Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wallet Biopsy

Word Zoo:

Ballot Box Bucket Bong
Wind Turbine Telethon
War Horse Fire Cracker
Shot Gun Active Slacker
Lead Light Glass Stain
Boss Hog Weather Vane
Stolen Car Concrete Block
Sun Dial Broken Clock
Gold Watch Iron Throne
Steal Sword Collar Bone
Torture Chamber Cross Bow
Missile Silo John Doe

Friday, May 17, 2013

For Promotional Use Only

Recommendation of the week club:

Find four* new albums that you haven't heard before, but are pretty sure you will like, because (for example) you have already heard a single off them you really like or had it recommended to you  by a friend or algorithm (e.g Pandora radio). Smash the shit out them (not literally, just play them to yourself all the time, or however much you have time to listen to music, headphones can help with this) cycle through  them, until you can't take them any more and you're almost getting  sick of them (or maybe just before that point). Basically when you are familiar with them and starting to feel like something new(er) Then find four* new albums that you haven't heard... la la la etc.  THEN: repeat the process until you don't want too. Don't worry you won't run out of music. There's plenty of it in the world. There is far too much to get through and never enough time to filter through and find all the greatness. So might as well get into it eh?

NB: The word 'new' in this context doesn't mean brand new 2013 hot-off-the-press-type tunes droppin' on the D-floor shenanigans, just 'new' as in new to you, for example an old Bowie, Hendrix or Lennon album you never heard before, for some strange sad-but-incredibly-true reason, that you can only talk about in private. Whatever I'm not trying to be nosey, it's your life...

*Four is just an approximate really as the actual number is still up for debate.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hands Up For Non-Fiction!?!?!

How not to tell a story - Part 39: The Autobiography

I grew up in a 3 bedroom house on a suburban cul-de-sac, in a quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of a small city. With a park across the road that connected to a paddock, that contained collections of gorse, grass, short-cuts to bus stops, poplars, old car wrecks, rubbish, tree stumps, (for a time at least) 2 horses (one brown, one white), wasp nests (the insect not the racial grouping), lots of field mice, other assorted nothingness (I don't think it was ever very productive) and a house that some people said was haunted. Because it looked slightly neglected and run down.  A throwback to the rural past of the area, that is not far from market gardens and lifestyle blocks, with huge driveways and nice houses. The paddoch through disuse had retained some features of a time before the post-war developments that rapidly expanded cities. The house was really just owned by a reclusive old shut-in family, that sent their son to a fancy school in town, but never seemed to do anything with the section of land that at one time must of given income to someone. I used to feed apples from the tree in our back yard to the horses in the paddock, when I was very young. I also like eating raw carrots. The end.

Chicken Wrapped In Bacon

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Notes To Self:

  • Make mix CDs (or tapes or any other format you prefer) for people that would appreciate them!
  • Pay Sky bill
  • Download more music
  • Synthetic cannabinoids can taste really bad
  • Moustache Cash Stash would be a great band name Mordecai!
  • Die Antwoord, Dirt Nasty, E-Dubble, Spose, Rudimental?
  • Miike Snow, C2C, Little people, Mac Lethal
  • Flamming Lips, Opossum, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Phoenix, Phoenix foundation...
  • Update music on phone!!!! now now now!
  • Build a small structure out of wood and glue, driftwood? Shells? Other beach material?
  • Paint again/more
  • Read Stuff you dickhead!! GoT!
  • Dogmatic
  • Pragmatic
  • Pedantic
  • Romantic
  • Lethargic
  • Drastic
  • Plastic
  • Update bremy
  • John: Mako Shark
  • Dad: Civilian; Coro (crisis?)
  • Can Brazil nuts cause pain to past injuries?
  • What to do with excess chrystals or chrystlers
  • Birds of Chch site
  • WHCD Obama vid, pretty funny stuff!
  • Is that my own breath I hear?
  • Mad mag(s)
  • Mum's new address
  • Pivot tables of infinite madness
  • Daily Show/Colbert
  • Do NRL picks
  • Is "elimination communication" just taking the piss?
  • Hands up who has used a typewriter? Or even worse tippex?
  • Top up phone
  • Print off some photos (SD card)
  • Actuals for Feb onwards
  • Transit
  • Transfer
  • Transmit
  • Transact
  • Translate
  • Transition
  • Transport
  • Transform
  • Transplant
  • Transverse
  • Transvestite
  • Transparent
  • Transmission
  • Transnational
  • Transmundane
  • Trans-Tasman
  • Transcriptional
  • take over the world
  • Draw some stuff

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Challenge Inappropriate Behaviour


I think it would take many lifetimes (or at least more than one) to work this all out.

