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It’s Global Orgasm Day. Look Busy.

Indeed, to coincide with Winter Solstice, it is once again Global Orgasm Day. Between 11am and 1pm today, you were supposed to have an orgasm to “effect positive change in the energy field of the earth.”
So, if you didn’t do your part at the proper time, I suggest you get on it right now.

I think it’s safe to say that Skepchick readers will recognize what they call the “Science” of Orgasm Day as complete hokum:

“The Global Consciousness Project, located in Princeton, New Jersey, runs a network of Random Event Generators around the world which record changes in their randomness during global events….Concentrated consciousness has measurable effects.

Our minds influence Matter and Quantum Energy fields, so by concentrating our thoughts during and after The Big O on peace and partnership, the combination of high orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention for peace could reduce global levels of violence, hatred and fear.

I’m sure  that the words “Quantum Energy Field” made your BS detection antennae quiver like mine.  Eh, it’s a good excuse to make out, anyway.

If you’re really curious about the way in which the Earth’s magnetic field moves, you can check out this article from NASA. Note the conspicuous absence of vibrators as causal agents of magnetic field shift.


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  1. It would be interesting to know if there is a spike in the global birth rate nine months from now…

    BTW, Merry Mithras everyone! Have a great solstice! ;-)

  2. @QuestionAuthority: Years ago doctors in France noticed a very large drop in the birth rate and conducted research to find out why. They concluded that it could be attributed to an uncomfortably hot summer in the previous year.

    Hokum perhaps, but I still think I’ll conduct some research.

    Today may be the shortest day of the year, but the earliest sunset was a couple of weeks ago and the latest sunrise will be in January.

  3. Bug Girl says “I’m sure that the words “Quantum Energy Field” made your BS detection antennae quiver like mine.”

    LOL – easy for you to say, considering you HAVE antennae. I’ll have to use my anti-lunacy whiskers. ;)

  4. Nuts. This is bullshit?

    I’ve been trying to compensate all day for those who potentially wouldn’t live up to their share of the load today. Not only is my antennae no longer quivering, but I think it’s permanantly bent.

    Next time I’ll read the whole article before I try to help anyone so enthusiastically.

  5. This is a simple misunderstanding of what it means to say “if we all come together, we can change the world.”

  6. @ wackyvorlon

    This good news is that ever since the bendage I can now hear asian folk songs 24/7 straight from Thailand. That’s right … you guessed it … I’m getting reception directly from Bangkok.

    Thank you. Thank you very much.

  7. “Captain, the quantum energy field is fluctuating and affecting the subspace matrix!”
    Meanwhile, out of hearing range down in Engineering, the Carl Sagan Baloney Detector(tm) was screeching out a warning of imminent disaster…! ;-)

  8. I don’t need a mandate from the “Global Consciousness Project” to ensure that I have an orgasm today… hell, you could have just told me it was Monday and I’d be all over it.

  9. How bad can a Monday morning get?!?

    Had to chain up the four wheel drive truck to get through the two feet of snow to an office that the administrator should have closed for the day only to find that I’ve missed the BIG O day ! Well shit, damn and hell !!

    Perhaps I can find a rift in the space time continuum this evening and go back in time to catch up on what I missed.

  10. @JamesFox: From living in WI, I can tell you that two feet of snow is nature’s way of telling you to stay home by the fire with a good book and Skepchick…or A Skepchick, if you are really lucky.

  11. @QuestionAuthority: OK, what made it even worse is that I really did want to stay home with my wonderful semi-skepchick. I got that longing look as I headed out the door and a, “gee, I really wish your office was closed, we could have a nice fire …..”. It all boiled down to having to burn some leave time which I’m not currently willing to do.

    My mothers family are all from Eagle River and Winchester WI and I suppose they’d think we were all weather wimps out here in the northwest.

  12. They’re right…most of them are wimps. We’re entitled to say that, as we used to live around Minocqua/Rhinelander, WI and Green Bay. :-) Small world.
    We’ve spent some great summer days on the lakes around Eagle River. We still miss it up there, too. We used to say that the climate kept the riff-raff out. :-)

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