2002 marked a milestone - in this month the 500th site was
added to the collection at Quintessence of the Loon. And
there is still no shortage of candidates.
Underwater Search Team added 29 May 2002
Just yesterday, I heard that the
had acquired some more DNA and were even more excited about their
clone-a-thylacine program because they might now be able to make
both boy and girl Tasmanian tigers one day. This is great news for
almost everyone, but it's a bit of a yawn for researchers into real
non-existent animals. After all, unlike nessies, bigfeet, yetis,
sasquatches, yowies and so on, thylacines are just extinct little
furry dog-like things. The real excitement comes from big hairy
things scuttling around forests, and the megaexcitement comes from
huge things under the water somewhere. The really weird thing is
that despite this site being in Swedish it seemed to make a strange
sort of sense to me. A bit like reading an Ikea catalogue, I suppose.
|There was something
in the lake tonight
Its eyes were bright, Fernando
It was planning to eat you and me
For morning tea, Fernando
Though I'm sorry that it chewed you up
There's no regret
If I had to run away again
I would, my friend, Fernando
Bee - On Natural Science and Anthroposophy
added 29 May 2002
I have mentioned
before that I like a good synthesis. Nothing gets my heart beating
faster than a good dose of synthesis (except for a lump of conspiracy,
of course), so I was pleased to find this site where physics, astronomy,
biology, religion, politics and the nature of man are all rolled
up into a neat package that anyone can absorb in an afternoon. And
what a relaxing afternoon it can be, too, as you sit there with
your cells cosmically protometaphasing while you observe the correlation
between the exchange rate of the Euro and the speed of potentiation
of your Waldorf salad. Unfortunately, on the day I had scheduled
to do this the chef ran out of Waldorfs, so had to make do with
a coleslaw. I suppose I could have substituted potato salad. Ireland
is in the EU.
Orgasm Research Center added
29 May 2002
I just thought of something else that
can make my heart beat faster.
u for coming here - energy is free added
29 May 2002
The electricity bill came in today
and I am now looking for some free energy. Well, discounted energy
would do for a start, but free would be better. Most inventors of
free energy devices can only come up with one, but here we have
a case of someone who has managed to think up at least two. There
is the personal version with the water and the float, and the big,
commercial, town-sized one with the deep hole in the ground and
the windmills. I am a bit puzzled by he personal one because I can't
see how the up and down of the float gets turned into the round
and round of something useful, but I am not a clever inventor and,
anyway, the diagrams here are just approximations of how the real
Loon of the Month
|What can you
say about someone who gets his tongue bifurcated to make
him more lizard-like? Well, one thing you could say is that
it is snakes which have forked tongues, not lizards, but
that would be pedantry. Also, I have never seen a lizard
wearing a DickRivet™, but the pointy teeth are a nice touch.
Lizardman added 22 May 2002
I like lizards. Not only are they one of my favourite sorts
of animals, but the word "lizard" itself is one
of my favourite words. Those of us who follow conspiracies
have long known about the reptilian ancestry of the British
Royal Family, for example (as
David Icke has told
us), but as a general rule people who are lizards keep the
fact a secret. Sometimes we let down our guard, as happened
when I and a few friends sank a few too many gin-and-tonics
after we had been to the Queen Mother's funeral, but ...
Oops! I think I have said too much. Anyway, back to The
Lizardman. What The Lizardman doesn't seem to realise is
that you have to be born a reptile. You can no more make
yourself into a lizard by artificial means than you can
become King of England by applying for the job. Still, he
has nice scales and a very fetching apadravya.
Is the Magic Number 7 Relevant to Web Page Design
added 22 May 2002
is nothing loony about this site at all. It is a serious paper about
menu structure design. I majored in cognitive psychology and I am
familiar with George Miller's ideas about short term memory limitations
and the number seven. So why is it listed here? Because I just love
the mental picture conjured up by the paper's title - "Web
Page Design: Implications of Memory, Structure and Scent for Information
Retrieval". Scent? Scent? Sense of smell?
|Ever since I
was a young boy,
The web's been all the rage.
Yahoo! down to Netscape,
And Fred Phelps (in his cage).
But I ain't seen nothing like him
No, not at any stage.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure makes a mean web page!
Crystals, Blue Ray added 22 May
Sometimes I am lost for words. This is just
such a time. It is just as well, then, that this site contains words
like "Now watch the blue crystals as they slowly move to
your crown chakra . . . You begin to 'hear' that which you could
never 'hear' before. Your consciousness expands . . . You may feel
a pressure on top of your head. Next the blue crystals enter your
third eye chakra allowing you to 'see' beyond human limitations.
Again you may feel a pressure in your head area. They move down
entering and clearing your throat chakra. Once again they enter
your heart chakra balancing your higher chakras to enable you to
be more creative . . . more intuitive. The feminine/intuitive aspects
of who you are are now opened to receive that which must be shown
to you at this time. You may feel a pressure in your chest area.
Now watch the gentle blue crystals enter your solar plexus releasing
the emotional energies stored in that area. They spin and twirl
and clear that which needs to be healed. You main feel a release
in your stomach area".
