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Mysterious Assemblages For Monday

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

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A Study in Revenge: Winking HyperHistorical Mimicry

As I began reading A Study in Revenge: A Novel by Kieran Shields, I was willing to overlook the literary mimicry of Arthur Conan Doyle. Archie Lean, a well-meaning workaday detective in the late 1800s who needs outside help to crack a case, is clearly

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Red Warty Thing, sold out at 99 cents per pound

Seen at Beth’s Farm Market in Warren, Maine. Whatever red warty things there may have been at Beth’s Farm Market, they are no longer there. Apparently, red warty things are very popular these days. I shall have to inform my uncle.

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Pope Ratzinger Blames Jesus for Catholic Sexual Abuse of Children

The Catholic Pope, the former Nazi Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, gave a speech today in which he spoke about his church’s problem with sexual crimes, saying, “How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord’s body and confessed their sins in the sacrament of Penance have offended in this way? It remains a mystery.”

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FYI: January 15 FBI Protest Postponed

UPDATE, 12/15/2010: Thanks to the resourceful Ross, we know now that this protest has been postponed and will probably happen some time later this year. In a handful of places on the web there’s a banner announcing a protest in Washington DC on January 15

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Americans Elect and the Fundraiser Without Funds

Here’s a small curiosity to puzzle over. In its 2nd quarter 2010 IRS disclosure, Americans Elect, the Section 527 Corporation with the goal of electing its own U.S. presidential ticket in 2012, lists a $603 “fundraising expense” at Boston’s Nine Zero Hotel on June 27,

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