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The fog horns were blowing all last night across the San Francisco Bay. I could hear the music from my attic flat all the way over here in the Western Addition. They came whooshing in, rolling over the hill with their volley, back and forth, back and forth, bridge to ship, ship to bridge, “BRR-AWWWW-NNN-PPP!” “MOOOAA-WWWNNN-PPP!”
They can keep you up a little at night. But it’s also kind of calming, and cool. Reminds you of where you are. But it must be a bit more of a deal for those living down in the Marina; with the caveat that fog and hence, the fog horns, are somewhat rare these days in drought-stricken California.
It’s 4:53am and I’m heading up Post in my van on a quiet ride to work. It is indeed thick grey out, misty, foggy, wet… and WINDY! I do very much see the need for the horns last night.… Read the rest
For any disinfonauts who grew up in the ’80s, the Kickstarter-funded movie Kung Fury is going to take you back in the most hilarious way. Block out the next 30 minutes and enjoy “Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.”
I felt these articles were thought provoking and familial with the many disinfonauts who, from what I can tell, seek to enact change and incite awareness through irony and humor. This is for those of us who’d rather die from laughing than live without ever cracking up.
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“The main function of a sacred clown is to deflate the ego of power by reminding those in power of their own fallibility, while also reminding those who are not in power that power has the potential to corrupt if not balanced with other forces, namely with humor. But sacred clowns don’t out-rightly derive things. They’re not comedians, per se, though they can be. They are more like tricksters, poking holes in things that people take too seriously. Through acts of satire and showy displays of blasphemy, sacred clowns create a cultural dissonance born from their Crazy Wisdom, from which anxiety is free to collapse on itself into laughter.
A glorious snippet from the Christian show, McGee and Me! Don’t trust those R-rated movies, kids.
“Your mind is the most important thing you have. That’s why the Lord is very clear when he says we have to be careful what we put in it. Just by going to see [Night of the Blood Freaks], you’ve put something in your mind to… to dirty it.”
The Holy Trinity craft time!
Oh, the world of self-publishing. This may be the funniest thing I’ve seen since Cracked introduced me to Dinosaur erotica. (Yes, there really is a book titled “Mounted by the Gryphon.” Let that sink in for a moment.)
Reach for the Moon‘s minimalist vibe is really something.
Check out those forlorn eyes.
How could John Haynes not be tempted?
Heads up! I think Michael Jackson is part of the King’s Secret Service. Spoiler alert, anyone?
Existential crises with MS Paint.
You can check out more of these over at Sad and Useless.
Jonathan Symcox via The Mirror:
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Scientists in the UK say this microscopic metal globe could be proof that aliens are watching us.
Balloons sent 27km into the stratosphere to collect debris came back with the object, no bigger than the width of a human hair.
Professor Milton Wainwright, leader of the joint study by the University of Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology and University of Sheffield, said the structure is made from titanium and vanadium metals and has a biological “gooey” substance oozing from it.
Scientists believe it could contain genetic material used to propagate alien life on Earth.
“It is a ball about the width of a human hair, which has filamentous life on the outside and a gooey biological material oozing from its centre,” he told the Daily Express website.
“We were stunned when X-ray analysis showed that the sphere is made up mainly of titanium, with a trace of vanadium.
Godwin’s Law: is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1“ that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism. Despite being described as universal regarding the subject of the discussion, the Godwin’s law is more likely to be applicable to social topics (including politics, law, religion, etc.).