Science For Juggalos

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Juggalos be loving science too

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

"Us Juggalos have deep imaginations, and an awesome sense of humor." -Violent J

The video Miracles has earned Insane Clown Posse many new fans and an unfair reputation as being anti-science. Insane Clown Polytechnic is trying to clarify this misconception. Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J have explained in interviews that they were promoting a positive appreciation for the natural wonders of the world. See the full explanation below.

Some people say we, the Juggalo fans of "The Insane Clown Posse", lack basic scientific understanding on subjects like fucking magnetism, light, and nature. Fortunately, us Juggalos will be outside the Warfield Theater on June 5th, 2010 to show that Juggalos understand science too.

To that end, we will be setting up a Science Fair outside the Warfield between 6pm-8pm to demonstrate several of the scientific principles which some people think confuse us.

We are not haters, we are family. We love science, we love ICP, we love the Fam, and we think that the more Juggalos who stand up as scrub for science, the less the jocks and the haters will make fun of the geeks and clowns and ninjas who really run the muthafucking world.

MMFCL


Contents

Testimonials

"I am a scientist, and I have a PHD, and I love ICP's music and moderately insane amounts of Faygo. Scientist Juggalo is not an oxymoron!" -Dr Syzygy

Violent J Explains ICP's Stance On Science

Here's what Shaggy said in an interview about Miracles from Hatchet Harold:

I don't know what Webster's definition of the word "miracle" is, but we've always thought it meant something fuckin' amazing and incredible. A fuckin' special, awesome event of some kind. A great, wonderful thing. A fuckin' miracle.

The song "Miracles" is classic ICP. Our listeners know we've always included one or two deep, meaningful songs on our albums, we've just never made a video for one until now. It was a good idea, obviously, `cause it's got people talkin'. The truth is it don't make us mad to see all the hate "Miracles" gets from the mainstream. We've been "The Most Hated Band in The World" for many years. Without all the hate on the outside, it wouldn't be as warm as it is on the inside with the Juggalo Fam. Instead, all the hate "Miracles" generates makes us sad. Sad for the haters.

I mean, yeah, we get it. It's funny to people on the outside lookin' in, seeing two clowns rapping about space and shit, while floatin' around in an orgy of screen savers. And SNL's parody was off the hook hilarious. But when you step back and really look at all the genuine hate it got from everyday people, it's hard to believe that so few got it.

Yes, most of the miracles we mention can easily be explained away by science, that's why we say the line "fuck scientists." Their factual findings sometimes explain away the Earth's cool mysteries. Part of me wishes they were lying. Part of me doesn't want to know how they really make crop circles. My imagination wants to believe it's aliens or somethin'. If people can't relate to that, then that's their loss. I mean, seriously, it must truly suck to have no imagination about these things. Us Juggalos have deep imaginations, and an awesome sense of humor.

As for the infamous line, "fuckin' magnets... how do they work?" Magnets were like magic to me as a kid. You could move things across the table without actually touching them! I found that shit amazing and I still do. If you don't like that, have a dick for dinner. As for the sun and the stars. Who looks up into the sky and doesn't wonder sometimes? Come on, man, I fuckin' straight up feel sorry for anybody that can look at the moon the trees, and the seven seas, and not see fuckin' miracles. It's not about religion either. Nature itself is a miracle. Stand toe to toe with the ocean at night and tell me that shit ain't amazing.

We appreciate all this shit. Especially a yellow ass, long neck giraffe. What's a shame is how people walk around blind to it all. They lost their spirit about everything. If you can't even see the miracle in animals, then you must have never truly loved a pet. That has to suck for you. Maybe you mother fuckers should relax that wound up, extra tense bitch ass of yours for a minute and go smoke a joint or somethin'.

Be an individual, step out and away from the flow of the crowd. Take a time out, open up ya mind and then peep the giraffe. Try to appreciate some of these miracles, bitch.

What's a miracle is the fact that some people haven't recognized by now that Insane Clown Posse will never die. ICP will go down in history as an independent music miracle. Get used to these ugly faces. MMFCLJ.

Violent J The Happy Clown Serial Killer

P.S. - We feel like these haters are the big dumb, popular jocks ganging up on the little class clown scrub. When they have no idea the scrub is really a highly skilled, deadly, ninja assassin capable of cleaning their fuckin' clocks.

Publications

We have published several scientific findings showing how fuckin magnets and other scientifically explainable miracles work.

File:FaygoFacts
Faygo is amazing in insane moderation

Participate

There are several ways to participate in this event. Just add yourself as a volunteer to any section you'd like. No matter which you choose, please arrive at NoiseBridge at 4pm this Saturday, June 5th. There will be punch and pie.

Scientists

Scientists be lovin ICP

If you would like to teach science to your fellow Juggalos, please prepare a hand-held scientific demonstration based on any of the subjects from the ICP song 'Miracles'. We will be hosting a planning meeting to discuss our science fair projects at 7pm on Wednesday, June 2nd, at Noisebridge. You don't have to come to the planning meeting to participate, just show up on Saturday.

