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2016.05.31 dunce-2 Duh!

There is no dearth of stupid human tricks. We are at once our own worst enemies and defilers of Planet Earth. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it goes back to the mythical “Garden of Eden.” To wit, when you violate instructions and eat of the Tree of Knowledge, you think you know it all. However it happened, human hubris is a trademark of our species. And it may be the terminal pathology as well. A small sampling of...

Doctor Mysterian

The Sour Tomorrow

We are about to experience a great shift in our national taste. Instead of craving sweet food, Americans will instead prefer sour food. This shift will be sudden and hard to explain, but may be the result of the popularity of yogurt, which we shall start consuming in unflavored form, enjoying the food's natural acidity and sharp flavor.

First, there will be a pickling craze, in which Americans go mad for home...

Theater Review

Mobile-home What’s Your Damage, Heather?

When a cult movie becomes Heathers: the Musical and one managed to not join the cult,

one brings some skepticism to opening night at the Blue Barn Theatre.

I mean, seriously, a musical where a high school kid in a black trench coat starts killing off the snooty clique queen and the jock bullies to rid the world of evil-doers? How good can that be? And what’s it doing at the Barn?

Well, it not only belongs there,...

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2016.05.24 atom-2 Here’s Why

When I was nine years old, my sister took me to work with her on a summer Saturday. She sat me down in the Children’s Department of the old Omaha Public Library where she worked in the Catalog Department. Kids’ books were in their own special room with big wooden tables and solid wooden bookshelves. She told me I could read anything in there and went upstairs after asking the librarian to keep an eye on me. I was...

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Other lives

There is a popular science fiction concept, that of alternate dimensions that contain versions of us that made different decisions, or lived in worlds with alternate histories, and so their lives have been dramatically different than ours. This concept is true -- there are infinite such dimensions out there, with infinite versions of ourselves living out infinite variations of our lives.

What we don't know is that...

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