Thursday, June 25, 2009

Heat Wave!

Heat wave ! Houston is on the 3rd day of over 100 degrees! Whew. Significant difference from the Northeast. All is well here and I am having some local adventures while Pat rests. She is doing well and it is wonderful to have an extended visit~

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Pyroman in New Ipswich…not to be missed!

At Mary and Melissa’s graduation we were once again privileged to experience a performance by our very own “Pyroman” as well as great firework display.
Pyroman has spent many hours perfecting his craft. He wears a special Kevlar and Nomex outfit along with a motorcycle helmet affixed with pyrotechnic devices.
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The pyrotechnics are electronically ignited, a process that consists of each device being attached electrically to a trigger box. This setup allows Pyroman to coordinate his performance to a musical score.
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Pictures cannot adequately capture the essence of the performance but I tried to take a few.
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I have been lucky enough to witness other Pyroman displays but this one was the best ever. The smoke did not obscure the stage and several new innovations were added. This year a pinwheel was added that produced a lovely dynamic spiral effect.
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At the end of the performance, we were treated to several large mushroom shaped fireball effects that may have been generated using black powder and perhaps a type of organic fatty material. I questioned him about this but as all great artists, he is protective of his proprietary secrets.
Thanks for a great display!

Friday, June 05, 2009

CFR/Trilateral/New World Order and more!

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Terry gave me a lead about research material that formed the basis of the article that I read online in the Pakistan Daily. Apparently this was lifted from a article posted by Rev Ted Pike and posted in June 2006. You can find it here.

It’s a bit sad that Reverend Ted doesn’t spend more time with his sculpting, painting and poetry, he seems to have talent with these pursuits. His skills as a preacher are a bit more questionable.

Of course once something is posted on the internet it get aggregated and rehashed in thousands of sites. I found one site that takes me back to the literature that Aunt Adeline sent us in the early sixties. All the old favorites are mentioned: The New World Order, Communists, Freemasons, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg Group,  Club of Rome, and the Illuminati. You can find that article here.

The internet is a smorgasbord for conspiracy fans. I am so sorry that Adeline did not have these resources when she was doing her research. I found another site for the “America as Babylon”  crowd which has some really cool images of occult symbols in Washington DC. These will be of interest to students of architecture. A link can be found here.