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Eamon Aldrich: Doghouse Architect

THE OFFICES of Aldrich + Rover are spacious and lightly furnished. A small reception vestibule, home to two Barcelona chairs and accompanying Granada footstools, leads into the work area. There are drafting desks, and several long reclaimed wood tables atop which sit computers and printers. The ceilings are high and exposed; the walls are bare and white. There are many windows. On this day in late spring, sun pours in.

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Eamon Aldrich’s desk is in the corner, near a large window overlooking a North London dog park. Late afternoons, he likes to lean back in his chair and spend some moments looking outside, watching the Labradors and beagles and dachshunds at play. It is a bit of quiet contemplation for the world’s foremost doghouse architect.

But today there isn’t time for such reflection: a deadline looms. A Swiss cuckoo clock heiress who commissioned a seasonal doghouse for her mastiff is coming to review the plans, and the office is bustling.

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A Rush-Hour to the Bottom

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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

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Kung Fury: Pure ’80s

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.”

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7 Signs of a Sacred Clown: Heyoka Wisdom & The Healing Trickster Shaman

Fool of the Tarot by Hannah Jakubowski

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.

The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge by Gary Z McGee

“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.

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’90s Christian Kid’s Show Warns of the Dangers of R-Rated Movies

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.”

h/t Christian Nightmares via Everything Is Terrible! | Follow Christian Nightmares on Twitter.

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Hilariously Bad Book Covers on Amazon

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.

“Behind the Gem” and “Love Laws”

Behind the Gem” and “Love Laws

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?

“Signed Confessions” and “Haunted”

Signed Confessions” and “Haunted

Existential crises with MS Paint.


You can check out more of these over at Sad and Useless.

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Mysterious Space Seed ‘may be proof aliens are watching us and created life on Earth’


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Jonathan Symcox via The Mirror:

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.

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