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Tickling Slow Loris

John Titor

From November 2000 - March 2001

A man calling himself John Titor started posting on internet forums saying that he was a time traveler from the year 2036. He encouraged people to ask him questions. He left behind hundreds of answers to thousands of questions.

From the John Titor site:

"As you read, please try to keep two things in mind: John appeared to answer nearly every question that was asked of him over the 4-month period he was online. Because of that, many people neglected to read the previous posts and asked similar or exact questions he had already answered. It may offer a glimpse of what a time traveler goes through when having the same conversation again and again.These posts were written before 911, the Discovery accident and the second gulf war. Many people believe John may have known of these events and dropped clues without actually referring to them. It's also widely agreed that he made several predictions about future physics discoveries that have materialized …

Porcupine who thinks he is a puppy!


"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature." – Einstein,
The Mona Lisa is in headline news yet again... 
"They believe da Vinci used up to 30 layers of paint on his works. But altogether they only add up to a thickness of less than 40 micrometers of paint -- about half the width of a human hair. Details were reported Friday by several news agencies. 

The scientists were able to beam X-ray technology at the paintings without even removing them from the museum wall. 
"This will help us to understand how da Vinci made his materials... the amount of oil that was mixed with pigments, the nature of the organic materials," senior scientist Philippe Walter told CNN. "It will help art historians."

Half the width of a human hair? Why would someone, how could someone paint that detailed? from 500 years ago.

Well I know why, and you will after you read my book.

Digital Derek

This is one of my recent attempts of a self portrait. Its a photo with some, ok a lot of digital additions to it. I wanted to try to turn a picture into what looks like a painting. Hi me!


This is a song by david Archuleta called  "desperate" and someone on youtube singing the same song. The internet is pretty cool!


Lovin this song by Natasha Bedingfield. Great lyrics ;-)

I was tryin' to cross the street
When I tripped and spilled my coffee
On a man who yelled at me
And then walked off in a hurry

Now he's gonna be late for work
So he called his secretary
Said to cancel his appointment with the guy in the lobby

Who's been waiting for a while
And talking on the phone
Got invited to a party and thought he couldn't go

But he's here right now
Standing in my house
And someone turns the music loud

So we dance
And we laugh
And we touch (touch touch)

Yeah we dance
And we laugh
And we touch (touch touch)

Gonna party all night till the sun comes up
Cuz it feels like the world dissapears around us<