The St. Louis Arch affects the weather

(from the “Is it Bullshit or Not?” dept.) (via email) Can We Control the Weather?: The St. Louis Arch, a 636 ft. monument on the west bank of the Mississippi River, has stood for nearly forty years. It is a shining monument built to convey St. Louis’s role as the Gateway to the West. Only … Continue reading “The St. Louis Arch affects the weather”

Friday Random Ten: 2006-01-27


NameArtistAlbumGenre
1. Lucille Has Messed My Mind UpFrank ZappaJoe’s Garage (Disc 1)Alternative & Punk
2. Jumbo Go AwayFrank ZappaYou Are What You Is Alternative & Punk
3. The Ascent Of Man, Parts I-VIThomas DolbyThe Gate To The Mind’s EyeAlternative & Punk
4. Devil’s TapdanceVittorio Schiboni, Massimo Giuntini, Rodrigo D’Erasmo & Mariano De SimoneGangs Of New YorkSoundtrack
5. It Can HappenYes90125Rock
6. Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)Stan KentonCuban Fire!Jazz
7. InstrumedleyDream TheaterLive At Budokan [Disc 2]Metal
8. More Than ThisRoxy MusicAvalonAlternative & Punk
9. The Return Of The KingHoward Shore, Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen & Renée FlemingThe Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The KingSoundtrack
10. Lines In The SandDream TheaterFalling Into InfinityMetal

Futurama Return to DVD Seems Likely

(via gotfuturama.com) The other day, Billy ‘Fry’ West posted on his message board that he got a call, saying that production for up to four Futurama DVD movies will start around July or August: [The] Futurama project is a done deal! […] There are 4 DVD movies that we’ll start recording at the end of … Continue reading “Futurama Return to DVD Seems Likely”

Just the kind of thing you want to read on your birthday…

(via email) Monday, January 23 gloomiest day of the year: academic LONDON (AFP) – Watch out: Monday, January 23 is going to be the unhappiest day of the year, according to a British university researcher. Cliff Arnall, a health psychologist at the University of Cardiff, specialising in confidence-building and stress management, told AFP the prediction … Continue reading “Just the kind of thing you want to read on your birthday…”

Friday Random Ten: 2006-01-20


NameArtistAlbumGenre
1. ParallelsYesGoing For The One (Expanded & Remastered)Rock
2. A Series of Left Handed RemarksTerry BozzioSolo Drum Music (Disc 1)World
3. Cinnamon GirlNeil Young & Crazy HorseGreatest HitsRock
4. Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) [Live]Neil Young & Crazy HorseGreatest HitsRock
5. Black Light SyndromeBozzio,Levin,StevensBlack Light SyndromeRock
6. Eastern Bloc (Sequel to Europa and the Pirate Twins, 1981)Thomas DolbyAstronauts & HereticsAlternative & Punk
7. The ProphetYesTime And A WordRock
8. Flying NorthThomas DolbyThe Golden Age Of WirelessAlternative & Punk
9. WantedThe CranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?Alternative & Punk
10. Itaipu: IV. “To the Sea”Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus: Robert ShawItaipu, The CanyonClassical

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion

(printed by fortune in one of my terminal windows today) A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider godfearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods … Continue reading “A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion”