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London 2012: Company’s Coming—Quick, Grab the Broom!

April 14, 2012

Every household knows the drill. The occupants are kicked back—bare feet on the coffee table—perhaps in their underwear, comfortable in varying degrees of their own residue. Then, from somewhere under a crumpled newspaper (or is it behind a lint-ridden seat cushion?), the cell phone rings. Long-lost Uncle Charlie (who is mistakenly perceived as being above […]

The case of the mean, evil starter’s pistol

January 15, 2011

Like scenes from the next Terminator thriller, the headlines scream a warning of impending revolution: “Runaway SUV Assaults Innocent Sidewalk Shoppers” “Diesel-guzzling Big Rigs Defile Pristine Parkway with Fumes/Noise” “Off-shore Oil Pumping Station Threatens Entire Planet” One would gather from the tone of these typical headlines that the machines of this world are engaged in […]