January 28th, 2004

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Sweet cracker sandwich...

In 1908, there was an event called the Tunguska Blast. They now believe it was a squishy asteroid that did it, though it's been a mystery for a long time.

Turns out a big chunk of Eastern Siberia suddenly blew up, and the shock wave travelled around the world twice.

But since the Czar didn't much care what happened to the backwards folk out that way, it took 'til 1930 (!) for anybody to really go investigate.
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This week, Brezsny says:

In his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, Gemini poet Dante Alighieri described Hell as having nine levels, each deeper in the earth and each filled with more terrible sinners than the one above it. Condemned to the eighth level, along with liars, pimps, hypocrites, and frauds, were astrologers. Yet in another book, The Convivio, Dante expressed a reverence for astrology, calling it the highest and most noble of all the sciences. Was he confused? No. He believed that though astrology is a high and noble science, some of its practitioners abuse it so dreadfully they give it a bad name. Can you do what Dante did, Gemini? Can you comfortably hold big paradoxes? I hope so. Wherever you seem to see nonsensical incongruities this week, you will need to penetrate deeper and understand better.

I'm generally pretty good with nonsensical incongruities :-)