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High Weirdness / Jarheads Grounded Over Irregular Flight Pattern
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:27:46 pm »
Marine Corps aviators grounded amid investigation into phallic flight pattern

As per the article:

'Two Marine Corps aviators have been grounded while they're being investigated "for flying a pattern resembling an obscene image" over Southern California, according to a military spokesman.

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing said last month that a "T-34C aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew an irregular flight pattern over the Salton Sea that resembled a phallic image."'

Here's a link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marine-corps-aviators-grounded-phallic-flight-pattern/

The article, however, provides no hard evidence of the alleged deed.

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High Weirdness / A Gurgling Mud Pool Is Creeping Across SoCal
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:01:03 am »
A Gurgling Mud Pool Is Creeping Across Southern California Like a Geologic Poltergeist

As per the article:

“A mysterious, bubbling mud geyser is on the move in Southern California, flitting dangerously close to railroad tracks, Highway 111 and some very expensive optic cables, like a geologic poltergeist, according to news sources.

Even stranger, this puzzling geyser — dubbed the "Slow One" — is in the same neighborhood as the source of the so-called "Big One," the giant earthquake that is expected to shake things up where the North American and Pacific tectonic plates rub together to form the San Andreas Fault.”

Here's the link: https://www.livescience.com/63998-mud-pool-creeping-across-california.html

Here's another link with better photos: https://weather.com/news/news/2018-11-01-california-mud-geyser-moving


I predict someone will make a disaster movie based upon this phenomena in the near future. But, of course, they'll jazz it up a bit. Perhaps they'll add sharks, or something with tentacles.

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As per the official CDC Newsroom Release:

“Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.”

Here's the link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1025-chicken-halloween.html

I can't think up stuff as silly as this.

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High Weirdness / Is This Really Necessary?
« on: October 23, 2018, 11:12:02 pm »
Titanic II resumes construction after financial holdup, plans to finally set sail in 2022

As per the article:

“Blue Star Line never let go.

The Titanic II is set to make its two-week maiden voyage in 2022, and construction of the replica recently resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years.

The ship, which will feature the same cabin layout as the original, will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England and then on to New York, tracing the North Atlantic route of its doomed namesake, which sunk on April 12,1912, less than three hours after sideswiping an iceberg.”

Here's a link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2018/10/22/titanic-ii-sail-original-ships-fateful-route-2022-maiden-voyage/1725540002/

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High Weirdness / Bad Neighbors
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:28:00 am »
Tennessee Man Attacked Son With Chainsaw, Lost leg When son ran him Over With Lawnmower: Police

As per the article:

“A Tennessee man attacked by his chainsaw wielding father ran over the older man's leg with a lawnmower while defending himself, police said.

Officers were called to a home in Bristol, Tennessee, on June 28, and found Douglas Ferguson, 76, with head and leg injuries, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office cited by the Bristol Herald Courier.

After investigating the incident, police believe that Ferguson attempted to attack his son with a running chainsaw while he was mowing the lawn.”

Here's a link: https://www.newsweek.com/tennessee-man-has-leg-amputated-after-failed-chainsaw-attack-son-1168744

This happened a while back, but I only read about it the other day.

And here I thought some of my neighbors were cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. The crazy lady across the street, who was recently evicted for constantly fighting with her husband and her boyfriend, has nothing on this family!

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Aneristic Illusions / The Space Force
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:45:46 am »
To start this thread off, here’s the first Space Force Song submittal. (It’s, at least, the first one that I’m aware of.)

Here’s the link: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/msnbcs-katy-tur-mocks-trumps-new-military-branch-singing-goofy-space-force-theme-song/

My apologies to the THE POWERS THAT BE. This topic should have been started in the Aneristic Illusions Forum.

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High Weirdness / France is Being Invaded By Giant Killer Worms
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:03:55 pm »
As per the article:

 “France is known for many of its cultural items, including exceptional cuisine, wine, and the Louvre. Soon, it may also be known for its arm-length, shovel-headed, carnivorous worms.

New research suggests that several species of these discomfiting creatures—known as hammerhead flatworms—have slithered into the country as invasive species. Perhaps even stranger is the fact that they’ve been establishing themselves in France almost undetected for decades.”

Here’s a link: https://earther.com/france-is-being-invaded-by-giant-killer-worms-1826228499

I wonder if fancy restaurants will soon have them on their menus along with their escargot?

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Apple Talk / Has It Really Come to This?
« on: May 02, 2018, 01:03:45 am »
Over the past few months, I’ve often found myself thinking, “Why is the world like this? It really shouldn’t be like this.” And, it happened again this afternoon.

Recently, my state allowed supermarkets to sell wine and beer. And, as I usually take my father grocery shopping on Tuesday, my wife asked me to pick up a bottle of a good, inexpensive wine she uses for cooking. 

And so, while my father started his shopping, I found the wine, took it to the counter, and opened my wallet to pay for it. Ignoring my cash in hand, the cashier told me I need to produce a valid photo ID in order to make the purchase.

Now, I am vain enough to think I look good for my age, but, on the other hand, I was born during the Truman Administration! My remaining hair is quite gray, and to describe my neatly trimmed beard and moustache as ‘salt and pepper’ is outright flattery.