Invocations added 15 May 2002
There are certain things that everyone loses at some times. Everyone
with a car has lost the keys; people with glasses need two pairs
so that they can see while looking for their glasses; TV remote
controls are made of some special plastic that changes shape and
appearance constantly and spends a portion of each day invisible.
All of these inconveniences are nothing, however, compared to the
waste of time and loss of productivity when someone can't find her
scrounge. My wife lost her scrounge one day and I thought she was
going to take a crowbar to the bedroom walls and take the house
apart piece by piece. Luckily, she found that it had slipped under
the altar (with the remote control, my copy of The Idiot's Guide
to Lava Lamps, and two of those little sticks I use to poke
my Palm Pilot). I was pleased, because she was about to start waving
her wand around and it does more damage than two crowbars.
Worm Culture - Recipes added
15 May 2002
Feeling hungry? Neither am I now.
Egyptian Flying Vehicles added 15 May 2002
It has always been obvious that only an extremely advanced civilisation
could build pyramids. For example, how could simple, primitive people
get the point at the top in place when it is so far from the ground?
I know that some short-sighted fools have claimed to know that the
Egyptians started building pyramids from the bottom and only put
the point on last, but how advanced would that be? Anyone can stack
rocks into a pyramid shape, but that doesn't mean that the Egyptians
had to do it the way we would do it today with our limited technology
and knowledge of construction practices. Now that evidence has been
found that the Egyptians had helicopters, submarines (and subsandines
for use under the desert) and even gliders that modern man only
rediscovered by going to the movies, we have to reconsider our opinion
of these ancient masters. Now there can be no doubt.
Ice added 15 May 2002
Much better than ice cubes. No sharp edges, reusable, and if you
decide to use it in your Johnnie Walker it won't melt and dilute
Earth added 15 May 2002
The less imaginative amongst us think that Pegasus is just a horse
with wings. The reason I say "less imaginative" is that
winged quadrupeds are relatively common in some parts of the world.
My cat, for example, has only stubby little wings and can't fly
but one of my neighbours has a Dalmatian with magnificent plumage,
and the sight of it flying up to meet Roger at the bus stop, carrying
his slippers in its mouth, is one of the things which maintains
property values in my suburb. But I digress ... Not only are these
people less imaginative, but they are also less informed. Those
in the know know that Pegasus is not just a horse but a spaceship
made of light, packed to the brim with wonders that can be of immense
benefit to mankind. And womankind. And animalkind. But I think I
have said enough ...
Cartography and Art added 7 May 2002
Mars is usually just a red dot in the sky, but thanks to this site
we can now see it as if we were standing right next to it. I think
that it is wonderful how the aliens have allowed us access to this
fabulous museum. What is also impressive is the way they have shown
consideration for older humans who may be suffering from a little
presbyopia or short sightedness. By using print that is visible
from low earth orbit, they have made it possible for people who
have misplaced their reading glasses to join in the wonderment.
Thank you, ETIs. Like all museums, this one takes us back to explain
history. Until now I was unaware that "the fact that LOH
is really rooted in the teeth of powerful 'PANTOCRATON' indicates
the draconian law which had to be implemented when orderly (along
megayears) the human habitats had to be transfered to underground
Sodomite Prophecy added 7 May 2002
The page that first caught my eye on this site had the unusual title "Is
Israel True to its Jewishness? A Parable on the Lost Password as
the Name of God", but that was just the start of a magical
journey through a philosophical and theological masterpiece. You
can only imagine the flash of insight I had into the workings of
time when I read "The Pythagorean Quaternary 1+2+3+4 = 10
(and its corresponding artificial Quaternary 1+2+3+2 = 8) is afteral
a canon of transposition (metathesis) which through the symbollical
association of numbers, effects a philosophical change upon the
obligation of Sabbath commandment by substituting an occulted metaphysical
architecture which are imposed upon the 10 (Words) Commandments
as the canon within Scripture". Have you ever seen such
a concise synthesis of religion, history, mathematics and language?
The MoJoMoon Magick Shoppe
added 7 May 2002
It was all very
well for Preston Foster and Muddy Waters to tell us about how their
mojos are workin, but mine needs a tune up sometimes. This is where
I take it.
footprint photos added 7 May 2002
Australia is a land of strange and dangerous creatures. The bush
and the backyards contain some of the most venomous snakes and spiders
in the world. The water at any beach is a seething cauldron of sharks
and box jellyfish. The very centre of the place is occupied by herds
of baby-eating dingos. In between there are feral kangaroos and
carnivorous wallabies, and flying above it all are cockatoos, fruit
bats, giant green cicadas and, worst of all, vast clouds of sabre-toothed
bogong moths which can strip a cow to a skeleton in less time that
it takes a piranha to say "Let's do lunch". Despite all
this we residents are a stoic lot and, apart from brushing the occasional
vampire fly from our faces, we live in peaceful coexistence with
the fauna. Until a yowie comes along, that is. Even the two-metre
tall eastern winged koalas are afraid of them. Just look at that
bite on the tree!