Because Japan, That’s Why

Long ago and far away, on November 10, 2010, the very first article I wrote about Japan was about how Domino’s Pizza was willing to pay $31,000 an hour for a pizza delivery person. If you search this blog for articles mentioning Japan you will end up with hours of reading pleasure. Or so I am told. You can just click the link if you’re lazy. Anyway, amongst the gems you will discover the joys of young girls riding giant penises down the street. That is a family activity in…

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Getting All Sciencey and Stuff

Sometimes when people hear scientific jargon they tune it out. After all, it’s usually in Latin or Greek, related to obscure concepts and presented with the enthusiasm level of lint. Scientists are, in the main, solitary figures. Social interaction is not their forte. That’s why when someone like Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson comes along they get treated like rock stars. It’s even more fitting that the latter is honoring the life’s work of the former by re-launching his legendary TV show, Cosmos. What’s interesting about the new version…

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The Death of All Things and Other Happy Thoughts

Way, way back on 9/28/2012 I wrote about the discovery of zombees. These are, for all intents and purposes, dead bees that keep walking around and messing up eco-systems. Kind of like the Bee Movie, but with better acting. And way, way, back on 1/2/2014 I wrote about the organisms that science believes are immortal. Neither you nor I are on that list. And maybe we shouldn’t be when we have the technology now, as in break out your wallet and grab one, to build a Killbot. Think Transformers without…

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A Well Balanced Day

Click on the pretty picture if you’d like to see more of the redoubtable Mr. Doherty’s work. I was going to write the most depressing blog in the history of blogs. Think the death of bees and literature all in one day kind of thing. But then someone made me smile. DAMN HER!!! And then this young lady, say 20 to 25, who boards the train where I get off answered my daily “Hello smiley” with her first words instead of flashing her usual electric smile. She said “Hello Shrek.”…

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1,248 Days Featuring 1,036 Posts and I’m Reduced to This

When you start a blog you are imbued with great thoughts. I will write such and such and so and so will see it and the world will change. Peace will encompass the planet and the redhead will want to do many wrong things for all the right reasons. As time goes on you discover that no such great thing will happen, or not during your lifetime anyway, so you start paying attention to who really is reading your stuff. And this is a soul searching moment. Because, while you…

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Good Science

Yesterday I shared the kind of science that prompts science fiction writers to give up because reality just got too weird. And disgusting. You can’t forget just how disgusting it got. But, today, I’ll attempt to soothe your wounded palette. Today I’m going to talk about the kind of science that does what kids growing up in my day thought that science should do. We wanted science to heal the sick, save the poor and make the world a better place to live in. And when not cloning celebrities to…

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You Are What You Eat

I would like to say that this blog looks at the best that society has to offer. I would like to say that but you know it’s not true. Still, there have been tentative forays. Like the time I sis considerable research and carefully wrote about debunking ancient aliens and UFO theories. It got a good response then and I occasionally see it cited in other blogs. That’s always a thrill. Even more fun is the new Morgan Freeman show on the Science Channel called Through the Wormhole With Morgan…

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