It happens that in my conversations with my friend, Thunder Queen, I am treated to selections from her vast meme collection. I feel I should share these on occasion in… NOTES FROM THE THUNDERGROUND.
Two old friends met for dinner.
“How’s that husband of yours? Is he still unemployed?”
“No, no, not anymore.”
“Oh well some good news at least. What does he do now?”
“Now he meditates.”
“Meditates! What’s that?”
“I’m not sure, but it’s better than sitting around doing nothing.”
Monday witching hour
a new Week waits with the dawn
My Kool-aid is sweet
See Scientific American’s tweet below, which contains a link to their ~1m30s video on noise “colors.” Neat!
What is white noise, exactly? Why does it affect humans the way it seems to? And what about pink, violet, brown or blue noise?— Scientific American (@sciam) October 17, 2019
Watch this video, and you may find that the hues of noise are all around you—and that you never recognized what you were hearing. pic.twitter.com/iJIbBAU1qR
Im sorry you have to see it, but it’s happened now. You’ve seen the birthday boy.
Also, here’s another image of him, which, according to archaeologists, is set into some kind of ancient pimp ring.
Okay, okay, so um, Joe Plateau was a physicist from Belgium, so that’s awesome because Belgium is choice and everyone knows that. Otherwise, I don’t really know anything about his optical illusion trick that he’s supposedly famous for, and I don’t really care, because I’m not an eye doctor. From what I can tell, though, that’s pretty much all he did from my sources (which is one). In fact, his wikipedia page may have been a joke. I actually don’t know:
Here’s an excerpt:
” Plateau was born in Brussels. His father, born in Tournai, was a talented flower painter. At the age of six the younger Plateau was already able to read, making him a child prodigy in those times. While attending the primary schools, he was particularly impressed by a lesson of physics: enchanted by the experiments he observed, he vowed to discover their secrets someday. “
Thank you, Google. I can’t say I’m any more educated, but I am entertained. Oh, and also, that comment earlier about his optics trick being all he ever did, look, I’m just saying it’s no ploptart.com
A study claims games for smartphones are better for mental health than mindfulness apps. https://www.studyfinds.org/digital-relaxation-smartphone-games-better-for-stress-relief-than-mindfulness-apps/Digital Relaxation: Smartphone Games Better For Stress Relief Than Mindfulness Apps, Study Finds — TheEnlightenedMind622
What I find funny about this study is that the researchers are inadvertently comparing the stress relief of mindfulness meditation and one of the most Zen computer games ever made.
By all means, do both.
Those St. Bernard rescue barrel collars, but miniaturized to put on cats, and the little barrels can be filled with pinners, so you have a treat whenever your cat jumps up to see you on the couch.
Is this inventing? Am I rich yet?
I realized the other day why Florida Man was/is so popular in the US. Americans need Florida to laugh at so they can forget that America is the rest of the world’s Florida.
Every clown needs a clown.
“Every man possesses the Buddha-nature. Do not demean yourselves.” -Dogen