Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The New Year, Emma Lazarus

The New Year

Rosh-Hashanah, 5643

Not while the snow-shroud round dead earth is rolled, 
And naked branches point to frozen skies.— 
When orchards burn their lamps of fiery gold, 
The grape glows like a jewel, and the corn 
A sea of beauty and abundance lies, 
Then the new year is born. 

Look where the mother of the months uplifts 
In the green clearness of the unsunned West, 
Her ivory horn of plenty, dropping gifts, 
Cool, harvest-feeding dews, fine-winnowed light; 
Tired labor with fruition, joy and rest 
Profusely to requite. 

Blow, Israel, the sacred cornet! Call 
Back to thy courts whatever faint heart throb 
With thine ancestral blood, thy need craves all. 
The red, dark year is dead, the year just born 
Leads on from anguish wrought by priest and mob, 
To what undreamed-of morn? 

For never yet, since on the holy height, 
The Temple's marble walls of white and green 
Carved like the sea-waves, fell, and the world's light 
Went out in darkness,—never was the year 
Greater with portent and with promise seen, 
Than this eve now and here. 

Even as the Prophet promised, so your tent 
Hath been enlarged unto earth's farthest rim. 
To snow-capped Sierras from vast steppes ye went, 
Through fire and blood and tempest-tossing wave, 
For freedom to proclaim and worship Him, 
Mighty to slay and save. 

High above flood and fire ye held the scroll, 
Out of the depths ye published still the Word. 
No bodily pang had power to swerve your soul: 
Ye, in a cynic age of crumbling faiths, 
Lived to bear witness to the living Lord, 
Or died a thousand deaths. 

In two divided streams the exiles part, 
One rolling homeward to its ancient source, 
One rushing sunward with fresh will, new heart. 
By each the truth is spread, the law unfurled, 
Each separate soul contains the nation's force, 
And both embrace the world. 

Kindle the silver candle's seven rays, 
Offer the first fruits of the clustered bowers, 
The garnered spoil of bees. With prayer and praise 
Rejoice that once more tried, once more we prove 
How strength of supreme suffering still is ours 
For Truth and Law and Love.

Monday, August 29, 2022

The more you know. 42

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Would you look this over?

How are you doing?

I want to share with you a very important message! Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must-read!

We can see throughout time how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold this event? 

What this message contains:

What is the Mark of the Beast?

What is the number of the beast 666?

Who is the Antichrist (hint: Barack Obama)?

The Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ that has been translated into over 3,000 languages--the Good News of Salvation!)

We can see throughout time how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold this event?

In the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the apostle John, we read:

.."Also he (the false prophet who rises up with the Antichrist--who deceives many by his miracles) compels all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead signifying allegiance to the beast, and that no one will be able to buy or sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let the person who has enough insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six" (Revelation 13:16-18 AMP)...

Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell.

These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one "OR" the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate only in one place.

Also, how could you determine who truly has a spiritual mark so that they may buy or sell? And, as you will read further in this message, to have the mark of the beast is the same to have the name of the beast, and the number of its name (666). You will begin to see even more clearly why this mark cannot be something purely spiritual!


Here is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this microchip in the late 1960s.

Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the CIA to discuss their agenda on how to bring forth this one-world system. The government commissioned Mr. Sanders to engineer a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world-a microchip that could be inserted beneath the skin with a hypodermic needle (a fast, convenient process that would be progressively accepted by the nations).

Mr. Sanders, along with a team of engineers behind him, with US grant monies provided by tax dollars, took on this mission and designed a RFID chip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without having knowledge of the holy Bible (Mr. Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these men spent one and a half million dollars gathering data on the best and most convenient spot to have the RFID chip inserted below the skin.

Guess what? These researchers determined that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two locations Revelation says the mark will go) aren't just the most convenient spots, however are also the only viable locations for rapid, steady temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The RFID chip is about seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It's capable of holding many pages of details about you. All of your standard records, work records, crime information, health information, and financial records may be saved on this chip.

Mr. Sanders believes that this RFID chip, which he remorsefully helped develop, is the "mark of the beast" spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for "mark" is "charagma," which is defined as a "scratch or etching." Additionally it's fascinating to observe that the number 666 is in fact a word in the original Greek language. The word is "chi xi stigma," with the last word, "stigma," also meaning "to stick or prick. Carl believes this is alluding to using a hypodermic needle being poked in a person to insert the RFID chip."

