A calendar of protest, meetings, and conferences
added 31 January 2000
I used to be
a protestor back in the olden days. I get a real nostalgia buzz
and want to make love, not war, whenever I smell a mixture of sweat,
marijuana and tear gas. I was there in the summer of love, and I
am sure I was at Woodstock with the 7,000,000 others who remember
being there. You might think that Woodstock wasn't a protest, man,
but with at least 12,000,000 people there and only three toilets
we were all chanting "Hell, no, we can't go!" We stopped
the war, we saved the whales, we sang "The times they are a
But did the times change? Carlos Santana, hardly fresh from playing
to 33,000,000 people at Woodstock, has just been nominated for some
enormous number of Grammy awards, and here's a web site all about
protesting. I like the way they support protesting about almost
anything as long as it involves marching, shouting, fist waving
and annoying the cops. Maybe they will give some publicity to our
local protest movement about high-rise development in our suburb.
We are all pretty radical about this, and I've even put a flower
transfer on the back of the Lexus.
The Welsh Hedgehog Hospital
added 31 January 2000
This is one
of those magnificent obsessions I promised to feature here occasionally.
I never knew you could do so many things to and with a hedgehog,
but someone who lets a daughter keep live rats in the house is probably
in no position to criticise other people's choice of favourite animals.
I actually like a lot of what these people have to say, although
that could be due to breathing the smoke coming from the protestors
above here. I certainly would not like to offend these people -
click on the picture of a photocopier and see what they say about
the lady who didn't bring a book back.
- The Source of All Frequencies added
29 January 2000
Well, I'll be bifurcated! I've been working
towards my Nobel Prize for physics in my spare time and I've had
a little trouble with the last few equations I need to link my Grand
Uniting Theory (GUT) to my Theory Of Everything (TOE) and with writing
the last few instructions in my computer simulation of the universe,
the Knowledge of Nature and Existence Engine (KNEE). Now I understand
the significance of the final words in that great cinematic epic "Magnum
Force", uttered just after Dirty Harry has multifurcated his
boss with a bomb: "A man's gotta know his limitations".
I have been limiting myself by naively assuming that the speed of
light is not only a constant but also a limitation. The final irony
is that I have been doing my programming in C++, a language whose
very name shouts (to those who will listen) that there is something
Speaking of the Nobel Prizes, the author of this site must be
in the running for the Physics, Chemistry and Physiology & Medicine
awards. If they can sell this stuff the Economics prize must be
assured, and there is enough fiction there to make the Literature
prize a possibility. Unfortunately, the site itself says that Tachyon
won't bring world peace so a clean sweep of the awards may not be
Crop Circles added
10 January 2000
Why would aliens
come across the universe to Earth and then talk to us by flattening
grasses? Were the members of the Kelloggs family aliens? They flattened
cereals to make breakfast food. My mother used to make me eat rolled
oats (but I was born on an equinox a few months after a lot
of UFO sightings, so perhaps there are things she hasn't told me).
I thought it was time I looked at crop formations. To make things
a bit more interesting, I decided to look at places where patterns
in the patterns have been detected.
Code Of Carl Munck, And Ancient Gematrian Numbers
A pattern like the one at right appeared in my lawn one day. I asked
the people down at the plant shop and they gave me some stuff to
spray on the grass to kill the hoxsey worms. My mistake was not
getting out the old maths books and doing some calculations, because
then I would have found out how patterns like this contain the condensed
wisdom of all mathematical thought. For example, the owner of this
site has determined that each of the six arms of this figure is
60 degrees from the next. Amazing! Even more amazing is that the
individual circles are all related to the magic number 12 (once
you round them a bit, of course). You can find numbers in this formation
which can match almost anything, from the number of books in the
Bible, to the number of fries in a Happy Meal, to the batting averages
of Bradman and The Babe, to the number of ashtrays on a Harley Davidson.
You just have to round a lot of the numbers before you can use them.
This worried me until I realised that of course you have to round
the numbers. These are crop CIRCLES we're talking about. Doh!
Gerald S. Hawkins' Crop Circle Fifth Theorem
wonder how there could be any connection between music and cereals.
Well, have you ever thought about how the cornet got its name? What
about reed instruments? Hall and Oates? Blue grass? Ry Cooder? Aren't
the edges of sedges sharp and the stalks in a crop circle flat?
Professor Hawkins has discovered that certain crop formations match
the musical scale. Who would have thought that if you put a circle
inside a triangle inside a circle inside a triangle and so on you
would get figures which relate to each other like a diatonic scale?
(If you answered "about every geometer since Plato", you
are not playing the game.) You listen to music with your ears. Corn
Loon of the Month
|I have to admit
it, I'm a sucker for a good paranoid persecution conspiracy.
The protestors didn't make it because they are against everyone,
not the other way around. The hedgehoggers noted that it
was Saul the Persecutor who kicked against the pricks, I
couldn't catch the tachyon people and the crop circlers
kept turning up just a few minutes too late.
But Nancy! Sputniks! What more needs to be said?
added 10 January 2000
to be warned. We may have escaped the terrors of Y2K, but
there are still lots of people out to get us. The government,
the Russians, people with ray guns. I'll bet you thought
that Mount St Helen's was a volcano - you were wrong, because
it was blown up by sputniks. Worse still, "Washington
DC is trying to copy Russian sputniks with gamma ray, x
ray, lasers that already exist which might cause the Russians
to annihilate US!". Here's some political analysis:
"Democracy leads to socialism, which lead so communism,
fact of life! That is why Rockefellers' Rich Man's Mafia
overthrow our democracy, our government, our constitution!
Right wing is the dominant male primate ruling the pack
(or a tiny group of the ruling the pack). Homo sapiens are
primates, so that means royalty, popes, tribal chiefs, tiny
group of rich with their political puppets, tyrants, dictators,
etc., ruling the pack or masses or The People."
Some people might say than Nancy Luft has a unique view
of reality. Such people would be excessively polite, as
Nancy appears to not notice reality at all.
Nancy's site occasionally disappears, causing much
consternation to her fans. Each time it reappears
it seems to be a new version which might not necessarily
contain the above quotes from the original. The
flavour is still there, though. The Loon of the
Month award stands, as Nancy would be a shoo-in
in any month. PB April 2001