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Old 06-21-2008, 10:12 AM   #51
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I thought I had seen every weird art project there was, but this is a new one. Surely this is a plot by the Discordians.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...lmuEgD91DATG82
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:14 PM   #52
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I thought I had seen every weird art project there was, but this is a new one. Surely this is a plot by the Discordians.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...lmuEgD91DATG82
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Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."
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Ah...

Nope...I got nothing.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:27 PM   #53
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Kilo-rpm Buddhist prayer wheel. Altoids-tin mod of a computer's cooling fan.

On one level I am delightfully amused by the juxtaposition of ancient religious practices being automated via high technology, itself achieved through the creative use of low technology. On a gaming level, I have the image of a prayer-computer that takes such rotators as its calculating and data storage components.

"So I overclocked the Wheel of Fortune in my Tao-Comp yesterday."

"Anything interesting happen?"

"Weirdest coincidence. ... Lots of them, in fact...."
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:03 PM   #54
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Scientists uncover secret cave under ancient Mexican pyramid.

The city was abandoned and burned centuries before it was rediscovered by the Aztecs. The cave was discovered in the 1970s, then closed, and its secrets died with the archaeologist who found it.

If that's not a set of plot hooks, for everything from CoC to White Wolf to Champions and DC Heroes, I don't know what is!
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:23 PM   #55
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George Washington's childhood home found:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...070201779.html

Interesting bits:

"On a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River, 50 miles south of the capital city that bears his name, archaeologists have unearthed a site that provides what they call the most detailed view into George Washington's formative years: his childhood home and, likely, the objects of his youth.

"There are marbles and wig curlers, utensils and dinnerware. A pipe, blackened inside, carries a Masonic crest and dates to when he joined the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge."
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #56
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An entire film crew (actors, techies, director) was arrested in Japan for filming a porn movie in a McDonald's at 300pm. They figured that, as long as nobody noticed, it wouldn't be a problem. Amazingly enough, the staff didn't notice. A customer complained and the police were called.

James Brown's ex wife (or one of them, anyway) tried to get out of a traffic ticket by claiming diplomatic immunity, since she was married to the Ambassador of Soul.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:10 PM   #57
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

Note as much weird as unusual.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:41 AM   #58
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Palisades Rathouse: Unchallenged by Health Officials, Elderly Twins Fed Local Vermin Population
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Liz knocked on her neighbors’ rotting front door, but no one answered. They soon learned from other neighbors that the owners were 78-year-old twins Margaret and Marjorie Barthel, who rarely left the house — and never at the same time. When one of them did go out (and many people could not tell them apart), she wore heavy clothes, a wide-brimmed hat and large glasses as she pushed a shopping basket from Ralphs. It was always filled with large bags — of dog food. They haven’t owned dogs for years.
This screams of In Nomine adventure hook to me!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:05 AM   #59
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The Phaistos Disk!

Probably a fake. At least in this timeline! Or at least that's what they want you to think...

It's a ceramic disc inscribed on either side with a spiral of symbols in no known sensible language. Some people have claimed to have decoded it. Others say it's just a fake by a hack archaeologist. The museum that has it (along with another anomalous axehead) is refusing to let anyone test it, which is mighty suspicious, don't you think? There's an image at the link, which could make a nice reference if you're using this as a MacGuffin.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:36 PM   #60
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Okay, this is too bizarre. It had to be a distraction, to draw attention away from something else. Either that, or Eris woke up with a BAD hangover:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080811...landoffbeatart
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