Category Archives: Esoteric Studies

Expo ’67 goes online

When I was two years old, my mom took me to Expo ’67 in Montreal. Of course I don’t remember a thing about it, but I like to think that the experience-via-osmosis somehow triggered off that certain section of developing … Continue reading

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Talking someone down from a bad trip

An important Public Service Announcement to file away in long-term memory in case you need to be Ground Control: how to talk someone down from a bad trip. [via MetaFilter]

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Gallery of alchemical images

Amazing collection of alchemy illustrations. Part of a much larger site devoted to alchemy studies. [via MetaFilter]

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So what’s the deal with the $1.99 Charles Shaw wines?

The LA Times (registration required, use “laexaminer/laexaminer”) looks at the mystery of the $1.99 wine at Trader Joes. [via LA Examiner]

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The Go Game: San Francisco Urban Wireless Adventure

What happens when the Cacophony Society goes ultra high-tech… The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game, a technology-fueled, reality-based experience that encourages hard play and a keen eye for the weird, the beautiful, or the faintly out-of-the-ordinary. The … Continue reading

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Implosion World: For all your implosion needs!

Implosion World! News on upcoming implosions, videos, t-shirts, and a cool .ico icon [via Memepool]

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Welcome to Isla California

We always knew that California was culturally separate from the rest of the U.S. and for a little over a hundred years in the 17th Century it was geographically separate too. Anyway, I was looking for some images of the … Continue reading

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The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Against Mike Davis

A new Mike Davis book, a new completely over-the-top lengthy histrionic attack on Davis from the establishment. Until recently, the sperm of UC Irvine professors was not among the many subjects covered in the pages of The Guardian, one of … Continue reading

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Own all the elements!

For 558 pounds, you can buy this gift-case containing all 92 naturally occuring elements in the Periodic Table — yes, uranium is included. [via Boing Boing]

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Physics journals pranked

French semiologists successfully pose as string-theorists and not only get published, but their hoax is good enough to get them Ph.Ds. [via Robot Wisdom]

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