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*** Aluminum (TMA), Barium, Strontium, Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), and Lithium have been dumped in space to study and modify space weather for over sixty years (60) and nobody knew. - Big Wobble Blog *** Then there's Z. July 18, 2022 - I was awakened this morning with a clear message that there are three years left until the simulation ends. - ELLIE *** Ego & Time are our biggest anchors to ignorance- Walter Russell

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

you have got to be kidding me




trick or treat?

Those guys aren't foolin' us - it is a TRICK! BOOM!

Book Igloo?

I could live in here!

If you’re looking for a creative way to upcycle your unwanted books, you might like to turn to Miler Lagos’ art installation for inspiration. This Colombia-based artist has carefully stacked hundreds of books on top of each other in a circular pattern to create this amazing igloo architecture. The dome of books is able to fit a person standing or a small group of people sitting down.
Home was a sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. The piece was constructed at MagnanMetz Gallery in 2011 using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting.

The exhibit ran September 12 - October 15, 2011 

His Video: 


Miler Lagos, LAT 65.31 N Long 114.13W, 2011 from FLORAars+natura on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

ah, you think?

New Gilded Age –> 
"The total wealth held by the world’s billionaires rose by 17 percent in 2016 to $6 trillion," writes Newsweek's Conor Gaffey, who notes that "the world’s richest people now control the highest concentration of wealth since the period known as the Gilded Age in the United States."

But everything isn't rosy with this group: according to Gaffey, "the uber-rich are concerned that growing inequality could lead to society turning against them." 
Meet the billionaires who run Trump's government  
In a 2016 report, Oxfam claimed that the richest 1 percent of people in the world control more wealth than the rest of the world combined. 


the lost art of reading

Javier Jaén Benavides - Book Review : The Lost Art of Reading / http://www.javierjaen.com

Escape with me! BOOM!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Glowing Shapes" Tutting Dance|XTRAP

Mudbound | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

spooky sky and muons

A more immediate hazard comes from muons.  
These subatomic particles, created when high‑energy cosmic rays strike the upper atmosphere, constantly zip through our bodies and occasionally damage genetic material at the cellular level. They cause many of the spontaneous tumors that have been with us long before we started downing charred hot dogs.muon-grb-tau-air-shower2.jpg
Then there’s the remote possibility of a near‑enough supernova to zap our planet with lethal gamma rays. It’s a wonderfully weird catastrophe, worthy of these darkest nights. Orion’s famous star Betelgeuse is the nearest true peril. If it “goes supernova” the resulting radiation would increase earthly cancers and mutations. But at 400 lightyears, it’s too distant to wipe us out.

you CAN judge a book by its cover

I'd get them just for the covers! BOOM!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Appreciation Friday: Ursula Johnson: performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation

Ursula Johnson was awarded the 2017 Sobey Art Award.
Ursula Johnson, “Hot Looking” (2014), durational performance-based installation with delegated performer and looped audio, variable dimensions (photo by Michael Wasnidge)
Ursula Johnson is a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry. Since graduating from NSCAD in 2006, she has participated in over 30 group shows and 5 solo exhibitions. Johnson has been exploring various mediums including performance art, sculpture, music and printmaking, while utilizing delegated performers as well as collaborative processes in the making of new works. Her performances are often place-based and employ cooperative didactic intervention. In Land Sings, Johnson used topographical terrain mapping to delineate a journey that she translates into a drawn line, and her collaborators use this line to score songs that are performed durationally.
Her website

little wind


you will get the idea (shot a minute ago) BOOM!

Misogyny 101

The Internal Logic of Misogyny 
Sexism, or the belief that men are superior to women, is morally bad. Misogyny, or the aggression towards women who upset that worldview, is also bad. But the problem, says Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne, is that misogyny is logical, and even to be expected, when your starting point is predicated on male dominance. Manne illustrates how this plays out, and why misogyny itself is so hard to stop. (The Brian Lehrer Show)

we the people

IMAGE w/STORY
WE -- Internet users and consumers -- can demand new, better design patterns. The Internet of Things can adopt an ethos akin to the early Internet: decentralized, open source and harmonized with privacy.
READ WHY

There are already sobering examples. Consider My Friend Cayla, the Internet-enabled toy that the German government labeled an "illegal espionage apparatus." Cayla is a seemingly innocuous, Barbie-like doll. But Cayla records conversations, hawks products to impressionable youngsters, and is vulnerable to hackers.

