The Eldritch Freshmaker http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com Everything that's wrong with the world, as illustrated by Gillesv Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:50:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Boltzmann’s brainshttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/06/28/boltzmanns-brains/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/06/28/boltzmanns-brains/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:50:58 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=314

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Fin de siècle ennuihttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/17/fin-de-siecle-ennui/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/17/fin-de-siecle-ennui/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 19:42:29 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=310

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Aneurysm Alanhttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/10/aneurysm-alan/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/10/aneurysm-alan/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 19:18:22 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=305

Blessed with an exceptionally fragile network of cranial blood-vessels, the smallest amount of mental exertion causes spontaneous bleeding from all of Alan’s head-holes. But if you would think a minor discomfort like that would stop a go-getting executive like him from having a definite opinion on the tiniest little detail then you sir, are gravely mistaken!

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Arch-admiral Grimmhttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/03/arch-admiral-grimm/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/05/03/arch-admiral-grimm/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 20:42:12 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=301

The funniness of this week’s comic depends on how much you can stand bad sci-fi prose.

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Marvin the weak-boned mongoloidhttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/26/marvin-the-weak-boned-mongoloid/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/26/marvin-the-weak-boned-mongoloid/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:32:15 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=297

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Sketchbook: Hiatushttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/20/sketchbook-hiatus/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/20/sketchbook-hiatus/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:30:59 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=292

The game unlocked right on my usual tuesday night when I always do my EF updates, so forgive me for not bothering.

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Bertiehttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/13/bertie/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/13/bertie/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:57:31 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=287

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Life’s little quirkshttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/05/lifes-little-quirks/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/04/05/lifes-little-quirks/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:12:16 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=284

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Hairlip Hitlerhttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/03/29/hairlip-hitler/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/03/29/hairlip-hitler/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:28:19 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=280

 

Yeah… I dunno. Sorry.

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Sokushinbutsuhttp://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/03/22/sokushinbutsu/ http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/2011/03/22/sokushinbutsu/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:58:26 +0000 @gillesv http://www.eldritchfreshmaker.com/?p=276

 

Based on something I first learned about on an episode of QI XL, this is in fact a very real thing. From wikipedia:

“For 1,000 days (a little less than three years) the priests would eat a special diet consisting only of nuts and seeds, while taking part in a regimen of rigorous physical activity that stripped them of their body fat. They then ate only bark and roots for another thousand days and began drinking a poisonous tea made from the sap of the Urushi tree, normally used to lacquer bowls.

This caused vomiting and a rapid loss of bodily fluids, and most importantly, it made the body too poisonous to be eaten by maggots. Finally, a self-mummifying monk would lock himself in a stone tomb barely larger than his body, where he would not move from the lotus position. His only connection to the outside world was an air tube and a bell. Each day he rang a bell to let those outside know that he was still alive…”

Comic-worthy material, I’m sure you’ll agree.

PS. There were 22 James Bond films, in case you’re wondering.

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