Monday, November 26, 2012

When life gives you lemons, make Unknown Armies

Here are some random things around the internet.

Windows 95 Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks is a Tumblr depicting a Windows 95 gone horribly wrong.  Subtle occult forces are at work here.  You should read it.

Arashi at The Felling Blade brought "They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside" to my attention.  After thirteen years of nothing, computer algorithms managed to crack the code found within an old manuscript — only to raise further questions.  The manuscript evidently discusses a society known as the Oculists, but anecdotal evidence suggests they might be a Freemason front, formed as a layer of deception to prevent persecution.  Or perhaps not.  Scholars aren't precisely certain.

Nicole at A Really Well-Made Buttonhole informed me of The 5 Most Ridiculously Unjust Religious Afterlives.  A standard list, it discusses Zoroastrians, Aztecs, Rastafarians, Ancestor Veneration, and the Ancient Egyptians.  Naturally, it's a little flip and prone to hyperbole, but comparative religion is always of interest.

Nicole further showed me Monster Mummies of Japan, a collection of mummies depicting, unsurprisingly, Japanese monsters.  Oni, mermaids, kappa, tengu, raijū, and self-mummified monks are all displayed and discussed.  Worth a look.

For something a little less occultedSean B at Wine and Savages reposted this Regency Name Generator.  Exactly what it says on the tin.  For all the Algernon Melbournes and Beatrice Prestons of the world, this is for you.

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