The Abysmal
August 6, 2007 6:05 AM   Subscribe

The Abysmal.
posted by hama7 (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is this something I'd have to have images enabled to understand?
posted by athenian at 6:11 AM on August 6, 2007

Flagged as missing a description.

Being bored, I even clicked. No explanation there either.
posted by DU at 6:13 AM on August 6, 2007

You know what's really abysmal? This FPP!

See what I did there?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:15 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]

July brought a group of festivals so obscure that it is profitless to examine them.
posted by rdone at 6:16 AM on August 6, 2007

posted by gallois at 7:13 AM on August 6, 2007

I, for one, am finding this interesting to dig through. Thanks hama7!
posted by hermitosis at 7:25 AM on August 6, 2007

It's the sort of thing you imagine the Stonehenge builders would be blogging had they the opportunity.
Wasn't impressed with the Daodejing translation they used, but the recipes look good.
posted by Abiezer at 7:43 AM on August 6, 2007

I think the recipes explain the rest of the page.

At least he's got my Sun sign (for May 22) correctly in the 1st half of Taurus.
posted by MtDewd at 8:00 AM on August 6, 2007

I think the site assumes a lot of knowledge (or willingness to look things up) amongst visitors that doesn't exist. It plunges you straight in to what appears to be their speciality (the calendar, specifically reform) with no explanation or guidance. A "this is what's wrong with current calendars, this is what we're doing. If you're new to all this, see this post" would probably make it a much more interesting site.

I can see how this would be really interesting, and I clicked on a few of the links, browsed through the main post on their calendar, but there was nowhere for me to start from, as it were, so in the end I left feeling confused.
posted by djgh at 8:03 AM on August 6, 2007

Hmm, I think this is cool. I'm not sure what it is, but it's compelling. Screw the haters.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:15 AM on August 6, 2007

Any calendar based on Space Invaders monsters is inherently untrustworthy.
posted by adamrice at 8:23 AM on August 6, 2007

The guy learns to cook, experiments with drugs, and fails to come down the same way he went up.

My guess: College sophomore, first summer living on his own.
posted by ardgedee at 8:59 AM on August 6, 2007

I'd love to attend your birthday party but unfortunately I'll be out of town during the third quadrant of the omega solstice but I'll be back on the second lunar phase ascending northern chang.
posted by StarForce5 at 9:08 AM on August 6, 2007

So yeah, I see the fpp, and and I click on the link, and then I say to myself, I say, I'll betcha hama7 made the title of the post be "The Abysmal" too! So I go back and click. And sure enough, there it is! Just like I predicted! And I'm like, "Yay! hama7 hasn't broken his vow of silence!" 'Cuz I love people who consistently stick to their dreams.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:33 AM on August 6, 2007

posted by roll truck roll at 12:07 PM on August 6, 2007

I like the idea of having thirteen months of 28 days, although this guy is not the first to think of it. However, that pesky 1.25 day remainder is a pain in the butt. We need to move just a few hundred thousand kilometers closer to the sun to take care of it. So start shooting your litter into outer space around midnight please.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:12 PM on August 6, 2007

I think this would make a great scientist tattoo.
posted by petersn1 at 6:20 PM on August 17, 2007

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