Rob Brezsny (a.k.a. Ray Foreplay, a.k.a. Pope Artaud) is an American astrologer, writer, poet, and musician. His weekly horoscope column Free Will Astrology (formerly known as Real Astrology), has been published for more than 28 years, runs in 120 periodicals, and can be subscribed to for free via email ::::
Brezsny is also the author of several books, Images Are Dangerous, The Televisionary Oracle, and Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings.
Robert Anton Wilson described The Televisionary Oracle as “A book so weird it just might drive you stark raving sane.”
If your into that sort of thing, check: www.freewillastrology.com
UNRELATED RELATED! Woman Receives Letter 45 Years After it was Posted
The missive, mailed by her then nine-year-old sibling, was sent in 1969 with a six-cent stamp, Anne Tingle told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The envelope was addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Tingle,” with only a street name and incorrect home number, and was mailed from the Canadian city of Lethbridge.
It arrived wrapped in plastic with a note from Canada Post apologizing for the envelope’s state, but not the delay :: Read the full article »»»»
UNRELATED! Has Australian Politics Become a Topless Joke?
In this latest round of political campaigning – Senate seats for Western Australia – The Australian Sports Party has posted a joke on it’s Facebook page that has many wondering what direction – if any – the party intends to canvas punters on.
Australia has a rich history of political cranks, our last election, 2013, witnessed a cacoffiny of crazy, odd-ball candidates.
From Clive Palmer’s paranoia – the billionaire turned politician still reckons lefty Greens are funded by the CIA – to the dope (hemp if you must) party, This latest election – a senate only re-run due to bungling by the Electoral Commission – will surely see politics over-run by mental micro opinion?
The big question has to be ‘has Australian politics become, well, too Aussie?’ As minor, micro parties busily stitch together preferences, swapping deals in the hope of riding an unpredictable wave into the Australian Federal Parliament, the marriages are likely to be idiosyncratic matches, The Hemp, Sports and Sustainable Pollution Parties have little in common but are likely to swap preference in order to gain seats.
The Australian Sports Party -ASP – should apologise for the above Facebook photo, a prominent women’s rights group says. The picture is accompanied by an anecdote about the woman, described as “voluptuous” and a “babe”, who is running with a sign around her neck saying, “If you catch me, you can have me” :: Read the full article »»»»
REBLOG! Was It Fatal For You?
The NYTs Joyce Wadler writes: I have been dating age-appropriate men, and I must tell you that sex with men in their late 60s can make you a nervous wreck.
It’s the climactic moment, if you know what I’m saying. The earth moves, there’s sometimes a sharp little intake of breath, and then the man gets The Look: the face freezes and the eyes are either closed or staring at some unknowable thing, which ideally resembles you, although you will never know. The man has been transported. The God Eros and his servant Cialis have beamed him up.
When this happens with a guy in his 40s or 50s, it’s not a concern, you’re either – best case – reveling in your own state of bliss or – worst case – feeling relieved because now you’ll be able to go to the kitchen and get a Diet Pepsi :: Read the full NYTs article »»»»