COMMENTER to the CNN story:
Misguided reaction. The problem is, if that misinformation says what people want to hear, many don't care. They'll pass it on anyway. That's not the fault of FB, or any foreign elements threatening us. Propaganda can only work if there is no dissenting opinion allowed. We don't have that problem.
Our problem is a mixture of bi go try 
(That is, being intolerant of others opinions,) prejudice, and tribalism causing many people to be more than willing to accept and pass on misinformation if it advances their preconceived notions and/or agenda. Couple that with apathy from most everyone else and you have your root problem. What has to be done is for people to expose misinformation wherever they see it and not pass it on, even if the misinformation seems to agree with their position. If your position is so strong, you shouldn't need misinformation to sell it.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gotye - Save Me



AH - an eyeball! BOOM!

Sturgill Simpson Returns In "Waffle House"

Waffle House Song

being

{not spooky}


Our ancestors left their trace
in our blood, bones and DNA.
Essence is our true identity;
Being is born
in the octaves of creation.
You develop knowledge.
Being attracts
experiences you need.
When you awaken
through a succession of events,
you have the capacity of genuine doing.
With new knowledge of Being,
change is possible.
What a world we have imagined,
What illusions we create.

So remain humble.

(from Sleeps with Knives, c 2012)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

#sewer-cide #Boo #TwoLineGhostStory




empty barrel

They Might Be Giant Eyesores

Empty Barrel Kelly
Particle board, particle board.
Amherst is made out of particle board.
What’s it like? It’s not important.
Particle board.
Is it a pulp, or is it a wood?
Would they build it cheaper if they could?
How long will this housing look good?
Nobody knows.
Particle board.
— Renee Katherine Morgan, Amherst
VIA

Al Jazeera Investigates - The Dark Side

Sunday, October 22, 2017

we had to #Boo

(we had to give you some gif - why? we love you)
BOO
'tis the season to be spooky

Story Time w/an Alchemists: The boy who cried Wolf (RACISM)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The visionaries?

I don't know about you but I don't really put that much time in envisioning any future - what I see for me, or for you. I keep peaceful thoughts as best I can.
But here's the thing: there are people putting ideas into your head. They are (mostly) movie people. They are NOT visionaries. Not even close.

Keep an eye on them. Don't buy their future. Try and not believe this crap. BOOM
So does Blade Runner 2049 harbor some latent macrophilia?
VIA

Friday, October 20, 2017

Disney Haunted House Sound Effects Record 1964



Grab a cup of tea - BOOM!

How to Cook A Ghost!

loganf

How to Cook a Ghost (Glass Poetry Press, 2017)

Culinary School, the poem where I write “to cook a ghost, / all you need         is salt / and boiling water” was actually the last poem I drafted. The original idea was to have dinner with this ghost person, until I was like “hey what if I actually cooked the ghost instead?” so I drafted that & I knew that had to be the title.

Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. He is Co-Editor-In-Chief of The Ellis Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tinderbox, Wildness, Glass, Bateau, and more. He is author of How to Cook a Ghost (Glass Poetry Press 2017) & Painted Blue with Saltwater (Indolent Books 2018). Say hello on Instagram & Twitter @loganfebruary.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adam's new book




I read an excerpt about DNA and my mind exploded! BOOM!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

we'll take the ghosts too



Ophelia...the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years

"We have never seen this before! " Storm Ophelia batters Ireland with 100mph  winds and waves up to 40ft high

Ophelia strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane. According to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University, this is the farthest east a major hurricane has existed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Counties such as Clare, Cork and Kerry have so far suffered the worst effects of Ophelia.
  READ

time to ... run!!!!!!!!

