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Principia Discordia => Techmology and Scientism => High Weirdness => Topic started by: Bu☆ns on June 23, 2013, 03:51:31 pm

Title: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Bu☆ns on June 23, 2013, 03:51:31 pm
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 23, 2013, 04:43:15 pm
THAT IS INTENSELY CREEPY.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Cain on June 23, 2013, 04:46:49 pm
I'd like to point out that it didn't start spinning until it was brought to Manchester.

It's Manchester that is cursed, not the statue.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 23, 2013, 04:49:46 pm
I have friends in Manchester and one of them is a museum display designer, I wonder what they think of this?
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 23, 2013, 04:50:22 pm
I'd like to point out that it didn't start spinning until it was brought to Manchester.

It's Manchester that is cursed, not the statue.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Bu☆ns on June 23, 2013, 04:55:33 pm
I'd like to point out that it didn't start spinning until it was brought to Manchester.

It's Manchester that is cursed, not the statue.

The plot thickens :)
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Bu☆ns on June 23, 2013, 04:58:13 pm
I have friends in Manchester and one of them is a museum display designer, I wonder what they think of this?

Well isn't that just insanely convenient. :P
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Telarus on June 23, 2013, 11:39:29 pm
I wonder if it's designed that way.... Maybe as a prototype to full sized one...


 :eek:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Freeky on June 24, 2013, 12:14:14 am
It's clearly asking for beer, bread and beef.  Nobody can read it if the words are at the back.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 06:11:01 pm
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:

There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

Of course, the fucking paper immediately says "THERE MAY BE A SPIRITUAL EXPLANATION FOR THIS", because, you know, breathless old assholes want to hear that shit.

But it's crap.  If the mummies themselves don't get up and FUCK SOME SHIT UP on the people that EMPTIED THEIR GRAVES, then what POSSIBLE use would an angry spirit have for ROTATING A STATUE?  Are they going to also hold their breath until we put shit back?  Are they going to run off to the circus, boy that would show us!

Are they trying to communicate?  "What's that, Amenhotep?  Howard Carter fell down the well?"

No.  It's fucking vibrations from shitty display design plus sensationalist bullshit, if not an engineered fraud.

DOK,
BRINGING THE SCIENCE IF YOU CAN'T BRING AN ACTUAL SCARY GODDAMN UNDEAD THINGIE.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Bu☆ns on June 24, 2013, 07:04:48 pm
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:

There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

Of course, the fucking paper immediately says "THERE MAY BE A SPIRITUAL EXPLANATION FOR THIS", because, you know, breathless old assholes want to hear that shit.

But it's crap.  If the mummies themselves don't get up and FUCK SOME SHIT UP on the people that EMPTIED THEIR GRAVES, then what POSSIBLE use would an angry spirit have for ROTATING A STATUE?  Are they going to also hold their breath until we put shit back?  Are they going to run off to the circus, boy that would show us!

Are they trying to communicate?  "What's that, Amenhotep?  Howard Carter fell down the well?"

No.  It's fucking vibrations from shitty display design plus sensationalist bullshit, if not an engineered fraud.

DOK,
BRINGING THE SCIENCE IF YOU CAN'T BRING AN ACTUAL SCARY GODDAMN UNDEAD THINGIE.


:lulz:

Yes, of course there's a scientific explanation but that won't bring bodies into the museum! 

I also noticed how they don't move the statue to a different location to see if it doesn't do the same thing.  Then...of course...that just invites 'special pleading'.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 24, 2013, 08:01:26 pm
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:

There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

Of course, the fucking paper immediately says "THERE MAY BE A SPIRITUAL EXPLANATION FOR THIS", because, you know, breathless old assholes want to hear that shit.

But it's crap.  If the mummies themselves don't get up and FUCK SOME SHIT UP on the people that EMPTIED THEIR GRAVES, then what POSSIBLE use would an angry spirit have for ROTATING A STATUE?  Are they going to also hold their breath until we put shit back?  Are they going to run off to the circus, boy that would show us!

Are they trying to communicate?  "What's that, Amenhotep?  Howard Carter fell down the well?"

No.  It's fucking vibrations from shitty display design plus sensationalist bullshit, if not an engineered fraud.

DOK,
BRINGING THE SCIENCE IF YOU CAN'T BRING AN ACTUAL SCARY GODDAMN UNDEAD THINGIE.

I have a Kuan Yin figurine that does that. I don't think Ahmenhotep & company are known for jumping into Kuan Yin figurines from Vietnamese grocery stores in Lynn, Mass and rotating. Houses around here are crap and they shake a little every time somebody walks or lets the screen door slam.

It's great for freaking out Texans though. She moves, and she's Asian. Probably keeps all kinds of shitty people away.  :lol:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 08:17:17 pm
I just want the mummies to GET ON THEIR JOB and STOP THIS FUCKING AROUND.

I just can't see Brandon Fraser running from a slowly rotating statue, know what I mean?

