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The Adventures of Radioactive Man

It is Good to be Radioactive Man...
For Some Value of Good

Apparently, I'm radioactive now and I should not travel to the USA. If I do, it will raise eyebrows among the worthies who guard the border.

"Hmmm... radioactive Canadian." they will think...

They already think we eat too much cheese. [Read more...]

Build me an Arc: But Watch Out for the Man Behind the Curtain...

Some stories have it, some don't. Special relationships. Embodied by repârté, by explicit or unexpressed love, by loyalty, by acrid vapours, by expressions on faces, in humour, in all seriousness, innocently, in ernest or insincere villany. Some stories have it some don't. Those that lack it seem to suffer from a dislocation of the soul. [Read more...]

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.

I just added a thingy to the 'Did you know...' wossname about the suspension of disbelief. I like making up aphorisms, but this seems particularly appropriate today. Take blogging, for example. (I simply cannot believe that someone has contributed the verb 'to blog' to our beautiful language... couldn't we reverse engineer Latin instead? What about French, or Esperanto? No one's using that.) [Read more...]

Slings and Arrows aplenty, but Where's my Outrageous Fortune?

I like the sea, although I haven't seen it for a while. I like to stand on a rocky shore while a storm drives frightening grey waves against the rocks. I haven't done this for a while either. The best place to do this might be Cornwall or Wales, the lands of my ancestors, but I haven't been back to my little island for a long, long time... maybe next year. [Read more...]


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