Sunday, November 29, 2015

Clinging precariously to the cliff wall...

In response to the question...

Brandon and I are in these photos, can you find us?

It took a little under an hour to pick our way up this cliff face....we never made it to our final destination due to deteriorating weather conditions.

Reality Control - Reproduction Of Hate

Saturday, November 28, 2015

"The element of surprise wasn't allowed near the Periodic Table."

Well, it's not the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple....


...but my leaves started falling this morning...

...*grumble* damned Buddhists monks.....leaves falling....tourist....*grumble*

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ape Man: Adventures In Human Evolution - Episode 1: Human

In this episode scientists try and find a common link between the patterns in our mind and the cave paintings - were they all a part of shamanic ritual? Are the cave paintings, and thus our creative abilities, the result of shamanistic practices - drug induced trances that caused the expansion of consciousness tens of thousands of years ago?

“Love is a door leading to a better existence...."

"... But knock before entering, because behind that door I think grandpa's taking a shit.

subMedia smoothie

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A smooth blend of juicy videos from's riotous first decade of anarchist video making

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”

Theory of General Relativity Celebrates Its Centennial

What is “time”? Is it merely a construct of the human imagination, as a result of the way we perceive reality? Or is it tangible, making it an observable facet of reality that can be measured and studied like other elements of our universe?

#Einstein100 - General Relativity from Eoin Duffy on Vimeo.

While such questions remain, there are a lot of things that we have learned about time, and its relationship to thermodynamic laws, gravity, and even how our minds work in relation to the concepts of space and time. Much of this is thanks to the groundbreaking work of Albert Einstein, renowned physicist whose theory of relativity celebrates its centennial this month.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I am Thankful when....

...My research pays off with finds like this...

Safford District-Cultural resource management plan

I will be returning to the Safford area in a couple of weeks and this should prove to be most enlightening.

Happy Thanksgiving....

Hod Brown Spring Petroglyphs

Who's dumbass idea was this anyway?

The great lengths we go to just to try and provide quality content for your viewing pleasure....

...Brandon and I are in these photos, can you find us?
The petrgyphs in the previous post are on the upper ring of cliffs.
The Condors.... just waiting...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Bad music is a form of murder to the true art of music in general"

“Bad music forced on a child is abuse because it invariably forms that child´s taste in music. Bad music has raped an industry that was held up strongly by great expression for decades but now finds itself floundering, giving in to the lowest common denominator of music just to keep its panties around its waist."

"Bad music tortures the eardrums and kills little bits of your senses through prolonged exposure. Bad music steals money from shallow pockets, steals airtime from more deserving bands and songwriters, and steals the spotlight from undiscovered geniuses who have all but given up on a dream because of the mediocrity of popular radio. Bad music is a lie, and yet it is foisted on the public in an attempt to turn melodies and songs into hamburgers and fries".

"Bad music is truly a sin because you don´t have to be exceptional to make it in the music industry anymore. You just have to be good enough to stick around and be tolerated. I understand that bad music is a matter of opinion. I know that. But I am fairly confident that more people agree with me than you suspect."

"Bad music is just fucking bad.”

Our Horrifying Planet -How To Destroy It

“The East Tavaputs Plateau: A Land Fighting for Survival”

This newly-released short film lets you see for yourself the incredible beauty of the East Tavaputs Plateau, slated for tar sands strip mining. Get up close to the natural wonders hiding throughout this enchanting land, and ask yourself what you would do to defend it.


“Psychosis can happen out of the blue, to anyone, and no one knows why. Not even the best doctors on the planet."

"And that’s why Mom is always so afraid. If we don’t know what made me sick in the first place, how can anyone guarantee I won’t flip out again?”

Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist, rock art researcher and TED Senior Fellow Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserve and transmit messages beyond a single moment in time, may be much older than we think.

“I had a dream about you..."

"...We were playing table tennis, which angered my family because they were trying to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner on it. They thought we were selfish, and we thought they were two months too early. Seriously, Thanksgiving is in November, and this was September. Also, they need to start treating us like the serious athletes we are.

Scientists name ‘muscular’ fossil fireworm after Henry Rollins

In the never ending mashup of cool nerds and music enthusiasts, a group of scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK and the Natural History Museum in London have named a newly discovered species of particularly muscular fossil fireworms after D.C. hardcore punk rocker (who has worn many creative hats throughout the decades), Henry Rollins.

Dangerous Minds

this should prove useful.....

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest by David Grant Noble

Sunday, November 22, 2015

As I travel through my time........

...will I like what I find ?

I was born on the 22nd day of the 11th month in the year of our Lord 1962, ....As I travel through my time.....

Strap on the pack Boys and let's take a little walk.....

“The best birthday present I ever got from my grandpa was a skinny black tie."

"It didn’t come in a bag, a box, or even rolled up in tissue paper. It came wrapped in wisdom. As soon as he gave it to me he said, “A tie would make a stronger impression on your boss if you used it as a blindfold and kidnapped him. That‘s why I bought you a black one.”

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Oak Flat/Apache Leap

World's two biggest mining companies want to mine sacred lands, a public campground, and a popular rock climbing destination

A subsidiary of Rio Tinto and BHPBilliton (the two biggest metal mining companies in the world, by annual revenue and market capitalization) is proposing to mine copper ore deep underneath Oak Flat, near the town of Superior, an hour east of Phoenix. The copper deposit lies partially underneath the Oak Flat Campground, a unique and sacred place that was protected in the 1950’s from mining by executive order. But now, due to an act of Congress, Oak Flat and much of its surroundings faces privatization – the handover of previously protected public land to an international mining company.


The curse of the "White Man From Town"


Friday, November 20, 2015

An ancient Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time

A new University of Colorado Boulder study, reports on the archaeological findings from a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time 1,400 years ago by a blanket of volcanic ash. Evidence shows that the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with little interference from the local ruling elite.

Past Horizons

“With all the money my uncle embezzled over the years, it's no surprise he lives in a gated community."

"But what is amazing, however, is that he somehow managed to get his own cell.”

Monday, November 16, 2015