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We design and print Mind-Altering t-shirts for Intelligent species.
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Plugged in some Aldous Huxley to the #DreamDeeply function on the übernets. You'll get high if you look at him for more than 30 seconds.

http://bit.ly/11z1GWc

#AldousHuxley  #DeepDream #lsd #hallucinogenics   #DoorsOfPerception   #BraveNewWorld  #Mushrooms #Peyote #Ayahuasca  
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Happy muthafuckin birthday America!

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#4thofjuly   #hst   #HunterThompson  
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2015-07-04
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A sad anniversary, but an anniversary nonetheless. Hopefully society has gained some insight 61 years after this tragedy.

#AlanTuring   #Turing  #Enigma #WW2 #Logic #Tragedy 

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We received a Socratic tribute from Derick in Austin TX recently.

Instead of drinking hemlock (conium maculatum), the drink that Socrates was sentenced to death with in 399 BC for allegedly 'corrupting the youth,' these fellas opted for Lonestar instead!

#Socrates   #Philosophy #Plato #Xenophon   #AcientGreece   #Athens   #Sparta  

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2015-06-07
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Tons of pollen and fluffy white 'parachutes' floating around these parts right now. You'd think a snow storm just happened. Took a few pics of our parking lot this morning.

#‎Dendrology‬ ‪#‎Botany‬ ‪#‎Science‬


The #birds and the #bees and the #Freud -sicles http://bit.ly/1wGbkSO
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Do Turtles Dream of PKD?

May 19th, 1965, exactly 50 years ago today, the nearly 200 year old Tu’i Malila kicked off to the next dimension. It must have triggered something in Philip K Dick‘s brain because he started off his famous novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep with a Reuters excerpt commemorating the ancient creature.

AUCKLAND

A TURTLE WHICH EXPLORER CAPTAIN COOK GAVE TO THE KING OF TONGA IN
1777 DIED YESTERDAY. IT WAS NEARLY 200 YEARS OLD.

THE ANIMAL, CALLED TU’IMALILA, DIED AT THE ROYAL PALACE GROUND IN THE
TONGAN CAPITAL OF NUKU, ALOFA.

THE PEOPLE OF TONGA REGARDED THE ANIMAL AS A CHIEF AND SPECIAL
KEEPERS WERE APPOINTED TO LOOK AFTER IT. IT WAS BLINDED IN A BUSH FIRE
A FEW YEARS AGO.

TONGA RADIO SAID TU’IMALILA’S CARCASS WOULD BE SENT TO THE
AUCKLAND MUSEUM IN NEW ZEALAND.

Reuters, 1966

#PhilipKDick  #SciFi #History #Immortality   #Life  #Death #Reality #Dream #Androids   #Bladerunner   #History  
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He was one of the most outspoken and contrarian philosophers of the 20th century. He was blacklisted from Universities and even thrown in prison for defending the rights of conscientious objectors in times of warmongering insanity ranging from WW1 throughout the Cold War. His unwavering search for logic and his incessant questioning of mankind’s propensity for clubbing each other to death and the worship of fictional deities put him way ahead of his time. Our species needed his voice then and could most certainly use it now. So for this we say Happy Birthday Bertrand Russell!

#‎BertrandRussell‬ ‪#‎AntiWar‬ ‪#‎CriticalThinking‬

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2015-05-18
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The Conscience of Star Trek. More tales of Leonard Nimoy's awesomeness. 
If you didn't already think Mr Spock was cool, read this..
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On this day 191 years ago Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" first premiered in Vienna. It was his first on stage appearance in 12 years and the premiere was almost held in Berlin, until a group of his friends urged him to stay in Vienna and even had a petition signed by scores of influential Viennese pleading with him to premiere there, which after seeing all the support, he ultimately did. 

Joseph Böhm, a member of Beethoven's string quartet had this to say:

"Beethoven directed the piece himself; that is, he stood before the lectern and gesticulated furiously. At times he rose, at other times he shrank to the ground, he moved as if he wanted to play all the instruments himself and sing for the whole chorus. All the musicians minded his rhythm alone while playing."

According to another witness: 

"the public received the musical hero with the utmost respect and sympathy, listened to his wonderful, gigantic creations with the most absorbed attention and broke out in jubilant applause, often during sections, and repeatedly at the end of them."

The whole audience acclaimed him through standing ovations five times; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovation gestures.

It would be awesome to time travel back to 1824 Vienna and watch the whole thing in person.

http://bit.ly/1Dh13hy

#Beethoven #SymphonyNo9 #Vienna #Music #ClassicalMusic #Orchestra 
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