Dear yellow citizens…

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Das AKW Gundremmingen ist der deutsche Zwilling von Fukushima Dachii. Erdbeben und Tsunamis sind vor Ort eher unwahrscheinlich, nicht aber Wasserschäden, an dieser Stelle der schönen blauen Donau sind Überschwemmungen keine Seltenheit, die nächste kritische nur eine Frage der Zeit. Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung hier.

Beware of the Chlob!

Long time no see, huh? Well, it was too frustrating to post any of the many bad news from Japan. Like the new gouverment which rethinks nuclear energy vice versa again or the fish which burries the needle of the Geiger counters.  And Namazu’s activity went to an rather average level again, so nobody is listening to fair warnings anyway. Today there was a magnitude 6.2 in Japan and a rather disturbing report from Fukushima that proofs that nothing is normal at all, here you go.  Got it? While other kids cosplay elegant Manga/Anime characters, the ones in „the Zone“ actually become the Blob.  But not of the funny burlesque kind shown in the video above. Involuntary couch potatoes, either by house arrest or being afraid of going outside, no matter if there’s nuclear winter or summer. Even more frustrating, gaining fat indoor has no real positive side effect, because „IT“ is in the air, the water, the food, everywhere. What will these kids become in the half life of Caesium? Oversized cysts, half man, half sofa, watching the repetive „March 11 2041: Now it’s really half that worse!“ reports over and over again, munching potatoe chips? The radioactiv Blob is a real double horror feature… it creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor right through the kitchen door!

He can get over the Alps

Except the Japanese Heidi hype (there is a Heidi theme park in Tōhoku) there seem to be no connection between Namazu and Switzerland. But if one digs in the ground, there is one. And that is exactely what Heidi did, she literally pulled the tail of the catfish. Nobody can tell if that experiment made the ground instable. Or better, more instable, Namazu visited Basel back in 1356. Now imagine what would happen if the seismic impulse that did hit Nothern Italy a few weeks ago continues. The African plate pushes Italy out of its way, „the Boot“ moves North by North West. If you follow that vector, you stand in front of Weiterlesen

Is it really one year ago already?

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Yes, it’s about time for a Namazu-e-shirt birthday serenade (not custom, but made by Jessica Tommassello). Is it a happy birthday? Not really, but I won’t bother you with the poor statistics and the even poorer feedback. Let’s have some Namazu art trivia instead, did you know that:

1. the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei is under house arrest because of Namazu? His related installation „Remembering“ in Munic made him and his investigation in the Sichuan schools corruption scandal world famous, the rest is history.

2. quake freak Goethe (see last post) wrote his most famous poem „Mignon“ („Do you know the land where citrons bloom?„) during a stopover on his trip to Italy? The poem itself isn’t that interesting in that context, but the stopover was at the Walchensee wich is the home of the Bavarian Namazu.

3. Namazu can actually make music? The artist Micah Frank aka Kanomi triggers his audio sculpture „Tectonic“ with real time seismic data, just like the Namazu necklace.

4. I’m really fed up with running this blog?