“To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world…”
- Life on Mars or dark basaltic sand pushed to the surface of sand dunes? More close-up images of Mars’ sand here.
- Before and after satellite photos of the tragic devastation in Haiti. Make donations here.
- The strange case of black holes and lightning.
- And when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride...
- Fixing the climate over the next 40 years will set the stage for 2100. Meanwhile, a Deutsche Bank reports ‘Climate is the investment of a lifetime.’
- In search of the first planets.
- Do stars make more planets than we think?
- Faster than the speed of light?
- Decoding light from another world.
- "Fossil" fireballs found in supernova debris.
- 'Tank Man” photo available on Google China for first time.
- Advertisements blatantly lie about the number of calories food contains… along with everything else they sell.
- Boston University archaeologists unearth Egypt's ancient seatrade.
- Did Alexander the Great have kevlar armor, circa 323 B.C.?
- New study pushes age of Sierra Nevadas back 30 million years.
- Footprint in Polish quarry pushes evolution back 18 million years.
- The mystery of Chile’s disappearing lake.
- Crystal mountains and the Moon’s ocean of magma and Saturn’s connection to lopsided lunar lakes.
- Code-breaker cracks 200 year-old encryption.
- Experts racing to save Antarctic hut from 1912 before it’s buried in the snow.
- Meanwhile, massive Antarctic glacier is poised for collapse.
- Do all animal frequencies sound the same?
- When pigs fly and alligators breathe like birds.
- Did the ancient Amazonians Indians fight global warming with biochar?
- In this week’s news of the coming robot revolution… robot baby.
- And finally, Doomsday Clock pushed back one minute, despite robot-baby.
Thanks to RPG and RMG
Quote of the Day:
“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend…”
In the name of the Lucas, the Spielberg, and the Holy Cameron...
- The 'centenarian gene' is nothing but God's twisted idea of a lottery ticket.
- Petersburg Communists demand James Cameron to be arrested, for being the 'plunderer of Soviet science fiction'. You know you're doing something right when you make people on BOTH sides of the political seesaw mad [More].
- Movie-goers feel depressed and even suicidal after being forced to leave Pandora. They should start sprinkling popcorn with ayahuasca at the multiplex ;)
- Allan Hobson: the agent provocateur in the neuroscience of dreaming. 'Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep' [Amazon US & UK].
- In space, no one can hear you scream... or flush. Are ISS astronauts losing bone mass everytime they take a leak?
- Earth-like exoplanet is intensely volcanic. Young Sith lords prone to tantrums should stay clear.
- "Dinosaur-sized shark" kills tourist in Cape Town. Danger Mouse feat Steven?
- Sasquatch filmed in IMAX, or clumsy cameraman carrying a backpack? does this new enhancing of the video show the alleged sagittal crest of the famous cryptids?
- A hippo? In Montenegro?!
- Prehistoric building & hippo bones found in Tel Aviv. Life: it goes round & round...
- Sorting out archaeological fakes from geniune artifacts isn't straightforward.
- Jordan demands the return of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 'seized' by Israel during the Six-Day war. And they are requesting the help of Canada.
- Mehmet Ali Agca will be freed next Monday. He claims he's a new messiah who will write 'a perfect Bible', & wishes to visit St Peter's Basilica along with JPII's grave —now isn't that nice of him?
- "Messiah" Agca also wants to team up with Dan Brown —to write a book, we hope!
- In ancient Egypt, makeup was not just for beauty alone.
- 1602 rice paper Chinese map —with China pictured at the center of the world, obviously— goes on show in the US.
- I'm feeling xìng? Google threatens to pull out of China. Is this their finest moment?
- The terrible earthquake that decimated Haiti was long-ago predicted by a group of geophysicists. Could the tragedy have been averted? [help the ICRC help Haiti]
- Quantum entanglement, finally shown in solid state circuitry.
- Just how many Iranian nuclear scientists would "they" need to kill to stop Ahmanidejad's weapons program?
- Leading climate scientist is sick & tired of being (mis)quoted by AGW skeptics.
- Stop thinking of giving typewriters to a thousand monkeys! Give them your investment portfolio instead.
