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Messages - Doktor Howl

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Is it wse to reveal this information publicly?

Well, no.

But she's going to kill us all anyway.  Not intentionally, maybe.  It's just that her form of communication seems to involve bone saws.

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:lulz: This is delightful!

EoC is next, if he ever sends me a pic with lots of teeth showing.

I'll see if I can float one over while I'm at work.

Oki doke.  I'm heading out for the day, but yours is already written, so when I get the pic, I'll post the thread.

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Nigel is the reason I never swim in natural bodies of water.

Or unnatural, for that matter.

...or bathe at all, actually.

Yes.  You can't make the drain grate holes small enough and still have them drain.  She's very tiny for her size.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 08:13:32 pm »
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In a society where sitting around for justice is bad, but sitting around for a cheap television is good... What could possibly go wrong?

Well, the oceans could turn to acid.

That's pretty much where my mind was at. And it's the scariest thing I've thought of in a long, long time.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/07/great-american-oyster-collapse-2014720132433957401.html

As best as I can figure - bear in mind that I am not a climatologist - we're in a race between acid oceans or salvation via ice age.

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:lulz: This is delightful!

EoC is next, if he ever sends me a pic with lots of teeth showing.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 08:09:06 pm »
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In a society where sitting around for justice is bad, but sitting around for a cheap television is good... What could possibly go wrong?

Well, the oceans could turn to acid.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 08:08:32 pm »
I've seen a couple of stories about this, and my conclusion is "meth".

Possibly meth-induced psychosis?

Compare to EBS.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 07:50:12 pm »
Only tangentially related, but I was just making spaghetti and musing about another thing that happens a lot in woo fart-huffing chambers; the practice of believing that knowledge has not changed beyond the last they read about a subject. You see prime examples of this in Discordians who believe that scientists have no idea what the pineal gland really does, because they read it in a book that was written sixty-five years ago. Kind of a lot has happened, scientifically-speaking, since then.

Knowledge changes. I would bet that a ton of the "the mechanism is unknown" statement in my textbooks are out of date, let alone any statement of ignorance from decades ago. Science and the advancement of knowledge is moving at an astonishingly rapid pace -- if there's anything you assume we don't know, because you read somewhere that we don't know, you have to ask yourself when the last time you touched base with the research was. If it was more than six months ago, time to re-check before you back yourself into a corner by making unequivocal statements. If you can't verify, then it is wise to proceed with caution, so you'll be less likely to have your pride injured when someone fact-checks you.

More to the point, "Mechanism not known" does not imply that you can just fill the void up with your turds and call it "science".

Right? It's like a puzzle... you can't just jam ANY piece in, whether it came out of the same puzzle box or not. It has to be the right piece, that is contiguous with the others, fits the space, and makes up a part of the whole picture.

One problem that has arisen with the Internet is the ability of hucksters to lie to a larger audience; there is exactly nothing stopping anyone from making shit up and calling it science. I don't really know how to address this problem, because I believe firmly in freedom of speech, but it has made me wonder whether there should be some kind of licensing system such as exists with doctors and lawyers.

Of course, with doctors we have that whole naturopathy thing totally undermining the MD system. I imagine something similar would happen if we started licensing scientists.

We made it through the 1800s, which was the golden age of hucksterism (and for the same reason: the average man knew very little of cause and effect, and nothing of science).

We'll make it through this.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Cooking with LMNO
« on: Yesterday at 07:45:16 pm »
It's an analogy for something.

All that goodness, with a frozen chicken in the middle.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 07:36:56 pm »
Only tangentially related, but I was just making spaghetti and musing about another thing that happens a lot in woo fart-huffing chambers; the practice of believing that knowledge has not changed beyond the last they read about a subject. You see prime examples of this in Discordians who believe that scientists have no idea what the pineal gland really does, because they read it in a book that was written sixty-five years ago. Kind of a lot has happened, scientifically-speaking, since then.

Knowledge changes. I would bet that a ton of the "the mechanism is unknown" statement in my textbooks are out of date, let alone any statement of ignorance from decades ago. Science and the advancement of knowledge is moving at an astonishingly rapid pace -- if there's anything you assume we don't know, because you read somewhere that we don't know, you have to ask yourself when the last time you touched base with the research was. If it was more than six months ago, time to re-check before you back yourself into a corner by making unequivocal statements. If you can't verify, then it is wise to proceed with caution, so you'll be less likely to have your pride injured when someone fact-checks you.

More to the point, "Mechanism not known" does not imply that you can just fill the void up with your turds and call it "science".

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Nigel Delores  Age:  Unknown, estimated at 1800 years +/- 100 years.  Gender:  unknown (presumed female but has an infinite number of dicks).  Race:  Orkadian et al.

She's just an American chasing a dream.  She's just running with the top down and the music up.  She's just trying to smile and say "welcome to America", but she speaks through a shotgun and your head falls off.  She's wanted in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam.  She's just shaking hands with the severed arm of the future.

Nigel has an extra joint in each leg; this allows her to move low to the ground.  When she hits a knot of Black Friday shoppers, the knot breaks like a herd of gazelle, like beads scatter when you slam a hammer through a windshield.  Except for the victim, of course.  He scatters too, but in a different way.  And the police and the emergency services personnel come away from the aftermath with a new view on the way the universe works, and most often a new religion as well.

Portland is the sea floor of America.  Nigel is America's pelagic shark.  But she does not feed like a carp.  No.  Nigel is the reason humanity stays in the shallows.  The bright, bright shallows.  Nigel is the reason humanity knows WHY they stay in those shallows.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 07:21:27 pm »
I've seen a couple of stories about this, and my conclusion is "meth".

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 07:19:25 pm »
Well, not that kinda violent.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 07:19:12 pm »
I've noticed a definite trend, which is that Roger says something snarky to/about Holist, and Holist promptly attacks me. I just re-scanned the thread and I said not one single derogatory or dismissive thing in response to Holist. But Roger did, and Holist promptly turned nasty on both of us. I even recall cases where I wasn't arguing with Holist but Roger was, and Holist got ugly with me and didn't address Roger at all.

Funny, that. I'll have to start pointing it out when it happens.

Babylon Horuv used to do that.  I'd jump on his shit about something, he'd attack a woman I knew in retaliation.

I remember that. It was charming.

I've promised myself 3 of his teeth, if we ever meet.  And I am not by nature a violent man.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 07:17:49 pm »
I've noticed a definite trend, which is that Roger says something snarky to/about Holist, and Holist promptly attacks me. I just re-scanned the thread and I said not one single derogatory or dismissive thing in response to Holist. But Roger did, and Holist promptly turned nasty on both of us. I even recall cases where I wasn't arguing with Holist but Roger was, and Holist got ugly with me and didn't address Roger at all.

Funny, that. I'll have to start pointing it out when it happens.

Babylon Horuv used to do that.  I'd jump on his shit about something, he'd attack a woman I knew in retaliation.


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