Archive for February 5, 2008

Those Damned Submarines

February 5, 2008

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Must have been some spy subs in the area.

Lost my Internets for a few hours.

All is back now.

Blogging, such as it is, will resume tomorrow, same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel.

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Quote: Steve Salerno

February 5, 2008

Tolle calls. Part 1.

I think I have simply grown weary of watching intellect demeaned as the culture goes down in a hail of bullshit.

He’s making some ominous noises about closing down SHAMblog. Go there and tell him not to do that.

Find Your Porcupine And Something Will Follow…

February 5, 2008

The Porcupine Illusion

It began as an urbane fable about how to brush down bristling nerves. Sometime in the summer of 1909, not long before Sigmund Freud was due to embark on his only visit to the United States, he was enjoying a cigar in the company of his inner circle in the busy Biedermeier interior of Berggasse 19, when he suddenly announced, “I am going to America to catch sight of a wild porcupine and to give some lectures.”

The declaration no doubt provoked coughs and clinks of china—perhaps punctuated here and there by crinkling mouth-corners in anticipation of Freud’s masterstroke, which would illuminate the conceit. No one credited him with being so avid a porcupine aficionado that he would travel three thousand miles by steamship to make the acquaintance of one specimen of Erethizon dorsatum in its native woodland habitat.

Freud continued, “Whenever you have some large objective in mind, it’s always good to identify a secondary, less demanding goal on which to focus your attentions in order to detract from the anxiety associated with the search for the true grail.” Thereafter, his disciple Ernst Jones reported, “The phrase, ‘to find one’s porcupine,’ became a recognized saying in our circle.”

Joseph Campbell famously bleated, When you follow your bliss … doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.

Now we have To Find One’s Porcupine …

Whatever Happened to Those AOL CDs?

February 5, 2008

One group has close to a half million of them.

(Help! I’m trapped in a web of net trivia today!)

Meow Meow Meow Meow

February 5, 2008

It’s The Infinite Cat Project.

That kills your day.

IDK Is November Oscar Mike Foxtrot Bravo

February 5, 2008

Oh no, I just couldn’t leave it alone.

Did some more Googling. This time of the guy who displayed the IDK patch.

He’s done an entire book about these patches.

Here’s a picture of three of them.

Closeup of one. Oh yes, these patch designers certainly have a sense of humor. Aside from a Grey piloting, the Latin in English is Tastes Like Chicken.

Closeup of the one that birthed this post’s title. Yes, I’m certain NOYFB means that.

So, Indigo Delta Kilo probably does mean what two people have speculated: I Don’t Know.

And The Institute of Heraldry replied to my email query:

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Cane,

The image in the photo was not designed by the Institute of Heraldry. It appears to be an organization “logo”–an unofficial design. We only maintain files of official symbols (i.e. patches, flags, badges, Distinctive Unit Insignia, awards, etc) so we are unable to identify this one.

Sorry,

[name redacted by me]

That closes the book on this one for me.

Previously here:
Indigo Delta Kilo Patch
Information Dominance
They’ll Come To Get Me Now
IDK Patch

Indigo Delta Kilo Patch

February 5, 2008

Once I grab hold of something, I don’t let go. And that IDK patch is really spinning me around.

If Indigo Delta Kilo is military-speak for a Latin term, I’m stumped.

I’ve gone to two Latin dictionaries — one and two — and there’s no word listing for K!

Now, if they’re using Greek, perhaps the Kilo stands for Kairos.

But I don’t think they use Greek and Latin.

If it’s all English, could it be Information Dominationand Knowledge?

I don’t buy the “military-entertainment” description. I think military espionage or military intel is more likely.

And I think the Manta Ray has to do with something seen in the “Black” Aircaft List — the TR-3A Manta: artist rendition, alleged photo (which looks like a video stillframe).

If it corresponds to the TR-3A, could the eleven stars represent the eleven bases it operates from? I wonder if the placement of the stars is deliberate? If they were overlaid onto a map of the U.S. or the world, would they reveal anything?

That should give you some idea of how my head has been spinning. Now spin yours.