- Couch potatoes and obsessive TDG members are in greater risk of death from heart disease. Meh! what a load of shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...............
Big thanks to Rick, Kat & Neytiri.
Quote of the Day:
“Yes, I have received offers from many countries for many cinema films, television documentaries. I have received book offers. I want to write the PERFECT BIBLE. And I say that the Bible which I write and the Vatican Bible should be studied by the American science academy and the Japanese science academy. If as a result of that, it is not said that Agca’s Bible is not more superior to the Vatican bible, more logical and scientific, my Bible should be cast into the rubbish bin of history. I give my word to the world that within a few years I will prove with concrete historical documents that I am Agca the MESSIAH. The world should wait and see.”
Mehmet Ali Agca
You know you're broke when you spend your last 20 bucks on a polyester tie for a job interview tomorrow. If I don't get the job, Neva will have to dance while I play the organ, busking for spare change.
- A mystery object is passing close to Earth as I type this.
- Cassini observes warm ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
- Does this mean Enceladus has the potential for life, but not as we know it?
- Millions of star systems in the Milky Way may be just like ours.
- UFO sightings at Dulce may be a bigger story than Roswell.
- Dr Greg Little investigates claims satellite images show submerged Caribbean city.
- Looking for the Kayadi, Papua New Guinea's bigfoot.
- Thought extinct for 70 years, is the Tasmanian Tiger still alive?
- Ancient hominids may have been seafarers. Neanderthal pirates, yarr.
- Did Emily Brontë have a 'fantasy-prone' personality? Also known as imagination.
- Does personality shape precognitive dream messages?
- Excellent review of Lucid Dreaming by Robert Waggoner (Amazon US & UK).
- Can we all visit Avatar's Pandora through lucid dreaming?
- Philip Coppens discusses the Hieros Gamos, sacred marriage.
- The colours of India: photo gallery from National Geographic.
- 1300 ancient silver coins found in Gaza on the Egyptian border.
- Massive statue of Pharaoh Taharqa unearthed in Sudan. Brilliant photos.
- Jordan demands Canada seize Dead Sea Scrolls, accusing Israel of theft.
- After another 8 years of war, Afghans are losing hope.
- They'll run out of happy if Blackwater gets $3b to train Afghan security.
- Euro health chief says Big Pharma cashed in on Swine Flu hysteria.
- Iranian nuclear physicist assassinated by bomb. Last year, a British nuclear expert was murdered in Vienna. Connect the dots?
- One day left to tell the FCC what you think about Net Neutrality.
- Island of plastic garbage in Pacific Ocean continues to grow.
- Climate scientist slams GW skeptics for twisting his research out of context.
- Why the U.S. and most of the northern hemisphere is shivering in the cold.
- Or is the Norway spiral to blame for the freezing winter?
Quote of the Day:
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Hope you've got plenty of reading time on your hands today…you may need it.
- Ancient hominids may have been seafarers.
- Green sea slug is part animal, part plant. In other words, the ultimate meal?
- Monkeys and chimps could talk. So why don't they?
- Refuting the theory that the Maya civilisation collapsed because they exhausted their natural resources.
- Avatar and the ayahuasca realms.
- Michael Tymn interviews pioneering researcher into altered states of consciousness, Dr Charles Tart. Here's the Daily Grail interview from way back as well.
- Oliver Stone's Secret History to put Hitler, Stalin "in context" by revealing things such as American corporate funding of the Nazis.
- The top five unsolved brain mysteries.
- Google Earth images confirm mythological meteor impact.
- Sacked government drugs advisor Prof. David Nutt creates independent drug group. And, the grapevine tells me, may be interested in Paul Devereux's book The Long Trip: A Prehistory of Psychedelia (Amazon US and UK).
- Aircraft contrails can become clouds.
- Woolworths stores in the UK were laid out in accordance with the wishes of our alien overlords?
- You won't find consciousness in the brain.
- The not-so-secrets of the Masons.
- The six stupidest things ever done with historical treasures.
- This year's Edge question, answered by numerous luminaries: "How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?"
- Bill Bryson explores the beginnings of science in his latest book, Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society.
- Are you ready for a future in which telepathy machines replace your phone?
