Happy Halloween! It’s a day on which we give ourselves permission to confront the things that frighten us, only in not quite so serious form. In that spirit, I bring you ogres… in poetry.
Walter De la Mare wrote The Ogre:
‘Tis moonlight on Trebarwith Vale, And moonlight on an Ogre keen, Who, prowling hungry [...]
The less I understand something, the more I like it.
— Red Moloko (@RedMoloko) May 28, 2012
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How do you like that?
Every day, it seems more and more kids in the crucial middle school years are in the middle of a home schooling situation. Are you one of those kids? Maybe it’s because your parents are so zealous that they don’t want you to hear about ideas outside the family religion. Maybe it’s because you left [...]
In the southbound lane of the long, high metal and asphalt bridge over the Piscataqua River that divides New Hampshire from Maine, a grate covers a storm-water drain. Out of that drain, a lone sunflower plant has grown. Today it is in full blossom, facing its bloom toward the sun.
If you are a designer [...]
Among investors, the “Monday Effect” is a theory that financial markets will, on a Monday, tend to follow trajectories similar to what occurred on the previous Friday. Vijay Gondhalekar and Seyed Mehdian, in a study in the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, extended discussion of the Monday Effect into a “blue-Monday hypothesis”, positing an [...]
Few companies invite as many conspiracies as Amazon, the gigantic online retailer that specializes in selling… stuff. The zombie web site of Andrew Breitbart notes that Barack Obama visited Amazon.com headquarters just six days before the company announced its purchase of the Washington Post. Could that be a coincidence?
Also, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has [...]
Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.
To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:
The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of [...]
There really was legislation to legalize execution by guillotine in Georgia… but is there a law in Georgia allowing the government to decapitate prisoners using the machines? [...]
The juices in Ritual Mixers are not merely natural, Marra St. Clair and Lori Kenyon explain. They’re “super natural”. They contain no added chemicals, so that you can add all the chemicals yourself! [...]
Did you hear the news? There’s now a scientific study that claims to prove that marijuana causes paranoid delusions.
Of course, THEY would want you to believe that, wouldn’t THEY?
What more perfect cover for a conspiracy to control the possession of marijuana could there be than the belief that anyone who is in possession [...]