Monday, October 13, 2008

Its been awhile....., its been a while. About 10 months. Sorry, folks. But I think I can get back in the game. I've got lots of changes to make, and actual work to do, and I'll do it. However, I've been inspired by Warren Ellis, and his site, which is now a daily addiction for me. I think I'll follow suit.

So, today's fun facts in.....

  • Probably the most amazing thing I've seen in a while, this Island near the Ivory Coast is like the galapagos, has species of flora and fauna that exist nowhere else, and looks like that planet that Ren and Stimpy got stranded on! GO LOOK!
  • And, along with that, we have the EYE OF THE EARTH! creepy
  • Thinking about the future, here's the Long Now Foundation, and the 10,000 year clock. Get some goddamn perspective people. A good point was made on this site, which I'll paraphrase: Remember the last 30 - 50 - 80 years, people talked about 'in the year 2000...' there'll be flying cars. we'll all be rich. robots will work for us. blah blah. We'll, we've passed the year 2000, and no one has a future date to think of. There is no 'in the year 2025...' Nothing. We need a Concept of Future. I feel that awareness has improved immensely in my time on this planet. People actually think about our impact on the world, the ecosystem, the future. But NOT ENOUGH!!! We need to bring this back. So, apparently this clock will do that!
  • the Long Now also has a great links page which I'll delve into. And, this fantastic essay by Brian Eno, which inspired the whole foundation, apparently. Which also brings us to the Longplayer, an installation that plays music, and will play music for the entire millenia, and never repeat itself. I know what I'm going to listen to when I get home.
  • Aliens are coming to set everything right. No, really! I'm sitting here all obsessed with December 21, 2012, and all the while I should've been paying attention to October 14, 2008. One Day to Go....What's that, you ask? Why, YES: They're coming TOMORROW!!!
  • ACORN?? Really????
  • Rightwing Nutjobs get a voice too, right? Well, thanks to this chick, I've got the loverly pictures you see above and below

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At 8:17 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Th aliens may be comin tomorrow, but Im comin right NOWski!

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Malach the Merciless said...

Gone ten months and all you got is links? CRAP I SAY!


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