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News Briefs 22-04-2014

Every time I look at a clock lately it's 1:11, 2:22, 4:44, 11:11…anybody else getting glitches in the Matrix?

Thanks David and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

Morpheus

News Briefs 21-04-2014

Praise be!

Quote of the Day:

There is something out there, beyond the rational mind, beyond the everyday commitments, beyond the cities in the valleys and the cities in our heads, which we need and have needed for much longer than we would care to admit.

Paul Kingsnorth

News Briefs 18-04-2014

"The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it."

With thanks to Kat for the links!

Quote of the Day:

“If your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.”

N. deGrasse Tyson

News Briefs 17-04-2014

Happy Zombie Jesus Day Easter!

Thanks, Susan & Robbie.

Quote of the Day:

“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

~Ram Dass

News Briefs 15-04-2014

Sorry folks. I forgot to observe the Moon for a little while there tonight, and all quantum hell broke loose. Which reminds me - I should go check on the cat…

Quote of the Day:

It is well beyond time that we took the safety off, and started to think about pulling the Cosmic Trigger….a clean headshot is generally best.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 14-04-2014

Part of today's news briefs were inspired by Richard Greene in The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Complete Series (58 hours, 11 DVDs), which has a richly-deserved five-star rating at Amazon US & UK.

A big thanks to Perceval and Greg for loads of links.

Quote of the Day:

We live in a world dominated by greed. We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth. It is clear [fossil-fuel energy companies] are not simply going to give up; they stand to make too much money.

Desmond Tutu

News Briefs 11-04-2014

"May your trails be crooked, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view..."

With thanks to Kat for today’s looming robo-pocalypse news.

Quote of the Day:

“May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest...”

Edward Abbey

News Briefs 10-04-2014

Beware of his coming…

Thanks to Susan.

Quote of the Day:

“Their mouths, which mere minutes before had been employed in the process of demolishing and ingesting various foodstuffs, were now jammed up damply against one another while still being used for breathing, which must have been more than a little uncomfortable.”
“Bits of one jammed into bits of the other, dangerously close to some of the weakest and most important internal organs.”
“With absolutely no regard for personal space, the two of them created an unnecessary amount of friction, generating sweat in the process.”
“Some sort of gel emerged.”
“One sat upon the other, like furniture that sneaks inside of your body.”

Erotica Written By An Alien Pretending Not To Be Horrified By The Human Body (excerpt), by Mallory Ortberg.