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This page leads you to a veritable olio of stuff I hope will entertain you. Or at least some of it. Or at least some of you.
Immediately below is a list of what's immediately below the list immediately below.
Here are a few pages about Dan Quayle and burning his flag I insist you find interesting.
I've been working crossword puzzles for a few years now, and awhile back I decided I had something to say about them, so I wrote it down. Then I realized my handwriting is kind of hard to read, so I typed it out for this Web site.
OK by me. If you promise not to drift off into other subjects, I want to read the essay on crossword puzzles.
IRC is short for Internet Relay Chat, the worldwide chat room. If you've never heard of IRC, get started here. If you are an IRC pal of mine, hi.
Okey doke, tell me more about Internet Relay Chat (and the game of 20 Questions and the game of Charades).
Not a few words about a few words, in two main pages.
If you're more intelligent than 98% of humans you can join a club called Mensa. I tried to join by paying nine bucks to take a pre-qualifying test, and I concluded that the test is illegitimate. Do you agree?
Show me the unfair Mensa test.
How To Beat the Lotteries
Betting the lottery requires a knowledge of fundamental probability theory, and I know all you need to know.
I want to learn it.
You can read a poem I wrote. It's the only poem I ever wrote, for reasons that will quickly become obvious.
OK by me. I want to read the poem.
Stories of a Claims Adjuster
There are many ways to make mistakes in logic, and most of them have names and understandable explanations.
As I see it, we humans should never fall prey to logical fallacies. The less we do the better, and it's useful to know which ones are available to trip us up, to make us make mistakes.
And, to be frank, how to use them to get our way.
So far there are only a few I can recommend, but I have not surfed the Web much. If there are any you think should be added, just .
North of Canada, etc.
Bar bet. This is a simple exercise in eidetic memory, specifically your memory of the hundreds of times you've seen maps of North America. Here's the question:
(This is not a trick question. For example, it's not like Canada owns some unheard-of territory in the South Pacific.)
If your name is Alex and if you are an above-average Americorps volunteer and if you worked for Habitat for Humanity KCMO and if you lost five bucks on this bet, now you know the reason is that the person you bet against just happens to be the person who knows -- better than anyone else on the planet, apparently -- what the answer is. (Also, you should probably not want to bet against me on the question whether Buddhism is the most popular religion.)
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March 30, 2016,
Because this is an extremely multimedia site, you can listen to three noises here -- a one-second buzz, a cute and a cuter.
OK by me. Let me hear the three noises.
One Animated GIF
This is such an extremely multi-media site that we also bring you an original animated gif.
I was tickled by the realization a few years ago that the word "rotator" is spelled the same backwards as forwards. If I were better at building animated GIFs, the one below (which is supposed to be two gears rotating against each other) would be much more impressive.
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