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S01E88: Once Again I Use The Word Bedrock
Freaks of Hazard:
MouseyBear mailed in some business cards that will be pinned up at metaphysical and record shops in the area! And there’s a note! /me shakes paper. AND STICKERS! https://www.mouseybear.com/
MaryKateUltra during a special broadcast dropped in the green room and killer picture of Satan Himself and it was used for this weeks show art. The editorial decision was made to trade crack for pie. This is a family production after all.
Qwaffy’s monthly donation of $3.33 via PayPal! Thank you
SirBemrose allowed a bunch of punks to connect to the NAStream! Sxxy!!! He also dropped off a new hot chapter building application that will be utilized tonight. Sxxxxy!!!
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Happy Pi Day!
Secretary of Defense Info Time!
Reminder - Admiral Rachel Levine - One of her Pins
Bush Jr - Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates
Obama - Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel
Trump - James Mattis, Mark Esper
Biden - Lloyd Austin
33rd vice chief of staff of the Army from January 2012 to March 2013
Describes as intensely private
In early 1977 Rumsfeld briefly lectured at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. His sights instead turned to business, and from 1977 to 1985 Rumsfeld served as chief executive officer, president, and then chairman of G. D. Searle & Company, a worldwide pharmaceutical company based in Skokie, Illinois. During his tenure at Searle, Rumsfeld led the company's financial turnaround, thereby earning awards as the Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in the Pharmaceutical Industry from the Wall Street Transcript (1980) and Financial World (1981). In 1985, Searle was sold to the Monsanto Company.
Rumsfeld served as chairman and chief executive officer of General Instrument from 1990 to 1993. A leader in broadband transmission, distribution, and access control technologies for cable, satellite, and terrestrial broadcasting applications, the company pioneered the development of the first all-digital high-definition television (HDTV) technology. After taking the company public and returning it to profitability, Rumsfeld returned to private business in late 1993.
Caspar Willard Weinberger
Born in San Francisco, California, on August 18, 1917. He received his A.B. magna cum laude (1938) and LL.B. (1941) from Harvard University.
He entered the United States Army as a private in 1941, was commissioned as a second lieutenant at the United States Army Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia, and served with the 41st Infantry Division in the Pacific. At the end of the war he was a captain on General Douglas MacArthur's intelligence staff. Early in life, he developed an interest in politics and history, and, during the war years, a special admiration for Winston Churchill, whom he would later cite as an important influence in his life. From 1945–1947, Weinberger worked as a law clerk for a federal judge before joining a San Francisco law firm.
Weinberger practiced law in California as a partner of Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe from 1947 to 1969. He was also involved in electoral politics, serving in the California legislature for the Twenty-first District from 1952 to 1958. Weinberger was California director of finance under Governor Ronald Reagan (1968-1969), and then he went to Washington to become chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (1970). Weinberger worked in the administration of Richard Nixon as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970-1972), director of the Office of Management and Budget (1972-1973), and counselor to the President (1973). He also served Presidents Nixon and Gerald Ford as secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1973 to 1975. At HEW, Weinberger, who had earned the sobriquet "Cap the Knife," attempted to cut spending in the department and transfer the costs of entitlement programs to the states.
Following his tenure with the Ford administration, Weinberger returned to California as special counsel, vice president, and later director of Bechtel Corporation.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed him secretary of Defense, and Weinberger remained in that post until 1987. After leaving government service, Weinberger became publisher and chairman of Forbes magazine. In 1990 he wrote Fighting for Peace, followed by The Next War in 1996. He died in 2006.
Joe Biden Gaffe Blast
Part 1 - He’s an Actor who wants his life to be a classic American movie
Wife controls everything he does
Aw Shucks guy
Part 2 - Elected because he’s rayciss
Dog whistle explained by liberal worm
Everyone’s rayciss except us
Millennials as Neo-Protestants - Church of “Science” - Reverence and Submission
The Salem Witch Trials - A most documented, but most mysterious American event
Tucker Carlson Giant Spiders 1 Parachuting In - The New Plague is here. Hide your wives, hide your head they’re coming from the sky!
