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“I think one of the reasons that we like conspiracy theories is I think that we like to feel like there is a group of people who are so smart and powerful that they can pull the wool over an entire country or in fact even an entire world’s eyes. That certainly makes us feel…

“Haters are like crickets; they make a lot of noise you can hear but you never see them, then you walk right by them and they’re quiet.” -Unknown The sound of crickets adds an unavoidable hum to the evenings and nights in many places throughout the world, a familiar sound — I’m sure — to…

Weekend Diversion: The Physics of Flamingos

“Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he’s carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he’s carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you’re drunk.” -Jack Handy The diversity of the world’s animals is one of the most…

Weekend Diversion: The Edge of the World

“Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends.” -Shel Silverstein No, there’s not really…

Weekend Diversion: An Underwater Waterfall?

“I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.” -Mike May The world’s oceans have always been special to me, and bodies of water in general. The air smells different, the wind blows cool, and you’re reminded of the power of the salty seas every time…

“Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?” -Samuel Goldwyn There are few experiences that we can share together — no matter the great distances in space or time — like a good movie. Encapsulating a great variety of…

Weekend Diversion: The Bear Necessities

“Some days you go bear hunting and you get eaten. Some days you come home with a nice rug to roll around on, and bear steaks. What they don’t tell you as a kid is that sometimes you get the rug and steaks, but you also get some nice scars to go with them. …once…

“I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.” -Orson Welles It’s like that for…

“I’m happy to report that everybody whose face I’ve wanted to punch on Earth has already been punched.” -Greg Kinnear Well, it’s finally happened. After the javascript music player I’d been using to share music with you was discontinued, I finally found a new one here. There’s no better way to test it out than…

Weekend Diversion: Reason Enough

“[F]or those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our…