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Rectoscalar Wave
Here's a strange email hoax that reportedly is spreading around India:

Tonight a rectoscalar wave is passing at 10.25 pm, Indian Standard Time.... This causes damage in mobiles and computers..... So switch off your mobiles and computers at the specified time... This has been published in todays The Hindu paper also.... Keep fwd this message to your friends and loved ones.....


Is there even such a thing as a rectoscalar wave? I did a google search and didn't pull up anything. Sure hope that wave doesn't reach America. Or maybe it already did. Maybe that's what caused those unfortunate election results.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 03, 2004


"Or maybe it already did. Maybe that's what caused those unfortunate election results."
That, or all those rigged Diebold voting machines.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  04:25 PM
haha!!! Kerry lost get over it. The American public have made their decision: they don't want a man who looks like herman munster in the oval office.
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  05:16 PM
Yeah, I guess they prefer the amazing monkey boy.
Posted by Bio  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  05:54 PM
Rectoscalar wave? I've looked up the prefix and suffix of this word, and this is what I've come up with:

recto - A combining form indicating connection with, or relation to, the rectum; as, recto-vesical.

scalar - adj : of or relating to a directionless magnitude.

I take this to mean that a "massive fart" will somehow damage or destroy mobiles and computers. Kind of a funny joke, if you ask me.
Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  07:30 PM
Hmmm. Political dissention rears it's ugly head. Since it did, all I have to say is that it's really sad that these two men are the best we can produce as potential president.
Posted by Bill B.  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  07:36 PM
Thanks, BugbearSloth. That confirms my rectoscalar-wave-election-connection theory. Though I'm revising it now to suggest that the election result was itself a massive 'rectoscalar wave' whose reprecussions will be felt around the world.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  07:39 PM
Amen to that, Alex.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Nov 03, 2004  at  08:48 PM
>>haha!!! Kerry lost get over it. The American public have made their decision: they don't want a man who looks like herman munster in the oval office.

Hm, I thought you Americans elected a President, not a model.
Sorry John, you are the missing link.
Posted by Jerry S  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  06:30 AM
Hey, guys, can't we leave the political dissing for elsewhere? I know we're all either elated or devastated but this is the hoax museum. And you shouldn't fight in museums.
Posted by Paul in Prague  in  Czech Republic  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  07:50 AM
Thank you Paul in Prague!!!
Posted by ss  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  10:38 AM
Paul, you're totally right. This isn't a political site, but just this once I couldn't resist slipping a small political reference in.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  11:38 AM
Sorry, Alex, wasn't trying to criticize!
Posted by Paul in Prague  in  Czech Republic  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  11:41 AM
Alex,
Slip in all the small or large political references you'd like! Considering the USA was raped by the outcome of this election, we certainly got a BIG surprise slipped in against our will - the giant phallus of Fundamentalism, that is.
Feel free to expound on the hoax that was supposed to 'protect votes from tampering' - Diebold GOP supporters promising to deliver Ohio to Kerry before the election, that is! LOVE Museum of Hoaxes, by the way.
-Losing My Mind in NYC
Posted by O. Canada  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  05:09 PM
OOOPs, I meant Diebold excutives promising to deliver Ohio to BUSH of course. If ONLY it had gone to Kerry, then I wouldn't be the angry whiney liberal I am right now!
Posted by O. Canada  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  05:11 PM
LOL!!! A massive fart! It must be a joke, and a very funny one at that. I thought it said "retro-scalar."

Bush does look like a Monkey!
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  06:01 PM
Looks like a garbling of "electroscalar wave": Tesla-type electromagnetic thingy (see Scalar Wars).
Posted by Ray Girvan  in  Devon, UK  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  01:10 AM
Ray, this crap looks a lot like Time Cube to me (http://www.timecube.com). For all of the rantings about Tesla's "discoveries", there is very little or no hard evidence that any of them are true or viable.
Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  11:03 AM
They might have garbled "rectus" too - right angles, as in rectangle and rectilinear. But a right angle wave having no direction also wouldn't mean much, except perhaps a square wave. Only that's already named.

But I don't think the Scalar Wars site can even touch Time Cube. Language is a human invention of an evil cubeless singularity!
Posted by Matt  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  12:57 PM
But Time Cube is clearly Ineffable Truth! You must seek Time Cube, to avert Cubeless Armageddon. <a href="http://www.cubicao.tk">Cubic Awareness Online -- Why Not the Time Cube?
Posted by Cubic Awareness Online  in  1-corner of 4-corner Truth  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  10:07 PM
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