We will be providing the following equipment for scientists:

  • Borrowed Lab Coats (for mad science)
  • Safety Goggles
  • Poster Board + Markers

Scientists:

  • Hephaestus
  • Bob Dole
  • Lamont - Fucking Magnets: Learn How They Work!
  • Crutcher
  • Dr. Laszlo "McMurder" Fuggnutz
  • Reed (doing solar eclipse)
  • Parintachin
  • macegr - not noisebridge member but approve of juggalo outreach program
macegr's scientist haute couture
Have my own labcoat already
Will explain the pre-Aristotle elements, can manage cleanup on most other topics
Made this today for show-and-tell: http://twitpic.com/1u9l6r
showed up at 6:10 and guy said the science fair guys were told to go across the street, but I didn't see anybody over there :( 25 mile drive for nothing
Update: apparently I was the first on the scene...thought I was late. I left after walking up and down the line and getting some yells about the magnet. In a way I'm glad I missed ICP following me to my car.

Lab assistants (i.e. help prep, but not appear as scientist at the event):

  • DrSyzygy/Mikael
  • Miah
  • Doctor Popular

Documentarians

If you don't want to teach, but still want to participate in this event, please bring a camera and help document our endeavor.

Documentarians:

  • Everfalling
  • DrSyzygy/Mikael (photos)
  • Ani
  • Sam

Security

Some Juggalos may misunderstand us as haters rather than family. Some will not want to talk to a scientist. They will literally feel we be lyin, and gettin them pissed. For this reason, we would like a couple of volunteers to act as security for our scientists and documentarians to make sure that no harm comes to any of the Family, scientist or otherwise.

Security:

  • Al Gore
  • a big guy

Explanations For Nature's Miracles

Magnets
Giraffes
I can take this one. However, it might be better if we had a more focused presentation on magnets, but with some ancillary experts on topics that Juggalos may be interested in. Flipzagging 17:08, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
This is the one I've sat an thought about presentation ideas for. Really depends on how deep one wants to go - Huygens-Fresnel and wavefronts bending will need to be around if we wanna dig down, but the basic idea I've been thinking about is "Light bends when it slows down. Different materials let light go at different speeds. It all depends on wavelengths, and thus on color. Look here - a prism and a white LED keychain." Michiexile 02:10, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Richard Feynmann attempts to answer this question, with difficulty, after explaining that any answer he gives is likely to be unsatisfying. It's hard to discuss the fundamental forces in any terms other than their own. Mandatory listening for whoever's doing the magnets poster. -76.215.56.38 19:05, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Light never slows down, ever. Different colors refract at different angles because of their energy level. But all colors regardless of wavelength travel at the same speed - the speed of light. quasar

Michiexile is correct. The velocity of light varies within substances. Snell's Law expresses the index of refraction at the boundary of two substances as the ratio of the the velocities of light within those substances. For example light goes almost half as fast through arsenic trisulfide as it does in air, so arsenic trisulfide has an IOR of 1.9. -Laszlo 18:20, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Cool, I did not know that. I see what you're saying. The way I'm reading it, it's not the light slowing down so much as light taking a break and spending some time in an electron. quasar

A first approximation at something that can be said, and quickly, to this subject:
http://img.skitch.com/20100604-p6kip79xgceh24ane4gqsjrwpy.png
Michiexile 22:18, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
How far do you want to go into this? "Why does light bend?" Eventually you will start to overlap with the magnet explanation! :) --Macegr 22:33, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
It won't take long at all to start overlapping with magnets here. Not all that surprising either! The next step, however, is to talk about Huygens-Fresnel, and viewing each point along the refraction boundary as a wavesource, and then showing how the speed change makes the wavefronts change direction. Going even this deep, however, puts the whole explanation way past the one-sentence explanation, and even way past the 1-minute elevator talk. Michiexile 17:43, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Another part that I haven't even started to adress is "Why is the rainbow round?" - which ties in with the rainbow "really" being a circle, and with how we see each colour only through the exact raindrops that are at the right position for the light to bend just right to hit our eye - which happens, for a point-shaped light source (the sun) to be in a circle: the circle of things that are just the right amount of (angular) distance from a straight line, thus giving the circular "rainbow". Final bit of _this_ explanation, then, is the observation that usually, rainbows are visible with the sun in such an angle that the rainbow is partially hidden by the horizon. Michiexile 17:43, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm bringing a colour printout of the illustration I linked above today. If anybody wants to use it in an explanation of rainbows, that's awesome; otherwise - big deal. I'm a lab assistant, not a scientist (see above), anyway, so I won't do that much explanation tonight.

Laszlo would like to present cognitive dissonance theory as an explanation for how misattributed anger toward scientists can lead to their mischaracterization as motherfucking liars. Scientists can be Family too.

Awesome Acoustic Cover

Faygo

Faygo soda makes us insane cause of its sugar but insane amounts of Faygo cause premature death among Ninjas so I'm thinking to do a poster about the health benefits of "less is more" when it comes to Faygo. This is possibly a risky strategy as this pop is their holy sacrament and I'm not suggesting criticizing it, only advocating judicious use of this powerful high-fructose corn syrup-based sacrament.-Parintachin

Consider going into the metabolic breakdown of fructose. I wasn't really sold on sugar being a problem until I saw Dr. Lustig's talk, and he's got some good stuff there. The catch is that sucrose is 50% fructose, and HFCS is 55%, so it's almost as bad either way. -Laszlo 20:07, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

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