Boris Karloff is also, I am told, TOTALLY FUCKING UNIMPRESSED.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 24, 2013, 08:20:11 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 24, 2013, 08:20:57 pm
I just want the mummies to GET ON THEIR JOB and STOP THIS FUCKING AROUND.

I just can't see Brandon Fraser running from a slowly rotating statue, know what I mean?

Boris Karloff is also, I am told, TOTALLY FUCKING UNIMPRESSED.

I'm told Lon Chaney's kid is making gestures that look like jacking off.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 24, 2013, 08:22:14 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

Because ghosts SELL. Like those "haunted" bed & breakfasts where nothing ever happens.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 08:23:13 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 24, 2013, 08:28:04 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

HE'D SPIN FASTER AND GIVE EVERYBODY A SPINNING BACK KICK LIKE CHUCK NORRIS
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 08:28:36 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

HE'D SPIN FASTER AND GIVE EVERYBODY A SPINNING BACK KICK LIKE CHUCK NORRIS

YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY TO MAKE FUN OF STATUES THAT HAVE NO LEGS?
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 24, 2013, 08:30:00 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

HE'D SPIN FASTER AND GIVE EVERYBODY A SPINNING BACK KICK LIKE CHUCK NORRIS

YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY TO MAKE FUN OF STATUES THAT HAVE NO LEGS?

OH FUCK I'M DOOMED
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 08:34:57 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

HE'D SPIN FASTER AND GIVE EVERYBODY A SPINNING BACK KICK LIKE CHUCK NORRIS

YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY TO MAKE FUN OF STATUES THAT HAVE NO LEGS?

OH FUCK I'M DOOMED

I am going to have a talk with some Pagan friends of mine, and have them send some angry mummy energy your way, you insensitive philistine.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 24, 2013, 08:37:26 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

 :lulz:

I am definitely going to use this material on a pagan forum.

Maybe as advice for when people feel "attacked".
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Left on June 24, 2013, 10:37:20 pm
Sorry, I'm just picturing what the statue would do if he was near my ancient washer...
...Statue on spin cycle....
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 24, 2013, 10:54:28 pm
I don't understand why they don't put felt on the bottom to prevent this.

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN STOP THE POWER OF THE GODS WITH A PIECE OF FELT?

GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.  EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE.

 :lulz:

I am definitely going to use this material on a pagan forum.

Maybe as advice for when people feel "attacked".

Stole it from the El Nino essay kid.

"Imagine that...Trying to fight the gods with flashlight batteries.  Needless to say, it didn't work, and everyone died."
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: McGrupp on June 25, 2013, 04:25:16 pm
This would be a dissapointing campfire story.  <Flashlight on face> "And when they checked the camera at the end of the day...... the statue had turned slightly to the left!
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 25, 2013, 05:46:19 pm
Who fucking called it?

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/25/19124193-pharaohs-curse-why-that-ancient-egyptian-statue-moves-on-its-own?lite

At the bottom of the article.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 25, 2013, 07:22:30 pm
Who fucking called it?

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/25/19124193-pharaohs-curse-why-that-ancient-egyptian-statue-moves-on-its-own?lite

At the bottom of the article.

They needed to call in an "expert" for that.  :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 26, 2013, 07:25:12 am
They could have just asked the Internet. I Googled it on the first day and found videos demonstrating why and how it was happening.

NOT AS AWESOME AS IT WANTING BEAN BURRITOS AND BUD LIGHT, or whatever the inscription on the back says.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Pæs on June 26, 2013, 10:40:55 am
HOOK A GENERATOR UP TO IT. UNLIMITED POWER.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 26, 2013, 03:20:37 pm
HOOK A GENERATOR UP TO IT. UNLIMITED POWER.

Once again, Paes shames us all by pointing out what should have been obvious.    :argh!:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on June 26, 2013, 03:33:47 pm
They could have just asked the Internet. I Googled it on the first day and found videos demonstrating why and how it was happening.

That, and the way it stops when the place closes and people stop stomping past it.  :lol:

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NOT AS AWESOME AS IT WANTING BEAN BURRITOS AND BUD LIGHT, or whatever the inscription on the back says.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 26, 2013, 03:38:04 pm
HOOK A GENERATOR UP TO IT. UNLIMITED POWER.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on May 13, 2017, 12:03:25 am
I'd like to point out that it didn't start spinning until it was brought to Manchester.

It's Manchester that is cursed, not the statue.

Also, the Manchester Mummy and the ghost bar hopper.

Manchester is full of win.
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on May 13, 2017, 01:59:54 am
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:

There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

It might not even be that. It could just be some jackass museum employee turning it every so often. They said it was a time-lapse video, right? Plenty of time to not get caught on the film
Title: Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on May 13, 2017, 03:16:53 am
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

 :eek:

There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

It might not even be that. It could just be some jackass museum employee turning it every so often. They said it was a time-lapse video, right? Plenty of time to not get caught on the film

I always bet on things like vibration from an outside source.  HVAC, again, is the most likely culprit.