waste: To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
time: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
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Pataphysics

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Pataphysics is a pseudophilosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. It is a parody of the theory and methods of modern science. The term was coined and the concept created by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), who defined 'pataphysics as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments. A practitioner of pataphysics is a pataphysician or a pataphysicist.

History

Pataphysician

The term first appeared in print in the text of Alfred Jarry's play Guignol in the 28 April 1893, issue of L'Écho de Paris littéraire illustré. Jarry later defined it as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments." (Gestes et opinions du Docteur Faustroll, II, viii). Raymond Queneau has described pataphysics as resting "on the truth of contradictions and exceptions." The authors Raymond Queneau, Jean Genet, Eugene Ionesco, Boris Vian and Jean Ferry have described themselves as following the pataphysical tradition. Pataphysics and pataphysicians feature prominently in several linked works by science fiction writer Pat Murphy. The philosopher Jean Baudrillard is often described as a pataphysician and identified as such for some part of his life. One American writer, Pablo Lopez, has developed an extension of the "science" called the pataphor. Although France had been always the center of the 'pataphysical globe, there are followers up in different cities around the world. In 1966 Juan Esteban Fassio was commissioned to draw the map of the Collège de 'Pataphysique and its institutes abroad. In the 1950s, Buenos Aires in the Western Hemisphere and Milan in Europe were the first cities to have 'pataphysical institutes. London, Edinburgh, Budapest, and Liege, as well as many other European cities, caught up in the sixties. In the 1970s, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, The Netherlands, and many other countries showed that the internationalization of 'pataphysics was irreversible. In the 1960s 'pataphysics was used as a conceptual principle within various fine art forms, especially pop art and popular culture. Works within the 'pataphysical tradition tend to focus on the processes of their creation, and elements of chance or arbitrary choices are frequently key in those processes. Select pieces from the artist Marcel Duchamp and the composer John Cage characterize this. At around this time, Asger Jorn, a 'pataphysician and member of the Situationist International, referred to 'pataphysics as a new religion. Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson were artists who contrived machines of a 'pataphysical bent. During the Communist Era, a small group of 'pataphysicists in Czechoslovakia started a journal called PAKO (in Czech it means jobbernowl or josser[citation needed]), or Pataphysical Collegium. Alfred Jarry's plays had a lasting impression on the country's underground philosophical scene.

Turkeys

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A turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris. One species, Meleagris gallopavo, commonly known as the Wild Turkey, is native to the forests of North America. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or Ocellated Turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. There are several extinct species dating from as far back as 23 million years ago.
The domestic turkey is a descendant of the Wild Turkey.
Turkeys are classed in the taxonomic order of Galliformes. Within this order they are relatives of the family/subfamily Tetraonidae (grouse). Turkeys have a distinctive fleshy wattle that hangs from the underside of the beak, and a fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of its beak called a snood wich is really funny. With wingspans of 1.5–1.8 metres, the turkeys are by far the largest birds in the open forests in which they live. As with many galliform species, the female is smaller and is much less colorful than the male.

History and Naming

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When Europeans first encountered turkeys on the American continent, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl (Numididae), also known as turkey fowl (or turkey hen and turkey cock) due to the birds' importation to Central Europe through Turkey. That name, shortened to just the name of the country, stuck as the name of the American bird.
Several other birds, which are sometimes called turkeys, are not particularly closely related: the Australian Brush-turkey is a megapode, and the bird sometimes known as the "Australian Turkey" is, in fact, the Australian Bustard, a gruiform. The bird sometimes called a Water Turkey is actually an Anhinga (Anhinga rufa). The 16th century English navigator William Strickland is generally credited with introducing the turkey into England. His family coat of arms showing a turkey cock as the family crest, is among the earliest known pictures of a turkey. English farmer Thomas Tusser notes the turkey being among farmer's fare at Christmas in 1573. The domestic turkey was sent from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. A document written in 1584 lists supplies to be furnished to future colonies in the New World; "turkies, male and female".

What if you combine them?

TurkeyAndPhysics

Physics and Physicians are good. Even Pataphysics and Pataphysicians are good. Turkeys are good.
But what if you mix Physics and Turkeys? "Sh!tstorm ahead, captain!" This is exactly what this site is about. I'll be writing and publishing articles about everything and nothing, just as if you were flying in the middle of a sh!tstorm. Have fun! Now go on, go read the "ARTICLES".