The St. Louis Arch affects the weather

(from the “Is it Bullshit or Not?” dept.)

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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 now has the reason for its construction as well as its true purpose been revealed. It seems that some of the same scientists responsible for the doomsday weapon research in the deserts of the Southwest U.S. during the forties, were also interested in controlling the weather. They hoped to use weather control as a means to aid in troop movement and logistics for the Allies, as well as use it as a tactical weapon against the enemy. This, they hoped, would bring about a quick end to the war in Europe.

Thus, the design for the arch was conceived. The stainless steel structure, while able to produce an ionic pulse, is impervious to any lingering affects. Each leg of the arch is able to push positive and negative ions into the air so as to create a positive or negatively charged field that can ‘push’ storms out of the way. During the day this national monument stands as the gateway to the west, but after hours this man-made marvel turns into one of the most powerful weather controlling devices ever conceived.

The government has long since tried to cover up the details on this secret research project. Scientists involved in the development and construction of this technology in the Arch were moved to other countries to continue additional research projects. Contractors involved in the construction were not aware of the technologies and devices being implemented in the Arch. To this day, very few people know of the existence of the ‘Weather Control Experiments’ taking place in the Midwest. But the next time you watch the weather, pay close attention to the strange weather patterns and movement of storm systems in the St. Louis area.

I say bullshit (but amusing) 🙂

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 July or August. Full feature length FUTURAMA movies. Everybody is excited to get back together–as I am!

Into the Future,
Billy

We tried to verify this post with sources close to the show and … didn’t get a denial. That’s way more than what we got before!

Since FOX didn’t go public about this yet, there might of course be last minute reversals. Expect more info here soon.

In context of our last update: This is purely about DVDs for now. Peter Liguori and the FBC are responsible for the TV part of FOX.

FWIW, here’s the IMDb link: Futurama (2007) (V).

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

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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 was the result of some gruelling mathematics.

Post-Christmas blues, the return to work after the holidays, mounting bills to pay for the parties, the challenge of keeping New Year’s resolutions, the slender prospects of fun in the weeks ahead and chilly winter temperatures for those in the northern hemisphere all add up, he said.

These factors, which he combined in a complex formula, came out showing that the Monday closest to January 24 would be the most dismal of the year.

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 on his side.
— Aristotle (384-322 BCE), “Politics”