Archive for the ‘Beautiful World’ Category

Turkmen Sci-Fi

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Turkmenistan looks like  something from another planet. Or more precisely, from a science fiction movie.

Here’s a few buildings in Ashgabat. Note the consistent architectural style, common to many fictional space civilizations:

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A view from the spaceport parking area.

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The “Golden Eye” defense system is ready to blast hostile spacecraft.

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The dimensional portal is operational.

(The buildings are actually a circus, a wedding palace and a Ferris wheel.)

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The weird surface formations of an alien planet.

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The fire planet. A visiting alien shown in the upper right for scale.

(All photos by me.)

North Korean People’s Army Funky Get Down Juche Party

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It is my belief that capturing the reality of North Korea through purely rational means is impossible.

Non-radioactive, I’m sure…

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

(Photo: Juhana Pettersson)

An overturned barrel of what I’m sure is 100% non-radioactive sludge at the abandoned Jupiter factory in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation. Would you stick your finger into this?

Chernobyl, a view from the rooftops

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

(Photo: Juhana & Maria Pettersson)

A view of the Sarcophagus constructed over the no. 4 reactor at Chernobyl, taken from the rooftop of a sixteen-story building in Pripyat.

The Urban Penguin

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Check out Graham Racher’s photo of a penguin skulking about the sewers of Cape Town, South Africa:

Clearly, the photographer has surprised it in the middle of some devious act.

The penguins wait patiently

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

You’ll be interested to know that the penguins are queuing into a restaurant.

Note the antennae:

Baby’s Hand

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

As seen in the Prague Sex Machine Museum.

What is behind this window?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Do you worry sometimes?

Tesla Radio

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

A stained glass window seen in a shopping center in Prague.

The Albatross

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

This is a video by Mark Holthusen of the Tiger Lillies song Living Hell. Tiger Lillies is a wonderful, wonderful band.

Circus near Paris in January

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

This is a circus in a suburb of Paris this January. It huddled in the shadow of concrete apartment blocks, a long, treacherous walk from the obscure train station. Note the caravan in the darkness on the right. I don’t envy the circus people who live there in the cold.

Inside was one of the best circus shows I’ve seen.  It was Czech, and it was called Obludarium, produced by Théâtre des frères Forman. The electricity was generated by the audience with hand cranks, it was very dark, and there was a heartbreaking, terrifying mermaid.

Destruction Yoga

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

There’s a lot of strange stuff on Pirate Bay. This looks promising:

Yoga and Meditation: Pathway to Destruction – Documentary

Here’s the uploader’s explanation. I highlighted the best parts:

Yoga’s practice in everyday situations — is it dangerous? Eastern meditation and yoga are being used by vibrant young businessmen, athletes and children for achieving better, healthier living. How ironic that these religious practices were originally designed in India to prepare the dying Hindu for the reincarnation process. Today, eastern mysticism is being carefully marketed as science and has successfully infiltrated the medical profession, the public school system, the U.S. government, and nearly all areas of mainstream western society. The great deception in the Cult of Hinduism is the alleged enlightenment. Trying to appeal to the Cult of Christianity the Hindu gurus typically redefine Jesus after their own likeness. Meditation is not a redeeming act other than becoming a mindless humn being. To get a look at what Meditation can do for you one only needs to look at India. A country where people let Cows piss on their head and call it a blessing. Where they worship rats in a very dirty temple. Worshiping millions of cooky Gods, EVEN EVIL GODS !!Yet their streets are dirty and filled with extremely handicapped people. You will find out why that is in this Documentary. Caring for humanity is not just an invention or philosophy. Anyone who thinks and expects that with just a little meditative will power he will reach NIRVANA is heading for an emotional catastrophe and possibly Schizophrenia. If that’s not enough they drink cow piss and the latest rage is Cosmetic Make-up made from cow shit. Is it me or does this seem like normal behavior.

The comments are in a similar vein of moderation. This guy sounds like he could use some meditation:

YET 40 % of the intelligent vibrant young businessmen, athletes and children for achieving better, healthier living all over the world Does Yoga…….
$%^& YOUR MAMA ARSE HOLE…………..
I think you are suffering from HIV after u fucked your sister who was in fact fucked by some retard arse hole like your father, who got infected with the same HIV virus after he fucked your mom……
Look Meditation cannot cure HIV , you should know it. u fuked ur mama and u get infected its totally ur proble mo56erfucker …. why blame meditation?????? ha ha ha
You should shoot yourself with an overdoes of heroine mixed with cow piss …..
Thats the only way people like u can achieve nirvana……..
Blaady RETARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
If u dont know something try to ask someone, not to babble like this……..

Punk is not sexual

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I watched the Dennis Hopper movie Out of the Blue recently. The best part is this wonderful opening monologue where Linda Manz talks about punk.

The sequence is sampled in the Primal Scream song Kill All Hippies:

Positive Visualization

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Here’s probably the best customer review on Amazon, of the self-help book The Secret.

Please allow me to share with you how “The Secret” changed my life and in a very real and substantive way allowed me to overcome a severe crisis in my personal life. It is well known that the premise of “The Secret” is the science of attracting the things in life that you desire and need and in removing from your life those things that you don’t want. Before finding this book, I knew nothing of these principles, the process of positive visualization, and had actually engaged in reckless behaviors to the point of endangering my own life and wellbeing.

At age 36, I found myself in a medium security prison serving 3-5 years for destruction of government property and public intoxication. This was stiff punishment for drunkenly defecating in a mailbox but as the judge pointed out, this was my third conviction for the exact same crime.

via Peter David

I, a Muse

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I recently wrote an article for City with Maria Pettersson about pheromones you can buy in sex shops. I just found out that a website called paivanbiisi.com has recorded a song about our article.

This is the first time anything I’ve written or made has been inspiration for song.