An old superstition from Britain and North America says that if one says “Rabbit Rabbit” as the first thing in the morning on the first day of the month, one would gain good luck for the rest of that month. Other variations of things you can say for luck are: white rabbits rabbit rabbit rabbit … More Rabbit Rabbit on the first day of the month
Since childhood my family has owned a number of pets. As an adult I’ve had many different types of pets of my own. One thing I realized is that more primitive animals, such as a tarantula, a giant centipede or a big python are not aggressive. They may attack you defensively if they are afraid … More On animal aggression and people
A self proclaimed social justice warrior posted on 4chan a while ago, demanding to know why his kind is disliked. A anonymous gentleman rose up and gave a spectacular response. The conversation is as follows. What is wrong with social justice warriors? What do you have against us? We are fighting to end hate, to … More Anon’s treatise on Social Justice Warriors
A brief correspondence I had with an anon on 4chan. Anon asked: I don’t know shit about magic. If I summon these guys I can ask them to give me something? I can be like “Waddup nigguh I know it’s the first time we meet, and you are some very powerful demon, so, can you … More Anon asks about demons
This is the way circuses of old trained elephants. When the elephant is a baby they would tie it with rope to a stake that is driven into the ground. Being young and weak, the elephant would be unable to get away from the stake. The belief that the stake and rope are stronger than … More To train an elephant
From the book Japanese Tales: A wife and her lover were once in bed when the husband came home. Since the lover had no time to run or hide, the woman rolled him up in a straw mat, marched out with the mat under her arm, and announced that she was going to knock the … More The Flea
I’ve been thinking more on my experience with television and other media since my last message. The funny thing is, the stuff that’s presented as blatantly false by the media is usually harmless. Ideas of dragons, zombies, flying sharks propelled by tornadoes and such has never misled and done harm to myself or anyone I … More The Sacred Cow in the Trojan Horse
This little comic, which I found on 4chan but probably came from elsewhere, is pretty true.
US presidential election is coming up. The older I get, the more elections are like this picture for me. Especially this one.
This is a story from the Tao Te Ching that I read long ago. It is translated and paraphrased here for your pleasure. Long ago there was a giant tree. It grew many stories high, and its expansive branches and leaves were able to cover up half your view of the sky even when you … More Lao Tzu and the giant tree