I found myself asking the cashier, who may very well have been born during the previous Roosevelt Administration, “Seriously?”

And, to my surprise, she was dead serious. “We have to do this,” she replied, clearly pissed off that I even dared to question her demand.

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah mom in her final days of pregnancy gave her baby an eviction notice and made it official with a judge's signature. Incredibly, the baby obeyed.

Here’s the link: http://kutv.com/news/local/judge-serves-eviction-notice-on-pregnant-moms-unborn-baby

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A St-Laurent man’s love of music is proving costly after he said he was given a $149 ticket for singing "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" while driving.

On Sept. 27, Taoufik Moalla was on his way to get a bottle of water from Provigo. He was headed down St. Croix, cheerfully singing along to the 1990 C+C Music Factory hit, when he heard a police siren behind him.

“I was thinking they wanted to pass, but they called on the speaker ‘Please go to the right side,’” said Moalla. “I stopped and four police came, two on each side, and checked the inside of the car. Then they asked me if I screamed. I said no, I was just singing.”

Here’s the link: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/man-given-149-ticket-for-singing-90s-dance-song-while-driving-1.3643520

I wonder if they would have gone easier on him if he had been singing “Okie from Muskogee.” But, it did happen in Canada, so maybe that’s not such a good idea.

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High Weirdness / The Sistine Chapel Goes Full Cirque Du Soleil
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:10:32 pm »

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‘Indeed, a visit to the Sistine Chapel is a solemn affair with minders shushing the crowds and photos prohibited. It is impossible to see detail of Michelangelo’s greatest works without binoculars. The Vatican Museums do offer intimate small group and after hours tours of the Sistine Chapel after the museums close, but the tickets are expensive and the atmosphere is solemn.’

‘The new show, which will last about an hour, will be polar opposite, essentially immersing the audience into the chapel with close up views and loud music. Balich says the experience “will cost around the same as a movie ticket,” and “will bring the Sistine Chapel to life” with 4K flyover imagery, live performances similar to Cirque du Soleil classy acrobatics and full immersion music that was composed specifically for this project by Sting. Sistine Chapel masterpieces have been replicated through laser technology, and the recreated details indistinguishable with the naked eye will be revealed up close.’

Here’s the link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sistine-chapel-goes-full-cirque-du-soleil

This one may be hard to top, Discordians.

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High Weirdness / Narco Bunny Alert in PA
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:02:21 pm »
‘Dead serious’ Pennsylvania GOP mayoral candidate determined to enact ‘narco bunnies’ plan to sniff out drugs

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While many police departments employ K-9 units that are used to sniff out explosives and drugs, one Republican mayoral candidate wants to see bunnies do the work.

Here’s the link: https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/dead-serious-pennsylvania-gop-mayoral-candidate-determined-to-enact-narco-bunnies-plan-to-sniff-out-drugs/

First my carrots, and now this!

And, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if this guy wins the election.

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High Weirdness / Icelandic Pirate Party MP Forced to Wear Eyepatch
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:04:14 am »
As per the article:

‘A member of parliament from the Pirate Party in Iceland was forced to wear an eyepatch for a television appearance following a bizarre household accident.’

‘Eva Pandora Baldursdottir wrote on her Facebook wall that her one-year-old daughter "scratched my eye, which means I have to wear an eyepatch over the weekend," Reykjavik Grapevine reports.’

‘"That wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for the fact that I'm going to a TV debate tonight," she said.’

Okay … and that’s a problem because?

Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41608341

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High Weirdness / Canada Prison Escapees Caught By Police In Escape Room
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:21:47 pm »
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Two Canadian women who escaped prison ran out of luck when they were cornered by police at a jail-cell simulation for thrill seekers.

The women fled an Edmonton, Alberta, prison on Monday, but were arrested the next day at a so-called escape room.

Police traced them to the facility, where people pay to solve puzzles that will unlock the doors of mock dungeons.

Despite their practical experience, the fugitives were unable to pull off another escape.

Here’s the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41516612

I can’t help but wondering if they asked the police for a try at the best two out of three.

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Techmology and Scientism / The Latest in Demolition Derby Technology
« on: August 14, 2017, 01:25:29 am »
“MegaBots is finally going to take on Japan in the world’s first giant robot duel”

As per the article: “MegaBots’ 12-ton, 16-foot robot, which it’s very patriotically calling ‘Eagle Prime,’ has shipped to the as-of-yet undisclosed duel location. The new robot can move quicker and punch faster than the original robot MegaBots built. It has seats for a pilot and a gunner, and features a cannon arm for shooting massive paintballs, and a giant claw for grappling opponents. MegaBots said it’s also built other weapons that can be swapped onto the robot, including a chainsaw and a very large drill.”

Here’s the article link: https://qz.com/1044197/megabots-is-finally-going-to-take-on-japan-in-the-worlds-first-giant-robot-duel/

And, here’s the link to the Megabots site: https://www.megabots.com/

Having grown up on robot sci-fi, and worked with highly automated systems, these things are not robots to me. But, they are a new twist on Demolition Derby entertainment. 

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