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Response to Dr. Y about patient X.

Dear Dr. Y, As you know all too well by now, Mr. X is one dumb bunny. Need I say more? I can’t refuse: He has no friends, or even acquaintances. Even people using adjacent machines at the laudromat have … Continue reading

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Plot vs Story

[Updated Jan. 25, 2016.] Somehow the word ‘plot’ has become elevated above the word ‘story.’ Perhaps E. M. Forster is to blame, for his canonical, “the queen died, the king died” as a model ‘story,’ based on the assertion that … Continue reading

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Response to (X) regarding Dr. (Y)

My dear X, Dr. Y is an idiot. You have no friends, especially Dr. Y. The drugs were your only hope, but can only be tried once. Now that you’re off them, they cannot be restarted. The laughter is a sham. … Continue reading

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Dada Timeless Love Canto #40

If you ask me, there is a damn good chance that I will answer. So, knowing that, and knowing my personal concomitant, and without discorporate harcourt, enshrine to me your irrespective queries upon the Hellespont. Yes, go ahead. Yes. Head. … Continue reading

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One Small Step for -a- Man . . .

It’s interesting to take another look at the “one small step for [a] man” controversy. Obviously, Armstrong meant to say “for a man” to contrast with “one giant leap for Mankind.” But most people heard no “a” and despite Armstrong’s … Continue reading

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Miracle Space Heaters, Dangerous Cooking

I have spent many an amusing lunch explaining over and over why the “four cellphones and a kernel of popcorn” video is bogus. It’s hard to understand how anyone could think seriously about that video without suddenly slapping his forehead … Continue reading

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Apologia to the Difficult Client

I am, in effect, politely, with an auspicious and a dropping eye, with mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, to coin a phrase, dropping my Difficult Client. Long story, but the dropping itself is not related to economy. … Continue reading

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Shirley Tomorrow

She is the Angel of Hope, the Harbinger of Happy Endings, and the Bringer of Closure. She wears a red cape and flies to the aid of all in the throes of woe.

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Extreme Depth of Field in Photoshop

A friend of mine created a beautiful custom paint job on a pair of cabinets, and wanted a photo of her work. Unfortunately, the cabinets are in a narrow hallway and can’t be moved. Here’s how I obtained about 12 … Continue reading

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Dada Admonition #40

Do not for a minute, for a red second, consider the in-crept flourish of incipient interpretation as evidence of dialectic, symbology, metaphor, or sullied necromancer abdomens billowing by the deckle sidelines.

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