Minimal Waves

Lots of different stuff.
Paul Erdos the eccentric Hungarian mathematician of the 20th century. 

Paul Erdos the eccentric Hungarian mathematician of the 20th century. 

This fellow, Jerry Leibner, was a Jewish songwriter of the 50s and 60s who has recently passed away. He wrote hits for Elvis Presley and in many respects assisted in the formation of rock and roll. He was very interested in black culture, which would in turn manifest itself in Elvis’ musical style, and through this greatly influence western popular music. 

This fellow, Jerry Leibner, was a Jewish songwriter of the 50s and 60s who has recently passed away. He wrote hits for Elvis Presley and in many respects assisted in the formation of rock and roll. He was very interested in black culture, which would in turn manifest itself in Elvis’ musical style, and through this greatly influence western popular music. 

We can’t all have perfect baby doll eyelashes, now can we?

We can’t all have perfect baby doll eyelashes, now can we?

The state incurs debts for politics, war, and other higher causes and ‘progress’. The assumption is that the future will honor this relationship in perpetuity.

—Jacob Burckhardt

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The Yonaguni Monument.

A massive formation carved into a solid piece of limestone found off the Japanese island of Yonaguni.

Even though a ten year old could figure out that the formations are NOT natural (90 degree angles, walkways, large steps, carvings depicting animals/humans, etc) mainstream archaeologists either ignore its’ existence, or claim the ocean is responsible for the formation.

Why is it so hard for archaeologists to remain open to the man-made nature of the ruins? Simply because the structure would have to have been built at a time when sea level was tens of meters lower then it is today. Sometime around 10,000 BC if I remember right. Which is of course a time when people were supposed to be living nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyles.

Instead of re-evaluating the time line of human history, the scientific community has just denied it.

“However, from a purely archaeological point of view, maybe the most important aspect of the Yonaguni ruins are that that they are located below some tens of meters of water, because this puts it at least many thousands of years back in history. In fact, its seems probable that it is this aspect of the monument that has kept the discussion on its artificiality alive; there is little doubt that if the monument were safely above ground, its artificiality would be beyond question. However, having such a monument of such an age is a very big problem for the known order of history.”
http://www.altarcheologie.nl/index.html?underwater_ruins/yonaguni/introduction.htm

The best part is, there are other ancient structures that scream human creation on all sides of the monument. The second picture is a large map of the sea floor, with the monument itself circled in red. The other points labeled are other artificial looking structures in the surrounding seabed.

The third picture is a map of the monument alone with measurements and labeling some of the most obscure rock faces.

It definitely seems man-made to me. Time to start rethinking human history =)

Fascinating, if the quotation is true then it shows how easily an extraordinary discovery is disregarded out of inconvenience. 

Argyle is a pattern consisting of series of identically-shaped diamonds in various colours. It has been used for various articles of clothing since the 17th century, with the pattern’s origin being the Campbell clan of Argyle in western Scotland. 

Argyle is a pattern consisting of series of identically-shaped diamonds in various colours. It has been used for various articles of clothing since the 17th century, with the pattern’s origin being the Campbell clan of Argyle in western Scotland. 

This is a passport dating from the years 1924 to 1948 for citizens of what was then the British Mandate for Palestine. Many copies have remained as a keepsake for Palestinian refugees. 

This is a passport dating from the years 1924 to 1948 for citizens of what was then the British Mandate for Palestine. Many copies have remained as a keepsake for Palestinian refugees. 

Just a little video I pieced together for Dirty Beaches’ lo-fi gem, Horses. 

It has come to my attention that the Chelsea Hotel, arguably the most Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel in the world, is closing down. Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen there. Arthur Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey there. Jack Kerouac booked a room there with Gore Vidal. The painter Mark Rothko even used the dining room as a studio, and playwright Arthur Miller stayed there for six years following his divorce with Marilyn Monroe. 
The ultimate fate of the hotel is that it is to be converted to either condominiums or a luxury hotel; all current residents (some of whom have been staying for months or years) are to be given notice to leave. A sad end to a great piece of New York City.

It has come to my attention that the Chelsea Hotel, arguably the most Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel in the world, is closing down. Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen there. Arthur Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey there. Jack Kerouac booked a room there with Gore Vidal. The painter Mark Rothko even used the dining room as a studio, and playwright Arthur Miller stayed there for six years following his divorce with Marilyn Monroe. 

The ultimate fate of the hotel is that it is to be converted to either condominiums or a luxury hotel; all current residents (some of whom have been staying for months or years) are to be given notice to leave. A sad end to a great piece of New York City.