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the celibate cephalobrate

Posted 09-12-2008 at 04:13 PM by sweetiepie
Updated 10-29-2008 at 06:53 PM by sweetiepie

the birds don't know how to fly
the cab drivers don't know how to drive
the wind is the only thoroughfare
rain drops are the only vehicles suitable for driving in Connecticut.
you can swim if you want, but make sure to wait at least a half hour after lunch,
and don't forget your cephalobrate.
purple or blue or crimson,
or silver and black and faustian,
just don't hold it like a flower, it's not a flower,
it doesn't like to be held like...
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Chief Actuary has a blog

Posted 09-11-2008 at 12:46 AM by Chief Actuary

Hellooooooooooooooooo world!
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contradictions and palpitations

Posted 09-10-2008 at 02:56 PM by sweetiepie
Updated 09-10-2008 at 02:59 PM by sweetiepie

When it comes to love, it's never entirely clear where the burden of proof falls. Do I prove myself to you? Do I prove yourself to me? How do we go about it? In action or in words? In prose or in song? Should it be grounded in practicalities and empirical evidence? Or exhalted with fictions and preposterous propositions?

Or should it all be assumed?

The funny thing is, it's a lot easier, anyway, to prove that you are fundamental than to prove that I am fundamental:...
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The Mentalist

Posted 09-08-2008 at 11:06 AM by MathGuy

I saw an ad for a new show starting this fall, "The Mentalist". It's about a "psychic detective" who isn't really isn't psychic. He just uses finely honed observational skills to pretend that he is.

I liked this show the first time I saw it, when it was called "Psych".
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1 wish

Posted 09-07-2008 at 11:51 PM by sweetiepie
Updated 09-08-2008 at 12:04 AM by sweetiepie

It used to be that I would wish for a clean life. Then true love. Then a talking sheep, which seemed the least likely to backfire. Now I'd wish there were less people in the world. Like, a lot less. Like, how about a total of 100,000,000. I guess my wish would go:

"I wish folks' reproductive systems would not function when they have 2 or more living children and there are >100,000,000 people alive." Or actually, that might encourage genocides. Well whatever you...
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