You know it's time to shut down the computer when you find this...Mushroom Man - what!!?
vintage halloween costumes apparently have animals dressing up as people?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Me too. #SilentNoMore

Greenfield, MA

Oh God I am sobbing. I was just on Facebook and all my friends are posting Me too.
Me too means they were sexually assaulted or harassed or worse. It seems all my friends are posting the same Me Too. It's an avalanche.

My friend just posted this:
Me, too.
If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote, "Me, too," as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
It doesn't have to be rape, it can be attempted rape, groping, cat calls like, "nice legs, great tits". It's being touched anywhere, having the boy behind you in high school snap your bra strap or comment on your breasts.
It's filthy jokes at work, the boss makes you uncomfortable by being to close, the guy in the bar who makes you so uncomfortable you have to get a friend to help. It's not being able to walk down the street without whistling and being afraid to walk alone after dark.
It's even being told to, "Smile, you'll look prettier."
It happens more than people realize.
Please share.

I am sobbing because I buried some of the assaults. More than one. And now it's coming back to me. I didn't want to remember them. And now the flood gates opened.

Please get help. I did. It's OK to cry.

UPDATE! What about BLOGGER? and #FREEZEME Equifax


Blogging is a good release like a good book. We want you to feel a little wild in your visits here.



Here at BOOM BOOM, we are facing forward with the challenge of hating (google) Blogger Platform (for google's dirty invasion of our privacy and doggin' and selling our data) ...but contrast that with our big love for the design freedom of Blogger. We like to tweak and change the sidebar, for example.

You already KNOW we like to play around a lot on BOOM.
And I just read that blogger may be on the way out? So they'll be forcing me to move this blog? Maybe by 2018?

If we do go to wordpress, it lacks that pizzazz (Boom's humble opinion) and wordpress is truly more for writing and not design. (We like writing but we LOVE design in our blogs)

So please let us think about this all month. Do we want to keep our artistic spirit here and be free to goof  --- OR we move on to a new platform?

THEN what are we going to do about data theft by Equifax?
BOOM thinks all the credit reporting agencies need to be gone - we were affected by this latest data breach. FREEZE me please!

Go ahead and leave us a comment on this blog, too. What do you think?

we're on a roll!

Jamie Ghost Fart is all over this!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Vivaldi 4 seasons (winter) 432 hz

Ghost Fart on Kurt Russell


GHOST or ELF HAIRDRESSER MORE

"That is the elf who makes people sleep to free them from the clutches of the cellphones. The others are still to be attended." from a commenter

Sunday, October 15, 2017

phantom fares?


There have been numerous reports of "spectral figures" in residential districts that have been scoured of all buildings and spirits lining up outside shops that no longer exist.

SPOOKY: Taxi drivers in tsunami disaster zone report 'ghost passengers' - Telegraph

Friday, October 13, 2017

Way, Way Ambitious

(click) Ai Weiwei Is Way, Way Ambitious The celebrated Chinese artist’s new public art project, comprised of 300 (!) one-of-a-kind sculptures spread throughout the five boroughs, is meant to draw attention to the global refugee crisis. But a good cause is different than good art. WNYC’s art critic Deborah Solomon looks at whether the project is a creative triumph. (WNYC News)

Fountain, Marcel Duchamp Urinal Dress

Halloween is right around the corner, party people! When it comes to costumes, are you one of those perfectionists who will settle for nothing short of a handmade masterpiece? If yes, this one̵…, Scott Beale, 2011 MORE HERE

Thursday, October 12, 2017

what is wrong

EPA chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to reverse an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Glowworms in Motion - A Time-lapse of NZ's Glowworm Caves in 4K

Muddy roads & dusty trails: Unraveling the spreading cloth of time

(click for a book review)
I had a part in this book - as co-editor....I also wrote a chapter Four Souls... It's not hard to read about the miracles of this world - let me tell you... BOOM!
Si Otsedoha (We are Still Here)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ai Weiwei Drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

ghosts




autumn leaves
Bright yellow, red, and orange,
The leaves come down in hosts;
The trees are Indian Princes,
But soon they’ll turn to Ghosts.

