Sunday, February 28, 2010

a day like rain

I saw a movie the other day called "A day Like Rain" which featured a teenage girl living in California suburbia who devises a metaphysical experiment designed to save the world from what she sees as an impending doom.

In this particular scene, Gena tells her friend Jennifer... 
“There’s no going back.  Everything else has been tried before and we need to do something different.  We have to take this all the way,”

What I find interesting about  the something different Gena talks about is orgonite and the nicest crystals I've ever seen.  Take a look at all that stuff on her table and you'll see an HHG, a bunch or crystals, a few coils, several TB's and a copper piped CB.  It looks like a less-messy version of my own workshop.  The only things missing are giant succor punches and an orgone accumulator.

I don't expect you to go out and see this flick, and if you did you'd most likely get lost in the endless stream of quantum questions answered with more unanswered questions. (most folks are incapable of interpreting plot lines unless it's spelled out to them)
It's like it's obnoxious because it's asking for something.  How can you love something if you don't know what it is?
But in case you have some free time and a little curiosity you can see it here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

not enough to go around?

What you see to the left is a picture of copper at the sub micron level using an electron microscope.
You wouldn't think of metal as a crystalline substance, but there it is.

We were all taught that all the metals on this planet collected at various strata, depending on how heavy it was compared to the substances around it, soon after the Earth cooled. 

As I look at these geometric shapes, Bucky Fuller comes to mind, as well as geodesic domes, soccer balls, pentagons, and crystal gardens.

What also comes to mind is crystals grow and if copper is a crystalline substance then it stands to reason that copper grows, as well.  In other words, it's a renewable substance just like Christmas trees, mold, little green apples, and everything else on this planet.

Is it just me or does anyone else think if copper is a crystalline substance and if all crystalline substances grow, is it likely that other metals could also be renewable resources as well?  It kinda throws the whole scarcity thing right out the window, doesn't it?

Scarcity is the major tool used by the powers that be to ensure the elite 2% of humanity have it all.
The concept goes like this ... If there is not enough to go around, it stands to reason the elite should have the lions share while the masses get to fight over the table scraps.

This concept isn't just wrong, it's inhuman to stifle human growth just because the guys at the top want the whole ball of wax.  We're stuck in this fossil fuel consumption cycle because the Saudis buy the debt we rack up for our endless wars to keep the economy going in an endless downward spiral.  Besides, every single thing on this planet is renewable, including supermarket plastic bags and congressional manure.

Would we really be better off choosing paper over plastic or is it just an illusion? 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

hell explained by a chemistry student

The following is an actual question given on University of Arizona chemistry mid term.  
 
The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:  
 
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?  
 
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.  
 One student, however, wrote the following:
 
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. There fore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.  
 
Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
 
This gives two possibilities: 
 
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. 
 
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. 
 
So which is it? 
 
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct..... ...leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting
'Oh my God.'  

 
THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

Friday, February 19, 2010

fastest production car in the world

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is currently the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive street-legal full production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407.5 km/h or 253.2 mph), though several faster or more expensive vehicles have been produced on a limited basis.



Given the choice, why would anyone prefer a Mercedes?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

we're all white

When I was out with friends last night, I never expected this kind of snow deposit.  The last couple days everyone was talking about how much snow we'll get and if they have enough milk, eggs, and bread to sustain them from the Donner ordeal that awaits them, as if french toast is the survival food of the millennium.

I gotta admit, we got a lot of snow and I didn't even bother trying to dig out.  My driveway is a half mile of snow a foot deep.  Getting out is no problem, thanks to gravity, but getting back up the hill might make me kick myself for even fantasizing about joy riding in this stuff.

I can't complain.  After all, it's February in the great north east and if ya can't deal with a little snow, you're living in the wrong place.
Makes me wish I was snowbound in a Canadian lodge with a beautiful canuck, a warm fireplace, and a cask of wine.  Ah...  winter!  Don't ya love it?

wisdom for the day

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

David Bissonette