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The X-Files’ True Skeptic.

THE X-FILES’ TRUE SKEPTIC. Who is the true skeptic of the X-files, that 90s TV series concerning two FBI agents who investigate paranormal activities? The answer might seem obvious to anyone who has heard of the show. Everybody knows that … Continue reading

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THE LONG WALK: A SHORT SCI-FI TALE.

THE LONG WALK. ‘ONCE YOU’VE BEEN TO PARADISE, YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE’. So the advertisement had promised, and I knew from first-hand experience how right that was. They say that God created the world, but if so he sure … Continue reading

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GTA ONLINE VERSUS SECOND LIFE

GTA ONLINE VERSUS SECOND LIFE. Upon seeing the trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online, I thought it might be competition for Second Life, offering an alternate way of doing online worlds. I have to say, this impression was gained purely … Continue reading

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THINKERS: THE POEMS OF 2012.

Regulars at my weekly discussion group know I try and end each session with an impromptu poem. Here are the ones I made up for the topics we covered in 2012. Enjoy!       SPAMBOTS: When spam can pass … Continue reading

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THINKERS POEMS 2011- 2012

After every Thinkers discussion I make up a short usually funny poem to sum up the debate. Here are all of the 2011 Thinkers end poems (the ones I remembered to save, anyway) ORIGIN OF RELIGION:Why is religion here at … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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BOB’S BAD DAY

BOB’S BAD DAY. Today was the worst day of Bob’s life. The only consolation to be drawn from that, was the fact that it also happened to be the last day of Bob’s life. Although, in a typical moment of … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN DOLLS

RUSSIAN DOLLS: A SCI-FI STORY. ONE. The television set materialised out of thin air, neatly filling the space that Adam had been staring at the moment before. He sat on the edge of his bed which doubled as his sofa … Continue reading

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TIMES A-CHANGIN’ (APPOLOGIES TO BOB DYLAN)

Get Bob Dylan on and sing-a-long to my version of ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIPQxrog8M REMEMBER THE 90S WHEN THE WEB WAS NEW? YOU MADE UP A NAME BY WHICH FOLKS WOULD KNOW YOU AND YOUR INTERNET HANDLE IT JUST … Continue reading

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A GRAND DAY OUT.

A GRAND DAY OUT. Not so long ago, I was doing a random parachute jump in SL. The idea is that you fly really high (I use a jetpack so I can fly higher than unaided flight allows) and then … Continue reading

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