The Dark Side Of The Dream

I’ve made light of my lonely life as an “urban hermit” in posts like Loneliness Is A Bitch, and I even joked about using technology to remotely experience the world from the safety of my apartment in Reach Out And Grope Someone?. But then I watched a movie called Surrogates… I was fascinated with the…

Chuckle For The Day

Here’s another one of those funny emails: Wine Does NOT Make You FAT It Makes You LEAN… Against Tables, Chairs, Floors, Walls, and Ugly People. Another new illness to watch out for… Anal Glaucoma A woman calls her boss one morning to tell him that she’s staying home because she isn’t feeling well. “What’s the…

Hypnotized

Because of all our long talks about “things unexplained,” I’ve always mentally associated Fleetwood Mac’s Hypnotized with my old in Brazil. Hell, he might have even been the one who introduced to to it! Strangely enough, however, it didn’t pop into my head again after we reconnected until after I heard this song a commenter…

A Tuesday With Metousiosis

As a wannabe “philosopher and all-around science geek,” I’ve found the Metousiosis blog to be a must-have subscription for the kind of eye-opening, jaw-dropping, content I crave so badly. The problem is that I make the “I just have to reblog this” decision so often that they’ve managed to pile up in my WP “Drafts”…

A Little Something For MLK Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in The United States. And while I don’t have anything new to celebrate the day, I thought you might want to look back on a few of my more relevant posts. First, a couple of my more recent posts on whitewashing our “unpleasant” history and political assassination.…

The Origins of Man

More Inbox amusement: A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?” The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made…” Two days later the girl asked her father the same question… The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which…

Slow Polka..No Joka (via Cryinforthedyin’s Blog)

Some really great poetry from a new blogging friend. In life commit to ways and means..seriously real ‘cool beans’..do they flounder like a fish?..run a gambit..toss a wish..charge for places that relieve..go about speak to deceive..Nothing ventured nothing gained..but take your ‘brolly when it rains.. Eat hearty don’t burn the buns..wars and terrorists for fun..earn…

Grin and Bear It

I want to apologize to everyone for not responding to the nice comments you’ve made on my posts, and for not commenting on the great stuff you’ve been posting. As some of you might have guessed, my “personal problems” have been behind my lack of activity. And, as is always the case after I’ve let…