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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians.  Advertisements

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Beards and Baldness

I haven’t seen my chin in 40 years (this year is the anniversary of the beard). I always thought that the reason I grew the facial hair was because I hated shaving. I mean it was fun for the first … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Room Online – Virulence as Art

Anyone who thinks about it at all knows that women are a long way from achieving equality in our world. In some Islamic cultures, they are still considered property, in the many Christian sects, including the Roman Catholics, the Mormons, and numerous … Continue reading

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On Being pedantic

I am often (rightly) accused of being pedantic. It’s something I try to twist into humour with varying degrees of success. However, it is something I will talk about.

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UFO? No it’s something better

Yesterday, an odd shape appeared in the sky over Leamington Spa near Warwick, England. Weather experts have been baffled by a black ring which appeared in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis … Continue reading

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Chemical Free and Organic

For people who never paid any attention in chemistry class, if indeed they ever attended any.   It’s all fucking chemicals, and organic has a real meaning, perhaps just not just the one you think.

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Bad Science Watch on EMF Sensitivity

Bad Science Watch (BSW) is a group of volunteers who believe that the lives of Canadians can best be protected and improved by countering bad and fake science. (in the interests of full disclosure, I am one of those volunteers). Although … Continue reading

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The world ends again tomorrow—this time in Viking fashion. Ragnarök has arrived  a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various … Continue reading

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Mary’s Latest Appearance

Jesus and his mother Mary have appeared on a wide variety of objects including grilled cheese sandwiches , doors, rocks, chocolate bars, and pierogis. The latest in this long list of images is a tree stump is treestump Mary in Rathkeale, … Continue reading

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Enlarge your penis, or enjoy the one you have

We all get the emails for penis enlargement, even those of us without penises. I’ve never looked into them before, I just assumed they were all ridiculous, and perhaps even harmful. The most common in the ads are pills: Maybe … Continue reading

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