Monday, July 30, 2012

The Cult of Organic

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"Oh totally!  So I got this stuff the other day, check it out," Kalli replied, tossing the errant legs aside, dashing into the kitchen, and returning with ziplocked packages for Alex to examine before passing around.

"Organic Turkey Bologna and Organic American Cheese, huh?"  

"Are you part of the cult of Organic now?" asked Drew.  

"All the food is organics!  That’s why we eat it, motherfuckerrrrrrrrrr!"  chimed in Vanya, raising a fist to the air before letting it fall back into the beanbag chair he’d melted into.

"Listen to the ingredients.  'No antibiotics used (Turkey never administered antibiotics or animal by-products. Vegetarian grain-fed). Not preserved. No nitrites or nitrates added (Except for those naturally occurring in sea salt). Humanely raised (Turkey raised on sustainable family farms in a stress-free environment that promotes natural behavior and socialization). Gluten & casein free. Inspected for wholesomeness by US Department of Agriculture. Fully cooked. We're anti-antibiotics.'"

"This describes the Cult of Organic in a nutshell,” laughed Jenny.  “A fucking hundred word essay to explain how turkeys are basically shoved into a tube and excreted as paste to be bound into stomach-casing tubes for us to bite into, in as humane, friendly, and poetic a manner as possible."

"They're vegetarian turkeys!" beamed Alex.

"They make your heart happy," added Kalli.

"Seems like it would actually make more sense to chow down on the carnivorous turkeys out there,” mumbled Vanya after a moment’s thought.  “Head off that threat before it begins, you know what I'm saying?"  

“Deadly turkeys!”

“Fear the turkocalypse!”  

“One day we’ll discover that they can use tools, and then it’ll be too late.  They’ll gobble us to death, one by one, and stuff us for Thanksgiving dinner.”

“My bologna has a first name, it’s GOBBLE GOBBLE MOTHERFUCKER!”  

“It’s the circle of life.  We all consume.”

“Who’s gonna help me beat this boss?”

“Drew, you’re up.”

“I can’t fight without beer!”

The clarity of the pictured room dissolved, taking with it laughter and light, and Kris was once more alone in the dark.  

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Robert Buelteman's Kirlian Photography, via LikeCool.

Michio Kaku: I work in something called String Theory, that’s what I do for a living. In fact, that’s my day job. I’m the co-founder of String Field Theory, one of the main branches of String Theory. The latest version of String Theory is called M-Theory, “M” for membrane. So we now realize that strings can coexist with membranes. So the subatomic particles we see in nature, the quarks, the electrons are nothing but musical notes on a tiny vibrating string.

What is physics? Physics is nothing but the laws of harmony that you can write on vibrating strings. What is chemistry? Chemistry is nothing but the melodies you can play on interacting vibrating strings. What is the universe? The universe is a symphony of vibrating strings. And then what is the mind of God that Albert Einstein eloquently wrote about for the last 30 years of his life? We now, for the first time in history have a candidate for the mind of God. It is, cosmic music resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace.

So first of all, we are nothing but melodies. We are nothing but cosmic music played out on vibrating strings and membranes. Obeying the laws of physics, which is nothing but the laws of harmony of vibrating strings. But why 11? It turns out that if you write a theory in 15, 17, 18 dimensions, the theory is unstable. It has what are called, anomalies. It has singularities. It turns out that mathematics alone prefers the universe being 11 dimensions.

Source: BigThink

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Re:  "Splinter"
“You know, as humans, we devise this supposed way of being above nature. And even with the level of privilege and comfortability we have in our society, it’s almost like we’re trying to eradicate pain altogether,” she says of the song’s origins. “The idea that we must suffer to be alive is unacceptable to us almost. If we are a group of people who refuse to feel pain and the pain of existence, somebody else has to feel double, you know? And that’s the natural law."

-- Ani Difranco, Relix interview 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012


by Francoise Gamma


Phase 1 (2012)  -  Develop resistance to "writersblock" virus through controlled daily exposure:  36%
Phase 2 (2013): - Evolve critical / analytic skill necessary for full novel revision:  0%
Phase 3 (ongoing) - Learn to propagate coded meditations on Story across the thoughtscape:  10%
Phase 4 - Profit: LOL%

Sunday, July 08, 2012



“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

-- Carl Jung

Sunday, July 01, 2012


Source:  Francesca Dalla Benetta

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Nomads sprint ahead to the power outlets, fighting for dominance. The airport ecosystem is merciless. #unitedairlines

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Flocks of small children have begun circling the caravan, screaming CAW CAW and picking off the stragglers. #unitedairlines

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2+ hour delay, 6 gate relocations. passengers formed a traveling caravan in search of any accurate info. Killing it today, #unitedairlines