Friday, October 17, 2008

stray bullets

Villagers in fear of occult killers who deal in flesh Human genitals are the most prized parts and can be used to attract wealth and increase fertility. Children's body parts are believed to be the most potent. They are cooked and ground down, to be used with herbs and other ingredients. Sometimes parts are used whole - it is believed that if a human arm is waved around each morning in commercial premises it will draw customers.

Space 'smells like fried steak' Nasa has commissioned Steven Pearce, a chemist and managing director of fragrance manufacturing company Omega Ingredients, to recreate the smell of space in a laboratory.

The Five Oldest Banks in the World (via)
Logic Exercises - The Three Laws of Robotics find a point of interest between two addresses (via)

Robert Wyatt & Bertrand Bergalat - This Summer Night
Björk talking about her TV
Allen Ginsberg interview (via)
Don't you put it in your mouth


airport_whiskey said...

I really hope that the "odor" of space is made available in some way to the public. I remember reading an story of a space tourist (A. Ansari) who described the smell as burnt chocolate chip cookies. Still, a more accurate reproduction of the particular smell of space would be a thing to behold (or behale?) for sure.

The blog post by Anousheh Ansari is at:

John M. said...

Yo, A.W.

I have a little trouble visualizing (olfactorizing?) what space would smell like or how it could have a smell.

I guess it does.

John M. said...

I'll have a look at this link. Now I'm curious.