Historical Underdosing : To live in a period of time when nothing seems to happen. Major symptoms include addiction to newspapers, magazines, and TV news broadcasts.
Historical Overdosing : To live in a period of time when too much seems to happen. Major symptoms include addiction to newspapers, magazines, and TV news broadcasts.
Historical Slumming : The act of visiting locations such as diners, smokestack industrial sites, rural villages - locations where time appears to have been frozen many years back - so as to experience relief when one returns back to "the present."
Vaccinated Time Travel : To fantasize about travelling backward in time, but only with proper vaccinations.
The Emperor's New Mall :
The popular notion that shopping malls exist on the insides only and have no exterior. The suspention of visual belief engendered by this notion allows shoppers to pretend that the large, cement blocks thrust into their environment do not, in fact, exist. Douglas Coupland
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
There are the Brothers of Cool, a reserved and secretive sect which believes that only through ultimate coolness can the universe be comprehended, and that black works with everything, and that chrome will never truly go out of style.
What is the sound of one quark
colliding ? James Blinn
There are the Listening Monks, seeking to discern within the hubbub of the world the faint echoes of the sounds that set the universe in motion.
Raga means colour in its first language
and is meant to colour time with a
Supposing an emperor was persuaded to wear a new suit of clothes whose material was so fine that, to the common eye, the clothes weren't there. And suppose a little boy pointed out this fact in a loud, clear voice... Terry Pratchett
Phyllorhodomancy - an analysis of the variety of sounds that can be made by slapping rose petals against the hand