I mean really, it is a lot to take in, too much really. There are just too many people, opinions, artists, histories, ages, religions, etc. to really ever get to the bottom of things.

Doesn't mean we should stop trying to figure things out, to be observant or to seek knowledge.

But just realise that for almost everything 'truth' we learn, there can be a very convincing counter-argument.

So I think I know things and I will promote the knowledge I have or see to be helpful.

But my views are evolving continually, adapting to new things as I go.

I still like most the stuff I have put on here over the last eight years and although I think my perceptions are very different now, I still like my old posts and at least mostly agree with my observations.

Except for angry rants, but there is a time a place for those, as they can be necessary at times.

But probably better to focus thinking on something other than anger, as that inflicts on your own soul, just as much as the things you are against. better to try and keep it funny and not lose ya cool.

Even when you watch the news.

What Can't Vinegar Do?

9 out of 10 boring old house-husbands find the following links exciting and/or things they already knew, but didn't want to advertise or talk to plainly about, because of certain pre-contemporary societal stigmas attached to the recurrent themes of male nurturing and growth of spirit related to sentences that are far too long and lack correct punctuation; possibly badly translated or written by those with English as a second language; or for undefined satirical purposes that parody things that don't exist, in a subversive way that undermines everything you ever held to be true, undisputed and not open for further discussions:

Which doesn't really directly relate practically in many ways to....

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics:

Cut and pasted from: {[this site]}

Time Stops at the Speed of Light

Quantum Entanglement

Light is Affected by Gravity

Dark Matter

Our Universe is Rapidly Expanding

All Matter is Just Energy

Wave-Particle Duality

All Objects Fall at the Same Speed

Quantum Foam

The Double Slit Experiment

Just go with it...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

More stuff off Wikipedia (just cos)

Mechanical computer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hamman Manus R
mechanical computer is built from mechanical components such as levers and gears, rather than electronic components. The most common examples are adding machines and mechanical counters, which use the turning of gears to increment output displays. More complex examples can carry out multiplication and division, and even differential analysis.
Mechanical computers reached their zenith during World War II, when they formed the basis of complex bombsights including the Norden, as well as the similar devices for ship computations such as the US Torpedo Data Computer or British Admiralty Fire Control Table. In the post-war era, most complex examples were quickly replaced by electronic versions, an evolution that culminated in the 1970s with the introduction of inexpensive handheld electronic calculators.
Noteworthy are mechanical flight instruments for early spacecraft, which provided their computed output not in the form of digits, but through the displacements of indicator surfaces. From Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight until 2002, every manned Soviet and Russian spacecraft Vostok,Voskhod and Soyuz was equipped with a Globus instrument showing the apparent movement of the Earth under the spacecraft through the displacement of a miniature terrestrial globe, plus latitude and longitude indicators.


Documentary hypothesis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diagram of the Documentary Hypothesis.
*includes most of Leviticus
includes most of Deuteronomy
"Deuteronomic history": Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings
The documentary hypothesis, (DH) (sometimes called the Wellhausen hypothesis), proposes that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was derived from originally independent, parallel and complete narratives, which were subsequently combined into the current form by a series of redactors (editors). The number of these is usually set at four, but this is not an essential part of the hypothesis.
The hypothesis was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries from the attempt to reconcile inconsistencies in the biblical text. By the end of the 19th century it was generally agreed that there were four main sources, combined into their final form by a series of redactorsR. These four sources came to be known as the Yahwist, or Jahwist, J (J being the German equivalent of the English letter Y); the ElohistE; theDeuteronomistD, (the name comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, D's contribution to the Torah); and the Priestly WriterP.[1]
Julius Wellhausen's contribution was to order these sources chronologically as JEDP, giving them a coherent setting in the evolving religious history of Israel, which he saw as one of ever-increasing priestly power. Wellhausen's formulation was:
While the hypothesis has been increasingly challenged by other models in the last part of the 20th century, its terminology and insights continue to provide the framework for modern theories on the origins of the Torah.[2]