21.12.02

The diversions are coming in fast today!
Jesus Christ Supercar.

Interesting site....clean design for a change!
Another Wintery Game~
CleverMedia: Snowball Fight
Different from Snowcraft.
This is quite fun~
Puzzle Games -> Maze of Rah
via The Chump.
11/12. I missed the one about the Coca-Cola Santa.Xmas Gullibility Test
T3~The New Machine

Looks like, in the future, they finally get it right.
(image goes to gallery, text link goes to trailer:Rise Of The Machines- I assume the title means Ahnold after he gets an eyeful of his new opponent.)
Repost~Armadillo Knight, but Episode II is up!
Sack Smash 2003
"This year we added bridges."

20.12.02

Bare Naked Legs in Church!
"It is bad enough that a Christian man must avert his eyes while he's at the mall, but when he must avert his eye while in church!"
McGinley is obsessed with Jenga.

19.12.02

Coolest.Socks.Ever.
which socks did I wear today?
Wait. Same thing in a long sock.
Magickal Socks!
Drunk elephants kill six people
You know why they got pist?
The United States offered a plan that would allow for a renewed international commercial trade in stockpiled elephant ivory within the next three years.
Outrage and Protest always starts in that part of the world; the extremely low frequency elephant call should reach circuses and zoos here eventually.
Or.......or maybe they're al-Qaedaphants. Talibaniphants? Pakistaniderms?
NYPOST.COM Entertainment: ‘IDOL' TALK
Kelly Clarkson may not be the doe-eyed amateur she appeared to be when she won "American Idol" last summer.

18.12.02

Nigella Bites!
Repost~from centuries ago, it seems.......: AIDROID :..
(3D Game)
More violent holiday fun~::: Mad santa claus - the game :::
via The Chump.
Can't wait to find an issue to check out!
Gothic Beauty
Oh, it was hard! Domo-Kun Angry Smashfest!
Here, this is fun~Yard Invaders.
Keep goin' Wastrel.
My kind of game~
uzinagaz naturel biologique et chimique
(snipe santa)
4BitterGuys

17.12.02

93
235.gifIndex of /crowley via Ultimate Insult.
Full Text! Supreme.
It should be noted that I have a huge Crowley collection. It takes up almost an entire bookshelf.
93
Blondes Now Exude Power as Well as Sex Appeal
"Farewell the dumb blonde. Now the fair of hair not only have fun, they also exude power.
So says British art critic Joanna Pitman who studied blondes through the ages from Aphrodite to popstar Madonna for a book and exhibition on their startling evolution."

Hallucigenia??
Scientists see the light on the 'weirdest' fossil

"Scientists will unravel the riddle of the most surreal animal from the weirdest phase of the Earth's history today.

When the first fossils of Hallucigenia were discovered a century ago in the famous Burgess Shale deposits of Canada, its appearance astonished scientists who could find no modern equivalent in the animal kingdom.

The fossilised imprints of the creature, which lived on the floor of an ancient lake some 500 million years ago, suggested that it stood on several pairs of stilt-like legs and grew a set of waving tentacles on its back."

So......did HP Lovecraft write fiction or fact??

Celebrities in Japanese commercials...
Japander
be sure to check out Dennis Hopper in a tub & Anthony Hopkins driving with 2 blonds.
I love their name!
obsina-tees.com
Tis the season!
Retail-Sucks
...tis also why I work in a cash office by day (safely away from customers) & have an online business (I conduct business almost entirely via email). Working retail for over 15 years will drive you right past crazy!
Just in case you were wondering what it looks like in Greenland right now... Webcams
It's been awhile since I posted more than a sentence at a time, so......
Sol Invictus


A question I used to pester my christian friends with (back when I used to have friends) around this time of year: when was Jesus born?

Turns out.....sometime in september.
(Sshh!!! Don't tell them whose birthday they are really celebrating! That's part of the fun!)

A few interesting facts about Xmas:
From The Bible As History
"December 25 is referred to in documents as Christmas Day in A.D. 324 for the first time. Under the Roman emperor Justinian [A.D. 527-565] it was recognized as an official holiday. An old Roman festival played a a major part in the choice of this particular day. December 25 in ancient Rome was the 'Dies Natali Invictus,' 'the birthday of the unconquered,' the day of the winter solstice and at the same time, in Rome, the last day of the Saturnalia, which had long since degenerated into a week of unbridled carnival . . ."

From The Story Of The Christian Church
"Everybody sought membership in the church, and nearly everybody was received. Both good and bad, sincere seekers after God and hypocritical seekers after gain, rushed into the communion. Ambitious, worldly, unscrupulous men sought office in the church for social and political influence. . . .
The services of worship increased in splendor, but were less spiritual and hearty than those of former times. The forms and ceremonies of paganism gradually crept into the worship. Some of the odl heathen feasts became church festivals with change of name and of worship."

From The Story Of Civilization (I'm not making these titles up!)
". . . the god Christ was assimilated to the religious and philosophical traditions of the Hellenistic mind. Now the pagan world -- even the anti-Semitic world -- could accept him as its own.
Christianity did not destroy paganism, it adopted it. The Greek mind, dying, came to a transmigrated life in the theology and liturgy of the Church . . .the Greek mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the Mass. Other pagan cultures contributed to the syncrestic result. From Egypt came the idea of a divine trinity .. . from Egypt the adoration of the Mother and Child . . . From Phrygia came the worship of the Great Mother . . . The Mithraic ritual so closely resembled the eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass that Christian fathers charged the Devil with inventing these similarities to mislead frail minds. Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient pagan world."

So.....christianity is a spin-off of sorts. A Joanie Loves Chachi.
You know, when a TV shows runs out of ideas, not getting the laughs, "jumped the shark", they make a spin-off with the more appealing characters and introduce new ones, loosely based on the old TV character blueprints.
Or maybe it's more like Dragnet, where the names are changed to protect the innocent pagans.

