Sunday, May 2, 2010

AppleWorld | Shambhala | George Gurdjieff

Who Will Replace Steve Jobs as Gestalt Fuehrer When He Dies? manages to mention Steve Jobs, George Gurdjieff, and Shambhala in the same breath. Interestingly, speculation on Stephen Jobs re-incarnation has already began, even though he has not transmigrated yet (assuming his last appearance at the iPad Wingding was not a hologram):
Jobs may have subscribed to the Buddhist school of egotism, exemplified in George Gurdjieff's book Life is Real, Only When I Am. According to that school, a place called Shambhala, in Tibet, is where the Masters (Fuehrers) of the marketing universe held sway . . . Is he like the Dalai Lama, and someone will find a creature somewhere in the world who shows all the characteristics of a Steve Jobs by seeing whether his fingers do the walking past the Beatles' albums and Xerox Palo Alto ideas? 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

World | Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On | Update

Update: Never let it be said I was not on top of this story!  See How I Started a Boobquake and Earth-Shaking Cleavage. And now Boobquake Aftershock: Iran Cracks Down On Suntanned Women.

Here’s my original post of April 20:
As I have mentioned, there was an Earthquake in Ulaan Baatar on January 9, 2010, and since there was been a spat of earthquakes elsewhere, the Latest One in the Tibet-China borderlands (see Tibet Earthquake Emergency and Updates). Clerics in Iran have now come up with an explanation for these earthquakes: Promiscuous Women:
A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric's unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.  
"Many women who do not dress modestly . . . lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.  
"What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?" Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon Friday. "There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes."
 Wearing veils will hopefully cut down on Earthquakes
Different Approach: Let’em Shake! 
Lady Gaga: Don’t let her near the San Andreas Fault! She is also probably to blame for the Iceland Volcano, to say nothing of the Johnstown Flood