–William Allingham (1824–1889)

the Connecticut sky last week - fishing was great



Monday, October 9, 2017

Yeah. We are.

I'm mourning Tom Petty, my favorite Florida Man™ of all time. Not only is "You Don't Know How It Feels" one of the most pleasant disaffected-stoner anthems ever written, it's a pretty good rule of thumb. You don't know what it's like in anyone else's shoes—which does not absolve you of the responsibility of trying to consider their perspective, but in fact should be a reminder to not assume the entire world sees things as you do. Despite all of his mega-hits I've listened to over and over (and the lesser-known gems like "Casa Dega"), one of my favorite things Tom Petty ever wrote was his 2015 disavowal of the Confederate flag, which he had used as a backdrop on his 1985 Southern Accents tour:


"Beyond the flag issue, we're living in a time that I never thought we'd see. The way we're losing black men and citizens in general is horrific. What's going on in society is unforgivable. As a country, we should be more concerned with why the police are getting away with targeting black men and killing them for no reason. That's a bigger issue than the flag. Years from now, people will look back on today and say, "You mean we privatized the prisons so there's no profit unless the prison is full?" You'd think someone in kindergarten could figure out how stupid that is. We're creating so many of our own problems."

Yeah. We are. - Ann Friedman

if you have an IT person...

My friend Elliott explained about the Equifax hack at an AARP meeting in Vermont recently. He's my IT friend for everything...

Tell the IT people what happened (seriously, tell them everything)

Finally, if you have to report something to your IT department please, please don’t cut down or amend your story. We want to know everything. Something small and insignificant can drastically change the troubleshooting steps we need to go through and even a small detail missed can reduce our efficiency and effectiveness.
We want to know literally everything you can remember before and after an event to build a better picture of what happened. (We will find it eventually and be annoyed you didn’t share!)
We’re on your side, and we’d love to have you on ours – we’re all in this together.
More tips

Music performed by a plant

According to the posted description:
The music in this recording has actually been performed by a plant, Anthurium (anthurium andreanum), thanks to a specific electronic device. Plants emit signals in reaction to external stimuli and to communicate with everything. These signals are detectable as variations in the bio-electrical field of the plant and can be converted into a MIDI signal (Musical Instruments Digital Interface). I sent this MIDI signal into a synthesizer and programmed a soft, soothing sound tuned at 432 Hz. After some time being connected to such device and producing sounds, plants seem to become aware of the process; they seem to understand that those sounds are coming from them... and they start playing with it.
The video is longer than an hour but quite pleasing to the ear.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mortal City #podcasts

Former WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan explores the fascinating stories of everyday New Yorkers in her new podcast, "Mortal City." Horan finds herself immersed in funny, gritty, and intimate tales about why NYC is an exciting and magical place to live.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

muddy waters

Don't be afraid
Don't give your power to anyone else
muddy-ing the waters now
Chaos and confusion is their aim

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - "Black Out 2022" Anime Short

aloneness

Renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel says we’re suffering of aloneness. Our phones create distance and intimacy at the same time. Esther has a way out of this strange paradox - some ideas for how we can treat each other better.
We do, too. Well, Esther’s idea, our tool. Take five minutes and ask yourself - who do I owe a phone call to? Who do I need to check in with? Who did I leave hanging and never got back to?
We know that sounds daunting, so we’re here to help. You can text GHOST to 70101. We’ll reply (well, our textbot will), then we’ll check in a week later to see if you faced facts and made that list.
LISTEN HERE

Friday, October 6, 2017

disconnect

If you think the jury's still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to listen to this video from the Environmental Health Trust (www.ehtrust.org). Dr. Devra Davis, author of "Disconnect--The Truth About Cellphone Radiation," has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from your cell phone.
Wearing a cell phone on your hip for 15 hours a day is giving that area of your body nearly continuous radiation exposure.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ghost verb #boo

1) The discarnate soul of a deceased human being or animal still occupying the physical realm. These spirits may or may not know that they are dead. They can also be called forth.
2)Residuals.
3)A demon, angel, saint, or Christ Himself.
4)A poltergeist.
There are actually many kinds of ghosts, but to name them all and give definitons would be impossible, due to a limit of space.

