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Someone unfriended me on FB because I told him his method of evaluating a fucking card in Magic was wrong.
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Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« Last post by Cramulus on Today at 03:52:56 pm »
I remember Ellis writing a blog series in part on Jack Kirby's screaming robot head, is this a reference?

Yes indeed! From the "Do Anything" blog series

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I have the head of Jack Kirby in my office.
I built it myself. Which means, this being the late-postmodern 21st Century, I stole it from someone else and then tinkered with it until it became a transformative work. What I actually did was steal the Hanson Robotics-designed android head of Philip K Dick off an airplane, resculpted the front and filled its brain with the work of, interviews with and anecdotes about Jack Kirby…

Wow, is that for real? hahahah

I read The Android Head of Phillip K Dick, which documents the creation of the Philip K Dick robot and how its head was stolen / lost during a flight.

I'm sure Ellis is teasing, but that's a great reference.  :p
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Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« Last post by Bobby Campbell on Today at 03:29:17 pm »
I remember Ellis writing a blog series in part on Jack Kirby's screaming robot head, is this a reference?

Yes indeed! From the "Do Anything" blog series

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I have the head of Jack Kirby in my office.
I built it myself. Which means, this being the late-postmodern 21st Century, I stole it from someone else and then tinkered with it until it became a transformative work. What I actually did was steal the Hanson Robotics-designed android head of Philip K Dick off an airplane, resculpted the front and filled its brain with the work of, interviews with and anecdotes about Jack Kirby…

Also the "Science Fiction Condition" bit comes from Ellis' excellent speech Improving Reality

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"To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better.
 
Act like you live in the Science Fiction Condition. Act like you can do magic and hold séances for the future and build a brightness control for the sky.
 
Act like you live in a place where you could walk into space if you wanted. Think big. And then make it better."



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My facebook feed today: but whatabout AMURRICA?!?

I'm talking about the UK, so I don't really give a shit about America.  Sorry.

That's a great time to use the "For my next trick, I will turn this conversation into a conversation about ME!" meme.

I noticed someone beat me to that  :lol:
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Democrats Decide to Just Go Ahead and Implode
« Last post by Cain on Today at 10:55:41 am »
At least space is cold.  Which is more than can be said for the way this planet is going.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« Last post by Brother Mythos on Today at 08:02:34 am »
You’re already circling the bowl.
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Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« Last post by Faust on Today at 07:59:20 am »
I remember Ellis writing a blog series in part on Jack Kirby's screaming robot head, is this a reference?
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The way I see it, if Roger is right and nothing matters, fuck it, I'll die in a half-ass space rocket among the stars rather than slowly watch this planet die among a crowd of idiots.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Ominous Fortune Cookie
« Last post by Brother Mythos on Today at 06:22:00 am »
People! Must I be really be the one to remind you that we’re dealing with Chinese fortune cookies here?!

The operative word being ’Chinese’!

Now then, who is the most famous writer in Chinese literature?

Chairman Mao?

Buy ‘em books! Send ‘em to school … oh, what’s the use?!
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Ominous Fortune Cookie
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on Today at 06:10:56 am »
People! Must I be really be the one to remind you that we’re dealing with Chinese fortune cookies here?!

The operative word being ’Chinese’!

Now then, who is the most famous writer in Chinese literature?

Chairman Mao?
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