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Neutral Universe Theory

nightskyBehold my latest creation: Neutral Universe Theory. Or, as I like to call it, NUT.

I scientifically debated calling it Negativity Universe Theory. It would have been just as nutty. But, in the end, the word “negativity” implies a point of view and I don’t think the Universe really gives that much of a shit. Besides, like I’ve always said, recognizing that things are the way they are isn’t negative at all. It’s known as “reality.” A little place you should visit sometime.

So what’s in the Universe? Matter and energy. Like Carl Sagan said, we’re made of the same “stuff” as stars. Hand in hand with this is the Law of the Conservation of Energy which states “the total energy of an isolated system cannot change – it is said to be conserved over time.”

Therefore, the stuff in the Universe is a zero sum game. Nothing is created or destroyed. It just gets reorganized.

What else can be found in the Universe? Besides matter and energy? A core component of NUT is the belief in life and all that goes with it. Things like emotion, thought, and pain. “I hurts, therefore I exist. Sometimes I just hurts.” This is the realm of all that is not energy and is not matter. It’s something else.
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If You Could Pee What I Fear

pee-fearI think I shall try my hand and headline writing. Please indulge me for a moment.

Green councilman feels blue, quoted ‘yellow is way to take city out of red to black’

Colorful, ain’t I? This is part of my ongoing coverage to stream news of note.

Out of the Netherlands comes a story about an elected official with a novel way to conserve water: Pee in the shower. Councilor Bert Wassink is a member of the left-wing green party GroenLinks.

Wassink is on a quest to be Number One!

“When you combine showering and peeing and thus saves a lot of water and euros … why not?”
–Bert Wassink

According to Ad.nl, the average person uses 39 litres daily in showering and 36 litres “flushing.” Wassink stressed that saving clean water is good for the environment and also has a financial benefit.

When pressed, Wassink confirmed he engages in the practice, saying, “Yes, I dare quietly admit.”

Weird grammar courtesy of Google Translate.