Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Mentions of Agathocles!

I’ve been reading through Plutarch’s Lives, and I came across a mention of Agathocles I had missed when I was searching through the literature earlier!  It’s always great to find a new mention, no matter how minor.  The quote itself … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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Where Could Life Exist?

I came across the below infographic from World Science Festival and wanted to share it.  It’s about where in the universe we might find life, and the points in favor of and against such a possibility.  It’s neat.  I think … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and loved ones!  Listen to some Christmas music, eat good food, and if you have any friends that are writers, know that one thing all writers want, … Continue reading

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Comparing Radio Ads

I’m sure that it’s at least partly because of my own political bias, but I have to admit, I find the difference between the ads of different radio parties to be pretty funny sometimes.  Recently, I’ve discovered a classical radio … Continue reading

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On the Beach

On the Beach is a film from 1959 that takes place after a nuclear war has devastated and rendered uninhabitable the entire world, except for Australia, which managed to survive the nuclear holocaust by being too unimportant to bother nuking.  Even … Continue reading

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Mertvaya Ruka, the Dead Hand

Have you ever seen Doctor Strangelove?  If not, you really should.  It’s amazing and hilarious.  If you’re a decent human being, though, and have seen it, then you surely remember the doomsday weapon that the Soviets had built: a machine that would, … Continue reading

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