Monday, February 23, 2009

Lunar ferments

Fun with manifestations of Luna! For the first time in ages I've started a crock of cabbage to ferment and trying my hand at kefir as well. I don't think it's supposed to have them but after sitting on the table after a day or so a jar of Nancy's Kefir did have strainable grains that I've transferred to a jar of Remember When milk to see what happens. I probably should have experimented with cheaper milk but eh.

I plan to start some kombucha going too, it gets pricy to buy pre-made all the time and it is awesome stuff. If you leave the commercial stuff out it develops the scoby on the top that you need to culture more.

Ia Luna!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Groovy man! Feel the LOVE (not!)

Folks this awful awful crap piece of crap "astrology" is touring the newage internets this week.. read it and weep:

"At dawn on 14th February the day dedicated to St Valentine, the patron saint of Love, the Moon in Libra enters the seventh house of relationships. And Jupiter and Mars are aligned in Aquarius in the twelfth house of spiritual transformation.

Forty years ago, the intuitive words of a song called Aquarius, brought the dawning of the new age into our collective awareness:

When the Moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars.
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars.

At dawn on 14th February the Cosmos actually embodies this perfect alignment to support our collective manifestation of love and peace and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius."

It is calling specifically for Feb 14, 2009, at 7:25 AM somewhere in England I reckon and so I am looking at this chart centered on London, surveillance-happy capital of the former British Empire.

First there is no specific global astrological significance to the GMT time zone where this allegedly is occurring. And London is not currently the capital of the world. The UN in NYC would be a much better choice of location for a"global understanding" chart politically speaking. "Spiritually" speaking I would have to go with Jerusalem (ironically named City of Peace) or the Bodhi Tree in India.

For another thing bad in this chart the Sun is rising in his detriment in Aquarius, which is ruled by his enemy Saturn. This would be one place you would start if you wanted to curse someone or elect for an endeavor to be dreadfully unprosperous.

Also in traditional astrology there is no particular significance to the Moon being in the 7th in and of itself. Everything is in a context. If the context is to elect or signify the beginning of an age of perfect "love and understanding" then this is not nearly the right chart.

The afflicted Sun rules the 7th in this chart, and Saturn ruler of the 1st is retrograde in the 7th. So the state of both the 1st and 7th rulers suck and they are in opposing houses.

It is noteworthy here that not only is the 7th house the house of marriage but also the house of OPEN ENEMIES.

These two planets are fighting it out!

Much is made of Jupiter and Mars being conjunct in the 12th house. Joining with Mars the Lesser Malefic is an affliction of Jupiter who is the natural significator of spirituality and the 12th house is ACTUALLY the house of curses, malocchio, conspiracy, secret enemies, self undoing, and imprisonment. The conjunction with the North Node that increases good or evil influence makes this badness worse.

All in all, as an election for universal spiritual enlightenment and love, I couldn't have picked a worse chart than this.

But for everything absolutely opposite it is perfect.

Which just goes to show that to everything there is a season, and wishful thinking cannot change what is in the stars. Look around at what is happening at a global scale right now for realz..

Happy F*cking Valentines Day M*ther F*ckers!

Monday, February 9, 2009

How to tie a mojo hand

So I put together a couple of quick and dirty videos on how to tie a mojo hand, toby, root bag, gree gree bag, etc.

If you aren't sure what this means go to:

Without further adieu:

Check them out and don't forget to rate and leave comments.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Life is hypertextually interconnected!

So my buddy Frank posted a link on Facebook to the "Star Wars a capella" video by Corey Vidal posted to Facebook by a Matteo Andrei in Italy.

I find out on the page that it was made by Corey Vidal who I Google and find his home page.

Then his Youtube page. Poking around I see mentions here and there of the audio being originally by a "moosebutter" bunch of folks.


Then I pick up the kazoo I bought last night at Toy Joy that is on my desk and try to figure out what to do with it to get it to make noise. I know you put it in your mouth somehow and hum but it wasn't working.


I Google "kazoo tutorial" - the results were lame and unhelpful so BACK TO YOUTUBE.

I searched Youtube and found this awesome kazoo tutorial by MisterTim.

And it worked!

but that's not the end.

I go to his profile page and go to HIS homepage. And on the About page discover he is the "force" (ahem) behind fucking MOOSEBUTTER group who made the STAR WARS A CAPELLA SONG that as lip synced by Corey Hottie Vital.

Now how cool is all that?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Astrological dating humor

Here's a question I just wrote for the dating match site

If the sign of Leo is on the ascendent, the Sun is on the cusp of the first house, and it's the hour of Venus, what does this say to you?

A. TGIF! Coffee time! Let's hit the beach after work!
B. Don't know what you just said but it sounded hot!
C. This is just superstitious nonsense.
D. Get thee behind me, Satan!

That about covers the range of possible reactions I might reckon!

Needless to say when I answered my own question I put A or B as "Very Important" for my ideal match..
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