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Gargantuan Satunine Space Weirdness!

March 28th, 2007 (03:00 pm)

Seriously.

Apparently the Cassini space probe has found a huge hexagonal shape on the North Pole of Saturn. Voyagers 1 and 2 spotted it too, and apparently it is still there.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Weirdnesses

March 27th, 2007 (02:50 pm)

The French government has released its UFO files on the internet, here. Unfortunately, interest is such that the site has been down almost since it was launched, crashed by too many users trying to load the page. Or so They would have us believe. (By the way, the preceding link is paranoid baffle-gab, just so noone thinks I mean for it to be taken seriously.)

Also, a theory is now floating around that Harry Houdini was murdered by disgruntled and debunked mediums. Apparently, they are going to exhume Houdini and test his body for signs of poisoning. My favorite line from the article:

Kalush and Sloman say that "the Spiritualist underworld's
modus operandi in cases like this was often poisoning"

As if the spiritualist underworld wasn't cool enough, now we know they've poisoned multiple magicians and/or debunkers.

Things are going pretty well other than that, I bought more comics than I should have, probably, including all four parts of Darkman vs. The Army of Darkness and the more of All Star Superman, the Atom, and Justice. If you like comics, especially older comics, you might want to check out Peter Sanderson's Comics in Context. My cable company is being inscrutable. Someone left me a door tag saying that I had been stealing cable (I haven't) and so my service had been disconnected (I have actually lost about half my channels). I tried to call them, I can't get a live person on the phone, e-mail gets a form letter response, and their "live chat" operator disconnected after the third time it was explained to her that I didn't need her to check my billing records, that I had a technical problem.

Well, I am rambling, so I'll head off.

Everyone take care, and God bless.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Forevertron

February 21st, 2007 (04:09 am)

I just found a picture of this thing on Wikipedia and thought I would share. I think I may arrange to go see it this fall.

Behold!

Also cool.

And again.

Have fun everyone.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Loren Coleman posted a really cool entry at Cryptomundo

January 31st, 2007 (06:09 am)

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/bizarro-jan30/

Check it out.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Weird Websites again

January 31st, 2007 (12:07 am)

The Hall of Technical Manual Weirdness

Digging in to Beethoven's love life

Secret Fun Spot

Reverse Speech Nuttiness

Have a good night.

mesonoxian [userpic]

May Day Madness

January 22nd, 2007 (08:29 pm)

I know it is nowhere near May Day, but I was just looking up the May Day Mystery site. It's bizarre story, with secret messages and mathematical codes that have been being placed in a campus newspaper in Tucson since the 70s. The codes and images make references to music, conspiracy theory and history, with an especial focus on the reformation. It seems to be some sort of incomprehensible running joke. A fellow online has set up a massive repository of everything to do with the mystery, and has since gotten emails and strange packages. It's all very odd. It seems to have stagnated a bit lately although the occasional weird thing still gets posted. Here's an example of the madness.

I am off today and I am feeling much better, so I think I'm going to go play some silent hill and drink some Dr. Pepper. Life is good. Everybody take care.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Hello again

January 21st, 2007 (05:23 am)

Hello again, everybody. It has been a while since I've been able to post. I've had a case of the general vileness for a few weeks now, but I'm doing a lot better now. I've been studying to get my AJP (that is Accredited Jewelry Professional) certification from GIA. On a more entertaining note, I was sent a link to this insane thing. If you don't want to click the link, it is a difference engine, like the one Charles Babbage built, made out of Legos. Sweet.

In the world of General Weirdness, their were several high profile UFO sightings lately, one in Iran and another in Chicago.There are also reports of a wild man and girl living in the woods in Cambodia.

That's about all I've got now. Oh if anyone has any recipes that involve 10 lbs of hog jowls, please pass them along, our chrch received an unusual donation to the food bank.

Thanks for visiting me, and God bless.

mesonoxian [userpic]

Antikythera Mechanism

December 5th, 2006 (03:15 am)

If you don't know, the Antikythera mechanism is an odd device discovered in the wreck of a second century BC Greek trading vessel. It is remarkable for being one of the first known examples of a mechanical calculator. Essentially an ancient mechanical computer. The general supposition of archaeologists is that it is some sort of astronomical figuring device. Recently a more thorough analysis was done that seem to indicate it was used to determine the dates of eclipses. Here is an article about it from nytimes.com. Neat huh?

Lot's of things going on, on the personal front. Unexpected kittens, job weirdness, thanksgiving irregularities. Everything is busy but happy, we're very blessed here. So be happy, stay warm, and God bless.

Oh and happy Subbara! (That's Antiochian Advent.)

mesonoxian [userpic]

Skunk Ape Picture

November 9th, 2006 (02:30 am)

The smelly primate rumored to live in Florida has been reportedly photographed. Here's a link to Loren Coleman's Cryptomundo blog entry about it.

(Interestng note, Live Journal's spell checker doesn't recognize the word 'blog'.)

mesonoxian [userpic]

A very joyous Sunday

November 9th, 2006 (01:30 am)

This Sunday was great. I got to play an extremely small part in the baptism of the granddaughter of our newest deacon, the first baptism in the congregation he leads. It's a very small Anglican congregation that has joined our church as a parish. The Reverend Deacon (and excellent author) David Hunter is leading them. They are currently meeting in a Presbyterian church that has been kind enough to let them use their sanctuary. (Yes, that's an Anglican rite congregation, under the Apostolic authority of a Syrian Orthodox bishop, meeting in a Presbyterian sanctuary; isn't America great?) I got to read the Old Testament reading for the sacrament, which I was deeply honored to do.

I also got to vote this year, which is also an honor. I was not thrilled that the gay marriage ban passed in our state. I don't think it serves any real purpose. I can certainly understand not approving of homosexuality on Biblical grounds, but if that's what someone chooses to do, I see no reason to make life tough on them because you disapprove. Well, I'll try not to track anymore politics in here, it's messy stuff.

I have been having a chaotic week but I hope to start posting here a bit more often. Til next time, take care of yourselves, and God bless you.

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