Friday, December 31, 2010

New vinyl from The Sword

Black Masses by Electric Wizard is dope, but the new hexagonal vinyl single from The Sword may have to become a Yuletide self-gift for old Reecey Wags!


Got this from Mike, said he saw it at the Minnesota Zoo. I think a quest is in order, to learn the mysteries of the universe from this wisely old sage.


Wizard tats via Metal Mike:

Winter Classic

HBO's 24/7 is pumping my nuts for the 2011 Winter Classic. Go Caps!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trail of Dead on Everest

Not really wizard-related, but this article was worth sharing. Frozen mummies litter the trail to Everest's peak. Landmarks on the mountain are named for the corpses of climbers huddled next to them; "Green Boots Cave," "Rainbow Valley."

Abandoned on Everest

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sphinx Observatory

A true wizard's paradise, the Sphinx Observatory in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland is the highest-altitude structure in all of Europe.

It is situated in the Swiss Alps atop a hollow glacier that many miners died to carve out. Within the observatory there is a 76cm telescope with Cassegrain and Coudé focus, and just below the observatory there is a research station where atmospheric and astronomical data are collected and studied.

Initially, the observatory was only approachable via a treacherous climb to the top (or via Tenser's Floating Disk), but in the early 1900s a train was put in to aid ascent.

Within the cavern there is a gallery of ice statues that never melt. It is claimed they are sculptures, but undoubtedly they are the work of a supreme magus whose spellcraft turned animals, people, and automobiles into ice.

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