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“…because legend and obfuscation cloud his work even more than with the other pre-Socratic philosophers, one can give account of his teachings to a little extent, and some have questioned whether he contributed much to mathematics and natural philosophy. Many of the accomplishments credited to Pythagoras may actually have been accomplishments of his colleagues and successors.”

via fuckyeahdementia

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The Lenny Dykstra Award in Athletic Achievement

it’s been floating around. i like it.

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The Inner Workings of Japanese Myth and Mind

There was a time when a very odd japanese man sat across from me at work. He would come up with ideas that included a person with two mouths which would argue with each other, and a man/woman/bear threesome that produced a man/bear baby who enjoyed nothing more than to suckle a bottle of lemon-lime flavored soft drink. I used to think these thoughts were unique to his soju steeped brain. But after finding these diagrams of traditional japanese monsters and their descriptions, i see that these types of thoughts are endemic to a culture that sells girls underwear in vending machines on the street.

The Kuro-kamikiri (”black hair cutter”) is a large, black-haired creature that sneaks up on women in the street at night and surreptitiously cuts off their hair. Anatomical features include a brain wired for stealth and trickery, razor-sharp claws, a long, coiling tongue covered in tiny hair-grabbing spines, and a sac for storing sleeping powder used to knock out victims.

The Makura-gaeshi (”pillow-mover”) is a soul-stealing prankster known for moving pillows around while people sleep…the monster has two brains — one for devising pranks, and one for creating rainbow-colored light that it emits through its eyes.

The Fukuro-sage has the ability to shapeshift into a sake bottle, which is typically seen rolling down sloping streets. The bottle may pose a danger to people who try to follow it downhill, as it may lead them off a cliff or into a ditch. The Fukuro-sage’s urine has a powerful smell that can disorient humans and render insects and small animals unconscious.

via pinktentacle

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A new kind of animation

the videos of blu’s animated paintings have been pretty well documented on the internet. I like this though, because it seems to be the next progression in that vein of thought. A tweak on it.

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