Am I supposed to be laughing or taking notes?
Comic Charles Fleischer, who played Carvelli on Welcome Back, Kotter
and voiced Roger Rabbit, gives a Ted talk
which degenerates into what appears to be a dissertation about the number 37 and its relationship to string theory, delivered in a rapidly shifting sequence of accents; watch the audience get more and more uncomfortable as they try to figure out whether they're watching a stand-up routine, a Kaufmannesque prank, or a guy going crazy right before their eyes. TED should have known what they were getting; Fleischer has been performing some form of this routine for decades
. (Warning: numbered suit.) Transcript of the routine. Fleischer's strange myspace page.
(Warning: strange music/talking on click which I can't figure out how to turn off.)
posted by escabeche
on Aug 12, 2010 -
"IdeaFarm (tm) Associates
is an economic association for unselfish people. Its mission is to promote unselfish living by making life better for unselfish people. [...] The organizer is an economist and software developer. He is completing work on a new computer operating system
that could destroy the Microsoft monopoly, create a new Internet safe enough for children and the elderly, and provide Associates with a new way to find work
and sell products and services."
posted by Avenger
on May 18, 2007 -
. Warning: May contain parabolic mirrors and unlatched electronic components.
posted by loquacious
on Sep 10, 2006 -
Welcome! This is The Manifesto of Forbidden Truth
the most unique and dangerous web site on planet earth. Here, within these pages, all of your most sacred societal Myths, Dogmas, Doctrines, Delusions, Derangements, and Brainwashings will be stripped to the bone and torn asunder, to be replaced by the Forbidden Truths that I shall graciously reveal.
posted by stinkycheese
on Jan 5, 2006 -
What the World May Come To.
"THE school books tell us that the earth is a round globe, or, to be more exact, an oblate spheroid - a ball with the ends slightly flattened, as in an orange. This is, of course, true of the general appearance of the earth as it might be viewed from the moon or from Mars, and we may see it proved more or less by watching the earth's shadow on the lunar surface during an eclipse of the moon. But the earth is slowly but surely changing its shape, and already it is in process of becoming a tetraedron, or a pyramid." (Via Incoming Signals
, which quite properly calls the author "sort of the Time Cube guy
of the World War One era.")
posted by languagehat
on Jan 17, 2005 -
"A Unified Mathematical Science of Human Experience which explains electronic circuits, our personal experience in life and everything in between in terms of The Evolution of Information." Once you get bored, scroll down to the bottom for the horrifying conclusion! (via WizBang)
posted by Krrrlson
on Oct 9, 2004 -
The Timecube guy has gone even
than ever before. Some quotes on his site right now.
"Tis Time to kill any educator who does not teach Cubicism above cubelessness."
"Time Cube debate denial is educator evil. It is not immoral for students to kill all educators who ignore Nature's Harmonic Time Cube or suppress free speech rights to debate Time Cube Creation Principle. Ignorance of Time Cube is Greatest Evil."
Will the Time Cube guy soon meet up with the FBI? I'm sure endorsing murdering of teachers isn't legal.
posted by RobbieFal
on Sep 24, 2002 -
I simply don't know what to say about this site.
I'm not one for theosophical discussions, but I thought that maybe somebody here would find this ... "interesting." Yeah, that's the word. Interesting. Here's a small excerpt:
You maybe academically retarded.
Academia Retards By Fact Earth Has 1 Day When Dead Still, And 4 Days Within 1 Earth Rotation, losing 3 days retards humanity.
Are you stupid and evil?
If you are ignorant of natures harmonic time cube creation, then you were taught to be stupid and evil.
Quite an interesting way to try to gain believers, no?
posted by lizardboy
on May 3, 2000 -
Why, yes, I like being stupid,
but now I don't have to be. How silly of me to have failed to recognize that the earth is a Time Cube, with four simultaneous days. (But if God were
queer, I'd think this whole gay marriage rights mess would never have happened...)
posted by jason
on Mar 8, 2000 -