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When I go through the logs of this site, I see several things. Content scrapers repeatedly drop in to steal articles and illustrations to sell to anyone fool enough to buy from them; script-run spammers…

Find the Error

News has interested me from my childhood. Not too long ago, news writers were literate folk who made certain of their facts — not to mention their spelling and grammar — before writing “-30-” on…

Events and Passages

As fall starts thinking of rolling around, people — it seems — start to fall away. Yesterday, I read of an arguably successful director/producer who ended it all by throwing himself from a Los Angeles…

“Eight years of tension”

Earlier yesterday, 1: 1:32am EDT . . . this landed on Mars . . . 2: 1:34am EDT . . . making these folks happy 3: 1:47am EDT It sent back pictures of its shadow…

Signs and Wonders?

The extremely unusual is going on. And not all of it is Canadian. Example One: Hockey Night in Canada, the theme song of the weekly broadcast (entitled, as you may imagine, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’)…

Peace Out, Redux

Fifty years go by like nothing . . . and so it is with the famed peace sign, whose 50th anniversary was recently observed. . . . Filipino Good Friday re-enactors have been admonished by…

Monday Miscellany

Excess money? A remedy for that could be a whack of movies from United Artists. The United Artists 90th Anniversary Prestige Collection provides you with enough entertainment to last you into your dotage. . ….

Death by Cell Phone

  Out of South Korea comes news that a quarry worker was killed by his LG cell phone.   – – – WiseAndFoolish recommends that folks always be nice to their cell phones. – –…

Of Jim, Jay and Tammy Faye

A quick check of my logs indicates that a large percentage of visitors have popped by due to a post here entitled YAS (Yet Another Scandal). The post in question briefly mentioned Tammy Faye Messner. …

Mocking Darwin: Beer Goggle Effect Explained

Science has outdone itself yet again, providing an explanation (and a mathematical formula, yet) for the famed ‘beer-goggle effect’ — an observable, quantifiable and too-often-replicated happenstance wherein ugly people pass along their genes by sneakily…