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When I was in fifth grade, those of us in the “gifted” program spent a couple of days learning about puppeteering. We created our own minarets (mine was called “Andy,” probably in honor of Andy Kaufman) and scripted a puppet show about the LA Summer Olympics and staged it for the “non-gifted” students, who showed [...]

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A Massachusetts woman who recently separated from her husband, had her hours at work cut, and moved into an apartment, says an image of Gallagher she sees on her iron has reassured her that “life is going to be good.” Mary Jo Coady first noticed the image on Sunday when she walked into her daughter’s [...]

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There are too many laws these days. In some places you can’t cross the street without breaking the law. Other places you’re a criminal if you buy too much cold medicine. And there’s a global push for new laws against blasphemy. Which is why I’m actually excited about the new religious push for civil disobediance: [...]

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After a lot of reflection, I’ve decided not to wade into the controversy over the Fort Hood Massacre. Sure, shooter Nidal Hasan appears to have been a devout Muslim who shouted “Allahu Akbar” while he was mowing down his colleagues and who had deep respect for Anwar al-Awlaki, the spiritual adviser to the 9/11 hijackers, [...]

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I apologize for not having posted in so long, but I’ve been working on a top secret project with NASA. You see, thanks to a combination of disingenuous Mayans, misunderstandings involving the Temples of Syrinx, the teachings of self-styled “gurus” like “the guy who killed all those people in a sweat lodge to unleash their [...]

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