Tucker Carlson Giant Spiders 2 How Concerned Should We Be - Billy Exterminator expertly lays out the cause of these migrations.
Tucker Carlson Giant Spiders 3 Learn To Deal and Suck - Just get a really big vacuum.
Science has a new prediction that spiders will rain down from the sky! And “you should simply learn to live with it”. Haven’t heard that one before.
The University of Georgia released a study stating that the invasive Joro spider is spreading in the southeastern US. The scientific name is the Trichonephila Clavata.
The Joro Spider came from Eastern Asia in 2013. They can also parachute thru the sky. ““In their native Japan, Joro spiders colonize most of the country,” researchers wrote, adding that Japan has a very similar climate to the US and is approximately the same latitude.”.
They are related to the golden silk spider, which has already inhabited the area for about 160 years. “Unlike its cousin, the competitive Joro spider can withstand temperatures colder, probably in hopes of becoming the family favourite. It also has a higher metabolism and heart rate, and therefore actually has a shot at invading southeast US in the coming years.”.
They’re “probably” harmless. “The spiders are relatively harmless to people and pets, making their presence more of a nuisance than dangerous. Joros won’t bite unless cornered, and their fangs are often not large enough to break human skin.”.
John Cleese Absolutely OBLITERATES 'Woke' BBC Interviewer on Her 'Cancel Culture Agenda' 1 What Is It That Interested You - John Cleese is making a documentary about “wokeness”. I think I like Larry’s approach better.
John Cleese Absolutely OBLITERATES 'Woke' BBC Interviewer on Her 'Cancel Culture Agenda' 2 But John - Is John Cleese old fashioned?
John Cleese Absolutely OBLITERATES 'Woke' BBC Interviewer on Her 'Cancel Culture Agenda' 3 I Don't Want To Be Here - John Cleese BTFO’s the interview.
We returned to Kurobane and from there we went to see the Slaughter Stone of Nasu. [According to legend, when Lady Tamamo, loved by Emperor Konoe (r.1139-1155), was found to be a fox in human guise and was put to death, her fox-soul turned itself into this noxious stone.]
The lord's caretaker, my friend Joboji, lent us horses for the excursion. The man leading my horse asked me for a poem. What an artistic request for a stablehand to make, I thought, and composed the following verse for him:
Turn across that moor,
O horseman, for I hear
A cuckoo singing there!
The Slaughter Stone was in a mountain niche where there was a hot spring. The stone's poisonous vapors were as yet unspent, and bees and moths lay dead all around in such heaps that one could not see the color of the sand beneath.
Almost brought this story last week. So close!. This stone was rumored to kill anyone that came close to it. What resided in this rock was a kitsune, or fox spirit called Tanamo-no-mae. Tamamo-no-mae became a beautiful woman that became the emperors mistress. “Legend has it” her true identify was a nine tailed fox who was at least 2000 years old. She had seduced many leaders, from the Shang Dynasty to the Indian Kingdom called Magadha. In minecraft she caused the deaths of 10000 men there in India.
Her body transformed into a stone after her so called death. Many buddhist monks visited the stone in hopes of calming the fox spirit, but we’re killed by the rock. In 1385 however, Gen’nō hit the rock breaking it into piece, and scattered the pieces across Japan.
Several rocks can claim this title, but the one in Nasu is the original. The area has volcanic activity, and releases poisonous gases like hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. “Nearby, there is a shrine dedicated to the Nine-tailed Fox, clearly part of the locals’ attempt to appease the spirit of the beautiful, yet lethal, Tamamo-no-Mae.”
The rock has split in two now, and some fear the spirit has escaped.
Tamamo-no-mae (Cold Read?)
“The evil of Tamamo no Mae settled in a boulder-tomb called Sesshō seki (killer stone). The Sesshō seki is a boulder located near Nasuno and is surrounded by a lifeless field, full of toxic gases and skeletons of animals that have approached or touched the boulder. When the nine-tailed fox Tamamo no Mae was killed, the soldiers brought his body into town to celebrate but his spirit clung to this boulder so she could continue killing. Every being who approached or touched this stone died instantly. One day a priest named Gennō passed by Nasuno when he saw birds plummet as soon as they passed near a rock, bewildered by what was done by a neighboring farmer and learned the history of the Sessho seki.”
