Archive for October, 2009

Back to the Present

Posted in science, the future, the past, travel with tags , , , on October 29, 2009 by John

I’ve talked to you about the LHC before.  There were some worries it’d create a black hole, destroy the earth, ect.  Of course, it turned out those claims were made by a Hawaiian grade school teacher.

This new claim is a bit different.  According to two phisiscists, someone is going back in time and sabotaging the LHC, and they say they have the mathmatical evidence to prove it. They’re claiming that the Higgs boson particle is abhorrent to nature, and therefore someone, or something is trying, and thus far succeding to sabotage the LHC.  There has been everything from freak explosions to terrorist arrests assosiated with the Cern project.  And I didn’t even hear about this on Coast to Coast.  So who know.

You can read about it all here.  There’s even some Cern scientists who say the science is at least valid. Here’s what one of the theorists has to say:

“We already know it is not very likely to be true. If the LHC actually succeeds in discovering the Higgs boson, I guess we will have to think again.”

Here’s hoping.

Top 10/50

Posted in 2009, internal, music on October 26, 2009 by kevin

How are we going to do this? I have Jeff on board. Shall it be New Years? I know Ross and Alex will be here. Who wants to do the math? I am more than welcome to step in. My Mathematics SAT score was through the roof 😉

Deep Inside…

Posted in asperger's syndrome, books, God Almighty, Mind Control, NYT linking, out-of-body experiences with tags , , on October 13, 2009 by John

Jung red book

Jung’s Red Book is coming out next week.  It’s already being buzzed about in academea, but how do you get the kids to get excited?  Well you get cool guys like Charlie Kaufman and David Byrne ( & many more) to talk about it and vlog it.  They’re not out yet, but look for them.

About the book though; it’s one of a kind.  It’s Jung’s personal account of his trip into the Inferno.  For sixteen years, durring a ‘mid-life crisis’, he spent his free time tearing down the wall between his concious and subconsious mind.

In it, Jung travels the land of the dead, falls in love with a woman he later realizes is his sister, gets squeezed by a giant serpent and, in one terrifying moment, eats the liver of a little child. (“I swallow with desperate efforts — it is impossible — once again and once again — I almost faint — it is done.”) At one point, even the devil criticizes Jung as hateful.  NYT

Of course there’s much more to it than dragons and a morbid liverwurst.  This is a record of the subconcious of a man that formed a good deal of the contemporary ideas about the subconcious.  The book’s translator, Sonu Shamdasani, who wrestled with the book for ten years called it “the nuclear reactor for all [Jung’s] works.”

The log of  his journies has taken a twisted path itself.  The New York Times has done a great job putting that story to pixels, and you can find it here.  It’s all very exciting, but for now, I don’t have $115.

For Comrades and Lovers.

Posted in 2009, America, blogs, EAST COAST with tags on October 13, 2009 by kevin

Many of you have known Paul for a short time. I introduced him to the world of the blog. He now lives in Brooklyn (with me again!). Here is Pauls Blog. Rejoice. (his title is a Walt Whitman quote, btw) If that is not an appropriate title for his blog, i don’t now what is. Here’s to you, Mr. America!

P.S. Check out his post about Star Wars Girl. Yours truly makes an appearance.

Portland Art

Posted in 2009, art, WEST COAST with tags on October 12, 2009 by Thomas

jasonkappus

I never met this guy, he stopped working at The Bookman just before I began. However, I feel that I gained certain camaraderie with him due to the large amount that was spoken of in his wake. For all you Portlandians, it looks worth checking out:

Here’s the Deets. (Since I can’t seem to get the hang of that indented quotation stuff)

Sea Blobs

Posted in monsters, nature, the ocean, tubes on October 10, 2009 by John

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Sea Blobs“, posted with vodpod

It’s like a big underwater booger.

Put It Up has found it’s identity being a blog about the arts and monsters, and I’m comfortable with that. This post falls into the latter category. They carry e-coli and are up to 124 MILES long.  LINK

AU 09 (Radio Edit)

Posted in 2009, autumn, mixtape, music on October 10, 2009 by Shiv

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AU 09 (Radio Edit)

One can consider this mix “autumnal.” I certainly did make it with a warm mug, in a blanket, on a cold night. So: Mull your wine. Fall in love. Fall from a tree. Stare a little bit. This might put you to bed. It may not. Tracklist after the– Continue reading