Last week, I think it was, I hit upon the idea that as Earth goes through the galactic ecliptic late 2012-ish, we could encounter modes of space-time being that might account for a lot of irrational phenomena people have been reporting.
Reader Scott has been thinking along the same lines and has this interesting thought/ponder:
“In response to your WuJo topic from Friday, 9/7/12, I’ve been working off a similar theory. That, as our solar system passes perpendicularly through the galactic plane, we are “moving through” more mass. This means we are passing by much more collapsed Higgs-Bosons that have materialized into space/time as we know it. But that also means that there is far MORE quantum superposition and MORE quanta with which to be (have-always-been) entangled. This also means that as our quantum minds continue to process the waves into materium, there is more “external” influence upon how that wave collapses into the reality we are sharing. When we are at the extreme up and down of this merry-go-round, the less-dense quantum “foam” means we are more likely to agree on how the wave collapses. Magic wans, rationalism reigns. Now that we are spinning through the thicker “foam”, we are being forced to observe the collapsed realities of particles entangled with far stranger “spaces”. Which seemed to fit with what you were describing. ”
Might fill the bill. But if it does…there might be some consequences that no one anticipates.
Like what? Oh…you know those pairs of socks that go into the washer and by the time you’re sorting and folding, one has disappeared? What if they all came back – at once? Why, the whole of Earth oughta be covered a foot-deep in socks.
BTW, 11-years ago when we were in our sailboat days on the West Coast, Elaine had a pair of bellbottom pants. Navy blue, of course. And one day they just plain disappeared.
As these things go, we scoured the boat, and when we moved off living aboard, and moved to Boca Raton, we ran another thorough check of the boat. Sometime in here we concluded (as a keeping our sanity measure) that “The bellbottoms much have run off with the missing socks…”
But then about two years back, the bellbottoms showed up again…here…at the ranch. Mind you this was two moves and about 8 years between sightings!
Needless to say, Elaine promptly gave them away yet questions lingered: How did the bellbottoms move 5,000 miles and not be detected, only to appear out of the blue (so to speak) in a dresser drawer? Totally damn strange but we continue to remark now and then about missing things that they “Must have run off with the socks.”
Another Shameless Plug
For our book out this week:
Hey! Speaking of shameless plugs, reader Chris Ross’ new CD The Story of Freedom is out at Amazon, too.
So is his other CD I Believe…and yes, I made note to mention to him that the cover art isn’t displaying for this CD.
Chris has become very popular up in the Northeast…and one of these days I have to get him to resend me the song “Drones, Drones on the Range” so I can get that up as a YT video with a link to Urban and his Amazon CDs. I’m also trying to get him to record “Red, White, and Pink Slip Blues” which is one of my all-time country favorites.
If you don’t know that was done by Hank Williams, Jr….you might consider a buck-nineteen worth of education for another MP3: Red, White & Pink Slip Blues
The longer I’ve been out of country radio, the more I’ve come to appreciate the lyrics…which is what makes music by guys like Ross and Hank, Jr so relevant. No chest imploding bass line required.
Spaghetti or Stew
While presidential elections loom, we wonder about markets, asteroids, Wujo and a whole sh*tload of other problems of humanity, the BIGGEST of all around here is whether as we discussed yesterday, my spaghetti is really a stew. reader RSD figures it this way:
“The Italians weren’t necessarily known for their chunky carrot sauce to go with vermicelli, but like everything else in our melting-pot of a country, make it the way you like it or with whatever you have on hand. Sauce isn’t as much about texture as it is about flavor-profiles. If you wanted to use carrots, dicing should be in order, so that you get carrots along with tomatoes and mushrooms in the same bite. I would suggest to dice them and saute them along with your onions and garlic to start the base of the sauce, that way you get the earthy goodness of the carrot blending with the same earthy goodness of the mushrooms. A sprinkle of ground cumin while they’re cooking will help to compliment the sweetness of the carrot as well. I would trade you a couple of cooking sessions for a bit of your time in figuring out a good solar solution for our farm. Just think about it.”
Not everyone agrees, howsoever. Reader Chris Tyreman opines:
“…you win, unless you added all of the ingredients and slowly “stewed” them for an hour or so. If you did, E wins.”
Unfortunately, I did just that…stewed it all (low simmer) for 2 1/2 hours…so oh, oh..not conclusive.
I was talking yesterday with my editor (Zeus the Cat) who advised me that there’s no way it could ever have been considered spaghetti since the noodles I used were those Rose Brand Chinese Eggs Noodles that I’m so fond of (and order 50-pounds at a whack every nine months or so, from the factory in Seattle).
“You need to get your cooking lingo down better, knuckle-dragger. You’re going to piss off the few remaining Italian readers yammering on about crap like this. Besides, did you read this email from Don up in Oklahoma?”
I gotta keep the cat away from the servers… “What email?”
“…carrots and celery? EWWW! this old Cherokee geezer hasn’t a drop of Italian in him but I can sure recognize Italian cooking and Ure’s aint it! Besides, if Elaine finds out you been cooking for a cute blonde shes gonna be pissed! ”
“Aw, come one Zeus…you know Elaine’s the cute blonde I was writing about!”
“Do I? Double catnip or I paw forward…”
[mutterings and swearing, fade to black]
Voiceover announcer: No cats were harmed in the writing of this column.
Write when you break even…
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Another Depression Marker: Fix-It Shops
Every economic depression rolls differently: The ‘flavor’ of the 1873 depression was different from the 1930′s Great Depression, while the New/Second Depression has rolled out with a whole different flavor than previous ones. Part of this is the nature of the times (no high tech com tools in 1873) and part is due to how the safety nets are operating now as compared to their birthing events in the Great Depression of the thirties. FDIC, AmeriCorps, and Social Security have all served to moderate the mess we’re now in. But this morning we see how another one of the 1930′s phenomenas is arriving – fix-it shops and a possible decline in “disposable goods.” First, however, a few juicy headlines to get the brain cells jiggling before we get into a thoughtful reflection on trends.
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Safer Computing: Getting Your Cookies Off
It has been a while since I roared the praises of the Maxa Cookie Manager which you can download and install for a free test drive by clicking here.
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