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  • Now that all our thoughts are restricted to 140 characters, is there any remaining bandwidth for thoughtful political satire? How about pithy coverage of the latest uncoverings? What’s a snark junkie to do?

    So if an ass is worth a thousand twitters and a donkey runs the show,
    Who shall free the mot-i-bound and reignite the flow?
    With secret powers to snoop and spy and use our words again’ us…
    Our Freedom fries and Forth-branch lies, betray the fools within us.

    Let’s be honest… the future of reductionism is bright… even if the intelligence contained is mobile quantum computing equivalent of a botox treatment for malodorous twits.

    Aw crap. Set the controls for the heart of the sun. Let’s just reverse the reality distortion field and get this done.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Breakthroughs for Solar Power

    2013-04-13 07:13:12View | Delete

    Good morning! Eggs still break. Gravity is still a scalar field. Solar energy is here to stay! That said…

    Capturing the sun’s abundance is old news. And guess who does it best…?

    Ma Nature!

    Maybe she thought…”Wouldn’t it be interesting to see the earth covered with photon capture systems that transform heliospheric electrodynamics into portable, useful energy corpuscles!”. Something about the size of … blueberries!

    Yay! Blueberries for breakfast! Be still my beating Birkeland currents!

    When will folks wake up and realize we are all merely liquid plasma analogs and it’s the flowing ionized water that enables the omni-morphable electro-hydrodynamic structure known as life…?

    A further point is that plasma behaviour is known to be scalable over many orders of magnitude. The behaviour of plasma in space is based on exactly the same laws that apply in the laboratory and those same laws will influence the behaviour of charged particles in other situations, regardless of scale.

    Right… back to the basement to add another capacitor bank to my solar powered Z-pinch micro-fusion charge pump. Almost ready to run on “Seattle Sunshine”…(!)

    Long live solar energy and the life that depends on it.

    Equally meta-platonic… We’ve got solids, liquids, gasses and one to rule them all… plasmas

    “And for these reasons, and out of such elements which are in number four, the body of the world was created, and it was harmonised by proportion” (31-33).

    The universe is a plasma. So are you. Think about it. Enjoy your new freedom, you bright, sunshiney vivomorph!

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Programming Note

    2013-03-29 12:16:33View | Delete
  • person1597 commented on the blog post We Can’t Go On Together With Suspicious Minds

    2013-01-31 12:43:14View | Delete

    And don’t give her water — she’ll short circuit.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Ebony On Ivory Suppression in Action: The Blackening

    2012-11-06 09:03:50View | Delete

    Comity gold.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Underpants Hippies

    2012-10-22 10:37:06View | Delete

    If sea creatures could talk, what would they say to humans???

    When a diver at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California surfaced saying, “Who told me to get out?” the researchers there knew they had another example on their hands.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Underpants Hippies

    2012-10-22 08:51:04View | Delete

    …just as my intentions in choosing my course define me in my own mind.

    Are we who we think we are?

    The knowledge you have of the world creates the objects you are experiencing. The actual existence or non-existence of something “out there” in the world is not something you can determine or experience for yourself, except through the help of your knowledge. And this knowledge is not yours; it is something which you and your ancestors have accumulated over a long time. What you call the “act of knowing” is nothing other than this accumulated memory. You have personally added to and modified that knowledge, but essentially it doesn’t belong to you at all.

    So “knowing” is a relative thing… and can be twisted for personal gain…gwb… or worse… gwb…

    But every mystic worthy of the name knows that a true judgment need not conform to the external facts to which it relates.

    The continuity of one’s own point of view is the only thing that makes sense to an individual. Everything else is grief.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Underpants Hippies

    2012-10-21 19:20:30View | Delete

    If folks want Obama to act more like a liberal at the national level, folks should elect more liberals at the local level.

    Such an effort may prove both necessary and sufficient.

  • person1597 commented on the diary post David Brooks Tries His Hand as a Romney Speechwriter by Dean Baker.

    2012-10-02 10:30:07View | Delete

    Romney == powerful electoral ipecac. Similarly, Bobo == pundit emesis.

