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March 2014

Soapbox Saturday: Lucky Duckie

When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad…
you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you’re really quite lucky!
Some people are much more…
oh, ever so much more…
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!
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Thirsty Thursday: Sonic Circus Call in Show

Cosmic-CD-Cover-from-AIWhat do mirrors really tell us?  In today’s Sonic Circus short radio comedy we learn what Sam and Sal have to say to Marvel S. Day (Audrey Hensen) who worries that her hair is too short and that her genetically-engineered girlfriend is a bit fishy. … Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: The Battle Over King Tut’s DNA

Everything was going fine for the documentary on King Tut’s DNA when the scientific study was abruptly called to a halt. Why? In an article called Tutankhamun’s Blood: Why everyone from the Mormons to the Muslim Brotherhood is desperate for a piece of the Pharaoh writer Jo Marchant writes

“Woodward and a team from Brigham Young, a Mormon university named after one of the movement’s early leaders, raised suspicions that they might be looking for distant ancestors they could convert to their religion.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Solar Spheres

Rawlemon-Spherical-Glass-Solar-energy-generator-5-638x282“For the last 40 years we have tried to capture this energy with PV panels,” André Broessel says in the promotional video on his Indiegogo campaign for his company, Rawlemon. “But the earth is moving around the sun, and the fixed panel is losing its efficiency.”

The rotating glass orb, he says, brings in energy from the sun and concentrates it onto a small surface of tiny solar panels.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: Wearing Google Glass May Get You Arrested!

You can’t even get a Google Glass yet, and maybe you don’t want to!  It could get you arrested like a fellow who was nabbed by ICE half way through a film in Columbus, Ohio.  He says “a guy comes near my seat, shoves a badge that had some sort of a shield on it, yanks the Google Glass off my face and says ‘follow me outside immediately’”.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Sonic Circus Psychic Putt Putt

Cosmic-CD-Cover-from-AIToday on the Sonic Circus we join Sam and Sal at the Tom Toe Psychic Putt Putt Course on lovely Venus where Marvel S. Day and Stormy Gnyte compete for the title!  Listen as they project their psyches right into the ball and then navigate the obstacle courses of life.This radio comedy short is from Cosmic Significance 2012 and stars Audrey Hensen and Carleigh Tuttle.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Swahili Coast Ruins

From a small tent city archaeologists, students, and specialists work on digging up the ruins of Songo Mnara.  According to Archaeology.org  “the island seems a remote backwater today, but the sprawling ruins, though overgrown and studded with coconut palms and the stout, distended trunks of baobabs, tell another story—of a significant, wealthy, well-connected town.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Shades of Green

Even we greenies don’t agree on everything, so Alex Steffen handily classifies: Bright Greens, Light Greens, Dark Greens and Grays. Here is a quick summary:

What is bright green? In its simplest form, bright green environmentalism is a belief that sustainable innovation is the best path to lasting prosperity, and that any vision of sustainability which does not offer prosperity and well-being will not succeed.

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if by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.… Read the rest