- Image of the day: the Big Z, inside the 'Osiris Shaft' beneath Giza.
- The funniest thing you'll read this month: Avatar: The Metacontextual Edition (NSFW language and Avatar spoilers).
- And a few scientific papers/conjectures to finish, starting with a classification system for the multiverses.
- Was the inner-Solar System originally on fire?
- "Compatibility of Contemporary Physical Theory With Personality Survival" (PDF). A work in progress by Professor Henry Stapp.
Thanks Baldrick, Lee, George David and MacaPaca.
Quote of the Day:
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
Everything except the kitchen sink...
- Discovery of workers' tombs helps solve ancient riddle of the pyramids.
- Eye make-up protected Ancient Egyptians from disease.
- Terminally-ill volunteer sought for mummification on BBC's Channel 4.
- Archaeologists unearth evidence that Neanderthals wore makeup 50,000 years ago.
- Decorative shells suggest Neanderthals may have been capable of symbolic thinking.
- Bering Strait influenced ice age climate patterns worldwide.
- Dig this: The greatest archaeological finds of 2009.
- William Blake pictures found in train timetable. Tate buys eight hand-finished pictures by the poet and artist for £441,000.
- Zecharia Sitchin: Origin of the species, from an alien view.
- 'Sungrazers', comets whose orbits lead them very near the Sun, present an unresolved puzzle for astronomers -- but not for electric universe theorists.
- The theory of 'black holes' has received another blow from direct observation. It seems that their x-ray and light emissions more closely resemble the behavior of lightning than the supposed behavior of black holes.
- Paul Watson: Sea Shepherd's stern 'warrior' defies Japanese whalers.
- YouTube footage backs claim Ady Gil was intentionally rammed. Better YouTube (4:31). Video interview (2:32) with Paul Watson, from Sea Shepherds, after the attack on Ady Gil.
- Neodymium, dysprosium, cerium, praseodymium, lanthanum: Inside China's secret toxic 'unobtanium' mine.
- Are these widely-available children's products from China poisoning your children? These children's products aren't 'contaminated' with cadmium -- they're made of cadmium.
- China is now the world's top car market, and the world's largest exporter.
- Macroeconomic effects of Chinese mercantilism.
- Is true love only a cheek swab away? Websites offer DNA matching to help you track down your perfect mate.
- Quantum computer calculates precise energy of molecular hydrogen.
- They are the best of beings; they are the worst of beings. They are animals; they are plants. They are saviors; they are killers. They are predators; they are parasites. They are, in short, dinoflagellates.
- Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK. They may look like winter's answer to crop circles, but are in fact a natural phenomenon usually found only in the world's most remote and frozen regions.
- Little Green Footballs: A blogger's parting with the right creates a maelstrom. Johnson's Nov. 30th post, Why I Parted Ways with The Right.
- Freud fires opening shot in battle for the soul of Fox News: Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law says family members are 'ashamed and sickened' of the mogul's right-wing channel Fox News.
- Undressing the Terror Threat: Running the numbers on the conflict with terrorists suggests the rules of the game should change.
- Security expert Bruce Schneier: Since September 11, exactly two things have made us safer.
- UK 'paid Afghan warlord $2million to find Osama Bin Laden'.
- Mexican drug gangs - now worshipping Saint Death - plumb new depths: gang kidnaps man, cuts him in seven pieces, then stitches his face onto a football.
- Mexico's drug wars take death toll to record high: 69 violent deaths this weekend, and 283 deaths since Jan 1 -- more than double the figure from the same period last year.
- Is this the end of food as we know it?
- Britain is on the brink of a massive expansion in foods containing 'grey goo' nanoparticles, which can worm their way into the brain, liver and kidneys with unknown consequences.
- First grit (road salt), then natural gas -- now it's vegetables in short supply in snow-covered Britain, as panic buyers strip supermarket shelves.
- Who will pay for Amazon's 'Chernobyl'? A film released this week in Britain recounts the 16-year battle by Ecuadorians for damages against Chevron for oil pollution.
- Attempt to introduce UK-style fixed speed cameras in US has ended in a public revolt, with motorists binning speeding tickets worth $90 million (£60 million).
