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  1. Thank You Granddad’s Genetics

    by , Yesterday at 01:00 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Alternative title: This Would've Been Just a Comment But Was Too Long

    Well. Seems like I might have inherited my Granddad’s teeth after all. The dentist gave my teeth a rather sadistic poking and scraping to check for holes. None. Well, none big enough to need filling anyway. If you believe the Sensodyne adverts the teeth have microporous holes that causes sensitivity. So I definitely do have holes, just none of concern. She assured me that teeth are far stronger than you think so ...
  2. Tax Dollars at Waste

    by , Yesterday at 11:09 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe I’m becoming more cynical in my middle age, but it seems like government exists exclusively to fill the pockets of the insiders and their friends. That seems pretty obvious in the case of Trump and his pals, but it is also true on the state and locals levels.

    On the federal level the use of government to enrich people has been going on for a long time, and it has been publicized for decades. Eisenhower warned us about the “military-industrial complex”, and he was in a position ...
  3. The Dentist

    by , Yesterday at 12:03 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Alternative title: It's Been A While

    So. I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. I haven’t been for a long time and my oral hygiene has been far from satisfactory throughout my life. To be honest it’s not all that great now but it’s a hell of a lot better than it used to be. Both my parents have fillings and have for most of their lives. So far I never have. But you never know, that could change.
    We’ve been with the same family dentist probably since my parents moved in about ...
  4. Dangerous Foods

    by , 07-15-2017 at 04:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Today I was offered potentially dangerous foods twice, and I walked past a usually dangerous plant twice also. It occurred to me again that humans consume lots of things that are dangerous, some toxic and some usually leading to disease. Humans eat all sorts of strange things that they might be better off avoiding. There are the obvious ones like almond of apricot, cherry pits, peach pits and leaves, puffer fish, etc., but there are people who eat strange and clearly dangerous foods. One that comes ...
  5. Persistence of Lies

    by , 07-05-2017 at 02:26 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes.

    So who really did say it? Benham's Book of Quotations credits the line to Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), a celebrated English fundamentalist Baptist preacher and the author of "John Ploughman's Talk; or, Plain Advice for Plain People." His exact words were: "A lie travels round the world, while Truth is putting on her boots." ...

    Updated 07-07-2017 at 08:34 AM by PeterL