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Awesome Quotes About Death From Reddit

I was browsing the comments to a random Reddit post and came across these two gems:

[–]awesomeideas 295 points  ago*

In fact, death itself was invented in 1762 by the Guild of Accountants which wanted to branch out its actuarial division.

[–]Nymaz 204 points  ago

Sure that’s what they claim. The truth is they were sick of people saying “Nothing is certain but taxes” and invented death to deflect some of the grumbling.

One is a response to the other, but as people quickly pointed out they are both very Douglas Adams/Terry Pratchet. As Reddit threads seem to fade away into obscurity, and I guess these will be quoted elsewhere I wanted to do my part to preserve what I think is the origin of these two quotes.

For all I know they were stolen from somewhere else, but on the odd chance they are original…

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Final Fantasy Is A Sin…

When I saw this image by Christwire on a random Tumblr page my first thought was a resounding WTF, my second thought was “As opposed to letting hundreds of sex scented hands touch her in friendly manner?” then I remembered that Christwire are a parody site.

They have put together a series of anti Final Fantasy images, the above is the best, but you can see more after the break:

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Map of Ikea

Anyone who has been to an Ikea knows the hell of their shop layout. The maze of corridors and random flat pack furniture is hellish. This cartoon by Pleated-Jeans plays on this, personally I’ve yet to find the roaming minotaur but maybe that’s because I tie together those free tape measures they have so I always know my way back.

Mahmud A. Asrar: Steampunk and other stuff…


Steam Punk Super Girl

Given half a chance I’d blog everything I’ve seen by comic book artist Mahmud A Asrar , I went through his deviant artist gallery and… Well yeah… He is as far as I can tell an artist working for DC comics probably on Super Girl given she takes up most of his gallery. Here are some steam punk images and some other random tid bits, I’d recommend looking at his gallery if you like there is a lot more wher that came from.

Steam Punk Red Monika
Blowing Off Steam V
Blowing Off Steam III
Blowing Off Steam IV
Blowing Off Steam II
Blowing Off Steam
Blowing Off Steam VI

 

 

Super Girl With My Little Pony

 

Harly Quin
Black Cat
Death
Wolalina Alice

http://mahmudasrar.com/page/6

Relegion and Memes

I was reading over the shoulder of somone on the bus this morning because I’d forgotten to pick up a copy of the Metro and the internet connection on my phone wasn’t working so I couldn’t check twitter and I saw that they were reading Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene which I’ve never read but I’m familiar with some of the concepts of, Albeit because I’ve read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson…

I’m facinated by the concept of the Meme (Wikipedia) which is:

“is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices that gets transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena”

Dawkins postulates (from the few paragraphs I could read over this poor guys shoulder) that memes are like organisms, in that they evolve and also try to stay alive byt combining. For example the section I was reading said that Hellfire in it’s self is a scary thing, and the fact that worrying that it might happen to you when you die if you are a bad person perpetuates it, RD also postulates that the concept of god is a meme, but if you mix these two concepts together you get a God whom if you don’t beleive in you go to hell, the hellfire meme in essence make the God meme more powerful.

Anyway…

I got to thinking about how all of these memes at some poin had to be thought up by somone, they passed into common lore and then became revered, which led me to…

Ceiling Cat is Watching you Masturbate.

(Wikipedia)

I thought up a society where hundreds of years from now all the internet memes that we take one look at and think “Hey thats pretty funny” were the tennents of society.

  1. Everyone fears the almighty ceiling cat which has merged with the God meme.
  2. Rik Astley’s Never gonna give you up is the accepted way of ending a formal letter.
  3. Macro cat Images are considdered high art.
  4. The Starwars Kid‘s (You tube) moves are considdered to be a sacred dance.
  5. Leeroy Jenkins (Wikipedia) Becomes synonymous with CHARGE!

Et cetera…

Would it be such a bad world, I’m sure it would be a world filled with mirth and amusement, maybe though there would be a dark side and people would use the message of peace and love that Ceiling cat intended to bring to us as a reason for wonton slaughter.

Anyway I leave you with this…