Carl asked a Boston Medical Center doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor responded that if the microchip broke inside a human body, the lithium would cause a severe and painful wound filled with pus. This is what the book of Revelation has to say:

"And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image" (Revelation 16:2 NKJV).


The key that needs to be established, God confirms in threes. We can see this throughout scripture:

"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one." (1 John 5:7)

"and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:4)

"...Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" (Revelation 4:8)

There are more examples, but I thought I would share three to make the point.

Examining Revelation chapter 13, the first group of three I would like to point out is that the mark of the beast is described in three verses, 16, 17 and 18.

The next three are in verse 16, "He causes all..." is followed by three contrasting categories of people,

1 - "both small and great,
2 - rich and poor,
3 - free and slave...".

Verse 17 opens with, "and that no one may buy or sell except one who has...", followed by three explanations of what one must have to buy or sell,

1 - "...the mark
2 - or the name of the beast,
3 - or the number of his name".

In verse 18, we read "Let him who has understanding calculate...", which is followed by, 

1 - "the number of the beast,
2 - for it is the number of a man:
3 - His number is 666".

The last set of three is the number "6" being used three times in a row (666). God confirming in threes is the key to unlocking how to calculate the number 6 6 6.

Throughout time some have calculated names and titles of people that may add to 666, to identify one person, the Antichrist. This is the wrong direction. GOD is not telling us to calculate to 666, but rather to count the number of the beast: 6 6 6

What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes is key to unlocking the number 666? So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally by using the rule of three based on the number.

The only logical option is 6+6+6=18.

What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18 (there are a total of 18 verses in Revelation Chapter 13)!

The confirmations go on...

Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a "+" symbol in between 666 are:

• 66+6=72 and 6+66=72.

• Add both 72's together and you get 144.

Why the number 144 is worth our attention is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

"Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads..." (Revelation 14:1).

When we add up all three values by calculating 6 6 6:

1: 6+6+6=(18)
2: 6+66=(72)
3: 66+6=(72)

We get: 18+72+72=(162)

Why 162? 144,000 ÷ 162 = (888)

The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000 but also the Lamb who is Jesus!

Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if we apply the same formula that was used to count 666, we get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits.

Now if we calculate:

• 8+8+8=(24)

• 8+88=(96)

• 88+8=(96)

We get 24+96+96=(216).

Why 216? 144,000 ÷ 216 = (666)

Let's recap:

6+6+6 » 66+6 » 6+66 = (162)

144,000 ÷ 162 = (888)

8+8+8 » 88+8 » 8+88 = (216)

144,000 ÷ 216 = (666)

As you can see, it is perpetual. And remember that we consistently used a formula that worked in threes being the number that God uses for confirmation.

Here is another mathematical confirmation: 144,000 divided by 6, divided by 6, divided by 6 (6,6,6) equals 666.

When making use of the identical formulation of counting by including the plus symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a manner?

Yet another fascinating point to observe is that if you add up all of the numbers from 1 to 36 (1+2+3...+36), it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Might this be a hint that we ought to add up three sixes rather than perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

Now what may this imply? Well we know in this world we're identified by numbers in numerous forms. Starting from our birth certificates to social security, also with our drivers license, being identified founded on a system of ruler ship. So it's possible that this RFID chip will incorporate a new identification that has a complete total of 18 characters.

"here the wisdom is, the one having the mind let him calculate the number of the wild beast, number for "of human" it is, and the number of it 666" (Revelation 13:1, Greek Translation).

The Greek word "anthrōpos" being used in verse 18 where it says "of human" is the Greek Strongs concordance G444. The first two definitions of the word are "a human being, whether male or female", and, "generically, to include all human individuals". Could the number of the beast apply to all mankind?

In Greek (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language), and other translations, you will notice the beast is described as an "It", instead of "him." The reason I'm making this point is that when a translation says "His number is 666", this would imply a singular person, the Antichrist. But by saying "the number of it 666", implies that it is of the beast system as a whole.

Might this be the name of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that is identified by 18 characters? This is able to match the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we must have to buy or sell in our right hand or forehead, and that it also consists of the number of the beast (6+6+6=18), throughout a future cashless money society.

No matter the cost, DO NOT TAKE IT!

"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name" (Revelation 14:9-11).

