December 22, 2006
December 21, 2006
December 19, 2006
December 18, 2006
8 images of a snow crystal continually zoomed in until 36000x
December 12, 2006
December 11, 2006
Expands and stays circular.
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
Never Outshine the Master
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.
Conceal your Intentions
Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.
December 1, 2006
(Great article with pictures)
JULY 1990: Metal on trial
“I was very much involved with the court case (for the five years before it came to trial as well!) and I was on the stand for the band twice in Reno. It certainly was a very scary time – the whole situation was a nightmare and very nerve wracking!
– Jayne Andrews, Management Co-ordinator for Judas Priest, August 18, 2003
“It tore us up emotionally hearing someone say to the judge and the cameras that this is a band that creates music that kills young people. We accept that some people don’t like heavy metal, but we can’t let them convince us that it’s negative and destructive. Heavy metal is a friend that gives people great pleasure and enjoyment and helps them through hard times.
“Whether there’s any ‘subliminal effect’ from the court, I don’t know, but we certainly couldn’t let it interfere with our creativity.”
– Rob Halford, Billboard, November 3, 1990