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Suckling pigs and mermaids

Quite some time ago a co-worker, during a discussion related to how to classify something we were working on, mentioned a classification scheme that included suckling pigs and mermaids. Something this absurd would obviously stick in my head, and it … Continue reading

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Where’s Bambi?

Several years ago I heard about the Bulwer-Lytton contest where people would submit their best worst opening lines for a novel. I decided to organize such a contest for our department at work, and I ended up winning. (And no, … Continue reading

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Herds of turkeys

I used to live in a log cabin on 20 acres about eight miles outside of town. It was surrounded by woods, so I could sit on the porch, or just look out the windows, to see various critters wandering … Continue reading

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