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Hurray for us space primates!
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9/26/2011   3 comments
There have been all sorts of interesting news items recently, from new rockets to strange exoplanets to the possibility that some things may go faster than the speed of light…
Am I suffering from adoxography and/or apodyopsis?
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9/22/2011   8 comments
For one reason or another I was looking for something or other (and this is one of my better days) when I ran across an interesting website…
A game worth playing
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9/21/2011   8 comments
Most games are played for pure enjoyment, or to lose yourself in a mindless morass on the floor, but there can be a serious side to games...
A cornucopia of incredible images and videos
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9/19/2011   8 comments
Oh my goodness gracious me … there is so much amazing “stuff” out there in the Internet that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going…
What’s the funniest/goofiest/spoofiest sci-fi video on YouTube?
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9/14/2011   2 comments
I don’t know why, but I just started wondering as to what would be the funniest and/or goofiest and/or spoofiest science fiction video on YouTube…
OMG! Words fail me!
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9/13/2011   18 comments
Following my previous blog that showed a man flying without a plane, my old chum George just pointed me at two videos that left my heart pounding…
Some interesting “stuff” and some mega-weird “stuff”
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9/12/2011   2 comments
I don’t know where to start. I have just seen the most amazing bunch of videos...


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