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Think different … No, more different

Exciting news, especially for drunks with dead cell phone batteries. Scientists have devised a cell-phone battery powered by urine. Just right for those emergencies when you drunk-tweet way too much and then need to call for a ride home. This

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If you really, really want to live in the ‘Friends’ apartment, or at the Gilmore Girls’…

… thanks to the Internet, Etsy and an interior designer with a possibly unhealthy obsession with TV, you can. Well, as long as you have the money, time and energy. It’s up to you to remodel the inside of your house

Posted in Humor

Semi-Literary Trivia #7 – Rod Serling

“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.” Almost 40

Posted in Humor, Trivia

Drink Beer for Big Ideas, Coffee to Get Them Done…

At least that’s what this item at lifehacker says. I haven’t had coffee since early afternoon, so I don’t have the mental chops to properly evaluate these claims. And I haven’t had a beer today, so I can’t come up with

Posted in Humor, Writing

Taco Tuesday Haiku

A short post from “Shut Up Dad” to help keep your mind alive — or at least your appetite.

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Finding inspiration to write

Two weeks of pecking away at a short story that “should” have worked — similar in spirit to other stories that are coming along nicely, but different enough to be a completely new story — and this morning I tossed

Posted in Motivation, Writing

Semi-Literary Trivia Question of the Week # 6

F. Scott Ftizgerald’s The Great Gatsby: Was a surprise success, being made into one of the last silent movies. Was based on movie scripts that Fitzgerald had been unable to sell to the studios. Was largely forgotten by the time

Posted in Humor

Semi-Literary Trivia Question of the Week #5

A rayograph was: An early version of the x-ray machine that was placed in stores by the J.W. Bass shoe company, and offered free “skeletal images” to show correctable defects in customers’ feet. A technique used by surrealist artist Man

Posted in Humor, Trivia

Awww, how sweet!

Tunnels face many negative stereotypes in the popular culture. We can blame that mostly on movies and TV shows. Take the one in this photo (ignore the painted message for now). If you were to enter this tunnel, you would expect

Posted in Humor

Semi-Literary Trivia Question of the Week #4

To research the book that would become the “non-fiction novel” In Cold Blood, Truman Capote traveled to Kansas before the murderers were even caught. He was accompanied by childhood friend: Author and poet Conrad Aiken. John Dos Passos, author of the

Posted in Humor, Trivia

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