Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Rollover to See the Power of the Sun"

No, that's not a line from the Contendings of Horus and Set. Or even from the 11th Degree ritual. It's a tagline for a new online ad campaign for Sharp Electronics.


Seen From Space: Xmas Eve Earthrise

Ahhh, so now we know why the Apollo 8 story got such play on CNN this week.

"...On Christmas Eve 1968, none of the astronauts on board Apollo 8 were ready for the opportunity to witness their own Earthrise.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yahooccultism: Speaking of Ferris Wheels

Just the other day we were looking at the Ferris Wheel symbolism that has been popping up in strange contexts. Now comes this story on Yahoo News: 
Trapped passengers evacuate Singapore ferris wheel

Stairway to Sirius: Twin Tombs "Discovered" in Egypt


The video begins with an interesting shot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which we looked at in relation to the Stairway to Sirius. Also interesting is that the two tombs of these two minor functionaries were lavishly decorated and named, and yet Pharaoh Khufu's "tomb" only had a bit of mispelled grafitti indentifying it as his. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thus Spake Zira-Thustra

My favorite starts at 1:30 

Still don't know what to ask Santa Odin to put under your Saturnalia evergreen? Check out this semiotic mashup with these great old ads for Planet of the Apes action figures, which were manufactured by the now-defunct Mego Toys. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice Sunrise- Live from Ireland

Winter Solstice Sunrise
the not live version 

Did you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy? Timely, eh? Looks like there's a new push for science education as the Bush Era begins to fade. Or something.