1. Tits, Thoth, and Bias

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    A hot-rodding uncle ensured my early exposure to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Rat Fink, an “anti-Mickey Mouse” cartoon character of …
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  2. Exhastipation, Proto-sloth, and Thunderclappers

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    My just-before-bed reading is often one of Nero Wolfe’s mysteries narrated by the great detective’s henchman, Archie.  Last night Archie …
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  3. Zipf and Fungible Buttloads

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    An FNSB Library Commissioner and I chatted recently, and he asked the meaning of “fungible.”  No one knows every word, …
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  4. Absurdity, Humor, and Faking It

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Absurdism, according to Webster’s, is “a philosophy based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless and that …
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  5. Kisses,Cards, and Plagues

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    My partner in life is a confirmed ornithophile, or bird lover, but she appreciates them more than obsesses.  She supports …
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  6. Rocket Science and Quackery

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Reading Ned Rozell’s 2017 Alaska Science article, “How the Cold War Inspired the Poker Flat Rocket Range’s First Launches,” right …
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  7. Masks, Resistance, and Hope

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Glancing at an article on the best material to make anti-Covid masks from, I saw it was from last April, …
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  8. Earwax, Book Banning, and the Mat-Su School Board

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

    “Worrisome thoughts and their resulting feelings are a form of self-strangulation,” according to life-style philosopher Andrew J. Bernstein.  “They not …
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  9. Harry Stuff, Stargazy Pie, and Escapism

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

      Horror writer maintained that, “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality,” …
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  10. People, Poetry and Powerhouse

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    April 12, 2020 by libroshombre

    The people at People Magazine want you to know that February 20 is National Hoodie-hoo Day, when everyone should “step …
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