Paradise? Plural of Paradox?

Most of my life, I've thought that
PARADISE is the plural of PARADOX

Otherwise, why would quotes referring to the Resurrection of Jesus include:

Certum est qui impossibile est --
It is certain because it is impossible.


Credo quia absurdum
I believe (it) because it is absurd

And the rationalization that it's a poor translation leads to
asking if incorrect translation might ALSO apply to any or all parts of the bible?

So then this interchange in the Principia Discordia may resolve the question, being, of itself, something of a paradox:

Certum est quia impossibile est

"Is Eris true?"
"Everything is true."
"Even false things?"
"Even false things are true."
"But how can that be?"
"I don't know, man, I didn't do it."

The Principia Discordia (different link) is commentary on ERIS, goddess of discord and strife.

Later printings included an introduction by the late Robert Anton Wilson (fourth edition) and the late Kerry Thornley (fifth edition)



Why would a luxury car use a song about failing circuits and being stranded in the middle of nowhere in their TV commercial?

Lincoln MKS uses a very nice cover* ofSpace Oddity**, the iconic David Bowie song is about Major Tom who "really made the grade" and now is royally screwed, doomed to float alone forever in dark space.

WHY would anyone think the people who are attracted to the song wouldn't know the dark despair told by the lyrics?
And WHO would think that was a good idea?***

Ok, so maybe someone fell madly in love with her voice and style.
Easy enough to do. Wouldn't you?
Who doesn't?
But why that particular song?

If they wanted to trigger the characteristic breath-taking fascination her covers produce, the mystical feeling of jamais vu (I'm THINK I've heard this song before, but it's ...) combined with the lesser-knownpresque vu (Yes, yes -- it's on the tip of my tongue... I DO know it and it's ... hmmm), they could have asked her to do Johnny Be Good or, hell, even The Dovells' Bristol Stomp (actually, I'd LOVE to hear her version of that) but a song about being lost in space due to electrical/mechanical failure? How about "Hot RodLincoln?" -- ANY version****

Might as well do Nervous Norvus' Transfusion or any of the other 50's "dead-in-a-car-crash songs?"

Long story short -- can NOT believe anyone -- even someone in an ad agency -- could believe ANYONE could be moved to buy a Lincoln -- or even accept a ride in one -- after hearing that song.

*Chan Marshall aka Cat Power
**Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five,
Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows"

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

"Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."

***The Berlin Cameron Team Detroit Ad Agency


The original by Charlie Ryan and the Livingston Brothers
or best-known one by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
or Asleep at the Wheel
Hell, even the Jim Varney version from The Beverly Hillbillies Movie



My apologies to 9-years olds for comparing Republicans to them below.

I have met more 9-year olds who show more class, more integrity,m and more maturity than most of the Republicans in congress

(I know a few civilians who are Republicans, and I'm not referring to them, just the one who play in the political kindergarten.)


Republicans -- crying like a bunch of pissy little 9 year-olds who didn't get picked when the big boys were choosing up sides


What a bunch of babies.

On trying to stop the free falling economy Monkey Boy and his Republican ass-kissers left for us:

"Oh no -- we WANT the bill to be successful, even though we ALL voted against it."


On the question of whether or not to investigate war crimes committed by the Bush people, it's

"Wasting time and money on a WITCH HUNT."

However, when they spent 2 years and many millions of dollars finding out if the democratic president got a blow job:


And when they decide UNANIMOUSLY to vote against the bill, oh, then they're screaming:


They strut and swagger around when they have the majority, telling everyone what macho macho men they are -- but when they have to act like actual citizens, they become a bunch of pissy little babies who wet their pants and blame the Democrats --"It's THEIR FAULT because they scared me!!"

They seem to have brain damage.

But ALL of them?

Is that possible?



A little religion from the incredible Eddie Breen, master of "piggyback art" i.e., finding garage sale pictures and overpainting them into something worth putting on the wall.
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From Blondesense

Bankers 'used corporate credit cards to pay for prostitutes' "

British Telegraph:

A New York madam who ran one of the city's biggest escort agencies claims that prominent bankers and businessmen paid for her prostitutes with corporate credit cards.
Kristin Davis alleges that prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's office decided not to pursue any of them even though she provided evidence.

Davis, who admitted charges last year of running a prostitution business employing more than 100 women, told ABC News that the men included a senior executive of a top media company, a banker who spent $41,600 and the chief executive of one of America's largest private equity firms.

Others were the part-owner of a major league baseball team, managing directors from two of the world's largest investment banks, and a prominent property developer who greeted prostitutes wearing women's underwear.

ABC News said Davis provided it with a print-out of her computerised client list, a copy of which she offered to prosecutors.

"They showed no interest. Some of these guys, I was invoicing on corporate credit cards," she said.

"I was writing up monthly bills for computer consulting, construction expenses, all of these things, I was invoicing them monthly so they could get by their accountants."


I guess it's too obvious to say
"We're not the only ones who were getting screwed."

Yeah, it's too obvious. But Blondesense isn't -- it's one of the best blogs around.



