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Farewell Peter Bergman of Firesign Theater

By R.U. Sirius, posted on March 9, 2012

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I was saddened to hear about the death of Peter Bergman, one of the geniuses of the comedy group Firesign Theater.  When I was around 17, Firesign Theater came out with their seminal album, Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers and for about 2 years, none of my friends could engage in a […]

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The Final Disillusion

By Khannea Suntzu, posted on March 7, 2012

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Looking at the last ten thousand years the only conclusion is – how many people died because of tyranny and oppression? Of the unnatural deaths possibly more than half were directly or indirectly attributable to force or oppression by other humans. Can we conclude that this selection bottleneck had a distinctive effect on human genetics? […]

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Upgrading The Human Machine

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on March 4, 2012

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I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the “man without a pulse” artificial heart recipient, who’s been in the news so much lately, but if you haven’t, Popsci has an excellent article on it here. I’m bringing it up today because it’s an illustration of one of the biases that we as transhumans will have to […]

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William Burroughs For R.U. Sirius’ New World Disorder (1990, Mondo 2000 History Project Entry # 7)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on March 2, 2012

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Oh, we’ve been on a Burroughs  rampage lately… so here’s a short clip of uncle Bill or someone like him promoting a special show titled “New World Disorder” hosted by R.U. Sirius and produced by Don Joyce of Negativland  that was broadcast on KPFA in Berkeley in 1991.  The show was in response to Operation Desert […]

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