“The priest, amazed to deal with the tomb of the famous Kitsune who terrified Japan, decided to perform a Buddhist memorial on the rock, the spirit of Tamamo no Mae appeared and moved by the pure and compassionate words of the priest began to repent of all his evil deeds starting from his life in china, india and japan, promised that she would never hurt anyone again and the spirit was finally freed once exorcised.
The priest smashed the Sessho seki with a hammer and the pieces of the rock flew to Okayama, Niigata, Hiroshima, and Ōita where shrines were built around it. The base of the rock remains in Nasuno (Tochigi) and other small pieces have ended up in what are today Fukui, Gifu, Nagano, Gunma and Shikoku, used for amulets useful to perform blessings or curses.”
Nosferatu and Occultism 1 Setting The Stage - Who was the film made for? Set in 18v 38. A plague connection is explored.
Though an expressionist film, it relies heavily on German Romanticism. The director was schooled in art history and romantic literature. The creepy imagery came from the locations, not the camera angles. Murnau butt slammed dutch angles and preferred to shoot head on as “interesting” angles detracted from the action, and acted like a cheap spicy with no body. A lot of the shots were based off historical paintings, some from even Rembrandt. The monster in the dark (das Unheimliche, or the uncanny) element was pulled from the Brothers Grimm and E.T.A. Hoffmann. Who knew what was lurking in the dark German forests.
Nosferatu and Occultism 2 Expressing Dread - The foreboding images struck a nerve.
Nosferatu and Occultism 3 The Fourth Ingredient - What was it really that captured the public’s imagination?
Nosferatu and Occultism 4 Ghost Stories - A brief recap of the director, and designer/producer of the film.
Nosferatu and Occultism 5 The Beast - A special guest appearance from the man himself!
Nosferatu and Occultism 6 Occult Writings - Almost another bonus clip with another addition of a creator who fancied the occult. Trippy!
“Directed by F.W. Murnau and written by Henrik Galeen, the German Expressionist landmark turns 100 years old on March 15. Due to a legal battle with Stoker’s estate — after producers failed to purchase the rights to the novel, even though they credited it in the opening titles — Nosferatu spent its early life on the brink of erasure. But its narrative and visual language have echoed through the decades. These hallmarks grew out of a historical theme that has found renewed relevance in recent years: At its heart, Nosferatu is about fears of illness and plague. The silent-era classic opens with title cards describing a fictitious scourge, but its story was crafted in the shadow of the 1918 Spanish Flu, a pandemic that affected roughly a third of the world’s population. Like so much of modern horror, Nosferatu is a film where darkness consumes, light liberates, and color — yes, color — foreshadows both hope and doom.”
Tho based on the book, the movie changed some elements like names of the characters and adding sunlight can kill vampires. All copies were ordered to be destroyed by Stokers widow but a French colorized version survived, which was a focal part of the story telling.
This articles focuses more so on the plague connection to the movie, and that the sunlight used to kill Count Orlock was symbolic of the Open Air Treatment for Spanish Flu cases.
“The fear of illness was an existing undercurrent in Stoker’s 1897 novel, in which characters bitten by Count Dracula succumb to malady before rising as vampires. In Nosferatu, though, this transformative element is excised. Orlok’s victims just become ill and die. Local authorities view that sickness as inexplicable and mysterious when it spreads through the town of Wisborg.”
Rats play a role in setting the scene, in relation to how they spread the black death. Orlock’s appearance is also rat like in form, which some argue is anti-semitic in nature. It is also implied that Orlock’s bite is responsible for the plague. The article gets into much more detail of the parallels between the film and the Spanish Flu Epidemic.
Rick Baker and Joe Rogan Nerd Out Over Horror Classic Nosferatu 1 It Shouldn't Work (Bonus) - It’s all in the small subtle details.
Rick Baker and Joe Rogan Nerd Out Over Horror Classic Nosferatu 2 Rubber Masks (Bonus) - A brief back and forth about what make-up would have been used for Nosferatu.