Beautiful ladies
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Holocaust denier will review evidence -- WOW -- I can't wait to find out what happened to all those Jews, Gypsies, Trade Unionists, and Homosexuals

-- not to be overly easy on the former bishop who's been hiding out in Argentina* (ahh, land of the gauchos and the Catholic Nazi war criminals like Adolf Eichmann), but he's going to take his time "reviewing" the evidence about the Big Scale Human Sacrifice of "THEM" during the time of the Third Reich (it's always "THEM," whether defined by Aztecs or Mayans or 20th Century Germans), reviewing the evidence to decide for himself if it ever happened** -- it may seem ludicrous, but there's an unconfirmed report that ex-Bishop Williamson was seen actually SKIPPING down the street in Buenos Aires singing:

"Hotsy Totsy -- Our Pope's a Nazi,
you can forget Excommunication
when you're living in a Catholic Nation."


Feb 7th, 2009 | BERLIN -- A bishop who faces a Vatican demand to recant his denial of the Holocaust said he would correct himself if he is satisfied by the evidence, but insisted that examining it "will take time," a German magazine reported Saturday.

Richard Williamson is one of four bishops from the ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X whose excommunication was lifted by the Vatican last month. The decision sparked outrage because Williamson had said in a television interview he did not believe any Jews were gassed during the Holocaust.

On Wednesday, the Vatican demanded that Williamson recant his denial before he can be admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

Williamson made clear he does not plan to comply immediately, and rejected a suggestion that he might visit the Auschwitz death camp, the weekly Der Spiegel reported.

"Since I see that there are many honest and intelligent people who think differently, I must look again at the historical evidence," the British bishop was quoted as saying.

"It is about historical evidence, not about emotions," he added, according to the report. "And if I find this evidence, I will correct myself. But that will take time."

The magazine suggested that he could make a personal visit to Auschwitz, set up by the Nazis in occupied Poland, which stands as the most powerful symbol of the Holocaust. More than 1 million people, mostly Jews, died there.

Williamson replied: "I will not go to Auschwitz," Der Spiegel said.

Der Spiegel said Williamson, who lives in Argentina, insisted on having questions faxed to him and sent his replies by e-mail. It said their authenticity was confirmed in a phone call by Williamson and a lawyer for the Society of St. Pius X.

Williamson has apologized to Pope Benedict XVI for having stirred controversy, but has not repudiated his comments, in which he also said only 200,000 to 300,000 Jews were killed during World War II and none was gassed.

"I was convinced that my comments were right on the basis of my research in the '80s," Der Spiegel quoted Williamson as saying. "I must now examine everything again and look at the evidence."


*90% Roman Catholic -- see earlier posting about PIUS XII and his protection of the Roman Catholics who comprised the inner circle of the Third Reich: "You Can Take the Boy Out of the Hitler Youth, but You Can't Take the Hitler Youth Out of the Boy, Part II. (This is NOT a blanket smear of the Roman Catholic Church. Comparing Benny XVI to actual Roman Catholics -- the ones who take what Jesus said seriously (I even KNOW some of those) -- is like comparing Martin Luther King, Jr to David Duke because both of them are/were southerners, or comparing Dr. King to Father Coughlin because both of them were clergy.


Funny how a devotee of the "You tell me what is the holy truth of the universe and I'll kneel and pray to it" school NOW wants to "find out for himself." He doesn't even get to decide what to wear.



What SHOULD be the Official Presidential Portrait

Greebs is right on REIGN OF ERROR that this pic needs more exposure -- like, far as I'm concerned: EVERYWHERE





One word:


(i.e., trying to undermine the authority of the government of the United States.

A felony punishable by serious time in a federal joint.

If done during time of actual declared war -- it's treason)

Another word?




Cheney warns that we may suffer an WMD attack if Obama changes Bush's counter-terrorism policies!

Dick Cheney?

He came out of his hidey hole to pretend anyone actually cares what he thinks.

This is a man who hid out from the daylight for eight years like some sort of unwholesome slime creature, only coming out intermittently when he had enough energy to actually assume human form.

This is a man who was terrified of speaking under oath.

Who was terrified that anyone would find out what sort of OTHER slime creatures he conspired with (for energy policy, etc).

Most of all, he was the man who, when congress was working with the Hart-Rudman Report, the one that took 5 years of meeting with high-ups in the countries that had experienced attacks in their cities, the one Bill Clinton had commissioned, the report that looked at terrorism and what we could do to prevent it from happening here on American soil -- who, when Monkey Boy pulled it out of the hands of congress, which was working on implementing some of the conclusions, said "I'll give it to Cheney and he'll see if it's any good."

And of course, Cheney put it in the circular file.

Now he comes out of his toad-hole to tell us unless we stick strictly to the policies implemented by Bush (i.e., the sock puppet with Cheney's hand up his ass) we're doomed, and we'll be destroyed.

Now he has a replacement sock-puppet -- the echolalians at Politico who'll repeat whatever he says as if it were the truth and as if they actually did any research to find out if this were just another PR tour.

This is a man about whom intelligent people have wondered if he had any complicity with the murders of 9-11-2001, or if not complicit, allowed it-- despite foreknowledge -- because the hideous monstrosity of it would be perfect for him and his pals (Halliburton, Blackwater, et al) to make billions in the chaos.

About which conspiracy possibility, a wise friend of mine said:

"It's not that we think they actually did that. Who knows? Maybe they did. We'll never know. But what is so disturbing is that we KNOW they're capable of it."

Hey -- you had 8 years of being terrified and trying to smear your own terror with the rest of us, so give it a rest, crawl back into your cave -- accept the fact that you no longer have any authority.

Too bad -- those scary ghosts and avenging angels show up every time you turn out the light.



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