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News of the Weird: Yellow and brown values

A Swedish TV show, “Biss och Kajs,” found itself in the spotlight in November — in Russia, where government-run television apparently used it to send a political message to Ukraine by highlighting the program’s theme of teaching children about bodily functions. The episode Russia chose featured three bulkily-costumed actors sitting around talking — with one […]

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Thanks and No Thanks

“Gratitude is an attitude,” the aphorism goes and there is a lot to recommend a cheery outlook on life. Evidence predicts that a positive attitude is healthy and certainly is a happier way of looking at things. Conversely, we’re cautioned that judgment is a treacherous task, destined to dismay. No doubt, when something is judged, […]

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News of the Weird: Annals of Science

America’s foremost advocate for frontal lobotomies as “treatment” for mental disorder, the late Dr. Walter Freeman, performed an estimated 3,500 lobotomies during the 1940s and 1950s before opposition finally solidified against him, according to a December 2013 investigation by The Wall Street Journal. At the peak of his influence, he was so confident that he […]

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MoJo RIP

Every week I picked up The Reader, I always looked forward to reading MoJoPo’s horoscopes, no matter how bizarre or off-kilter they were. He had way of making me laugh with his wordy and often rhyming predictions of the future. There is so much more to MoJo than horoscopes. Born Michael Joseph Pryor, the Omaha […]

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Planet Power: Oct. 24 – 30, 2013

Welcome to the sign of Scorpio, where we study the fruit of our meditations on the regenerating mysteries of life and death. My departed mother came to me under this very pomegranate tree, and presented me with the apples of her experience. In a strong voice, she answered my questions concerning life and death. She […]

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Cosmic Forecast, Feb. 14-Feb. 20

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let Venus come between us! Love is the way; the Tao of/for those that want to learn to grow, or know how. Venus is the planet of transcendence, as your love here on Earth portrays your way through the art of/from your heart. Show us/me how much you’ve got! P.S., I love […]

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Cosmic Forecast, Feb. 14-Feb. 20

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let Venus come between us! Love is the way; the Tao of/for those that want to learn to grow, or know how. Venus is the planet of transcendence, as your love here on Earth portrays your way through the art of/from your heart. Show us/me how much you’ve got! P.S., I love […]