Do we believe blind forces gave us eyes to see? That deaf forces gave us ears to hear? That careless forces gave us the heart to care for others? That faithless forces uphold the universe and all the laws that govern it and that is why we should trust them when we lay our heads down at night? That mindless forces gave us a mind to think and comprehend these things? If there is a God, He must be personal, because we as His creation are personal beings. How do we get to personally know anybody? By their word. The words of Jesus have been translated into over 2,000 languages, and nothing comes remotely close (the Quran about 110)! If that is not God's word, nothing is. Why? Why would a personal loving God who desires for us to know Him, who is all-powerful, allow man to create a word far superior to His to be spread around the world throughout time in so many different languages to deceive the world so we may not know the truth about Him?


God has shown me some time ago that Trump will have a second term (he will be back soon!). We will see His Holy Spirit move across the world in a mighty way bringing a great multitude to God from every tribe, tongue, nation and people (the fulfillment of Revelation chapter 7 and the 153 large fish final dragnet of John chapter 21).

Why does the Holy Spirit bring to focus the 144,000 when calculating the number of the beast? They are those who are here right now in this last generation to reap a great harvest to the Lord. The dry bones of the book of Ezekiel chapter 37 that will arise.



If you feel led to, please forward this email to your friends and family so they may know that God is moving in these times in mighty ways, even through His prophets to proclaim the truth of His word to the ends of the earth. God bless!

Why did the Biden campaign in 2020 (the year of the elections) choose 30330 as the number to send a text message? 2020 divided by 666 = 3.0330. Do you believe this to be a coincidence?

So I looked up the number 30330 concerning Joe Biden, and I found this information: 

If you send a text to that number (at that time), you would get a response asking to support Joe's campaign to take down Donald Trump, with one part in caps saying "CHIP IN >>" pointing to a link to go and donate.

"CHIP IN"? Obama has used this phrase in the past on his Twitter and people believe it is a subliminal message to receive the mark of the beast, that is to say the implantable microCHIP that will go IN our body (CHIP IN).

God's word warns us in the end times that a false prophet will rise up doing miracles deceiving many to obtain this mark:

.."And the beast (Antichrist) was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who, in his presence, had performed miraculous signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were hurled alive into the lake of fire which blazes with brimstone" (Revelation 19:20 AMP)..

We're residing in very prophetic times with very important Biblical prophecies coming to pass.

When Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as capital of Israel in December of 2017, this was a massive step to bring about the Third Temple prophesied in the the scriptures.

God's Holy scriptures alerts us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

"...and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).


So what's in the name? The meaning of someone's name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface...

Jesus says, "...I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18).

The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for lightning: bârâq (baw-rawk)

In Isaiah chapter 14 verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:

"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High."

In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucier, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: "bamah"--Pronounced (bam-maw')

In Hebrew, the letter Waw or Vau is often transliterated as a "U" or "O," and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter "U" or "O" would be used. So, Baraq "O" Bam-Maw or Baraq "U" Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to "Lightning from the heights."

The word "Satan" in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore "Satan."

So when Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew--the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, And I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.
The day after the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the prevailing select three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama's domestic state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

Obama was a U.S. senator for the state of Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

The names of both of Obama's daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward we would get "ailam ahsatan". Now if we remove the letters that spell "Alah" (Allah being the God of Islam), we get "I am Satan". Coincidence? I don't think so.

Obama's campaign logo when he ran in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man's appearance is the sun rising in the west.

I found this information on a website concerning the Mahdi:

"The Holy Prophet (sa) prophesied that one of the signs of the last hour is that the sun will rise from the west. One interpretation mentioned by the Promised Messiah (as) is that the spiritual sun of Islam will rise from the west, which means western nations will accept the religion of Islam."

When Barack Obama was President of the United States, he made it clear in different ways that he was going to back and defend Islam, and he stated in one interview that the US has become one of the most populated Islamic territories. He also had a meeting in the White House with different leaders of the Islamic faith, and reporters were banned from that meeting.

These are just a few of many pieces of evidence why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. You can see many more in my article on the website above, as well as read about the dreams I've had concerning this man. I'm more than convinced that God has shown me that he is without a doubt the Antichrist, and we will see him rise to power in the not so distant future.


Why do we need Jesus?

"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 2:23).

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

Our good works can't save our souls from our sins. If we step before a judge, being responsible of a crime, the judge is not going to judge us by the good that we've carried out, rather the crimes we've committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God's image, pose this kind of justice, how much greater a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

God has delivered to us His moral law's by means of the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, however so that we could see the need for a savior. They're the mirror of God's character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we all know that it's an act of evil to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so on.

