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The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time
Some other will have to finish it... best by creating a refutation of his work Flagged Why refutation? Anyway, it's been almost a couple of decades since the last part was published. By refutation I mean someone having fun by pretending his work is serious scholarship and writing counter-arguments to any points real or otherwise RAW might have been making. Wilson actually wrote plenty of serious non-fiction, as well, meant to discuss his philosophy a more matter of factly, instead of relying on Operation Mindfuck all the time. But Historical Illuminatus Chronicles is a series of novels that doesn't really lend itself well to that kind of thing, in any case. Related:  SpiritAlternate Reality Games2

Godchecker - your guide to the Gods Alternate reality game An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by players' ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real time and evolves according to players' responses. Subsequently, it is shaped by characters that are actively controlled by the game's designers, as opposed to being controlled by artificial intelligence as in a computer or console video game. Players interact directly with characters in the game, solve plot-based challenges and puzzles, and collaborate as a community to analyze the story and coordinate real-life and online activities. ARGs generally use multimedia, such as telephones, email and mail but rely on the Internet as the central binding medium. Defining alternate reality gaming[edit] Unique terminology[edit] Among the terms essential to understand discussions about ARGs are:

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4 Video Games That Desperately Need a Movie Adaptation Like many of you, I'm pretty big on deconstructing and nitpicking both movies and video games. Movies based on video games are my particular pet peeve, as it seems like they never get the essence of the source material right. I mean, just think about the movies about Final Fantasy, and how they managed to mess up practically everything that makes the games tick. Really, the mere thought makes me so angry that I ought to take this conveniently placed giant mallet and ... George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images"Back off, people, I've got this." Ahem. Here we go, yo: #4. Double Fine Productions The core idea of Psychonauts is that your character can invade the heads of various other characters and have adventures in their vivid mindspaces, which captures pretty well the experience of getting so hammered that you become convinced you can read other people's minds and everything is simultaneously the most beautiful and terrifying thing you have ever seen. Holy shit! Touchstone Pictures"Yo." #3.

The gorgeous vintage S&M of trailblazing pornographer Jacques Biederer Czech photographer Jacques Biederer began his Parisian career in 1913 with G-rated portraiture, but soon moved on to more prurient subject matter—though this was still fairly “conventional” sexy materials for the day—ladies in their underwear, really. Then Biederer went through a period of full-on classical nudes, sometimes with couples, sometimes shot “on location,” outdoors or on a carefully arranged set. Then he got into fetish photography—whips, domination, corseting, pony play—pretty scandalous stuff, but always shot with an artistic eye. Biederer was a forerunner of someone like Irving Klaw in the US. Biederer’s work—whether a smiling ingenue or a dominatrix always valued composition, the emotions of his subjects, and sexuality—rather than simple sex mechanics. Even if it ain’t your bag, the photos are lovely and weird—they have a sense of humor about them and they aren’t misogynist or pretentious.

The Labyrinth » 3301 ClevCode Lately there has been a lot of attention about the Cicada 3301 puzzles, and my work on them, after this article:The internet mystery that has the world baffled For more information about Cicada 3301 and my solutions for the 2012 challenge, keep on reading… If these kinds of puzzles and challenges interest you, you might also be interested in looking at the old GCHQ challenge:GCHQ: solve the online code, become a real-life spy My solutions for that challenge are available here: Note that the GCHQ challenge is a bit more technical in nature than the Cicada 3301 puzzles, so it might not be for everyone. ;) If you appreciate my writeups, feel free to send me a donation. :) BTC: 1GCzqKpGY7ucfNSTJHo8psdeWP1YPegnz LTC: LdhY8X1TBQNaZQzHh23tJBhusZLo8tNqkG More about me, what I do and the services I offer: My CV is available here: / Joel Eriksson <je at clevcode dot org>

The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Human Sexuality (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) With the old joke about every generation thinking they invented sex, Listverse brings us the papyrus above, the oldest depiction of sex on record. Painted sometime in the Ramesside Period (1292-1075 B.C.E.), the fragments above—called the “Turin Erotic Papyrus” because of their “discovery” in the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy—only hint at the frank versions of ancient sex they depict (see a graphic partial reconstruction at the bottom of the post—probably NSFW). The number of sexual positions the papyrus illustrates—twelve in all—“fall somewhere between impressively acrobatic and unnervingly ambitious,” one even involving a chariot. Apart from its obvious fertility symbols, writes archaeology blog Ancient Peoples, the papyrus also has a “humorous and/or satirical” purpose, and probably a male audience—evidenced, perhaps, by its resemblance to 70’s porn: “the men are mostly unkept, unshaven, and balding […], whereas the women are the ideal of beauty in Egypt.” Related Content:

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