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No, not a war. A hooley!

“Anger is uneasiness or discomposure of the mind upon the receipt of any injury, with a present purpose of revenge.”  — John Locke, “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” “The insolence and brutality of anger, in the same manner, when we indulge … Continue reading

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A Declaration of War

So, the SJW’s (1), CHORFs (2), or whatever . . . the Powers That Be that think that they “control” science fiction think that they have defeated the insurgency which is the “Sad Puppies” movement. Not so fast, my friend. … Continue reading

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Song Anatomy

Found on the Ace of Spades HQ Overnight Thread:   Original source:

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It’s alive! So am I!

Well, well, I think I will try to resurrect the gemütlichkeit, and return to this blog. It’s a good time of the year to do it, as the allergy drugs are kicking in nicely at the moment. We’re home from … Continue reading

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I say pop, you say soda

Via Ace of Spades HQ, boingboing examines the perennial question: what do you call that fizzy soft drink, anyway? The Pop vs. Soda Page.

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The Big Mac Index

From The Economist, a story about how McDonald’s Big Mac is a good indicator of how “correctly” a country’s currency is valued. (Image used under U.S. Fair Use for purposes of discussion and comment–readers are asked and encouraged to go … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett’s Women (Characters)

My favorite author has to be Terry Pratchett.  Here’s a post discussing the evolution of his female characters over the course of his Discworld series.  (A few spoilers for the series, but don’t worry–they’re all worth reading and re-reading, because … Continue reading

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