Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tomorrow – two sides

So it seems to be Pimp Bruce Sterling Week here… but seriously, if you’re not reading Sterling you’ve a major gap in your worldview. Here in Seed Magazine, he offers two contrasting views of the modern calamity – one written … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“With that sweet, frank way she had of cutting to the core of an issue without ever delivering anything useful, Rabbiteen Chandra was the very soul of bloggerdom.” From Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker’s latest collaberation, the short story Colliding … Continue reading

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God and pasta, stoning and scorn

“They’re just your beliefs. They’re not real.” – Bill Hicks “Death to all fanatics!” – Old Discordian saying. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… What people believe and how they act on the basis of their beliefs fascinates me. Consider the Flying Spaghetti Monster . … Continue reading

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No hay banda!

Been on a bit of a David Lynch binge the last couple of days – with both Beloveds away, I can induge those pleasures neither appreciates. As ever, that man’s movies get me all kinds of mystical and Mason Lang-y. … Continue reading

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Honey and the apocalypse

David Wong, author of one of my favorite books of recent years, John Dies At The End, has a remarkable post up at his site. It’s about Israel and Xtian hopes for armageddon. And honey. And ants. And chili peppers. … Continue reading

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Guttershaman – The Authentic Shaman

‘Of course the Chinese mix everything up – look at what they have to work with! Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoist alchemy and sorcery. We take what we want and leave the rest, just like your salad bar.’ Egg Shen in … Continue reading

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Changes come…

I’ve made a major decision. I have closed the field investigations side of Athanor Consulting. There’s lots of reasons for doing this. The main one is… I’m tired. I’ve been working in paranormal protection in some way or other since … Continue reading

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International Fetish Day – gap – National Ban Fetish Day

The lovely Violet Blue (Not Safe For Work unless you work somewhere real interesting) reminds us Friday was International Fetish Day. A celebration of the deviancies big and small (but all consensual) that make sex interesting for so many of … Continue reading

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My talented friends and family 3

When I was a kid, it would have been unthinkably cool to have a friend who wrote for 2000AD. Now I do. And he’s a very busy boy. Here’s the splendid Jaspre Bark: My book on Leonardo Da Vinci was … Continue reading

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My talented friends and family 2

As hinted at earlier, My Beloved the Artist has her first London show. Here’s Kirsty to tell you about it… I am delighted to announce that my first ever London show will take place this month at Prick Your Finger, … Continue reading

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