The Moth

Friday, 12 January, Year 10 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

So, earlier I was overpowered by a stench.

But I don't mean, run of the mill stench, like something odorously displeasing on some kind of level as it may happen all the time in the sad, meaningless wastes of time that people who travel by bus out of necessity pompously call "their lives" as if such misery could ever properly be theirs as opposed to simply public nuisance.

No, I mean something effusing the testament of Moloch's own putrefaction through the... offices, let's say, of ten thousand cacodemons and not a single one less!

So I sallied forth to investigate, reciting The Conversation in antiphony as my only shield of hope and pavise general ; whereupon at the epicenter of the eyewatering emanations from hell, I found two things.

...where as ye guts of them yt doe quiff-splitters bear, stand comely still and rounde...

The first thing I found was this :


The second thing I found was my man Guillermo, who was ~painting~ the walls because waterdamage from the endless tornadoes and earthquakes and let's not digress.

IT WAS HIM, it turns out. Modern paint stinks, it turns out, and I don't mean in ye olden sense of "o woe, I don't like the smell of turpentine, herp derp". I love the smell of fucking turpentine, I used to handle toluene without a mask, that's not what this is.

There's no words for what this is, outside of perhaps "ourdemocracy" or "pantsuit" or such -- rotten piles of never-used-this-millenium old woman snatch-droppings macerated in stale prolapse.


Never paint anything ever gain, unless it's to paint it in like, steel, or something.

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7 Responses

  1. BingoBoingo`s avatar
    Friday, 12 January 2018

    The smell is because of "Low VOC" and "Zero VOC" envirocrap. So instead of using sane evaporating carbon compounds, they use ammonia and nitrogen compounds. Few things smell worse than new "premium" latex paints.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 13 January 2018

    As I just found out ;/

  3. Workers' health actually, VOCs replaced freon. Has to do with why use masks and proper ventilation which requires two windows open to create a current.

    Ammonia has a very low risk of toxicity since, ah, well, so many people smoke it like every 2 hours in cigarettes and no one is dying.

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 13 January 2018

    I don't see in what conceivable universe worker's health would be enough of a concern to stink up the place.

  5. Unless you decide to deliberately poisson yourself (while still minding about odour confort), it is preferable to have smelling VOCs rather then not smelling ones...

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 18 January 2018

    Sold, Mr. Frency Pouf! The republic shall not unwind this particular tidbit of progress, great success.


    We find that, even though upper stratospheric ozone is recovering, the continuing downward trend in the lower stratosphere prevails, resulting in a downward trend in stratospheric column ozone between 60° S and 60° N. We find that total column ozone between 60° S and 60° N appears not to have decreased only because of increases in tropospheric column ozone that compensate for the stratospheric decreases. The reasons for the continued reduction of lower stratospheric ozone are not clear; models do not reproduce these trends, and thus the causes now urgently need to be established.

    Tripleplusgood oxygen.

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