Monthly Archives: January 2017

Entry 627: All Growed Up(ish)

“Have you heard about adulting?” my wife Barbara asked me recently. I cringed, as I do the first time I hear any noun turned into a verb by adding “ing.” (I still remember how I winced in a “nails on … Continue reading

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Entry 626: Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistants

Mark’s Note: IBM is currently testing Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistants (MERAs) as an aide to the elderly. The following is a transcript of the daily self-analysis conducted by one of the MERA robots during a use study in a prototype … Continue reading

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Entry 625: There’s More to You Than You Knew

Hello again, kiddies. It’s Mr. Sciencemoron, back with the latest discovery from the world of “what the hell are you looking there for?” You’ll be really interested in my subject this time because it’s about you, specifically a new body … Continue reading

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Entry 624: Kids Are Expensive!

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610. This raises the obvious question: Why is a statistic like this coming from the Department of Agriculture? Is … Continue reading

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Entry 623: Where’s Cousin Brucie When We Need Him?

Because I am a freelancer, the rigors of my daily commute mostly consist of managing to get from my kitchen to my office down the hall without spilling any coffee. I rarely hit traffic, although my dog Riley sometimes accosts … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: More Thoughts About the Circus

Yesterday, I posted my immediate, sarcastic reaction to the news that the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be shutting down. I’ve since had a few other thoughts about it. It may seem out of place to use … Continue reading

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BONUS NEWS FLASH POST: Emmett Kelley is Crying

Today we should all put on our sad clown faces. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it will cease to exist after its final shows this May. Feld Entertainment, owners of the Circus, stated that declining ticket … Continue reading

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