In cas you hadn’t heard of the lady, Sylvia Browne is a famous American pyschic greedy heartless fraud. She appears on a weekly TV show, sells books, and does phone readings for a mere 700 bucks a pop (if you can’t quite run to that sort of money, her son does phone readings for only … Continue reading This is not Sylvia Browne’s blog
Another day of illness – sometime in the early hours, I woke up with another tachycardia attack. I’ve had these attacks on and off for about thirty years, but they seem to be getting worse. They’re certainly lasting longer – just a couple of years ago, I could expect the attack to be over in … Continue reading Brain fluff….
I’m well behind with reading the regular SF-news newsletters from Dave Langford of Ansible (and if you have no idea what an ansible is, you ain’t an SF fan and wouldn’t be interested in the newsletter!). Anyway, this little list of writing howlers from SF novels, collected by Dave and his indefatigable assistants caught my … Continue reading How Not To Write (2)
Kevin Leitch has been digging up evidence of a growing alliance between the Unification Church (AKA“The Moonies”) and Scientology. What Kevin has uncovered so far sounds a lot like the working alliances that sometimes spring up between certain types of anti-porn feminists and fundamentalist religious groups. In this case, it’s not fear and loathing of … Continue reading Unholy Alliance…?
Funny thing is the human mind. Or at least, mine is. I remember, four or five years ago, I was walking home one day. It was just an ordinary day; I’d finished work, had stopped off at the supermarket and was walking home with a couple of bags of shopping. An ordinary middle-aged mum walking … Continue reading Reincarnation? Sorted!
OK, this BBC news item is over three years old. But true weirdness doesn’t date. Meet the latest spaced out modern artist – a picture-drawing robot arm in Australia whose brain sits in a petri dish in the US. Working from their university labs in two different corners of the world, American and Australian researchers … Continue reading Rat Brain Art