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September 5, 2004 8:20 PM   Subscribe

A Loon. Sometimes when you open your mind too far, your brain falls out. WATER:Flowforms, Vortex and- Implosion in Water was my entry point, having foolishly searched for "laminar water flow" whilst thinking about a fishpond project.
posted by five fresh fish (20 comments total)
Actually, it looks like most of these writings are from a single schizoid author. I'd thought it was a collection of links to a wide range of new-age loons.

It is comforting to know the earth's energy problem has been solved, though.

Now back to the laminar-flow fountain idea...
posted by five fresh fish at 8:22 PM on September 5, 2004

man, i wish *i* could be crazy.
posted by quonsar at 8:39 PM on September 5, 2004

how'd you find Krrrlson's site?
posted by amberglow at 8:45 PM on September 5, 2004

This reads like Linear "A" .
posted by troutfishing at 8:48 PM on September 5, 2004

your head asplode
posted by solistrato at 9:01 PM on September 5, 2004

A note to school students who pad-out assignments: This is what happens to you if you start to believe your own snowjobs.
posted by krisjohn at 9:10 PM on September 5, 2004

I spent a half-hour wandering his site.

It appears he is in communication with a dozen or so other loons, and it appears he runs sort of new-age retreat business.

The only fully incoherent schizo I met was wholly incapable of getting himself down to the drug store, let alone write a book or socialize. So now I'm beginning to think the owner of this website is not brain-chemistry-impaired.

In which case, it is to laugh: he's fair game! People with regular brains who can manage to think this way are just absurd.

Scary thing is, I have a few acquaintances who could probably be convinced that he's got better bottled water than anyone else, 'cause his is properly "spun." If you can buy into homeopathics, you can buy into spinning water...
posted by five fresh fish at 9:11 PM on September 5, 2004

"Welcome to Implosion Group's | New Simplified Index "
Wow! What was the old complicated Index like?
posted by arse_hat at 10:19 PM on September 5, 2004

I've been looking for this page for years; thanks fff.
posted by attackthetaxi at 4:26 AM on September 6, 2004

A little lithium would probably make it all go away.
posted by konolia at 5:36 AM on September 6, 2004

It appears he is in communication with a dozen or so other loons, and it appears he runs sort of new-age retreat business.

It hurts my brain to think about the feedback loop fueling these lines of thought. A little lithium would probably make it all go away, but easily access to the fractured thoughts of others via the interneIt is like gasoline on the fire of delusion.

This is truly porno for paranoids.
posted by Gif at 7:56 AM on September 6, 2004

You think schizoids can successfully communicate with one another? I have my doubts; they have a hard time communicating with normal folk.

I gotta doubt it can be cured by lithium. It's delusional stuff, surely, but only a little more so than the kind of thinking/ignorance that leads my friend to believe homeopathics is effective. It's believing because they want to believe, not because their brain is broken.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:20 AM on September 6, 2004

You think schizoids can successfully communicate with one another?

Successfully? No, and I offer the the topic of this post as an example of that.

Schizophrenia is generally accepted as a spectrum of disorders with a wide range of causes, manifestations and levels of severity. I would argue that pages like this are the product of the disorganized thinking of people on the very edge of being functional (at least enough to post a web page) and the "schizoids" that you refer to.

My point is that the posting of little tidbits such as this, and the comments that they generate, have all the class of pointing and laughing at the mentally ill in real life and I would like to understand the motivations behind offering this as an example of "the best of the web". So sure, some people may interpret the world through irrational lines of thinking because the "want to believe", but I don't think this web site, or others, are representative of those individuals.

Upon further reflection, the reason I was so unsettled by this site was more the implication that there are people who are more than willing to capitalize on the mentally fragile state of these individuals by offering them a wide variety of products and services.
posted by Gif at 10:13 AM on September 6, 2004

Schizoaffective bipolars could come up with stuff like that, plus the mania would give them the energy and enthusiasm to write it all up and post it.

On the other hand, you never know, someone like this -who sees reality so differently-could possibly come up with something interesting.
posted by konolia at 11:20 AM on September 6, 2004

I forgot to add that bipolars are pretty good at seeing connections between things that on first glance don't seem connected at all. The successful ones among us make a lot of money being able to do that.
posted by konolia at 11:22 AM on September 6, 2004

Please don't think I am making fun of people with brain chemical imbalances.

Mr. TimeCube is obviously mentally disordered. As far as I know, he is dysfunctional to the point of being unable to attract believers and sell products.

If Mr. Sacred Geometry has a brain chemical imbalance of the schizophrenic sort, then I'm genuinely sorry that I posted the link.

But given that Mr. SG offers consultancy services, has developed products, written several books, and goes on world tours promoting his particular brand of lunacy, I'm doubtful he's mentally ill.

Which makes him, in my books, as mockable as Uri Gellar, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and his homeopathic faithful, and David Icke.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:26 AM on September 6, 2004

OMG. That's a helluva find, LimePi! You rock!

Man, I suddenly wish we had a karma system. I'd give you every karma point I could.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:55 PM on September 6, 2004

That made my head explode.
BTW, what IS a laminar fater flow?
posted by jmccorm at 10:08 AM on September 7, 2004

Laminar water flow is basically... "laser" water, let's call it. Non-turbulent, flowing cohesively together.

When a laminar water flow is allowed to leave the pipes, it forms a beautiful clear "solid" column which can travel quite a good distance before it breaks up into drops.

The particular fountain application I'm toying with was used in West Edmonton Mall and, I'm sure, other such places: "dancing" or "hopping" water, which used a series of laminar-flow waterheads to project a short stream of water that would leap up, arc across, and then land precisely on another waterhead. That waterhead would, in turn, send a short stream. The visual effect was of a single solid snake of water leaping from head to head.

I also wanted to know what would happen if one projected a laser beam down a laminar column of water. I'm pretty sure the light would have to exit the column... but would it exit randomly, or would it be "light piped" and do something interesting?
posted by five fresh fish at 1:47 PM on September 7, 2004

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