Monday, August 27, 2007

The Universe Is A Doughnut

A huge hole has been discovered in the universe. Measuring nearly one billion light years across, the hole contains no stars, dust, gas, or dark matter - making this the largest space-hole discovered to date. 

Yah, you read that right.

My theory: the big bang had to have an epicenter, right?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

China Regulates Reincarnation, Chooses Fresh Lama

"In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.

"But beyond the irony lies China's true motive: to cut off the influence of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual and political leader, and to quell the region's Buddhist religious establishment more than 50 years after China invaded the small Himalayan country.

"By barring any Buddhist monk living outside China from seeking reincarnation, the law effectively gives Chinese authorities the power to choose the next Dalai Lama, whose soul, by tradition, is reborn as a new human to continue the work of relieving suffering."

See you in the funny papers...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wednesday Music Special - 10 Song Playlist

"It's Hot In Hell" - Sargasso Trio
Totally needs to be in a John Cusack Movie.

"Ashes" - Five Finger Death Punch
This band reminds me of the evil snacks that skewer the traditional "let's all go to the lobby" crew during the opening credits of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie (which I haven't seen yet, because I would never watch a bootleg copy online...ever).

"Weather Storm" - Craig Armstrong
This one springs from my love the Buddha Bar cd collection.

"You Send Me Flying" - Amy Winehouse
My current favorite track, off of her better album.

"Breath From Another" - Esthero
The title track off her first album. Great night-time driving tune.

"Get Innocuous!" - LCD Soundsystem
I love this track. Download it now.

"Chaos" - MuteMath
My favorite track of my favorite album of the year. These guys are fantastic at using the guitars & keys as rhythm, and the drums as the melodic instrument. Damn fine job.

"The a la Menthe" - Nikkfurie de la Caution
Still like it, despite the fact that the dance/gymnastics/break-in scene from Ocean's 12 was too stupid for words. Except the ones I just used. And these, explaining them. And...well, you get the idea.

"Ghost of Corporate Future" - Regina Spektor
So cool. Anyone who rhymes lyrics with the word "ewww" is just so cool.

"El Leila Dy" - Amr Diab
Title track off his latest album. Whatever the hell he's saying sounds cool with that beat behind it. Half salsa/half mideast techno.