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April Fools?

OK, here you go: a religious theme this year for those who thought last year’s Easter meme was irreverent. You can hardly expect me to let an Easter April Fools Day go by without a post! (Photo: Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments — Paramount Pictures, 1956, when the world was still black & white.)

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Bwah Hah Hahhhh

It … could … work! Bonus: all that alcohol from his copious martini consumption will ensure full combustion. Just a little thought that came to me when looking at the output on the system on our house….

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Open the Pod Bay Door

HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois, as production number 3. Yep: it’s HAL’s birthday. 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact are available on Amazon DVD. Both are awesome. Addendum: a reader on Facebook pointed me to this lovely takeoff, which I hadn’t seen […]

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Look Higher

I’ve always thought this quote was profound. When I posted it, I commented: It’s often attributed to “Paul Brandt” — but it’s not clear if that refers to Canadian country music artist Paul Rennée Belobersycky (Brandt is his stage name), or someone less famous. I searched music lyric sites to see if it’s in one of […]

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