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News Briefs 25-11-2015

Which is weirder - our past or our future?

Thanks Greg

Quote of the Day:

The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.

Hunter S. Thompson

News Briefs 24-11-2015

One-man band...

Quote of the Day:

Simplistic answers can be hugely emotionally satisfying, especially when you feel you need someone to blame.

The world, however, is a very complicated place, and simplistic answers are usually wrong.


News Briefs 23-11-2015

It all makes sense now...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it's only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege andn social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 21-11-2015

"Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it."

Quote of the Day:

“Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.”

Jean de la Fontaine

News Briefs 19-11-2015

Yea I read from the Book of Fort, Chapter 11, Verse 19. In the name of Keel, Redfern, and the Red Pill...

Quote of the Day:

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

Steven Wright

News Briefs 18-11-2015

Right here with the news

  • Giant 7–8-foot skeletons uncovered in Ecuador sent for scientific testing.
  • A classic formula for pi has been discovered hidden in hydrogen atoms.
  • Could entanglement be the essence of space-time geometry?
  • Skepticism on the couch.
  • Scientists have a new way to study mystical experiences induced by psilocybin mushrooms.
  • The Lambton Worm, and the 'Wicker Man' sequel that almost was.
  • Sergeant Howie is alive and well. Scottish evangelists identify Paganism as one of the "biggest threats to Western civilisation".
  • The only doctor in the world legally allowed to use LSD to treat patients.
  • The unusual couple behind encyclopaedia of psychoactive substances, Erowid.
  • New Hieronymus Bosch drawing found in private art collection.
  • Does self-love or self-hate predict conspiracy beliefs? Narcissism, self-esteem, and the endorsement of conspiracy theories.
  • 'Pastafarian' wins right to wear colander on head in driving licence photo.
  • Ancient board game found in looted China tomb.
  • NASA sees a black hole spew a corona.
  • Cave Lion cubs emerge from the Siberian permafrost.
  • Saudi Arabia's river of hail.
  • Mysterious parasite may actually be a tiny jellyfish gone awry.
  • Thou shalt not start wildfires on the day of the Lord.

Quote of the Day:

This is Life Eternal, right here. Be fulfilled, be happy, be kind, be in love, and never do anything that you can't live with forever.

Alan Moore (his first 'tweet' via @MomentOfMoore)

News Briefs 17-11-2015

If you want to start a war of cultures, you might want to choose your target more carefully... (NSFW)

Quote of the Day:

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.

Benjamin Franklin

News Briefs 16-11-2015

I can't believe the news today...

Quote of the Day:

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers--so many caring people in this world.

Mr. Rogers

News Briefs 13-11-2015

"No one saves us but ourselves..."

Quote of the Day:

"...No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."

Gautama Buddha

News Briefs 12-11-2015

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?

A tip of the tin-foil cap to Red Pill Junkie and Grail-seeker for his hot tips!

Quote of the Day:

"Living without hallucinations is like breathing with only one nostril." - Weisshaupt, Cerebus the Aardvark #76