Category Archives: Stuff About Stuff

“Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.”*

Arthur C. Clarke, 1917–2008 *Title Reference

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Household tips? From me???

How can I respond to this other than through fake haiku? If fish or garlic is the problem, behold the power of lemon. Everything has a place, and everything in its place. Yeah, riiiight. Use garlic. A lot. No, really, … Continue reading

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Late Night Listening: Voo Voo

A friend recommended this group to me in Poland in the mid-90s. They were a little more avant-garde then, but they still produce great stuff. This first one is a damn near perfect ballad: And this second one is a … Continue reading

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News Flash: Mesa, Arizona Has Solved All Problems of Education!

The education world was rocked last week by news that Mesa, Arizona had found perfection in everything about the way it educates students, allowing all students, no matter their gender, ethnicity, or economic background to achieve perfection, wisdom, and enlightenment. … Continue reading

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This is me, tonight

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What Have You Changed Your Mind About?

Via Slashdot, I was pointed to the Edge Foundation’s annual question to that effect, put to a cadre of scientists and science-oriented writers and other intellectuals. The stuff is fascinating. It stirred another question in me, though: what would the … Continue reading

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Just Sayin’

…if I had a computer company named after a kind of fruit, and I had a brand new computer I wanted to name after my favorite variety of said fruit, my computer would be the Courtland and users would be … Continue reading

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Diagonal Like David

Well, I saw Beckham’s MLS debut tonight, but it didn’t make up for Galaxy playing a man down after a guy was shown the red card for a rather nasty tackle. They lost 1-0. It seems that DC teams are … Continue reading

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Death Cat Stalks Nursing Home

I know this story is supposed to be heartwarming, about a kitty who wants to comfort the dying, but it just reinforces the “cats are creepy” image to me. I don’t want to spend my final hours with a semiferal … Continue reading

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Harry Potter (no spoilers unless you’re really clever)

If you know me and have read the last book, you’ll know why the first 58 pages were as sad as the rest of the book.

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