- How the Magic Sleep Fairy cures babies' insomnia. Surely there's at least one Grailer out there with an infant.
- George Kramer, the 'Rain Man' of Brooklyn, has thrived in a small hardware store for nearly 60 years.
- YouTube: Is this Bigfoot? That's one high - and very freshly-broken - limb he's perched on.
- Scientists say animals are as heroic as humans.
- Avatar sparks 3-D makeovers: Hollywood is preparing to re-release some past blockbusters, including Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in 3-D.
Thanks Perceval and Lou.
Quote of the Day:
I went into my local Sainsburys late yesterday afternoon and couldn't believe my eyes - the vegetable aisles looked as though a swarm of scavenging locusts had passed through - a few bags of potatoes, 3 packs of broccoli and a few onions and that was it. A few containers of milk left, half a dozen loaves, virtually no fresh meat and not one single egg in the shop! I'd just returned from a week away and actually needed to buy some basics, but I never got the chance! What is the matter with people - are they really expecting snow so thick they're not going to make it out of the front door for the next 2 months or something? This is suburban Birmingham for goodness sake - few people round here are likely to live more than a mile or so from the nearest shops - its not like being isolated on a farm in the middle of Dartmoor or the Welsh mountains, whatever the weather.
Comment by ERS on the panic buying at UK supermarkets.
“It’s like déjà vu all over again…”
- Quantum physics discovers its golden ratio… the hidden symmetry of solid matter.
- Outer space gets small.
- Scientists claim to be on the verge of discovering the next Earth.
- String theory’s complex mathematical, E8 structure witnessed in lab for the first time.
- Firefly, firefly, burning bright.
- Coral reefs, nature’s evolutionary nursery for biodiversity.
- 12-miles of lakeside property on Mars, now available for unique timeshare opportunity.
- A printable battery… finally!
- Aboriginal ‘Dreaming Story’ leads scientists to crater in the Northern Territory.
- UK wants to regulate nanoparticles in food before the nanos regulate us.
- Has the ’Lost City of El Dorado’ been found in the Amazon? More here.
- Ghost galaxies in the Milky Way machine.
- Were the Sierra Nevada Mountains North America’s first salt mine?
- Scientists blowing tops over mountaintop coal mining.
- Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic blast and a well-respected nuclear critic, has departed this mortal coil.
- Giant Swedish ice balls found on beach. Still waiting on reports of oversized frozen spaghetti in the trees...
- The science of growing new body parts.
- Vatican reveals secret archives including 13th century Mongol letter.
- Still ruminating over Roswell? Then don’t miss the all-new tell-all, The General’s Widow: A Roswell Tell-All.
- Not enough ‘Nessie’ in your day? Check out The Great Debate over Nessie’s Death.
- Pandorapedia… your on-line resource for all things related to Avatar and Pandora.
- Scientist discovers an additional 123 billion pieces of pi.
- Sword swallower trapped in trance after accidentally hypnotizing… himself.
- What would it take to plunge Britain into a Siberian winter? Try one southward shifting air current. More here about how the big freeze would affect (look, kids) Big Ben, Parliament. Welcome to Great Arctain.
- The Sun’s Iron Line, revealed.
- UFOs?! In Norway?!
A New Year of Thanks to RPJ, Greg, Kat, Rick MG, Monty Python and Yogi Berra!
Quote of the Day:
Do you ever get that strange feeling of vuja de? Not deja vu, vuja de. It's the distinct sense that somehow, something that just happened has never happened before. Nothing seems familiar-- And then suddenly the feeling is gone. Vuja de.
Whoa... Déjà vu.
- Turns out God doesn't play dice with the Universe after all —He/She plays with a 'beach ball' of dark matter... & I don't know why that doesn't sound too reassuring.
- The God of the Christians, illustrated by the demiurge of underground comics: R. Crumb. More here.
- The G-spot —the erogenous zone that's proven to be more elusive than Bigfoot— may not exist at all. And you people worrying about Climategate!!
- Cryptids gone wild! The top ten sexiest Cryptomundo images of the '00s; brought to you by Loren Coleman —whom I reckon would look pretty cool wearing silk pajamas ;)
- Papa was a rolling fossil: Oldest land-walkers tracks found.
