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Bring and Brag / "Exquisite Corpse" music project
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:25:55 pm »
Hey all,

I was involved in an online music project where one person posts a basic track online,  then musicians add a track without listening to anything the others are doing, and finally several different people try their hand at mixing the tracks together.  Here's the Round One results.  It's fun, because the first two are reasonably representative of each person's contributions, but the third one "(Eno Lawsuit Mix)" really manipulates the source tracks.  I'll let you guess who did that one ;)

Apple Talk / DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:18:25 pm »
Welcome to the World Cup discussion thread!

(for those of you who care)

First up, Saudi Arabia vs Russia.  What a conundrum of who to root for!  The election meddlers and Crimean annexer vs the oil barons and supporter of Wahhabism.

Propaganda Depository / NSA Propaganda Art
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:58:30 pm »
Check out these recently declassified propaganda posters from the NSA.

I see no reason they couldn't be remixed/repurposed.


Apple Talk / Futuristic Troll Bait
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:25:14 pm »
Transhumanism is the only way to resolve the abortion debate. When gestation can be separated and a pregnancy occur separate to the body there can be an anti abortion pro-choice movement. Granted the child would not have parents, but it can pull itself up by the bootstraps or whatever.
That's me trying to create things for the people of tomorrow to be outraged over.

You get the picture. 

"It doesn't matter what they're doing, calling it 'grey goo' is nano-shaming.  Don't be an AIdoomsdayphobe."

Apple Talk / Opinion time!
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:21:36 pm »
I got a bunch of these BLM patches made, and I'm not sure if "Black" being presented in white letters is a faux pas. Thoughts?

-most likely overthinking this one.

Aneristic Illusions / Political lyrics
« on: January 26, 2017, 12:42:52 am »
Ok, maybe wrong subforum.

But, I'm in a political punk band. We're against Trump. Duh.

I want to make a song that is about gerrymandering. But I don't want to be preachy, and I don't want to be sardonic.

I want it to be catchy, and informative, and pissed off.  Not sure where to start.

Apple Talk / A New Theory Regarding The Fermi Paradox
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:31:46 am »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Turning Purple
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:36:04 pm »
If someone says something offensive about an idea you have; and you tell them they're offended; and they respond by being offended that they're being called offensive; then what?

Added degree of difficulty: What if you want to convince them to help you with your idea?

Big Boss: What if it's half the voting public you're trying to convince?

Apple Talk / Pagan or Racist?
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:38:51 pm »
So, the first temple to Odin since Christianity rolled in was consecrated in Denmark.

I have a couple of pagan friends who are really excited and want to go.  However, they're most likely completely oblivious to the whole White Power/Odinism connection.  I can't find out much else about the temple, so I don't want to bum them out just yet; however, if it is a WP front, I feel I should really let them know.

Anyone hear anything about this?

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / I wanna be a student, too!
« on: June 16, 2016, 03:46:44 pm »
So, after much hemming and hawing, I've registered over at and signed up to take a course in Dynamical Systems.  Supposedly, it only requires high school algebra.  We'll see.

Looking to get the feel of this under my belt, then taking more advanced courses.  Not sure what it will lead to, but it'll look pretty bitchin' on my resume/CV.

Aneristic Illusions / Guns and Guns and Guns
« on: June 16, 2016, 02:29:36 pm »
So, I know that PD has a minor split over gun control.  I'm conflicted about it myself.

Anyway, I kind of loved the Democratic filibuster.  Only took 8 years to find their balls.

But the bills the GOP agreed to hear sort of underscore my conflict.

I think closing the gun show loophole is a good idea.  But the one about barring people on the terrorist watch list from having guns bothers me, for the main reason that the watch list is horribly maintained.  Cain would probably have the most relevant links on that one.

What also bothers me is that a lot of people on my FB feed are like, "we won!"  No you didn't.  The Dems forced congress to hear and debate and vote on the bills.  Which means a party-line vote, which means the bills will most likely not pass.

But still.... progress?

Like so:

via Imgflip Meme Generator

(h/t QG)

So the idea is to start with a complex, nuanced truth, and then work it so none of the complexity is lost, but it still works as a meme.

Please note that no single person needs to have the idea, the complexity, and the reduction.  Any one of the three will work.

Aaaaaand, go!

Bring and Brag / A syncronistic Brag
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:21:56 pm »
For the Chao te Ching FB page*, I've been posting a chapter every few weeks -- there's 81, so I'm not gonna run out, and even when I do, I'll just start over.  The first post was Feb 2012; it'll be fresh again.

Anyway, the brag is that the chapters on Authority (roughly the 50s) are coming up now, and seem to reflect the current state of events pretty accurately.  It always feels good to stay relevant.


Discordian Recipes / Thought experiment
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:57:54 pm »
OK, so this is just a hypothetical.

What if I lived, or paid a visit to Colorado, and decided to make baked goods using some of the local produce now available to adult consumers?

What would be the best recipes to make?

Asking for a friend.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Life Changes
« on: March 11, 2016, 06:40:21 pm »


I’ve been drinking for a very long time, starting about 26 years ago, and really getting into it for about 20.  Over the years I’ve dabbled in other stuff, but have been primarily a drinker.  Wine with dinner, beer at shows/band practice, cocktails at clubs and bars, nightcaps, etc etc.  No worries.  It was legal (fine, I had a fake ID for a few years), it was mostly socially acceptable, it was convenient and available, and I liked both the taste and the buzz.

Then, my latest physical happened, and I got the news I’d been anticipating for a while.  “Elevated liver function”.  Not full blown damage, nothing permanent, but it had finally become an issue.  OK, fine.  I knew it was coming.  It’s not a full-blown “quit or die” scenario, but more of a “cut in half” sort of thing.

So:  Science time!  I began charting my consumption.  I looked at what I was drinking, when, and how.  And I came across some interesting results.  Essentially, during the week I would come home from work, have a cocktail, and wine with dinner.  Fine, I can make a half-sized cocktail, or eliminate it altogether on some days.  Wine with dinner really isn’t going to change, believe me.  But then, after dinner…. More wine.  Sometimes, a lot of wine.  Like, bottles worth.  And while I really do like the taste, it seemed the goal was different than it is when having it with dinner.  I was looking for the buzz.  Accusations of escapism aside, this was a functionally different use for alcohol than the other ways I was using it.  That got me thinking, if that’s the main goal, what can I do that achieves similar results without stressing the liver?

So I got a weed dealer a month or so ago.  And thanks to neighboring states with more relaxed laws, getting edibles is easy.  My routine now is a half-cocktail, a glass or two of wine with dinner, and then a bit of edible THC.  The release for me is slower than smoking it, and the high is, well… I get high.  Then I go to bed.  Of course, I kept with my observations, to see if it was a temporary thing, or if I would slip back into old habits.  And you know what?  It hasn’t, so far.  On top of that, I’m going to bed earlier, and as one would expect, I wake up without feeling like I drank a gallon of wine the night before. 

In fact, last Wednesday a friend of mine flew in from Croatia, and we went out for tacos and drinks.  I had a few of each, and then some more drinks on top of that.  And I felt terrible the next day.  It was quite striking.  So, my subjective/objective observations seem to come to a tentative conclusion: My life is better when I’m not drinking so much, and so far my THC consumption has harmed my life less than my drinking. 

I’m not going to be one of those “alcohol sucks, weed forever” types of people, as I really do enjoy cocktails and wine, but so far this approach is working for me.

What a fucking hippie.

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