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Dance-off…

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A D.C. copy and a teenager had   a dance  competition to see whether the teen and her friends stayed where they were or moved on.  They mutually declared a draw and the group moved on, but the teen learned that her siblings who had been arrested in the past may not have been the blameless youth confronted by cruel cops she had been taught.   Eureka?

 

 

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October 31, 2015 at 11:55 pm

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Halloween 2015…

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This should  help you reach creepy mode.   I doubt you can count on a ghost photo-bombing  you,  even if you’re in New Orleans at the right time.

It’s too late for this year,  but you can get a  jump-start  on growing a BIG pumpkin for next year.   Or you can read about an entire Connecticut school district  banning Halloween  because of a few complainers.   Of course the  race agitators  are out in force,  along with the  PC police,  which would have a meltdown if they had happened  on this before it was altered to be less erotic.   I doubt it would perturb  this shop.

The Philippines apparently goes all out for  dressing up  their dogs for Halloween.   Americans  do it  too.   I could teach Big Girl to fly before I could get her in costume,  though now that she has her winter coats,  she is all fur and feathers and looks pretty spooky as is.   Other places  have other  traditions.

There are astonishing  makeup  techniques,  none of which I judge myself competent  to achieve.   You can  dress yourself  up easily,  or skip the costume in favor of a  chic soiree.  There is even advice for  pairing wines  with your favorite Halloween candy,   along with a  ranking  of the sweet treats.  By the way,  there are non-holiday foods which are  even worse  for you than this season’s candy.

This woman decorated her  parents’ house  to the max.   If your kin is less understanding,  you can always visit  the home  of  Judge Jonathan Corwin,  who presided over the Salem witch trials.  There are other,  high-tech  haunted houses  to thrill you.

Debby Witt from The Corner offers a cornucopia of Halloween-related items  here,  but if you’re a  true devotee  of the occasion,  you already know it.   At any rate,  you can safely ignore the Energy Department’s urge to  blame pumpkins  for climate change,  and plot your journey to these fascinating cemeteries.   Me?  This is how I’m  making my  pumpkin  his year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 31, 2015 at 10:12 am

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Gene-editing gods…

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This piece  offers an understandable explanation of the technique,  and a necessary warning as to its possible abuses and uses.

 

 

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October 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm

Crack in the earth…

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Wyoming has one,  near the Bighorn Mountains.   The photos are impressive,  an engineer’s  explanation  of the cause is less so,  but still interesting.

 

 

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October 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

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Kaboom…

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…equals a bright red  Mustang on your roof  —  at least it did for this  elderly woman  in Michigan.   On the bright side,   Joyce Kingsley can be confident that her home was sturdily built,  since the roof was able to keep the car up there instead of allowing it to fall through.

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October 29, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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The baddest Bond…

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For your entertainment,  some interesting  statistics  on which actor portrayed the baddest of the Bonds in the film franchise.

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October 29, 2015 at 10:13 am

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D. C.’s royal mayor…

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The apple barrel is said to rot from the top,  and the District of Columbia is certainly no exception.   If any boss I ever had ordered me to stand up when he entered the room I would have laughed at him and invited him to try to make me do so.   Employees in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Community Affairs are  apparently required  to stand every time she enters the room.   Instead of all that bowing and scraping,  perhaps the poor SOBs who live in DC would be better served if she let them get on with the work they are supposed to be doing.

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October 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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