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Oct 17
4

I dimly remember going to a SubGenius revival meeting back in the 1980s, led by none other than the Rev. Ivan Stang himself, at a science fiction convention. “Did Bob die for our sins? NO! HE LIVED FOR OUR SINS!” I was converted. (I best remember him remarking on how easy it was to get an FM radio station license from Read more

Oct 7
1

The room you begin in is deliberately totally lame. You’re in a primer grey room, told to stand carefully on marked spots on the floor, and watching your completely generic safety video. You are standing on what looks like a concrete floor with a shiny service (but is really I suspect a projection from below). Read more

Oct 7
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If this had been anywhere except Las Vegas, it probably would have been a non-issue. But the exhibits, events, and rides seem to pull an astonishing range of people.

Oct 6
1

My spousal unit might play all of US$20 or so in the slots during a single trip. Once she said “I’m going to go play some slots” and I said “okay, I’ll window shop in the stores over here.” She came back five minutes later. “What happened, did you already loose your $20?” “No, I was three quarters in and I won a $17 Read more

Oct 6
7

I love Las Vegas, but I admit it takes a special mind set. I don’t gamble. We like to people watch, eat well, take long walks, window shop, and check out exhibits and rides. LV serves us well in this regard. We go almost ever year in February (when the weather is perfect, sometimes even rainy) for our anniversary for Read more

Oct 6
5

My spousal unit and I got to Las Vegas for a long weekend - it being an easy short cheap flight from Denver - almost every year for our anniversary in February (when the weather is especially temperate). We starting going to The Experience every trip, if not to ride the ride, then at least to have lunch at Quark’s and Read more

Oct 2
2

It’s late. I’m a morning person and the alarm goes off at 5AM. Around 9PM, I’m pondering whether it’s time to turn off the TV, throw down some cat treats for the nightly ritual, and start getting ready for bed. OTOH, these days, in the Plague Times, I’m not sure exactly what the heck I’m getting up early for anymore.

Oct 2
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The serial killer - WHOEVER THAT MIGHT BE - is *so* good at framing the other person... he (or she) convinces them they actually did it. “All of this evidence... it convinces me... I MUST have done it!” Remarkable!

Oct 1
2

I’ve been a fan of Japanese manga writer Junji Ito ever since I got freaked out by his story “The Enigma of Amigara Fault” a few years ago. So this past week I read his collection of stories VENUS IN THE BLIND SPOT (which includes “Enigma”). It’s predominantly horror, and in particular body horror. Some freaky stuff Read more

Oct 1
19

The statisticians at the FBI who study patterns of crimes would be all over Cabot Cove like white on rice. It must have orders of magnitude more murders per capita than any comparable town. It’s surely the murder capital of the U.S.! It’s *almost* as if there is a brilliant serial killer there who manages to pin all Read more

Sep 16
5

I finished reading GONE GIRL, the thriller/mystery by Gilliam Flynn. I mostly read it because I was just curious about it. I was really very unhappy with the ending, and am not sure I can recommend it. But it is interesting to compare this with THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins, which I liked quite a bit. Read more

Sep 7
1

Although I must say, I’m not sure Ms. Wheeler can hold a candle to the character of Joyce Byers, Will and Jonathan Byers’ mom. You take on Joyce Byers, you’re going to have to do it without my help. I would like to keep my testicles intact. Read more

Sep 5
2

I have a 2ooo BMW R1100RT motorcycle that I bought used when it was just a few years old. I didn’t appreciate that at the time it was the same model and color used by the motorcycle cops in a municipality near my home. I had similar experiences with cars in front of me. Not so much these days; that city still uses Read more

Sep 2
6

After using it for years, I liked “Chip Overclock” so well I ended up registering it in the U.S. as a trademark. (I just recently renewed it.)

Sep 1
2

She knows better. I mentioned in another comment that she remarked that if all you see is something like “cardiac arrest”, alarm bells should be going off. (I was hoping you would weigh in on this. Thanks!)

Sep 1
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So you have to cause the wave function to collapse and the body to decohere. Makes sense to me.