We may try to follow all the moral guidelines of the 10 commandments, however we'll in no way catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses manifested as flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the commandments of God, living a sinless life that only God could accomplish.

The gap between us and the law can in no way be reconciled by our own personal merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we're to seize hold of, by means of faith in Him, He will pull us forward being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your debt, even though you are guilty, the judge can do what's legal and just and allow you to go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2000 years in the past on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His final words being, "...It is finished!..." (John 19:30).

So why did Jesus have to die for us?

Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not be brushed away. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God's character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched and satisfied.

For God takes no pleasure in the demise of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). That is why in Isaiah chapter 53, the place it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

That is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it were to be poured out upon us who've earned it, we would all die and go to hell. God created a means of escape by pouring it out on His Son who's soul could not be left in Hades, however was raised and seated on the right hand of God in power.

Now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer looks at the individual who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in our hearts, justifying us as if we acquired the wrath we deserve, making a means of escape from the curse of death.

Now what we must do is turn from our sins and trust in the savior, confessing and turning from our sins. That is not only a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, instead receiving His words, taking them to heart. In which we no longer live to exercise sin, however turn away from our sins and exercise righteousness:

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

By doing so we may come to be transformed into the image of God by means of faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who's willing to present the Holy Spirit to whoever ask of Him:

"Most assuredly, I (Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' (John 3:5-6).

"But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His" (Romans 8:9).

Now what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only wishes the best for us all, restoring everything this world has stolen from us. That is what it means to be "holy". To be made whole.

He's ready to listen to you. That God given tongue to speak language, by using faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing to Him your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit residing inside you reworking you into a child of the living God.

Jesus says, "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him (the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than any one in the Bible, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He came to die for us, to deliver us from this place that we earned by our sins against a holy God.
He describes hell as a actual place where,

"Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44).

And where,

"There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth..." (Luke 13:28).

Jesus tells us who to fear,

"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28).

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.'

Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.'

And He said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'" (Revelation 21:1-8).

Saturday, August 13, 2022

In memory of Harry Jackson. Strips and dips

Monday, August 08, 2022


Friday, August 05, 2022

Seen at local dairy’s ice cream stand

Friday, July 29, 2022


On the road lately?

Sunday, July 24, 2022

The more you know

Saturday, July 23, 2022

And the yellow ones don’t taste like banana AT ALL

Sunday, July 17, 2022

No, it’s a box

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Writing sushi in Japanese

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Solstice corollary

"Today is the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere"

So, if someone is "honest as the day is long" they're most trustworthy today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Wait. What?

Friday, May 06, 2022

Who wore it better?

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Yum dinner!

Monday, February 14, 2022

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Thanks for sending this.  Brought back memories of words I grew up with, and haven't heard in many years. 




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Monday, January 17, 2022

Brilliant satire

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

You want dried peppers?

Assi has a few. 😆

Saturday, November 20, 2021


Friday, November 19, 2021

Regarding Frank Herbert's 'Dune'

The film's main character, Paul Atreides, is a messianic figure who goes by many mystical names, including one that undoubtedly confused many moviegoers: "Kwisatz Haderach."

The reason this term sounds like nonsense in English is that it's not English.

It's Herbert's rough transliteration of the traditional Jewish term kefitzat haderech (קפיצת הדרך), which means the "shortening of the way" or "leaping of the path."

The messiah, in other words, is the one who propels humanity forward to its ultimate destination.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Humorist Calvin Trillin’s story of the first thanksgiving

—Calvin Trillin's Campaign to Make Spaghetti Carbonara the National Dish for Thanksgiving; the real story of the first Thanksgiving—

I have been campaigning to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed from turkey to spaghetti carbonara.

It does not take much historical research to uncover the fact that nobody knows if the Pilgrims really ate turkey at the first Thanksgiving dinner. The only thing we know for sure about what the Pilgrims ate is that it couldn't have tasted very good. Even today, well brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth...

It would also not require much digging to discover that Christopher Columbus, the man who may have brought linguine with clam sauce to this continent, was from Genoa, and obviously would have sooner acknowledged that the world was shaped like an isosceles triangle than to have eaten the sort of things that the English Puritans ate. Righting an ancient wrong against Columbus, a great man who certainly did not come all this way only to have a city in Ohio named after him, would be a serious historical contribution. Also, I happen to love spaghetti carbonara.

