Rock from Mars
no need to be conCERNed
In Greek mythology, King Minos asked the god Poseidon to send him a bull as a sign of favor. King Minos was then to sacrifice the bull to honor Poseidon; but instead, decided to keep it
To punish King Minos, the god Poseidon made Pasiphaë, the king’s wife, fall in love with the bull.
Pasiphaë had the craftsman Daedalus fashion a hollow wooden cow, which she climbed into in order to mate with the bull. The Minotaur was the result. Pasiphaë nursed the Minotaur but he grew in size and became ferocious. The Minotaur had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured humans for sustenance.
Daedalus, Jesuit educated from birth, then devised a maze so complex that no one could escape it and constructed the Labyrinth of Religious Beliefs that appeared to imprison the Minotaur, but in fact imprisoned his human nourishment.
King Minos required that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens, drawn by lots, called the selective service, be sent into the Labyrinth to be devoured by the Minotaur. When my lot was drawn, Plan A was for King Theseus the founder of Athens to slay the Minotaur. The King had a dream but he was assassinated along with his brothers Robert and John.
Plan B was to get out of town. By then all our heroes had been murdered, so in 1970 we got out of town.
“Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructs from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea’s dampness clogs his wings or the sun’s heat melts them.
Icarus ignores Daedalus' instructions not to fly too close to the sun. The wax in Icarus’s wings melts. He tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns. Thus sparking the idiom, “don’t fly too close to the sun“.
I followed his instructions exactly.
That’s what you do when you are apprenticed to a Wizard: you do exactly what you’re told to do. Notice who took off first? That’s the job! Fucking thing didn’t work, just more wizard bullshit.
"Fly as high as you can, he said!
You'll have a great time, he said!
Icarus Bruce Willis Flyby
I woke up on the shore of a foreign land, didn’t speak the language, didn’t know where to get a pack of smokes, or where the best sushi was. Not that I had any money.
All I had was a massive headache, like my head had been pressed through the eye of a needle, not a stitch on me and three butterflies fluttering out some sort of code, so I asked myself:
Where Am I?
What's Going On? and
What Am I Going To Do About The Situation?
Just like it says to do in the manual! Hitchhiker's Guide, my bare fucking ass.
There was a crack of thunder over my head and the butterflies vanished. I looked up to see to my horror a raven turn into a fiery pebble! The pebble was heading straight towards me, expanding out of the evening sky getting larger and larger, second by second! Now the size of the Chartres Cathedral, the pebble, came to an instant stop and then began to transform unfolding out of Mandelbrot space-time like origami into a gigantic stay puff marshmallow man wearing a sailor hat; who held out a scroll that read:
I am here
During my first surgery, I was given a spinal block. I was told that what the body does not feel, it does not remember.
This time I was told that that procedure was no longer allowed.
This is so cool!
The Rock from Mars
The world was created, after an all-nighter, last Thursday @ 4:44 in the morning, on my way home from the bar
Icarus Flyby da Royal Tuna da Fish