Pinkabrinka

my random gathering of shiny objects

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Whited out goggles for the next ganzfeld. Because taping cut-open ping pong balls to your face isn’t any fun.

Whited out goggles for the next ganzfeld. Because taping cut-open ping pong balls to your face isn’t any fun.

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You know how sometimes you acquire something out of a vague sense of “this looks interesting and may be handy in the future” but you know that you’ll likely never use it and you’re really not sure why you got it and then one night suddenly “Holy shit! I need the thing! The thing I thought I’d never use!”

As of tonight, holy water is on that list.

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Investigation at Thornhaven. Tried the Ganzfeld experiment twice. 

The first time, in the room shown, there were voices in the white noise: a woman mimicking my words, children playing, then a deep voice that wasn’t speaking at the right speed. That presence came right up behind me and I had to pull the goggles and headphones off. 

The second time, downstairs, I could hear voices but they weren’t clear. “If you can’t talk to me, show me.” I was cold, I could hear water running right next to me, and angry voices that came closer and closer then backed away. Was I outside? I felt fearful. I don’t know who the voices were, but I knew I couldn’t let them find me. Loud again, angry men. Angry men getting closer. I finally got too scared and they had to get them to release my hands so I could take the headphones and goggles off. 

Now they tell me that the original owners were abolitionists, and correspondents with Lincoln, this may have been an Underground Railroad stop. Is that what I was feeling? 

I may think twice before I ask to be shown anything under those conditions again, but I’ll definitely do it again.

Investigation at Thornhaven. Tried the Ganzfeld experiment twice.

The first time, in the room shown, there were voices in the white noise: a woman mimicking my words, children playing, then a deep voice that wasn’t speaking at the right speed. That presence came right up behind me and I had to pull the goggles and headphones off.

The second time, downstairs, I could hear voices but they weren’t clear. “If you can’t talk to me, show me.” I was cold, I could hear water running right next to me, and angry voices that came closer and closer then backed away. Was I outside? I felt fearful. I don’t know who the voices were, but I knew I couldn’t let them find me. Loud again, angry men. Angry men getting closer. I finally got too scared and they had to get them to release my hands so I could take the headphones and goggles off.

Now they tell me that the original owners were abolitionists, and correspondents with Lincoln, this may have been an Underground Railroad stop. Is that what I was feeling?

I may think twice before I ask to be shown anything under those conditions again, but I’ll definitely do it again.

Filed under paranormal investigation Ganzfeld

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When you add a “feature” that will send annoying alert emails every time someone completes a survey, why would you default it to ON? And why, weeks after people turn the pointless thing to OFF, would you still send them the alerts? Are they letting actual monkeys work there now?

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If you read the news in this country for a week it becomes fairly easy to convince yourself that the second Captain America movie was really just a big budget documentary.

Filed under on your left

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Men’s Rights Activists: Video gaming should be a “safe space” for male nerds. | we hunted the mammoth

tj:

tiffanyb:

Hey look, sometimes a misogynist just wants to settle in for a nice, quiet night of fantasy violence against stupid bitches, insulting other men by calling them women, and concealing their latent homosexual desires by accusing everyone else of being totally gay. Can’t a guy indulge his anxiety about his own masculinity in peace? WHY ARE YOU TAKING AWAY THEIR SAFE SPACES, FEMINAZIS?

Oh, Dudebros, we understand…. Life is unfair! I mean, you’re acting like two year olds throwing a temper tantrum, except filled with actual hate and threats against other people, and you’re still not getting your way?

How äwful for you.

I love the sarcasm umlaut.

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Quiz time!

You’re working with seventy-two (72) contractors, forty-nine (49) of whom you’ve decided to award performance bonuses not included in the original terms. When do you tell your contracts staff so that they can draft the contract amendments?

(A) when you determine that there are funds available for such?

(B) when you’ve calculated the actual award amounts?

(C) two months after you’ve sent the checks out, and then only when they ask why the system totals are way off?

Filed under c of course it was c