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Monday, August 30, 2010

怒族-郁慕明是我生长的地方宁愿留下来!

Ebook update. Armageddon 2419 AD – The Airlords of the Han by Philip Francis Nowlan – From the August 1928 issue of Amazing Stories:

Here, once more, is a real scientifiction story plus. It is a story which will make the heart of many readers leap with joy.

We have rarely printed a story in this magazine that for scientific interest, as well as suspense, could hold its own with this particular story. We prophesy that this story will become more valuable as the years go by. It certainly holds a number of interesting prophecies, of which no doubt, many will come true. For wealth of science, it will be hard to beat for some time to come. It is one of those rare stories that will bear reading and re-reading many times.

Heh…scientifiction. These are the adventures of Tony Rogers in the 24th century. His name was changed to Buck and he became Buster Crabbe.

“Heaven-Born, the Nu-Yok fleet has been destroyed, the city is in ruins…”

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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Unfact™ of the Month

The Unfact™ is, to the best of our knowledge, completely false and unsupportable. We are not responsible for any consequences that are bound to occur if you are silly enough to believe it.

Julius Caesar named the month of August after his predecessor and declared that since the entire month was a celebration of the divine Augustus no other holidays would be permitted during the month. The edict was never rescinded and is the reason there are no federal holidays during August.

Cum grano salis…if you know what I mean.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

In which I bark my shin

From Merriam-Webster.

Caliginous

Pronunciation: \kə-ˈli-jə-nəs\

Function: adjective

Middle French or Latin; Middle French caligineux, from Latin caliginosus, from caligin-, caligo darkness

Date: circa 1548

: MISTY, DARK (a caliginous atmosphere)

It’s even better to light a candle and curse the darkness.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

In which I am sincere

Ebook update. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – English wasn’t Conrad’s first language, more like fifth or sixth, but he took to it like a chicken to gumbo. This is a novella, less than 40K words, but there’s so much going on here that I can’t synopsize it without commiting a mortal sin against Western literature.

"And this also,” said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth."

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Μακριά έξω, ο άνθρωπος…

From Wikipedia's List of Greek Phrases.

τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει. (Ta panta rhei kai ouden menei.) – "Everything flows, nothing stands still." Heraclitus

Dude!

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