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April 2013

Fungus Replaces Plastics?

 

Ecovative's wine shipper (Courtesy of Ecovative Design)
Ecovative’s wine shipper (Courtesy of Ecovative Design)

Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more respect. Fungi have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable.… Read the rest

Robert Heinlein Quote

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.

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3D Printed Guns

Grandma called to tell me she killed a spider, because she knows I would have put it outside.  I am that kind of live and let live kind of guy. So I am no fan of guns. But as this video on 3D printing shows, there is really no way to keep people away from weapons.… Read the rest

Scientists Discover God’s Brain!

If the unimaginable, incomprehensible, sheerly overwhelming size of the ultiverse is not enough to make you feel like a mote on some log, scientists have discovered that the entire thing is one big brain!  Look at these pictures, one of them a neuron and the other a map of the universe.  … Read the rest

Cosmic Significance 2012, Episode 5: The Pleasure Palace of Saturn

In this, the penultimate episode of my radio comedy Cosmic Significance 2012 we travel to Saturn and explore astral space!

Dante learns to surf in space-time with a blue-skinned Aneurian bartender, and Marvie is kidnapped and taken to Saturn’s Moon Titan where Stormy Gnyte is to marry Pharaoh Amunatun and perform her mesmerizing hit “Static.”  The Hopi Spirit Fleet is en route to Enceladus where the Crusiquestrians guard the Eye of Hathor.… Read the rest

Geoff Says: Worth Two Cents?

Today Geoff shares his Two Cents Worth on Investing.

 This show (link below) was on PBS last night. Seems to have good advice – and warnings – about investing and saving for retirement.  We have no stock market or mutual fund investments, but most people do.  

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Bolivia Gives ERA to Mother Earth

Mother Earth to have equal rights in Bolivia.
Mother Earth to have equal rights in Bolivia.

So Fresh and So Green reports that “Bolivia To Pass Law Giving Mother Earth Equal Rights To Humans”

Capitalistic economic thought tells us to place a price tag on commodities, giving them an exchange value.

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Geoff Says: Keep Fighting Violence

Reader Geoff write in, on the effort to curb gun violence.

As you may know, the Obama people have continued their effective online website which helped him win re-election. Now its focus is organizing public opinion to counterbalance the power of the big money lobbyists and special interests who dominate Washington politics.

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Audition for Gasparilla Queen

Auditions for my play Gasparilla Queen will be at StageWorks in Tampa this Sunday at 7:30pm.

A true story, Gasparilla Queen by Dewey Davis-Thompson is a peek under the full skirt of social politics in the Gasparilla Court – and other South Tampa traditions.… Read the rest

To Snooze; Or Not to Snooze?

Wake up science geeks! That snooze button may be setting up bad chemistry for your morning hormones.  Watch this video and find out why you are better off getting out of bed just “a little bit tired” and forgoing that snzzzzzzzzz.… Read the rest

Quote by Buddha

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

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You Think I Am Crazy!

Dr. Von Ikken says “Vindication at last!  It’s not a wacko conspiracy theory unless you say so!”  He insists reptoids built the pyramids, and anyone who says he is crazy is shifting the focus ad gaudia, or rather, ad hominem!
Here is a video that backs him up, asserting that “real skeptics question everything, including their own assumptions.  … Read the rest