[In our family]...Thanksgiving has often been celebrated away from home. It was at other people's Thanksgiving tables that I first began to articulate my spaghetti carbonara campaign--although, since we were usually served turkey, I naturally did not mention that the campaign had been inspired partly by my belief that turkey is basically something college dormitories use to punish students for hanging around on Sunday... I reminded everyone how refreshing it would be to hear sports announcers call some annual tussle the Spaghetti Carbonara Day Classic.

I even had a ready answer to the occasional turkey fancier at those meals who insist that spaghetti carbonara was almost certainly not what our forebears ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner. As it happens, one of the things I give thanks for every year is that those people in the Plymouth Colony were not my forebears. Who wants forebears who put people in the stocks for playing the harpsichord on the Sabbath or having an innocent little game of pinch and giggle?

Finally there came a year when nobody invited us to Thanksgiving dinner. Alice's theory was that the word had got around town that I always made a pest out of myself berating the hostess for serving turkey instead of spaghetti carbonara...

However it came about, I was delighted at the opportunity we had been given to practice what I had been preaching--to sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner of spaghetti carbonara.

Naturally, the entire family went over to Rafetto's pasta store on Houston Street to see the spaghetti cut . I got the cheese at Joe's dairy, on Sullivan, a place that would have made Columbus feel right at home--there are plenty of Genoese on Sullivan, no Pilgrims--and then headed for the pork store on Carmine Street for the bacon and ham. Alice made the spaghetti carbonara. It was perfection. I love spaghetti carbonara. Then I began to tell the children the story of the first Thanksgiving:

In England, along time ago, there were people called Pilgrims who were very strict about making everyone observe the Sabbath and cooked food without any flavor and that sort of thing, and they decided to go to America, where they could enjoy Freedom to Nag. The other people in England said, "Glad to see the back of them." In America, the Pilgrims tried farming, but they couldn't get much done because they were always putting their best farmers in the stocks for crimes like Suspicion of Cheerfulness. The Indians took pity on the Pilgrims and helped them with their farming, even though the Indians thought that the Pilgrims were about as much fun as teenage circumcision. The Pilgrims were so grateful that at the end of their first year in America they invited the Indians over for a Thanksgiving meal.

The Indians, having had some experience with Pilgrim cuisine during the year, took the precaution of taking along one dish of their own. They brought a dish that their ancestors had learned from none other than Christopher Columbus, who was known to the Indians as "the big Italian fellow." The dish was spaghetti carbonara--made with pancetta bacon and fontina and the best imported prosciutto. The Pilgrims hated it. They said it was "heretically tasty" and "the work of the devil" and "the sort of thing foreigners eat." The Indians were so disgusted that on the way back to their village after dinner one of them made a remark about the Pilgrims that was repeated down through the years and unfortunately caused confusion among historians about the first Thanksgiving meal. He said, "What a bunch of turkeys!"

[excerpted from "Third Helpings," by Calvin Trillin.]

Monday, November 08, 2021


Monday, November 01, 2021

Ignoreland lyrics - REM

These bastards stole their power

From the victims of the Us v Them years

Wrecking all things virtuous and true

The undermining social democratic downhill slide into abysmal

Lost lamb off the precipice into the trickle down runoff pool

They hypnotized the summer, ninteen-seventy-nine

Marched into the capital brooding duplicitous

Wicked and able, media-ready

Heartless, and labeled

Super US citizen, super achiever

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Monday, October 25, 2021

Humor: To Fall Out of Love, Do This

A spoof on the series of questions used in the article "To fall in love, do this"

Friday, October 22, 2021

Hard cheese. Very very hard.


Accurate comparison

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Fwd: Video: The Birth of the Internet Archive


25 years ago, the entire World Wide Web was only 2.5 terabytes in size. Most connections were dial-up, important records were stored on tape, and a young engineer named Brewster Kahle was working on a revolutionary project—a way to archive the growing Internet.

Filmed by Marc Weber for the Web History Project, this video showcases the Internet Archive's very first web crawl in 1996. In 2001, the project was made accessible to the public through the Wayback Machine. Today, the Internet Archive is home to more than 588 billion web pages, as well as 28 million books and texts, 14 million audio items, and 580,000 software titles, making us one of the world's largest digital libraries.

As the Internet Archive approaches our 25th anniversary, let's take a look at the hardware and high hopes that drove the project from the very beginning—and hear from the man whose vision made it all possible.


Thanks for being a part of our journey, and enjoy the archive!

-The Internet Archive Team

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