Monthly Archives: November 2007

Half man, half tree

There’s a bloke in Indonesia who has a rare immune deficiency: he’s extremely susceptible to the Human Papilloma Virus. It’s not big and it’s not scary because in the rest of us it causes merely warts. Dede’s problem is that … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Retro-Future

From Dark Roasted Blend: This is the start of a new series, collection of the most inspiring & hard-to-find retro-futuristic graphics. We will try to stay away from the well-known American pulp & book cover illustrations and instead will focus … Continue reading

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Roman Road Maps

They didn’t have a GPS system back in those days. BBC News link it is an intensely practical document, more like a plan of the London Underground than a map. “The red lines are the main roads. Every so often … Continue reading

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This is the best they could do?

How embarrassing. About 20 years too late, the Orange Order has invented a superhero in order to make them appear hip, up-to-date and less stuffy. I’d have thought a bit of effort to take the high road and make the … Continue reading

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Darth Vader in the Cantina (Canteen)

Yes. It made me LOL for real. In work.

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Condition 1 Weather in Antarctica: No travel permitted

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For Reference: Heroin

A few months ago I came across a great article on the IntarWeb about the origin, trafficking and “business” of Heroin which went into great detail about how it was the main product of the East India Trading Company and … Continue reading

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Choice Q &A

For when the religious nuts in your life come off with some crackers. Why are you mad at God? “Because he’s supposed to be all good but he doesn’t even have the common decency to exist.” God wants you to … Continue reading

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Freaks wanted for new Star Trek flick

Bizarre casting call for new Star Trek film The invitation to the casting session said: “This is an epic project and we are looking for the most intriguing and interesting faces to integrate in this film.” Some of the facial … Continue reading

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Fiction: Why the UK avoids the space race

BBC News Link: The UK’s decision to shun human spaceflight was a mistake that needs to be changed, says Europe’s International Space Station programme chief … Alan Thirkettle, a Brit who left the country to head European Space Agency (Esa) … Continue reading

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