Let’s start with the future and work backwards.
Thanks to the Smithsonian by way of the always-brilliant Technoccult. It’s not very Black-Swanny to predict so many things so far out but on balance, I like the optimism of the list.
Also, some of them sound unbelievably awesome. Should be an exciting forty years, give or take.
I think you can. If you can graph the diminishing tax base and extrapolate out to writing quality then I think you can push it further to magic as well.
Read it and let me know if you agree.
And when my partner gets home from work with the one credit card we have between us (don’t ask) I’m going to shop me up some EU-made finery. Here’s the link to the actual store.
Which is one small piece of good news for a very troubled country. It’s just a pity they are being employed to harass nurses.
There are also the charming, chaos-theorizing, graphically-talented, kinda-handsome cowboys. Because the gods know it sure as shit isn’t the wine. Pinotage tastes like feet. I would rather spill wine on my own feet and lick it off again than drink SA wine. My opinion won’t be changed on this.
And it’s not even an Old World/New World snobbery thing. I’m from Australia, I lived in New Zealand and nothing beats a nice Cali Zinfandel on a hot Saturday afternoon. But pinotage? Fuck you… Just… Fuck you.
Another brilliant piece from Technoccult. (Even if the interview puts the boot into chaos magic a bit.)
DIY Old Ones are invading Texas
Cowboy hats off to Aithne. Now I want one.
Not really. But it might have happened once. And it definitely qualifies for my favourite mental image of the week.
Food for thought. I would prefer the universe to be meaningless. It feels less claustrophobic and gives you greater scope to do your own thing.
The only similarity between homeopathy and witchcraft; which is what it has been called by UK civil servants; is that they are both subjected to flawed enquiries, slander and hunting.
I know it’s just about the worst thing for a chaos magician to say; especially as I have revised my opinion of astrology from anti to mostly-pro but homeopathy warrants another look based on the results it achieves in clinical trials. Just because we don’t know how it works doesn’t mean it doesn’t. (Hello… Magic??!)
Funnily enough, my opinion was swayed by a science book. 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense.
Not that this is surprising in itself. Great piece from Nick.
Okay, this is a really interesting question. I have been thinking a lot about this and how it relates to gender, attraction and double-mating. There may be a post on something similar in the medium term. Meanwhile, check it out.
By asking about regular or daily practice. Very interesting comments, too.
I don’t want to spoil it, but there is a really funny turn of phrase in there. Read the post, find my comment and see if you agree.
I especially like Rule 3. This is also an essential piece of career advice. You will be hired for a job because of the thing you are best at, not because you “aren’t shit” at a bunch of things. Who cares if you can’t type if you are the best pediatric surgeon in the First World?
With tremendous success. My favourite bit is also RO’s favourite bit. Check the comments.