- "Strawberry crabs forever"...
- If the brain's a computer, why doesn't size matter? Maybe because prof. Frink's predictions were wrong (9:07).
- Concerned about Alzheimer's? get an iPhone.
- What's up, Doc? Scientists discover origin of a cancer in Tasmanian devils.
- 50,000 years old volcanic cave discovered in Syria. Promising real estate for the Al Qaida market.
- You ought to start the year with a new screen-saver, so check out the amazing work of Babak Tafreshi, who's spent the last 16 years photographing our corner of the galaxy. More awesomeness here.
- Looking in the shadows for the planet Vulcan —it is only logic, captain.
- O (Space) brother, where art thou? Regan Lee writes about the early B.A. (Before Adamsky) contactee movement , in her column for Binnall of America.
- Mystery of the Nevada triangle, solved? Rings, triangles... Nevada sounds like a very geometric state :3
- Mass UFO sighting in France —during new year's eve— investigated & confirmed by police. Do French enjoy Chinese lanterns as much as their British cousins?
- 'Aliens will eat the fatties first': ad for one of the UK's biggest gyms sparks outrage —aliens have refused to comment.
- Gary Mckinnon's mother accuses Gordon Brown of being too concerned with the straw in the Chinese eye, instead of minding the big-ass log in the British one.
- 5 reasons why body scanners may not solve our terrorism problem . Sorry, Mr. Chertoff —we all know how much you wanted that new yacht.
- Not like in the movies: Sea Shepherd's 'bat boat' trimaran 'Ady Gil' sheared in half after being rammed by a Japanese whaling ship.
- *Sniffing* Ok —who farted?? Oh, wait... it was the Arctic.
A big piece of rosca de reyes to Greg, Rick & Kat.
Quote of the Day:
"You can tell your children of the day when everyone looked up and realized that they were only tenants of this world. We have been given a new lease and a warning from the landlord."
Excerpt from the movie '2010: The Year We Make Contact'
I think I remember how to post news. If I push this button...
- Map of Plato's Atlantis carved on Irish stone?
- Photos (Zahi alert) of 2500-year-old tomb excavated at Saqqara, Egypt.
- Hundreds of geoglyphs exposed by deforestation hint at lost Amazon culture.
- Nahua people in Peru demand companies stop trespassing.
- British firms 'did pretty well' out of the Iraq invasion.
- Popularity of Iraq tourism grows. Facepalm quote: "It's exciting to visit a virgin destination that has not yet been... ruined... by a massive tourist influx."
- Was the Detroit 'underwear bomber' an attempted False Flag?
- U.S. agencies insist New Zealand's cyber spies get new powers.
- Popular drugs may only help severe depression.
- Midnight snacks: is what you eat what you dream?
- 10 scifi weapons that actually exist. No phase pistols with stun, alas.
- If you enjoyed Moon & District 9, check out Triple Hit. More info.
- Inventing the lush forests of James Cameron's
- Astronomers predict discovery of Avatar moon. That's no moon...
- Awesome photo of the New Year's Blue Moon eclipse.
- Hubble picture reveals the universe's earliest known galaxies.
- Earth-sized world could lurk on the edge of our solar system.
- Joseph Capp lists ten reasons why some UFOs are extraterrestrial craft.
- 50 years ago, an Australian missionary & over 30 others observed a UFO with humanoid crew in Papua New Guinea. J Allen Hynek was impressed.
- Passenger of Delta Flight 106 reports UFT over North Atlantic Ocean.
- Martin Shough shoots down UFO pseudoskeptics in a comment at the Bad Astronomer's blog (the B.A. wants 'UFO' replaced by 'UAP').
- Chile government reactivates & funds official UFO research committee.
- Nick Redfern reviews the CFZ's latest edition of Mystery Animals Of the British Isles (Amazon US & UK). Ghostly hounds, sea serpents, and many more.
Thanks to Greg and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
...and New Year's desserts. For your convenience, here's a link to Sunday's News Briefs. Hey, I figured after such a long break, you'd enjoy a double dose. ;-)
- 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet reveals "Noah's" ark was round.
- Beyond 1984: New device turns thoughts into speech.
