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Fair Sightings

A politically-strained civil libertarian’s got to relax, too. What better place than the county fair??

Oh, dear. There’s surveillance here, too. Even royalty are not immune.

Lies! That clearly is lettering. But it is nice to know I could just take it if I wanted to. There’s got to be a catch.

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Garden Pun

Now it’s an eScape.

Impossible Instructions

I tried following the instructions, but on the third day of phone calls my doctor got really irritated and told me to go spend time with my kids.

Surge of OCD Diagnoses in Young Adults Explained? (Chh chh chh chh, chh chh chh chh)

In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD [...]

You Want Me To Pay On What?

This afternoon, I saw the following sign inside a place of business:

I think what the sign means to say is that “payment is expected when services are rendered,” but that’s not what it says, and it turns out this phrase is repeated on the internet. The provision of some services might produce acceptable [...]

Noodle Jingo Time Warp

You Can Never Use This Half and Half

April 26: Take Your Drugs, Your Kids, Your Work, and…

April 25 is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

April 27 is National Take Our Drugs Back to the Pharmacist Day.

I can’t decide whether that makes April 26:

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to the Pharmacist Day, National Take Our Drugs to Work Day, or National Take Our Drugs to [...]

What was your favorite April Fools' Joke This Year?

Among all the April Fools’ jokes you encountered yesterday, which was your favorite? Share the good ones.

The favorite I encountered yesterday was actually mounted last year:

The beauty of this April Fools’ joke is that everybody thought it was created by the BBC, but actually it was created by a prankster named Greg [...]

Looking for the Microchip on my Arms March 23 2013… It's There! (Documentary Video)

Right wing and other conspiratorial websites like News With Views and Before It’s News have been sharing bold predictions about Obamacare microchips in their headlines, their Facebook posts and their Tweets over the past year or two:

“Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013″

“The New Health Care (Obama care) law H.R. 3590 Also HR [...]

The Winter Outside is Delightful

We’ve only just begun to receive our latest snowstorm up here in Maine, but the first few inches delight me, with the promise of feet to come. I’ll have some work to do to make my immediate environment livable, but after a winter that wasn’t last year I’m refreshed. It’s good to have [...]