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You’ve Got This Hostage Thing Backwards, Man

by Ken Arnold on Mon 19 August 2013

At the risk of aiding the idiots attempting to take over the asylum, permit me to instruct the Republicans in basic hostage taking skills: If you threaten to kill someone’s child unless they blow something up, you at least have human nature on your side. Threatening to blow something up unless they kill their own […]

Perseids, O Perseids!

by Ken Arnold on Mon 12 August 2013

Last night we went to watch the Perseids meteor shower. The Boston metro area is quite densely suburbanized, so light pollution abounds. However, we found a parking lot off the road in a pretty good place and saw about twenty meteors. We are but flecks of flotsam on an endless sea of stars, and also the […]