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Santamocracy

19 Dec , 2014  

Santamocracy

Yes, Virginia. There is a democracy and it lives in the hearts of all the people who believe they affect the world by voting. We encourage them to believe because it makes them happy and it makes the people in charge secure.
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The Magic of Positive Mischief

16 Dec , 2014  

The Power of Positive Mischief

Since I can’t get into your head directly, I found a different way of doing this. Things that don’t easily make sense disturb your thinking. So that’s what I do—give you ideas or experiences that defy simple explanation.
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Do Do That Voodoo

1 Dec , 2014  

Do Do That Voodoo

You need to just try it. Really. It works. Trust me.

Voodoo has a bad reputation which has reduced its popularity here in the West to near zero. That’s unfortunate, a really big missed opportunity.
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3D Printer Robot

30 Nov , 2014  

3D Printer Robot

They don’t come for us, enslave us or kill us. My warning proved spurious. But the robot—or should I say robots—put the human race in an awkward position.
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The Fifth Dentist

29 Nov , 2014  

The Fifth Dentist

I’m sure you’ve heard it, probably more than once. You know, that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum. Well, I’m the 5th dentist.
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Please Get Up

29 Nov , 2014  

Please Get Up

He was crying, something I’d never seen him do. He was always emotional—usually angry, sometimes euphoric. But crying was completely new. He was screaming, crying: “Get up! Please get up! For the love of Christ, get up Celia!”
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