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Reheeling

There lived on Actinuria a young inventor by the name of Pyron, who learned to pull wires out of platinum so thin, you could make nets with them for catching clouds. Pyron invented the wire telegraph, and then he pulled the wire out so fine, it wasn’t there, and in this fashion he obtained the […]
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Run of Everything

When asked about where the Camiroi playgrounds could be found: Oh, the whole world. The children have the run of everything. To set up specific playgrounds would be like setting up a table-sized aquarium in the depths of the ocean. It would really be pointless. – RA Lafferty, “Primary Education of the Camiroi”
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A Damned Shame

Hunter S. Thompson from the best cover letter ever: As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what […]
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Will free with purchase

Had a strange dream last night. I was at a job interview, and rather than asking normal sorts of interview questions (even for an academic job) they were going right for the “deep” questions. I know why I had this dream–I took the “what philosopher are you?” quiz on Facebook before bed AND had pizza. […]
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