Pump added 27 January 1999
You thought that pyramids were tombs or observatories or alien sandcastles
or razor blade sharpeners or the results of some ancient Egyptian
unemployment relief project. Wrong! The big one at Giza was a pump
to suck water from the Nile and use it to make the desert bloom.
By the look of that desert, I would say that the pump designers
needed to do a bit more work. Or maybe it worked back then and the
filters got clogged with papyrus and frogs after Moses led all the
maintenance people away.
Loon of the Month
NOTMILK Homepage! added 20
If human beings were
meant to drink milk God would have made us mammals.
Some earnest vegetarian once told me that the only animals
that would voluntarily drink cows milk once they were
adults were ants and humans. I immediately though of
my cat, but I must have been wrong. My cat is too sensible
and will definitely have read Robert Cohen's measured
and reasonable arguments as to why milk causes all known
diseases and disabilities. (Cow flatulence is a major
contributor to the greenhouse effect, so these noxious
animals are going to drown those of us that they don't
poison. It's a pity we can't eat cows or wear them on
our feet, otherwise we could strike back.)
The I.R.I.S. CHRONICLES Predictions For 1998
added 20 January 1999
of failed predictions from a psychic hardly qualifies as loonity
these days, but this one is special. Earl Gordon Curley, "well
known as one of the most accurate intuitives and psychics world-wide",
failed to predict the death of Earl Gordon Curley. We will miss
you, Earl. R.I.P.
Y2K WAKE UP CALL...Dehydrated Emergency Food Kits
added 13 January 1999
you're safe because you've bought a new Pentium or iMac and updated
all your software. You believe what the banks, the government, Gates
and Murdoch tell you. You are mistaken. You won't feel so good when
the electricity goes off and the banks run out of money and the
prison doors fly open and the planes fly into the ground and the
ammunition gets low. (I was originally going to feature this loon's
World Order site, but the computer man in me couldn't resist
the Y2K connection.)
As Y2K has been and gone and we are still here, many
of the Y2K scaremongers have a lot of egg on their faces.
Some have just ignored their previous predictions. You
will notice that this site is now selling dried food
so that people can get ready for the next calamity (which
at the time of writing this is a world oil famine).
It's still worthy of inclusion here. PB October 2000
for Animal Rights added 6 January 1999
Well, I had to look at the feminists sooner or later. Sooner is
best. Imagine my joy when I found a synthesis of feminism, vegetarianism
and animal liberationism. I was disappointed, though, that the link
was broken to the place where I could find out how to have a Buddhist "ceromony"
for my dead pet (surely they meant "companion animal").
When this site was first listed in January 1999 it was
unintentionally funny, including such gems as the Buddhist "ceromony"
for dead pets mentioned in the commentary. It is now
a standard animal rights rant with all the humour and
fun of a parking ticket. I will leave the link here
(because it is still loony), but I apologise to anyone
who goes there expecting a laugh.