From H. G. Wells' Outline of History
""The observance of the Jewish Sabbath, again, transferred to the Mithraic Sun-Day, is an important feature of many Christian cults . . . He [Jesus] did not say a word about the worship of his mother Mary in the guise of Isis, the Queen Of Heaven. Much that is most characteristically ` Christian [so-called] in worship and usage, he ignored. Skeptical writers have had the temerity to deny that Jesus can be called a Christian at all."

But....he was a jew. The King of. Therein lies a Great Irony- King of The Jews, with no willing Jewish servants.

From Worldbook Encyclopedia
"For many years, people observed Christmas as a religious festival only. But they gradually adopted more and more customs unrelated to the church. Most of the customs originated in cultures that existed before Christianity."

From The Book of Christmas Folklore
"Most people have heard that the Christmas tree originates in the tannenbaum and is some sort of vestige of Teutonic vegetation worship. This is partially true. However, the custom of using pine and other evergreens ceremonially was well established at the Roman Saturnalia, even earlier in Egypt."

Lots of Americans aren't too happy with the cultures mentioned above lately. Surely none would be willing to admit that their holiday originated from those very cultures.

Another Irony-conservatives generally despise what they term "tree-huggers", except for one day out of the year, when we all essentially become tree-huggers, dress them up all pretty-like, then throw them out with the trash weeks later.
Point is-christmas trees derived from the practice of TREE WORSHIP!! GASP!

Going back to Worldbook Encyclopedia
"Some of Santa Claus's characteristics date back many centuries. For example, the belief that Santa enters the house through the chimney developed from an old Norse legend. The Norse believed that the goddess Hertha appeared in the fireplace and brought good luck to the home."

Cool. Santa as a Transvestite! And oh, get this:

"Although most people assume that the original 'Santa Claus' was a bishop by the name of St. Nicholas of Asia Minor of the fourth century, this is not really true. Although some of this bishop's deeds later came to be associated with 'St. Nick,' the original 'Nicholas' was once again Nimrod, the 'mighty one against the Lord.' The word 'Nicholas' means 'mighty one, powerful.' Traditions of a 'god' who gave gifts under an evergreen tree antecede the Asian Minor bishop by thousands of years. Among the Scandinavians it was the god Odin or Woden who left special gifts during the Yuletide season under the evergreen tree, his sacred tree.

Again~ (ssshhhuutuuuup! Don't let on, it's more fun this way!)
Santa/Satan-no coincidence folks!

"In newly Christianized areas where the pagan Celtic and Germanic cults remained strong, legends of the god Wodan were blended with those of various Christian saints; Saint Nicholas was one of these. There were Christian areas where Saint Nicholas ruled alone; in other locations, he was assisted by the pagan Dark Helper (the slave he had inherited from the pagan god Wodan). In other remote areas . . . ancient pockets of the Olde Religion controlled traditions. Here the Dark Helper ruled alone, sometimes in a most confusing manner, using the cover name of Saint Nicholas or 'Klaus,' without in any way changing his threatening, Herne/Pan, fur-clad appearance. (This was the figure later used by the artist Nast as the model for the early American Santa Claus)"

Oh, that is excellent! Going on the record as wanting the Dark Helper visit me on "christmas"!

"The Catholic Saint Nicholas also had a confusing past. Says van Renterghem, "He was a compilation of two separate saints (one from Myra in Asia Minor, the other from Pinora), both of whom were -- as the Church nowadays admits -- nothing more than Christianized water deities (possibly related to the Greco-Roman god Poseidon/Neptune)"
Okay, I'm liking this christmas thing more and more. Take out the dry, unoriginal christian version, we've got quite a curious and colorful holiday!
From Santa-Shaman
"It was in 1931, however, when Coca Cola Company, wanting in increase in sales to children, came up with the jolly figure of Santa Claus we know today. And the rest, as they say, is history. Santa, and Coca Cola, spread throughout the world.

So with all that in mind. let us consider this question-
should christians celebrate christmas?
Is it all right in the sight of "God" for men to take pagan customs and traditions, and to observe them, calling them "Christian"?
"Because of pagan idolatrous practices, God cast the Canaanites out of the Promised Land. They were worshippers of Baal, or Nimrod, Tammuz, the sun god, the pagan Messiah, the god of wine and revelry. They worshipped the evergreen tree, and used it as a symbol of their god. They observed December 25, in worship of the waning sun, and their sun-god divinity. This whole religious system stemmed from ancient Babylon, the fount of all heresy and apostasy."

The bibles don't mention it, Old or New.
Jesus Himself would not celebrate it, if he were alive today.
I love Irony.


16.12.02

This is beautiful~!
Transfigurations
Check out her artwork~ ::veruschka.net::
Quite fun, for this type of game~
claypigeonshooter
Yahoo Erotica Editor Fired for Excessive Programming
Sunnyvale, CA - Fred Munk yesterday lost his job for excessive perl programming. Munk was hired for categorization and review of links to pornographic websites for Yahoo's Erotica department. He allegedly spent more time programming perl-scripts than looking for porn.

15.12.02

Hehehe. Check out the new Chapel Perilous!
Blogger-down again.
Linkbatch time~
Melody O'Hare submitted sock pics.
Are men's noses different from women's noses?
~ I got 4/16......I sucked at this!
Then there's this peculiar, and none too easy game: Can You Guess The Movie The Scene Is From? Even with the actors removed? via Dartie.
Season's Greetings from Santarchy!
Here's a great read~ Jack Parsons & The Curious Origins of the American Space Program. L Ron Hubbard and Al Crowley included.
Okay, I think Blogger's working again......