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Universe 25 and The Beautiful Sink

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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:35 AM

it is, she is shy, it's a reminder go out there own it you are you. You're beautiful we need you to be happy, you're the thermomet(h)er fo society. How free are we? Which flowers bloom despite all odds?

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posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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Lola the Bashful. I love it!

This is just funny!

Women trying to find a decent man is an eternal problem, but I think it might be a particularly acute one in Japan right now, where we seem to be in the midst of John B. Calhoun’s (1917-95) Universe 25. In the course of his studies on overpopulation Calhoun created a living environment for mice that provided unlimited food and water, but was limited in space. A group of mice developed that Calhoun dubbed “the beautiful ones,” as they lost interest in socializing and reproduction, and spent their days grooming themselves.

The “Physicatopia” exhibition at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art by art performance collective contact Gonzo definitely has an air of unravelling masculinity about it.

The Japan Times - ‘Physicatopia’: Boys being boys.

In a review of performance art in Japan we get a quip about Universe 25. Then it gets better! The artist is not one person but a collective called, Gonzo, after Hunter S. Thompson!! Then to top it all off, the exhibit has video of them spending time at the home of the guy who invented reiki and shooting grapefruits at each other!

About the only thing more bizarre I have found is a distortion pedal called Universe 25 and at its heart is a ProCo Rat distortion pedal all modded out.

Universe has a sense of humor!

posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 12:12 PM

Previous studies have found that as many as a third of Americans are lonely, and that 18% of UK adults felt lonely “always” or “often”. The latest research, which collated studies in two meta-analyses, connected the issue of isolation to health and specifically to premature death.

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University in Utah, presented the meta studies at a meeting of the American Psychological Association last week. The first, which involved 148 studies representing more 300,000 participants, found that greater social connection was associated with a 50% reduced risk of dying early.

A second meta-analysis took in 70 studies, representing 3.4 million people from the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It found that the effect of isolation, loneliness, and living alone had an effect on the risk or of dying younger equal to that of obesity. - People in rich countries are dying of loneliness.

This popped up on quartz today. Peeple, I swear they read our posts and then write these stories! Notice the word, "meta"? I think it may be a hint that somebody is trying to talk to us!

Again we see what an aging population does. The "normal" social roles are pushed back to later in life. Marriage being a key indicator. The need for that institution is being questioned. As length of life increases we tend to shut the elderly off like we do with the infirmed. That leads to another form of isolation that is not really a self-seclusion but a societal one. This is the other end of the Universe 25 spectrum where the focus was on breading aged mice. This happening in humans. The study comes out of sociology so this may be something to really be aware of.

The choice is be in shape and die alone, or be fat? That is a tough one! Especially if you don't really like people to begin with and as you age end up with a forced social interaction.

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