Category Archives: Esoteric Studies

Hitting the global reset button

What would happen if people disappeared off the earth? The New Scientist investigates… All things considered, it will only take a few tens of thousands of years at most before almost every trace of our present dominance has vanished completely. … Continue reading

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More Harbies!

I recalled from some net research that there was supposed to be another Harbie The Harbor Gasoline Seal on Harbor Blvd. in either Garden Grove or Anaheim and a short drive revealed not just one, but TWO new Harbies – … Continue reading

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Rock-A-Hoola: water park in stasis

Boing Boing posts about a run-down kiddie amusement park in Egypt and I was reminded about Rock-A-Hoola. Rock-A-Hoola is (was?) a mostly closed-but-not-quite-totally-abandoned water park out in the Mojave Desert in Newberry Springs, CA. The park has been kicking around … Continue reading

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Happy 50th big metal boxes!

Everyone is talking about the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, but I had no idea that it was also the 50th birthday of the lowly and omnipresent Shipping Container… It may not be printed in red on your calendar, … Continue reading

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Firefly Squid

This week’s squid story is about the firefly squid, but I’m still trying to get my head around this picture: I think I’ll need to visit the firefly squid museum in Namerikawa.

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Squid!

Squid blog. Giant squid grabs London. Giant squid in Chile. The Loch Ness Imposter. CephBase.  

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What I Like October 2005

1. The Flying Mobulas of the Sea of Cortez 2. Project UFO. There are three competing alien invasion television shows on television this season and pretty much all of them are interchangeably bland with extraneous drama and sub-plots sucking the … Continue reading

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Things I Like September 2005 (continued ennui edition)

1. The television series Fortier. Gritty police crime dramas are a dime-a-dozen, but this one is superior than most anything else that’s airing right now. Reminds me a lot of Prime Suspect only with grouchy French-Canadians. 2. I’m not a … Continue reading

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Jocko Homo

Your weekend crank literature reading is F.W. Alden’s 1924 pamphlet “Jocko Homo-Heavenbound” a antecedent to Akron’s favorite spud boys. Read the annotated version on the web or download a PDF.  

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Someone Set Us Up The Bat Bomb

From the same war that gave you plague submarines and aircraft carriers of ice, presenting the bat bomb… It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific. All the United States had to do was to … Continue reading

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