Monthly Archives: April 2005

A politician’s entire raison d’ĂȘtre is to play politics

And they’re off. No wait, they’re not. The Layton horse seems to be nuzzling the Martin horse. Uh, now he’s … biting him? As for the good-government nag, I think it was put down years ago.
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Get ready for a near-miss experience, 24 years from now

We cannot destroy the Earth. Regrettably the reverse appears not to be true.
A most amusing web site (ned.ucam.org/~sdh31/misc/destroy.html) says, “The Earth was built to last. It is a 4,550,000,000-year-old, 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000-tonne ball of iron. It … Continue reading

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I’m too sexy for my job, too sexy for my job…

As the narrator of Russell Kirk’s ghost story The Invasion of the Church of the Holy Ghost wanders the sordid main drag of his decaying parish, a neon sign above a stripper bar flashes “Stark Naked or Your … Continue reading

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Those who don’t ‘get’ religion didn’t get John Paul

Pope John Paul II is dead, but his challenge is very much alive. Cynics might struggle to explain all the fuss over an admittedly charismatic old Polish guy in a funny hat who talked to God a lot. The rest … Continue reading

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There’s no good reason to mix a man with a monkey

Are you ready for the humanzee? If not, you’d better start preparing, because something’s simian over there in the lab, and it involves human-animal hybrids.
No, I’m not reading The Island of Dr. Moreau. I’m reading a recent piece … Continue reading

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