Posts Tagged ‘humor’

1
Jun

JESUS

by adminadam in art

ANARCHISM IS _

21
Jul

Apotheosis takes a wrong turn

by adminadam in dialogue

He kind of glided.
What? Like no legs?
Yeah. Or perhaps it was foggy…
lol. silent skateboard?
nice!
Who woulda thunk it…
Yeah, right? God in our neighborhood…

9
Apr

XKCD power-up!

by adminadam in home, humor, links

I love that xkcd made this comic:

But I love even more that xkcd is so cool that someone was inspired to actually make the real game! Yes, please try it — it’s insanely, the exact same thing — but in real life! CLICK HERE.

18
Mar

Wu-Wei @ 6%

by adminadam in art, home, humor

Cute creatures rockin’ Wu-Wei the only way they know how… Watch and learn.

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Buddha Seal

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Turtle Strut

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Double Chin, no make that Triple...

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Jaw Use

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Tanning Turtle

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Sun Salutation

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Wu-Wei Sasquatchin'

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Wu-Wei Amphibian-on-Alert

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Turtle Train

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Wu-Wei Ninja Fox

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Wu-Wei Mohawk Rockin'

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Wu-Wei Lover's Plea -- "Don't leave me..."

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

Wu-Wei Hot Chick

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Wu-Wei Honey Huntin'

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Wu-Wei Head Scratch

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Wu-Wei Frightened Froggy

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Wu-Wei Meeting of the Goats

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Wu-Wei Face Wash

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Wu-Wei Evening Yawn

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Wu-Wei Sprawled-Out Squirrel

Go Wu-Wei, Enter and Become the Tao.

That is all for now… Until we reach 7% that is.
From: www.ellf.ru
Photographer: Sean Crane

10
Mar

Nerd Nihilism

by adminadam in home, humor

“You can’t just go around bashing the Singularity like that!”

“Well, why not? Isn’t it due the same scrutiny as any other statistical or theoretical extrapolation?”

“No. Just no.”

“Why is that?”

“Don’t you understand?! — the Singularity is a sacred tenant of Nerd-dom, beating out even force-fields and light-sabers in conceptual God-status!…”

“I am not aware of any such thing as conceptual God-status, nor does it lend anything at all to your case this equating it with your Zeus-level memetics or whatever you want to call it. Science doesn’t care if it’s cool or if your world view rests upon its shoulders; all that matters is the truth: Is it going to happen or isn’t it? And your quick-tempered reaction to my by-all-standards-justifiably-dubious approach to the issue is self-defeating to say the least… I mean, would you want people making parody god-concepts out of your precious Singularity, much like the Flying Spaghetti Monster or the Invisible Pink Unicorn parody the God of the Old Testament? Give it a rest, please! It’s just another blogger pointing out some obvious fallacies inherent in the meme.”

“I… Ghah! I hate you!!”

“To further my point, consider how unlikely it is that we could properly imagine something so supposedly un-imagineable in the first place! I mean, where do you even start if the extrapolation leads to a wall of un-extrapolatability? ‘It’s like saying God is so mysteriously, incredibly powerful that you’re not even gonna believe it!’ To which me or any other sane, skeptical scientist would respond: ‘Ok, I’ll take your word for it. I don’t believe in it one bit then!’ Don’t waste your energy deifying such a mundane, backwater concept, that’s all I’m saying.”

“It’s not mundane or backwater! It’s brand-spanking new! It’s — it’s.. It’s the most glorious — bad-assest, mega-bajillion-power-plus-infinity concept there is! I mean, the Singularity almost guarantees us Earthly eternal bliss. And you don’t even have to believe in it to get the access-cards to the Mega-Rapture of the Nerds. It’s just gonna happen, what with all the modulation and widgetizing and hackitizing, not to mention the research and development money that’s being poured into the field of recursively self-improving A.I., which is really just the beginn…”

“Stop. Just stop right there. I’ve heard it all before. I’ve seen the wikipedia article on the Technological Singularity. I’ve listened to Ray Kurzweil speak at TED. I’ve read Vernor Vinge’s works. There’s nothing you can say. You’re not gonna convert me. I’m beyond it. I’m post-cyberpunk to your momma’s moldy Nöospheres. I’m post-singularitarian while you’re still in singularitarian infancy. I’m nerd nihilism 2.0. But you, you’re still raving about AOL 2.0!! Go home already!! Just go home!”

The nihilist turns his back and walks away, leaving Mr. S-fan boquiabierta — stunned and without a comeback.

“God I hate these playa-hater’s…” mumbles Mr. S-fan to no-one in particular. Looking off into the distance he ends saying, “Maybe I should make it a religion…. Yea, I’ll call it Singularitarianism… Yeah, I like the sound of that. It just rolllllls off your tongue…” He tromps self-righteous back to the hood, his hood, the neighborhood net-cafe, to make his plans for the future and ensure that nerd-nihilism spreads to not-another-soul…

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE STORY:
Article: The Singularity has already happened.

THE NEXT THING TO READ:
The Rapture of the Nerds, NOT

MORE SINGULARITY LINKS:
The Three Major Singularity Schools
Kurzweil’s TED Speech
Vernor Vinge’s Famous Theoretical Paper

9
Mar

Working Hard to Enlighten

by adminadam in education, home, videos

First Buddhism-related post in quite a while. This one a speech from one of my favorite wise people about progressing along the path of spiritual-development. What does it take to grow? Do we need guides along the way? Certainly it doesn’t hurt to be pushed once in a while. I love the story here and how it demonstrates the value of troublemakers in our lives.

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24
Nov

Bunny Pwnd

by adminadam in art

winning-the-race

Win. That is all.

20
Sep