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Apple Talk / Re: Let's start our own newsfeed, without blackjack or hookers
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:55:22 pm »
"Wheelchair-bound 94-year old German on trial for Nazi crimes"

As all these US political crimes go unpunished, it's sorta heart warming to know that you're never really off the hook.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: November 01, 2018, 01:06:29 pm »
I did some open source intelligence training today.  It was fun.  Turns out you can get a lot from Facebook profiles with the right search strings.

interesting! is there google-indexed info that isn't public?

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:29:49 pm »
Just applied for an editor gig at Wizards of the Coast - wish me luck! Slim chances, but it would be a dream.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Mail bomb speculation thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 01:52:50 pm »
I just want to take a moment to imagine the hell world we'd be in if any of the people who received bombs were actually injured or killed.

Maybe we don't live in the worst possible timeline--but we've reached a simmer.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:12:26 pm »
That's awesome, QGP!

Apple Talk / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:05:40 pm »
talking to payne, this happened

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 24, 2018, 07:59:21 pm »
Now that I think of it, this kinda explains why NYC was on high alert yesterday. I wondered if something was up. I work in the financial district, and I saw cops everywhere. Grand Central had a bunch of armed, helmeted police (at least 4x more than normal). I had a 10-minute subway delay due to a "brake issue" but then the conductor read us a statement which suggested they were on high alert for suspicious packages.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:53:19 pm »
Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

[Putin] also poked fun at the official seal of the US, which includes a bald eagle holding a bundle of 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch with 13 olives in another.

"I have a question: Has your eagle picked all the olives and only has arrows left?" Putin asked with a laugh.

"Hopefully, I will have some answers for you," he said. "But I didn't bring any more olives."

"That's what I thought," Putin quipped.

Apple Talk / Re: Psychedelic Review
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:44:50 pm »
I feel like Robert Anton Wilson had a stack of these sitting next to his typewriter when he was writing Cosmic Trigger and Prometheus Rising. Like in Issue #5 (edited by Timothy Leary), the issue opens with a research paper on the effects of Set and Setting on psilocibin experiences. And I remember Wilson talking about that study specifically.

I love how the magazine has this frontier feel, like they're explorers of human psychology and are showing you the route through this uncharted territory. There's a feeling of discovery, of sharing something fresh and crackling with gnosis.

Apple Talk / Psychedelic Review
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:42:09 pm »

Whattup, buttlords and buttladies, it's ya boy Cramulus, back with my usual nerd shit.

I found out about this magazine called Psychedelic Review, began by the heady cats at the Harvard Psilocybin Research Project. It's a really interesting time capsule, a tour of mid-60s 'tune in, turn on, drop out' subculture and wackadoo spirituality.

As soon as I saw the cover of this thing, I wanted to read it cover to cover. (the Gurdjieff piece and the Rene Daumal essay tip the scales for me) And thank Gawdess we live in a time when we can, immediately. Or at the very least take a peek, read a few paragraphs, then get distracted by something else. It feels very dated, but still retains a lot of its original potency.

MAPS has most of this magazine archived:

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:40:34 pm »
yessssss thank you

High Weirdness / Re: Is This Really Necessary?
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:32:20 pm »
First of all, you can't name a boat Titanic II without giving it a subtitle like


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Secondly, it is a crime that we don't have the Chiller font

its pretty cool how cats can talk now

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also, the Nutrition community has resolved its conflicts bloodlessly--the coup was rescinded and democracy and reason reigns again.

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