January 11th, 2007

l'internet est des affaires sérieuses

An arrogent request

So, two years ago, I convinced people to send me images wishing me a happy birthday, based on a LJ poll. Unfortunately, this was right around the time of the Great LJ Blackout, preventing a lot of people who expressed a desire to pass pictures along from doing so. Hoping that history doesn't repeat itself, I'm begging for them again. Post a picture of yourself, random strangers, or your cat with things on it. As long as there's a birthday wish to me, using whatever name you want, it'll end up on my TV throughout the party.

Three years ago Goatse.cx went offline right before my birthday. Two years ago it was LJ. I don't think anything great and wonderful on the internet went offline last year, breaking the streak.
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RIP RAW

"Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation."

"The creative faculty, the god-power, is not used here with anything less than literalness. When beauty was created by a godly mind, beauty existed, as surely as the paintings of Botticeli or the concerti of Vivaldi exist. When mercy was created, mercy existed. When guilt was created, guilt existed. Out of a meaningless and pointless existence, we have made meaning and purpose; but since this creative act happens only when we relax after great strain, we feel it as 'pouring into us' from elsewhere. Thus, we do not know our own godhood and we are perpetually swindled by those who assure us that it is indeed elsewhere, but they can give us access to it, for a reasonable fee. And when we as a species were ignorant enough to be duped in that way, the swindlers went one step further, invented original sin and other horrors of that sort, and made us even more 'dependent' upon them."

"Every morning I have been looking at CNN to see if there is any reason for hope. I see a few large and impressive peace protests here and there around the world, but mostly I see empty robot faces monotonously reciting the magick incantations, 'We must support the President' and 'We must support our troops'. both of which mean the killing must continue."

"When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity."
Robert Anton Wilson died today.
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