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Why the hell do I let myself google these things?

 just "because"
"Because I love you, Persephone, I love you very dearly!" Persephone smiled. "Then I consent to being abducted." ... Thus ends the story of Persephone and Hades.

I'll see your hearts and flowers and raise you an "erotic romances based on Greek Mythology"


Is that the same place?

It reeks of Canada.

No, it's the UK.  You can tell from the misery leaking out of the masonry.

That and the sign has a tyop.


If it wasn't for the tyops we couldn't communicate at lla

 :sad: Well YMMV but my world feels a bit tighter and less fun today

I don't know whether he fell or whether he was pushed but he is surely going to be missed in Ankh Morpork, or not

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: March 04, 2015, 01:56:05 pm »
There's something about fairies. Apparently they speread like fungus. This is not the first infestation I have come across.
'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods 4 March 2015
Wayford Woods, Somerset
"Fairy control" has had to be brought in at a woods in Somerset to curb the "profusion of elfin construction".

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Celebrities in Politics
« on: March 02, 2015, 03:29:21 pm »
Yes, I think you are right. It felt like it had been stretched to fit the timeslot rather than made to highlight the content.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Celebrities in Politics
« on: March 02, 2015, 01:28:34 pm »
Martin Sheen has come out with a few big hitters lately. After a blistering documentary about the Chartist movement which hit back against modern politicians he has stepped up and delivered an attack on both the right and left wing in a speech at a St. David's Day March:

“No one says they want to get rid of the NHS, everyone praises it ... But for decades now there has been a systematic undermining of it [the NHS’s] core values. This is beyond party politics. The Labour government arguably did as much damage to the NHS, as any Tory or coalition led one. In today’s political climate, where politicians are careful, tentative, scared of saying what they feel for fear ... all political parties drift into a morass of bland neutrality and the real values we suspect are kept behind closed doors. Is it any wonder that people feel there is little to choose between?

Do we want to be a society that is exploitative, that sees people as commodities, as numbers, and mere instruments of profit? Or do we want to be a society where each person is recognised, where all are equal in worth and value – where that value is not purely a monetary one?”

With this and Russell Brand - who, although I dislike for a lot of reasons, has also been throwing his weight around in the political sphere... it seems like celebrities are becoming more commonplace in political discourse, speaking directly about the system rather than their traditional role - shining a light on particular issues or becoming politicians aligned with one of the major parties directly themselves.

I suspect that this is because celebrities are - despite all appearances - people too, and they are in a unique position to capture media attention with a single coherent message where other organized attempts to do so (looking at you, Occupy) have utterly failed to do so. As dissatisfaction grows, and the traditional opposition fail to articulate an alternative narrative, the media looks elsewhere for one - and celebrities are a friendly, familiar face who also have the benefit of already knowing the ropes when it comes to press coverage.

This just seemed interesting to me. I really can't stand Russell Brand personally, but it seems like this isn't going away any time soon. I suppose it makes sense - the media demands that politicians play the part of actors to a greater degree than ever before (with soundbites, photo ops, and staged debates) - it shouldn't be too surprising that the professionals step up when they feel the urge.
Michael Sheen, but yes it was a cillingly excellent documentary

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:39:11 am »
Just for reference, which papers can we still take seriously?

It's still "none of them", right?

Weekly World News has some promising breakthroughs on Batboy.

Yeah well the law of averages indicates that one of them had to be doing it right

Aneristic Illusions / Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:17:32 pm »
Now there is even less reason to take the Torygraph seriously as a newspaper
The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril.
I don't much like Oborne's politics but it seems like he is taking quite a principled stand. Yay for principles.


Yay  I can feel my chakras vibrating.

Consciousness consists of supercharged waveforms of quantum energy. “Quantum” means a maturing of the divine.

Energy is the driver of joy. This life is nothing short of a flowering oasis of zero-point health.
its a laugh a minute

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:25:13 pm »
On the one hand, I have no love for the Royal Family and Charles in particular.

On the other hand, by virtue of being a Windsor he is essentially on permanent retainer for the state, and the business of the state is the arms trade.

On the other hand, he is compensated quite well for this deal.

On the other hand, he may have been forced to take part in a government policy he is not keen on.

But on the other hand, Charles frequently uses his own position to lobby government and civil service members, forcing interpretations of policy and intelligence gathering which would likely cause a constitutional crisis.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I'm Vishnu, and that while Charles likely has a point here, in the broader scheme of things he has little right to actually complain.

Finally, incontrovertible proof that Cain has 5 hands . . .

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:06:31 am »
I may never stop laughing

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:43 pm »
Shillman Fellow, WTF I just can't stop laughing. This is comedy gold, you couldn't make it up

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