Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The World Machine

Dear Captain Zork,
Your silence worries me. I can only presume that you are busy getting
the return organised.
Hawking has made some dangerous statements and his camoufflage is
fading faster by the day.
This world runs on lies, the dominant species' greatest invention. If
applied in the right way it makes heroes of cowards and leaders of
Perhaps we should adopt this as a new strategy.
Please mention me to Babs, I miss her and remain,
Your faithful servant.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Giant Shoulders

Over the last few days I have received far too many e-mails with a theme calling on me to be proud of my white skin, mainly because of the achievements of some of my supposed ancestors.
You would think that my friends would know better, and would know not to send this tripe to me.
The truth is that I understand that they are scared and emotional, following on from a fairly tumultuous few weeks. We have, far too often, heard some or other politician ascribing blame to those of us with paler features. Either way, I did feel that it was worth replying to these in a more general manner. Perhaps somebody is listening.
For me there can be nothing more vacuous than to feel special because of something that you did not achieve personally. In this instance people are basically saying that a white skin makes you clever. It is of course quite logical that the majority of people who say this will not be able to explain how we get from relativity to branes. It is also quite likely that I just lost that half of the crowd...
People who espouse this philosophy will also want to point out the historical input of white folk, but will obviously neglect to inform their waiting audience of the contributions of a large community of non-white contributors. Without these contributions Europe would still be wearing bearskins and hugging trees. If you don't agree with this then you quite probably have a myopic view of history.
In short - you're not special if you are descended from Isaac Newton - you are special if you ARE Isaac Newton. The only things in this world that make you special are the things you achieve for yourself. Stop trying to catch a shine from your ancestors and start bearing in mind that the genetic difference between races is inconsequential.
PS - if you had to look up any of the words on this post then you should rather spend time on education than distributing opinion

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Imaginary Friends

Dear Captain Zork,
You sure sent me to a strange place. It is filled with contradictions
that are sometimes beautiful and often horrifying.

For instance; if you have an imaginary friend you must make sure to
convince others of its existence. If you can accomplish this, people
will give you money for nothing and you won't even be taxed. You can
even dress funny and get away with it.

I still long for return and hope that you can get the paperwork sorted.

Yours, in hope of repatriation,

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dear Captain Zork

Dear Captain Zork,
it's been a while since I reported back. Earth is a strange place and it took a while to get settled in. The first 13 years were good, but between year13 and year20 I kinda got lost. My reports will be more frequent in future.
kind regards

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rise, Lazarus!

February and March 2010 will be the forgotten months. What started as a numbness in my legs in early Feb turned into a serious back problem for most of the next two months.
It was a miserable time, brightened only by painkillers and the odd diazepam. It seems to be over now. For the record, I should have listened to Dori and gone to a chiropracter sooner.
So now, we're back and there's some new music out.
I have changed how this will be delivered. From now on the music will be stored at www.reverbnation.com/88kilosofsunshine 
It will still be free and you can download and share as much as you'd like.
I am still not really capable of spending too much time recording, so the output will slow down, but 6 weeks of bedrest will provide ideas and hopefully I get the chance real soon to put them into action.
Be patient, and listen to Tim.

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