    The body politic is self-aware and might like to purge the GOP’s toxic culture… Then, the country can wake up, kick the hangover and go back to the pursuits of happiness… and innovation.

    Kind of like now, but without the unmanageable emotional excesses.

  • Daily Galler brings its special brand of journalismo the toobz…

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney took a shot at President Barack Obama late Monday night after it was reported that the president has attended fewer than half of his daily intelligence briefings…

    … By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.”

    Meanwhile, back at he ranch, Bush is clearing brush whilst engaged in a fond reminisce with his pet goat.

  • person1597 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Tribal Point Sources by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-09-08 07:24:19View | Delete

    The Pacific NW, where forests swaths of old growth cedar continue to reign, untold buried caches of implements — used until fairly recently by the indigenous population — lie a mere few feet underground of a capstone, awaiting rediscovery and reuse. A scraper tool, a perfect fit in either hand, speaks to centuries of survival [...]

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Let’s Get Drunk With Ann Romney – The Drinkening

    2012-08-28 17:35:14View | Delete

    Just the GOP up to its elbows in sanctimony.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Let’s Get Drunk With Ann Romney – The Drinkening

    2012-08-28 16:38:23View | Delete

    Surreal? … it’s like watching Un Chien Andalou…

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Noblesse Oblige Is For You People

    2012-07-21 12:55:41View | Delete

    And the studs take vi***gra! By the bottle! Makes ‘em feel 18 again.

    Maybe they should check the animals for a different kind of horse…frogs!.

    Racing regulators kept hearing the reports: trainers were giving their horses a powerful performance-enhancing potion drawn from the backs of a type of South American frog.

    Is it the tip of a new iceberg? Some say no…

    Ms. Hartmann said she did not believe the use of dermorphin was widespread. “The vast majority of horsemen would never subject their horse to this kind of chemical experimentation,” she said.

    Some say yes!

    It is understood the substance has been found in horses in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Its use is suspected in Texas, the Times said.

    Apparently, it can be synthesized. Who knew!

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Noblesse Oblige Is For You People

    2012-07-19 16:29:18View | Delete

    Check out more snarkalicious metaMitt from ZH’s WB7. Ann of the Underbritches rides high and proud.

    Keyboard protectors on stun.

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Noblesse Oblige Is For You People

    2012-07-19 13:08:54View | Delete

    Can’t we all just get back to the basics…? Like Bipartisanship?

    The modern GOP, however, has no use for bipartisanship. As a conservative maxim originally coined by Dick Armey, the recently-retired Republican majority leader, puts it, “Bipartisanship is another name for date rape.”

    Oh, that’s just so old school now. The new GOP funds-raiders give “winning at home” new meaning. Effortless segue from semantic baggage to the real meat of the issue….

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Noblesse Oblige Is For You People

    2012-07-19 11:11:10View | Delete

    Romney (the alien shapeshifter from Nibiru) agrees!

  • person1597 commented on the blog post Noblesse Oblige Is For You People

    2012-07-19 09:46:23View | Delete

    Super Hit, Romney’s Seamus of dressage, isn’t horsing around

    Ann Romney, as some of you may know, is in to horses and the sport of dressage. She has a horse headed to the Olympics this year, but before her current horse, Rafalca, there was Super Hit.

    ‘ere… the ringbone is connected to the funny bone..

    Ann Romney’s High Horse

    Super Hit had Butorphanol, Delomidine, Romifidine, and Xylatine in its system at the time of his sale, according to court documents. Testified an expert: “In my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time.”

  • person1597 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: NW Tribal Ceremonial Relics by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-07-14 13:16:14View | Delete


  • person1597 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: NW Tribal Ceremonial Relics by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-07-14 07:59:01View | Delete

    These artifacts have such a tale to tell. Wouldn’t it be a hoot for people to “see” the indigenous thoughts and experiences through the native stories and props? Perhaps the shamen amongst us could explain the curious and detailed cultural interplay amongst the various natural and supernatural creatures… Really, our modern cultural filters are so [...]

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