good horsey

“The £40,000 virtual reality riding machine combines a mechanical horse with a host of electronic sensors and a screen, to recreate the joys of an outdoor ride without the need for mucking out.The Ridemaster Pro, which is made by Racewood Simulators, is proving a hit with those who live in cities or who want to [...]

obsessions

On a bus trip from Jordan to Jerusalem whilst traveling across some of the duller sections of the Negev desert a friend entertained me by reciting entire scenes from the Star Wars films. It was a simple game. I would recall an instant, any scene from the first three Star Wars [...]

The call to prayer

“I liked working night shifts, because whenever they were awake, I wanted to apologize to them. When they were sleeping, I didn’t have to worry about that. I could just walk up and down the blocks all night long.
There was usually one detainee who would lead the call to prayer at five in the morning. [...]

KOOL

Many of you’d be well aware of a new search engine called “Cuil” pronounced “cool”. Clearly it has started poorly. One can’t even imagine the dum dum headedness that allowed them to call something – cool. First rule of cool – never refer to yourself as being cool. To try to [...]

Ahead of the curve

Jack’s car…

Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

EARTH—Former vice president Al Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to save—launched his infant son into space Monday in the faint hope that his only child would reach the [...]

we dream of electric sheep

“A small menagerie of new Damien Hirst pickled animals took a bow yesterday, including a new shark, a zebra, a calf with solid gold horns and hoofs valued at up to £12m, and even a unicorn – a white foal fitted with a resin horn, rather than an apparition from a fairytale. All have [...]

lysergic acid

8 hours after first dose.
Patient sits on bunk bed. He reports the intoxication has worn off except for the occational distorting of our faces. We ask for a final drawing which he performs with little enthusiasm.
‘I have nothing to say about this last drawing, it is bad and uninteresting, I want to go home now.’
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aspirational

“According to Miami-Dade police, Harris would take the buses from several Miami-Dade Transit bus depots in the county and drive the buses on their routes, picking up and dropping off passengers along the way. He would then return the buses at the end of the day. Police said Harris didn’t raise any suspicion because he [...]

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