Form Spring Me

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Monday, February 15, 2010 | Published in

The newest sensation that is hitting the social networks lately is a little site called FormSpring.me. With this handy little invention you get to interact with your friends and "friends" by asking them questions and answering them back. I signed up for it several months back... and then promptly forgot that it existed. (Note: I seem to do this a lot. I had my Twitter account for more than a year before doing anything with it.) Thankfully they sent me an e-mail a couple of days ago reminding me that I had questions to answer. Here's the best questions sent to me and my response:

#1. WHY ARE YOU IMMANETIZING MY ESCHATON? from the always interesting RyanCacophony:

The typical answer of why I do anything is, of course, for the LULZ. For those that haven't read The Illuminatus! Trilogy, GTFO of my blog "to immanentize the eschaton" means to either bring about heaven on earth or to bring the end of the world closer to fruition. Personally, I feel that anyone who is praying for the end of the world can't be right in the head. How psychotic do you have to be to actively hope that not only your enemies die a painful and agonizing death but to also hope that you and all your friends and family go down with the ship? Of course, these people always assume that they will be scooped up by Jesus at the last second. Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. The odds show that you aren't one of the Elect and Sheol waits for you just like everyone else.

Now, if you are talking about "immanentizing the eschaton" as trying to form a more perfect union here on earth: sure, I can live with that. Just don't expect me to lead the way. Idealists have a bad habit of getting shot at just the right time. Being a martyr isn't my style.

#2 What is your favorite extinct animal? from Anonymous

That's a very very easy question: The Motherfucking Megatherium!



The megatherium was a gigantic ground sloth the size of an elephant that lived roughly 5 million years ago. It was one of the largest land mammals to ever walk the earth. It is not very similar to its currently living relative, the three-toed sloth.

Growing up most kids have a phase where they are obsessed with dinosaurs. They can usually rattle off the names of dozens of dinos and tell you the subtle differences between types of raptors and why pterodactyls and plesiosaurs aren't really dinosaurs. But not me. I was more interested in the megafauna of the Pleistocene era like megatherium, moas, saber-tooth cats, Giant Beavers, and Glyptodonts. I find giant versions of animals similar to current species more interesting then really big lizards that died a long time ago.

So there you go. That is how FormSpring.me works, I guess. If you would like to ask me some dumb questions then go sign up and then click on my profile. If you ask something interesting I'll try to answer it here.

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  1. Ryancacophony said...

    I was just self-stalking my username, when I found this. Glad to hear you find me interesting! Likewise as well, I must say.

    September 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM

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