Turkmen Sci-Fi

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.)

The Albatross

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

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

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……..

Positive Visualization

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