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I am a chicken pecking: peck, peck, peck. bok!

« on: September 19, 2010, 12:55:17 AM »
haw haw, you are who you are.

The Long House / TooStonedToType
« on: April 06, 2007, 12:53:16 PM »
Hello Friends,

TooStonedToType, also known as Lee Bowden in the "real" world, is dead. During a welfare check, a friend found him lying in bed. Cause of death is currently unknown. I will provide information as I receive it.

Lee was my best friend. I met Lee on this board years ago and we finally met in person when I brought him his first Salvia divinorum cutting. Lee became an integral part of the Denver-area scene when he began hosting Yegge Fest at his house several years ago. Musicians and friends from all over Colorado and beyond came together for his peaceful gatherings. I met so many people and new friends through Lee. Lee could smile and laugh through anything. This world has lost one of the best.

Some of us got together last night for a little remembering time. We are considering a larger, public gathering at a location in Denver TBA. I will provide details here if/when this happens. I'm sorry to be the bearer of this news. This board was a huge part of Lee's life, as Lee was a huge part of our lives.

I hope dearly to see you again on the other side, Lee!

aka TroutMask

The World /
« on: February 07, 2007, 12:31:08 PM »
If everyone would just DIE, all our problems would be solved!


The World /
« on: February 07, 2007, 12:30:27 PM »
Yes, there will always be the Flat Earth Society. We will always find the people who will assert, in the face of piles of evidence to the contrary, that the earth is only 10,000 years old, that the earth is flat, that global warming is a myth; always looking through and around the evidence for the "but" while ignoring the evidence itself.

As a scientist (M.S. Geology), I find the questions of 1. Whether the earth is warming beyond natural background and 2. Whether Man is at least partially responsible, to be insulting to my intelligence. I find it hard to believe we're even discussing it. Maybe I should have stayed in computer science where I began so I wouldn't know about any of this.

We can find all kinds of people saying the Earth is flat; do we need to go back over the evidence every day to prove otherwise? I think the stars are little candles in the sky. Why not? Let's dig out all the evidence so I can ignore it. The stars are still candles, dammit, get that data out of here!

What would it take to change your mind? Jebus bopping down from Hebben and telling you to your face, I suppose. Lack of knowledge does not knowledge make.


P.S. I am still undecided on UFOs. The non-UFO folks seem to be stuck on the "How could they get from way over there to here?" question. With our developing knowledge of nuclear physics, that question seems to be less important: We are everywhere at all times; all we have to do is figure out where to stop. Now, THAT is a field with some questions left...

The World /
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:09:23 PM »

It took a while before you could say the sun is the center of the solar system without being crucified. Hopefully we're wiser now.


The World /
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:06:10 PM »
Earth has warming up and cooling down since the beginning of time. However, humans have been tracking weather patterns for only a microscopic portion of that time frame.

Humans have only been around a small part of that time, but we have little trouble telling what the temperature has been throughout time using a number of methods, from short-term methods like tree ring thicknesses, to long-term methods like comparative levels of various oxygen isotopes captured in foraminifera and other aquatic organisms.

This pattern of warming and cooling existed long before humans roamed the planet and will probably continue long after we are gone.

Sure, but in no time in observable earth history (read hundreds of millions of years) has the temperature swung so far so quickly. It is not a coincidence that in no observable earth history has the atmospheric carbon been so high. There is a direct and observable correlation between atmospheric carbon and temperature throughout time. If we accept this correlation and we know that both temperature and atmospheric carbon are rising faster than in any other period in earth's history, the only question is "where is the carbon coming from?" There is no argument that Man has become, by far, the greatest contributor to atmospheric carbon during our history, and that Man's increasing contribution to atmospheric carbon levels through time correlate closely with our current unprecedented warming trend.

This planet owns us. Its not the other way around, no matter how much one cares to buy into that illusion. I'm confident the entity we call home is fully capable of protecting his/herself from most any infection It might catch.

The earth doesn't care about how hot it is, nor how many species disappear, nor how much garbage is in the ocean, nor how much radiation fills the atmosphere. Man can and has changed those things and many others, but, yes, home still spins on.


The Groove /
« on: February 04, 2007, 10:23:45 AM »
Yeah, that's the line-up. They played Big Bottom, then into Crossroads (Cream style) with Jeff Berlin singing. The bass playing was insane. So was the guitar playing and drumming, for that matter. I guess the guitarist is editor for Guitar magazine and it shows.


The Groove /
« on: February 03, 2007, 12:54:53 PM »
Yow, we were driving home from BX3 with sparkly eyes last night and my wife put on Smile. We had never heard it. Man is that weird.


The Forest Floor /
« on: February 02, 2007, 02:22:03 PM »
I'm with the crawling mole. you can see it's tail, little feet marks, and it's head. If not, what do the tracks of the Itjarijari marsupial mole look like????


The Site /
« on: January 30, 2007, 12:01:21 PM »
There is an image captcha available too. I implemented it here: ... greed=true


The Groove /
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:57:26 AM »
I like CAN until the mid/late 70's. I'm rather partial to non-tweaky pre-super-synth music. But if I'm going electronica, I'd go Tangerine Dream from 1969 to early 80's.


The Groove /
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:56:49 AM »
yop. We have Seleniko. Neat stuff fed to me by my wife.


The Groove /
« on: January 28, 2007, 10:45:09 AM »
I can't stop playing everything randomly. I did stop the other day and play 4 of the 6 CDs of the Beatles Ultra Rare Trax collection. "Get Back" sung in German was the most memorable. But at the moment, it's "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker," Ramones, 1979/10/13 - Northwestern University. I wonder what's next...


The Long House /
« on: January 25, 2007, 12:00:40 PM »
Thanks. Have a cigarette.


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