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Re: Stories.. strange weird, funny and WTF?
« Reply #315 on: March 04, 2011, 05:40:25 PM »
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Re: Stories.. strange weird, funny and WTF?
« Reply #316 on: March 04, 2011, 05:54:15 PM »
I haven't read the story (and won't, b/c I can tell), but someone should tell the Calgary Herald that that kind of thing happens fairly commonly on the fringes of Calgary suburbs. I think it happens partly b/c of the dramatic temperature shifts in the foothills through the winter -- animals wake up at the wrong times -- and partly just b/c they live there and, well, they figure they live there. My uncle told us about a friend who ... never mind. I can't finish that story. Anyway, there are genuine constrictors living close to the city, and they can get quite big ...

In inner cities, that sort of thing is more likely to happen b/c you have weird neighbours who keep exotic pets.

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Re: Stories.. strange weird, funny and WTF?
« Reply #318 on: March 10, 2011, 08:22:43 PM »
Well, it's true that Westerners aren't pastoral peoples any longer. I would say there are upsides and downsides to both ways of living. I also don't see how some human communities could have avoided evolving in the way we have, given the potential of the human brain at some kind of leisure and in security.

I think we could be evolved towards the labour-savingness of modernity without being evil at the same time, but I will admit that that has not exactly happened -- ie, we've made things good for us, but that hasn't been very good for others or for the planet. Yet.

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« Reply #319 on: May 15, 2011, 03:39:02 PM »
Nurses against zombies game - someone tweeted it to Calgary's cool mayor:
 
http://www.nursesagainstzombieism.com/
 
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Re: Stories.. strange weird, funny and WTF?
« Reply #320 on: May 15, 2011, 05:25:16 PM »
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I think we could be evolved towards the labour-savingness of modernity
without
being evil at the same time, but I will admit that that has not
exactly happened
-- ie, we've made things good for us, but that hasn't been
very good for others
or for the planet. Yet.

This is stashed away on my hardly drive ..... not sure how to get it from there to here. It is one 'a them radical socialist tracts .....
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No one should ever work.
 
Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil
 you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
 
That doesn’t mean we have to stop doing things. It does mean creating a new way of life based on play; in other words, a ludic revolution. By “play” I mean also festivity, creativity, conviviality, commensality, and
maybe even art. There is more to play than child’s play, as worthy as that is.
 
I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely
interdependent exuberance. Play isn’t passive. Doubtless we all need a lot more time for sheer sloth and slack than we ever enjoy now, regardless of income or occupation, but once recovered from employment-induced exhaustion nearly all of us want to act.
"It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory." -- Arthur Stanley Eddington

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Re: Stories.. strange weird, funny and WTF?
« Reply #322 on: August 26, 2013, 01:22:19 PM »
Boy this guy had some fun on Merkel's jet.


http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/man-in-underpants-partied-in-german-government-jet-for-angela-merkel-a-917494.html


Reports said he stripped down to his underpants, sprayed fire extinguisher foam around the elegant cream and beige interior, pushed buttons in the cockpit, released an inflatable emergency slide and danced on the wing of the Airbus 319
[/size]while holding a bag of pot and ectasy. :))
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