- The real Frankenstein experiment: One man's mission to create a living mind inside a machine. Please, not in The (elevator) Shaft -- miserating through half the movie was bad enough.
- What happened to the hominids who were smarter than us?
- Scientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons'.
- Clever species: Class of 2009.
- Earth's most clever species might be the infamous one that's so very good at hiding. On the other hand...
- Top ten worst Bigfoot stories of 2009.
- Sightings of the Winsted Wild Man began in 1895.
- Rapid changes in planet's core have Earth's magnetic north drifting toward Siberia.
- Oregon profs plan giant robotic space cockroach warriors.
- Newly-discovered moon hole might be suitable for a colony.
- A look at the science of Avatar.
- A new generation of cheap, free-swimming, automatic underwater vehicles (AUVs) is about to revolutionize the study the world’s 3 million shipwrecks.
- High-speed Chinese train kicks French, Japanese butt.
- How algal biofuels lost a decade in the race to replace oil.
- China's last wild tiger has been eaten; human predator sentenced to 12 years in jail.
- Battle to save tigers intensifies with only 3,200 left on Earth.
- Virtual economy is set to make billions. Humph - virtual agriculture isn't going to put food on your table. But I'm convinced virtual tomatoes would taste better than the tomatoes stocked by rw stores.
- Update: Virtual space station auctioned off for $330,000 in real money.
- No simple flight of fancy: It's now 50 years since the best attested and least explained sighting of UFOs -- by an Anglican missionary and 37 parishioners in Papua New Guinea.
- Alienating Aliens: Do Nukes Make Them Go Ballistic?
- Subterreanean secrets of Oz's lost giants.
- Nova Scotia's church star map mystery.
- Red Rock Lounge in Colorado Springs, CO, has an encounter with the unknown.
- Chicago-area cop tasered unconscious diabetic 11 times.
- 'Biblical scholar' declares the rapture will take place on May 21, 2011.
- Theories of the apocalypse.
Quote of the Day:
Let's bid a not at all fond farewell to the decade in which we achieved nothing and learned nothing.
Paul Krugman, in The Big Zero.
- Google Earth confirms Dreamtime meteor legend.
- DNA of a 30,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer analyzed.
- Vatican reveals Secret Archives.
- Jurassic Park accidentally anticipated a recent dinosaur discovery -- venomous raptors. I'm not so sure Michael Crichton's 'anticipation' was accidental.
- Found: The clue to Van Gogh's ear.
- Russia's Armageddon plan to save Earth from collision with an asteroid. Five years ago, the Aerospace Corp. ballparked the cost of such a mission at $80 billion (USD).
- Climate change is on the move.
- Glaciers feed the ocean's food webs.
- An inside look at DARPA, the secretive defense agency that’s changing the way we use machines -- and the way they use us. Belfiore's The Department of Mad Scientists is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Star Trek's synthahol is in the works.
- 'Lifeless' prions, devoid of all genetic material, found to evolve.
- Scientists discover a new way to alter human DNA.
- Scientists start a genomic catalog of Earth’s abundant microbes.
- Cosmic Log: Teenaged DNA detectives find lots of mislabeled food products, a pesky invasive species, and what appears to be a new breed of cockroach.
- Women found to have an amplified sense of touch.
- Monogamouse: GM prairie voles may provide the key to understanding human bonding, trust, and even decision-making.
- How often does 'radical regeneration' healing occur? What happens when medical science confronts miracles?
- Tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells could revolutionize solar power.
- Why do so many terrorists have engineering degrees?
- Onwards and upwards: Why is the modern view of progress so impoverished?
- Make that Sir Patrick and Sir Peter, if you please!
- JibJab video: Never a Year Like '09.
- Why 31-12-2009 was not New Year's Eve -- or the end of the decade.
Quote of the Day:
To say that one had 'seen the light' is a poor description of the mental rapture which only the convert knows. … The new light seems to pour across the skull. … There is now an answer to every question. Doubts and conflicts are a matter of the tortured past—a past already remote, when one had lived in dismal ignorance in the tasteless, colorless world of those who don't know.
Arthur Koestler, who came by this insight the hard way.