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The Duellists

Google Search Result I just finished watching the Duellists for the second time, this time with secondary audio track playing. When I like a film, I frequently check to see if there is a secondary audio track, and if there is I generally queue the film back up and listen to the audio play over …

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Robin Williams

“Keep a little bit of madness in you.  Just a little touch of it.  Just enough, so you don’t become stupid. A little madness will keep you alive, because no one in the world knows how to tax that.” – Robin Williams – Reality… What a Concept I owned that work on cassette. It was …

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Guns Humor Politics

Trolling, Second Amendment Style

Schadenfreude, pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. There was a study done recently on trolling behavior on the internet. I’m sure most of us remember it, but for those who don’t, here’s the link and a snippet; “These findings provide a preliminary glimpse into the mechanism by which sadism fosters trolling behavior,” the article …

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Economics Podcast Science

Godwin’s law, the GMO Version

Of all the contentious arguments I’ve engaged in over the last few years, the most contentious has been the irrational fear revolving around GMO crops.  On this weeks Skeptic’s Guide the Universe they get into the latest example of the kind of rancor that occurs on the subject of GMO; namely, the targeting of people …

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Humor

Queerest Thing Happened

Well that’s gay! Friends of my children have been putting those particular words together for years now.  It has always driven me to distraction. My typical response runs along the lines of “how was that a joyous event?”  or “They do appear to be enjoying themselves” I’ve almost never been able to let that one …

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Games Science

How Many Herbs Will It Take To Make A WoW Trinket?

I remember when this was important to me a year ago.  I was marveling at the massive investment in time and resources the Scribe (Inscriptionatrix?) trinkets cost to make.  I really, really wanted to demonstrate just how much these “easy” trinkets actually cost in work-hours; easy being the dreaded word used to dismiss all things …

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