News Briefs 22-03-2012

Wake me up when the quake's over.

  • [Video] Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and ancient prophecies.
  • BRB: Near-miss asteroid to return even closer next year.
  • Skull & Bones: The Parapolitics of Ten Thirteen's Millennium (Part 1).
  • Radio Misterioso interviews the Rev. Ivan Stang, one of the founders of the Church of Subgenius --listen & become a Pope!
  • We're all a bit Neanderthal. That explains why my sister thinks this fellow is sexy.
  • Researchers seek volunteers for study of mediumship. My guides tell me you're just what they need --they also tell me to get a damn haircut.
  • Richard Dawkins explains why he thinks we need a Reason Rally. I for one advocate for a Woo Weekend ;)
  • 6 New Age cures that aren't as full of crap as your skeptic buddy might think.
  • Tom Slick & JFK.
  • The middle-class Martian colony, as dreamed by Elon Musk.
  • 8 Ways Magnetic Levitation Could Shape the Future --#9: Levit-o-bras!
  • The steampunk grand-daddy of flying saucers.
  • Passengers film UFO on flight from Amsterdam. No, it wasn't this guy.
  • Blue UFO filmed over France.
  • Michael Bay already soiled a cherished 80's cartoon franchise; now his next target are the Ninja Turtles. Kawabummer...
  • Red pill of the day: Pirate Bay will send their servers to space. Is porn the greatest incentive for innovation instead of war?

My tremoring thanks to Rick & Greg.

Quote of the Day:

"Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours."

~Voltaire

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Charles Pope's picture
Member since:
23 October 2009
Last activity:
1 hour 33 min

If you stage it they will come! And I could announce the decision to begin the process of considering opening up my model of ancient history to hackers!!

By the way, what happened to those vids Greg posted the other day. I had just finished watching the third one about myth and deception when they vanished to some dark corner of The Grail. I was actually delighted that Woo-ians might be embracing skepticism. Skepticism is not the enemy of Woo. I don't mind that scientists and academics are highly skeptical. I do mind that they refuse to brainstorm and come up with any new ideas worthy of being skeptical about!

If we don't have Woo Weekend (WW), how will there ever be a WWII?

Charles Pope's picture
Member since:
23 October 2009
Last activity:
1 hour 33 min

In light of the vernal equinox enjoy this lovely creation from my friend Dwij:

See video

Let the Woo Weekend begin!

red pill junkie's picture
Member since:
12 April 2007
Last activity:
19 hours 9 min

I'm gonna have to convince Greg that a Woo Weekend is a logical step for TDG ^_^

As for those vids, here ya go. You just need to click on the link that says "Read more stories on the Daily Grail blog" so that every entry made at the Grail in chronological order appears ;)

PS: And on the Woo Weekend we could have amazing snacks, like... Wookamole :P

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
_______________
@red_pill_junkie

Charles Pope's picture
Member since:
23 October 2009
Last activity:
1 hour 33 min

Greg? No, no. Let's ask Woogie (Chris Elliot) to say a woord. And then just let it "get weird".

Paolo's picture
Member since:
1 May 2004
Last activity:
6 weeks 22 hours

Its an interesting idea of the Pirate Bay, however launching their servers into space, out of the reach of law also means that there is nothing to protect them from being shot down. I am imagining an arms race now between the Space Pirates and the Media Companies as they try to out manoeuvre each other in orbit.

red pill junkie's picture
Member since:
12 April 2007
Last activity:
19 hours 9 min

would be AWESOME :-D

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
_______________
@red_pill_junkie

Salamandra's picture
Member since:
17 February 2010
Last activity:
13 weeks 1 day

I never thought I'd live to see a conversation about space pirates outside of a D&D session. Ah, life, how I love you...