Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Daniil Sihastrul’s Contribution To The World

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

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From Wiki:

Daniil Sihastrul (Romanian for “Daniel the Hesychast“) was a renowned Romanian Orthodox spiritual guide, advisor of Stephen the Great, and hegumen of Voroneț Monastery. Canonized by the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1992.
[…]
Daniil Sihastrul ignited a hermit movement in northern Moldova, having many novices in the woods surrounding Voroneț, as well as at the hermitages and monasteries in its surroundings. He encouraged Stephen the Great to fight for the defense of Christendom and to build holy places.

He has been considered a saint ever since his life time, being credited with healing the sick, exorcising demons, and removing suffering.

On first glance, it appears that St. Daniil was an eccentric loner who spent his life exorcising his mind from all thought in pursuit of purity of spirit for personal enlightenment, as that was apparently the aim of the Hesychasts. On the other hand, he was not a hermit full time, and used his stone temple as a place of refuge and contemplation. Given that he advised military strategist Stephen The Great, Daniil was well respected at the time (late 1400s AD).

Now what did Stephen The Great do? He stopped the Ottoman Empire warlords from overrunning Moldova, killing Christians and others indiscriminately, and from instituting islam and shari’ia law.

St. Stephen defeated Mehmet at a famous and decisive battle in a place called Vaslui (not far south of Iaṣi in the province of Moldova). Had he not done so, little would have stood between Mehmet and the Ukraine—and the obliteration of the rest of the Orthodox world. Mehmet met his match shortly after having sacked Constantinople. With the rest of the Balkan peninsula falling to Islam’s sword, Mehmet must have seemed unstoppable to Christians everywhere, yet none of the Western powers nor the Western Church would lift a finger against the Ottomans. Thus, Stephen stood more or less alone in defense of Christianity and his homeland [via].

Interesting times, indeed.

Oh, and here’s a photo of Deniis hawking his CDs. I’m not an historian, but it amazes me what one may find just by searching for the origin of an image.

[Images found here and via here.]

Manual / Automatic Wall-Mounted WTF

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Automatic WTF Automatic WTF 2

I want one.

[Found here.]

Sometimes all you need is a counterspy outfit with an all-purpose gun and special equipment.

Monday, 22 August 2016

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“Okay, I need some bullet-shooting handcuffs, a bullet-shooting lighter, a bullet-shooting camera with 3 or 4 rolls of bullet-shooting film, a bullet-shooting WalkieTalkie, a bullet-shooting knife, and a bullet-shooting flat hand grenade. I’ll take that bullet-shooting mustache and the bullet-shooting beard, too. How much for the bullet-shooting missile grenade? Oh, and I’ll also need some bullet-shooting ammunition, then I’m good to go.”

–Bunk Strutts 10 years old.

[Images found here. ISIS has some of this stuff already.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 448 – Pangolin Yawns, Bull Fetches & StarWars Roly-Poly

Friday, 19 August 2016

Pangolin

Bulls Hit
StarWars Lo Poly

[Top one is for my friend @raincoaster, lifted and looped from here. 2nd one was mushed together from this and this; third found here.]

November 1912 – Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

Thursday, 18 August 2016

1912 8th_grade_test

This one looks more legit than the ones asking “Do You Know As Much As A Capuchin Monkey Embryo Did In 1846?” type quizzes. Note that you may not check “B” for every answer and hope to get a passing grade.

Bonus Question: Who was Ora L. Roby? (If you have to ask Mr. Google, you fail by default.)

Extra bonus: Note that at that time in U.S. history only one President had been impeached. Name the other one.

Oh, and the last shot fired in the Civil War was off the coast of Alaska, and I’ll stop parsing now.

[Found here.]

Real Home Theater

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

HomeTheater

Yeah, I could live there, as long as the door was locked.

[Found here.]

Don’t bicycle and don’t sprinkle fleas on birds.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Don't Do It

NIE SOLIĆ GOŁĘBI is Polish for NO SALT PIGEONS.

[Found here.]

Flying Burrito Hot Links

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Egyptian Donkey Jump

Growing food to feed people and animals is getting more efficient, reducing back-breaking manual labor. Check out this hi-tech stuff.

Everybody knows that it’s a big ‘ol goofy world.

I blame Hanna-Barbara for this.

Roller Skiing. Yeah. Skiing. With rollers. It’s also about the only time you can put the letter “i” twice in sequence in one word. (II could be wrong.)

Gecko hands dude has gecko hands.

This is what you get when you Google something arbitrary like “Dark Sunday Face.”

September 2012 to September 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Graph [via]. Like that’s a surprise.

How to clean and sanitize your forks and spoons.

Top image from Donkey Jumping in Egypt:

“In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 picture, Ahmed Ayman and his donkey jump over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt. Donkeys are a fixture of daily life in rural Egypt, where they are used for transportation or to haul goods, and can often be seen in Cairo and other major cities. But itís rare to see a donkey gallop, much less go airborne.”

Stuff happens. Sometimes it’s caught on mic.

 

 

 

Bonus Featurette: Hollywood or Bus

Saturday, 13 August 2016

I blame Hanna-Barbera [via].

Flying Bum Flies

Thursday, 11 August 2016

 Flying Bum 2

Flying Bum 3

Flying Bum 1

A vessel said to be the world’s largest aircraft has left its hangar for the first time, in preparation for a test flight.

British company Hybrid Air Vehicles towed the Airlander 10 – nicknamed the Flying Bum – out of its hangar at the UK’s Cardington Airfield in the early hours of Saturday morning [via].

And Iowahawk wins at Twitter again:

Flying Bum 3a


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