Tomorrow – two sides

January 30, 2009

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 as himself, the other by his fictional Italian twin Bruno Argento. The Chairman: As 2009 […]

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Quote of the day

January 27, 2009

“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 Branes. If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share […]

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God and pasta, stoning and scorn

January 24, 2009

“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 . You know the story, I’m sure… a silly alternative to Xtian creationist ideas is created […]

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No hay banda!

January 24, 2009

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. (More about Mason and his odd tastes in movie criticism later.) So, without further ado, […]

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Honey and the apocalypse

January 21, 2009

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. Trust me – just go read it. If you like this, please share it: Bookmark […]

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Guttershaman – The Authentic Shaman

January 20, 2009

‘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 John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China (Disclaimer: I am, to quote Jim Jarmush’s great […]

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Changes come…

January 19, 2009

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 I was 19 years old, and professionally for the last six years. I’ll be 45 […]

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International Fetish Day – gap – National Ban Fetish Day

January 18, 2009

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 us. The Consenting Adults Action Network reminds us that a mere six days after this […]

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My talented friends and family 3

January 16, 2009
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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 translated into nine different languages and published all over the world. Here’s a link: (NB, […]

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My talented friends and family 2

January 14, 2009
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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, which is a haberdashers crossed with an art space – an inspired combination, if you […]

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