designed to carry un-born babies in their wombs and to feed born babies milk [as with all mammals, kid], making them the natural choice for child rearing [because most women have twenty times more emotional sense]; social sciences show that the wages for women workers are lower than for normal workers [because free market capitalism is for chumps], meaning that they are unable to work as well [bullshit! Imagine America with 50% unemployment! Where's your precious infrastructure then?] and thus earn equal pay; and exegetics shows that God created Eve as a companion for Adam [culled from many other choices available at Genesis personals], not as a co-worker [I don't recall that any multinationals were operable at that time].

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{ Saturday, 12 July, 2003 }

After 19 years at sea,

After 19 years at sea, sweet synchronicity: Message in a Bottle. It was an old glass Pepsi bottle, and the cap had been sealed with electrical tape. I took the cap off, and basically the note said, `To whomever finds this, would they please write me a letter and let me know.' And it had this address on it, and down at the very bottom in the right-hand corner it had like the date. . . . [link is streaming audio file]

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{ Wednesday, 09 July, 2003 }

With this ring I thee

With this ring I thee befuddle: strange black ring seen in sky over Texas, odd explanation.

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{ Friday, 04 July, 2003 }

Mouse unmasked as gem thief

Mouse unmasked as gem thief "A thief who had made a series of raids on a jewellers in north Wales has been tracked down to his lair - under the floorboards. "

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{ Thursday, 03 July, 2003 }

You get what you ask

You get what you ask for: Lightning Strikes Preacher Who Asked For Sign "...services resumed for about 20 minutes until the congregation realized the church was on fire. The building was evacuated."

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{ Wednesday, 25 June, 2003 }

Nice Fortean/cryptozoo thread on MeFi:

Nice Fortean/cryptozoo thread on MeFi: Arr, there be sea serpents yonder!

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{ Tuesday, 24 June, 2003 }

He did it his way,

He did it his way, and paid for it: Man killed for singing Sinatra off-key

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{ Thursday, 19 June, 2003 }

Poultry in motion runs "afowl"

Poultry in motion runs "afowl" of the law: Police take ten hours to track down 40mph ostrich "An ostrich managed to evade police for ten hours after it escaped from a circus in the Bulgarian capital Sofia."

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{ Tuesday, 17 June, 2003 }

World's luckiest man wins the

World's luckiest man wins the lottery "A Croatian dubbed the world's luckiest man after surviving seven major disasters has won the jackpot with his first lottery ticket in 40 years."

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{ Tuesday, 27 May, 2003 }

Steer Clear! The score so

Steer Clear! The score so far: Bull 0, China Shop 0, Weirdness 1. Actual bull in actual shop that vends china and other antiques retires metaphor. Lethal implications.

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{ Saturday, 24 May, 2003 }

Well, something sick happened in

Well, something sick happened in my referrer logs so I just had to post it to Disturbing Search Requests. Please folks, this is an innocent little site.

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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.