Friday, May 02, 2008

Seventeen Minutes

On Beltane's Eve, David Blaine reenacted the Death of Osiris in a custom-made watery sarcophagus. The cover story was that he was trying to break the breath-holding record. 

However, the tell was the 17 minutes he spent underwater.

Bonus factoids: Oprah's show is filmed at Harpo Studios, located between Washington and Randolph Streets in Chicago. Harpo comes from Harpocrates, meaning "Horus the Child." Randolph means "wolf shield," and Osiris was associated with the wolf.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Masonic Manhattan: Beltane Edition

Canadian researcher Alan Watt is a charming old curmudgeon with interesting insights on the nature of power structures. He's essentially the Internet version of the old cat in the bar who'll spin you some wild yarns if you buy him a round or two.


The Smiling Sun and the Hidden 17

Given the enormous resonance of the Smiley Face, I thought I would share the research I've done into it, and add another interesting clue to the mix. I highly doubt any of this has anything to do with the Midwest killings per se, but it does add a semiotic charge to the issue.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Where Is Your Tribe?

I spent an underwhelming weekend at the Pittsburgh Comic Con (actually held in Monroeville) and got to thinking about the comic book nation and my place in it. Or more accurately, outside of it.