The kind of human or animal ghost that is an actual sentient being is called an apparition. Many of these beings are restless because they do not know that they have passed on due to unexpected events that ended their lives, or believe they have unfinished business to attend to. Many occupy places they frequented during life. Some do know that they are dead, and may come back for reasons of revenge, or to comfort or warn a loved one of some kind of impending disaster, or to lead them to some fortune or treasure. Others just like to hang around and see what's going on with other people. The ghosts who do the same things over and over again are the ones who don't know that they are dead, and are actually prisoners of their own minds: It may be the year 2006, but in the mind of the ghost of a person who died 100 years ago and didnt expect or realize it, it's still 1906 and he's still trying to perform whatever action he was preoccupied with when he died. They can also be called forth by seances and Ouija boards, but you better know what you're doing when you call forth a spirit. If you're poorly prepared, if not at all, you could bring upon yourself some really weird and terrifying results that will not go away. It has happened, people.
2)A residual is a ghost that has no intelligence behind its actions. It acts just like a ghost trapped in its own mental prison of time, the difference being that a residual is psychic energy imprinted on the fabric of time and space, stress being the factor that does the impression. In the mind of the person who was performing the action at the time, whatever it might have been, that action, or the situation the person may have been in at the time had some kind of significance to him, and his stress levels may have been up enough to leave an imprint of that certain event or situation. You could call it a
"psychic rerun."
3)Everyone knows about haunted houses. Not only human spirits can haunt houses, locations or anything, for that matter. Demons can too. In fact, Houses with the strangest and most terriying hauntings are probably infested with demons. People who have died from things going on in the houses they lived in that were haunted were more than likely murdered by a demon, either directly or by someone else who was demon-possessed. Human ghosts haunting a house can be influenced by a demon haunting the same house to kill or otherwise harm the living inhabitants.
Manifestations of angels, Jesus, the Virgin Mary or a saint can also be called ghosts, but the proper term for these holy manifestations is apparition.
4)A poltergeist is not really a ghost at all, most of the time. While there are accounts of genuine spirits throwing things about, making noises, writing on walls or what have you, most of the time a poltergeist is nothing more than a subconscious manifestation of telekinesis, or the ability to manipilate matter with mental energy alone. This can ahppen when a person is under tremendous mental turmoil or stress. If there is no outlet for this negative buildup of mental energy, the next thing you know the lamp is flying across the living room, and smashes into the wall. This also happens when children enter puberty. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it scares the shit out of everyone.
or this!

ghost as a verb


Update: This word was added in February 2017.
You meet someone at a party and exchange numbers. You go on a few dates, and things seem to be going well. You think things are moving forward—and then you never hear from that person again. They won't answer your texts, phone calls, chat messages. They've ghosted.
ghosting-text-message-exchange-concept
The electronic aspect of ghosting is clear—refusing to answer or even read texts, letting calls go to voicemail
Ghosting (the noun) and ghost (the verb) both describe this phenomenon of leaving a relationship of some kind by abruptly ending all contact with the other person, and especially electronic contact, like texts, emails, and chats. Ghosting itself has gotten quite a bit of attention over the last year, but we have evidence of this use of ghost that dates back to 2006. Our earliest citations make the electronic aspect clear—setting your IM status to "invisible" so you won't be obliged to answer, refusing to answer or even read texts, letting calls go to voicemail.
The "disappear" ghost is based on an earlier meaning of the verb ghost, "to leave suddenly and without saying goodbye," which we've traced to 2004. And this ghost is based on yet an earlier use of the verb, "to move silently like a ghost." That ghost goes back to the 1800s.

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