Tootled Tuesday

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Laughing at the dead on the Immortality Bus

“I’ve been pegged as the antichrist, which I felt was a little unfair,” says Zoltan Istvan, the leader of the Transhumanist party and independent presidential candidate.

Istvan, a 43-year-old science fiction writer and futurist, has spent almost two years spreading his transhumanist agenda, which is to put science, health and technology at the forefront of America’s politics. Like all transhumanists, Istvan believes that through scientific advancement, humans will be able to reverse ageing and eventually death.

Though his techno-utopian ideas have gained some traction on the east and west coasts of the US, they have not gone down well in the Bible belt – there is no room for God in his transhumanist future.

“As soon as you say you’re an atheist at a rally, half the people just leave. They are not interested in contemplating a world where Jesus is not the savior any more,” he says.

The fact that Istvan has been preaching his blasphemy from an “Immortality Bus” in the shape of a giant coffin – a “pro-science symbol of resistance against ageing and death” – certainly hasn’t helped.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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13 Responses to Tootled Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    What a nice smoke-belching bus you have there mister. I recommend not breathing while it is running or you might be one of the Graveyard Collection.

  2. º¿carol says:

    A VERY Hungarian name. His last name, Istvan, means Stephen. It’s usually a first name, Istvan.

  3. º¿carol says:

    Cooked up a surprise for Pete and family. Yesterday I breaded and fried a huge package of boneless chicken thighs, and made garlic mashed potatoes with parsley.

    Today I made the 3rd item, sesame broccoli w/ bow tie pasta. Pete will stop by on his way home from work to pick it all up. I made it for Sara, she doesn’t like to cook, doesn’t cook much, she’ll be happy to have home made foods to nuke for her and Pete and Nicholas. I froze all the chicken so the chicken taste doesn’t turn. I feel good now, helped them out.

    Tomorrow have to cook again, this time for us and a plate for Jill. Chicken Paprikas. Brian is out of town, perfect time to feed Jill. Especially the Paprikas. Brian doesn’t like dumplings. WHO DOESN’T LIKE DUMPLINGS? They are so chewy and yummy and just GREAT!

    When I got up this morning, before coffee, I went out and backwashed the pool filter. Then I planted the rest of the flat of Petunias that have been languishing. THANK GOODNESS I got THAT done!

    Watching “Game of Thrones” but Bob had to take a potty break, so I decided to check in here.

  4. º¿carol says:

    Thought I’d check in again. Nope, nobody has been here. Ok, maybe later.

    • Den says:

      I was here earlier but left no comments.

      Carol, you are a human dynamo of food creation, no one goes hungry @ your house.

  5. Den says:

    88 here today, down the hill 100’s, next week 105 down there, probably 90 here.

    Summer sizzle here to stay.

  6. Den says:

    You are in Coolsville man!

  7. David B. Benson says:

    Oof! Stick walked up to the new high school as the Washington Idaho Symphony is going to use the auditorium there starting in the fall and I wanted to know how long it will take to walk up to the concerts. Hall Drive is unrelenting uphill for 18 blocks. So it took me 33 minutes. Coming back down to cross Grand Avenue and then the uphill bit to home took 28 minutes although I was quite tired at the end, and still am.

    Haven’t been up there since the 70s and of course the area has changed. Across a draw from the high school a development of McMansions with one mega-McMansion, which went on and on in its two story, peaked roof pride.

    Recovering at the Nuevo Vallarta with a enchilada de cangrejo y Negra Modelo dinner. My feet hurt.

    Day 3: 129+61=190 minutes.

  8. Den says:

    Always operate carefully…

  9. David B. Benson says:

    Still some light out.

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