VoodooLogic is the manifestation of an online persona.
In 7th grade, there was no 'Internet'. However, using a modem, you could dial into a local bulletin board. I could download a full screen photo of Cindy Crawford in under 5 minutes.
I had been signed on to several bulletin boards and found that having a universal screen name and password was simpler. I had chosen the screen name, Oldbones, because of the movie, The 13th Warrior. The movie was based on the book, Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton.
In the movie, a witch provides the necessary criteria for the warriors to hunt down an evil race plaguing there countryside. Her "rationale" was a psychic reading of mice bones that were thrown to the ground. She knew what to tell the warriors by interpreting how the bones landed. I actually wanted the name of the psychic witch's technique, but Oldbones provoked something in me that resonated; the dead, bleach-white bones of a mouse.
High school were the days of AOL, Prodigy, and Netscape Navigator, I hit a problem. My free trial versions of AOL wouldn't allow me to keep the same screenname. I learned to append numbers to the end of oldbones (oldbones45) in order to hold my identity during a new free trial period.
The shaman deals with the difficulties of his tribe with techniques that aren't rational - aren't logical. However, the shaman moves with a purpose that is not inhibited by doubt. VoodooLogic became a paradoxical concept of legitimacy in faith and cultural that I could relate to.
I've found VoodooLogic becoming a portal of knowledge for other paradoxes, specifically the concept of Random. A random number sequence, as defined, will never follow a pattern. Despite this, the absence of pattern is a consistent and reliable trait within every random sequence. In other words, it is possible to encapsulate a concept with the opposite of it's meaning. It moved me to study brand identity marketing, SEO, and Taoism. =)
Armed with this knowledge, I wander the internet as a shaman of paradox in a digital world where anything is possible.