Category Archives: Satire, Irony, and Humor

Starve-Yourself-Old Theory Takes a Hit

By David L. Brown For some time now there’s been an assumption floating around that if you reduce your caloric intake to about 30 percent below the required daily intake you will earn yourself more years of life. I suspect … Continue reading

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Truth Is Out: Chicken Came First

By David L. Brown A little over four years ago I posted a piece here responding to a report on the all-important scientific question of our age, the chicken-egg controversy. I wrote: “Addressing the major scientific issue of which came … Continue reading

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Yours Truly Named ‘Citizen Journalist of Year’

By David L. Brown The champagne is flowing here today at Star Phoenix Base. For my work on this weblog, yours truly has been named “Citizen Journalist of the Year” for the Rocky Mountain region of the Society of Professional … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between Lawyers and Catfish

By David L. Brown Oops, today we learn that the stimulus bill that just passed the House of Representatives won’t allow stimulus money to be spent on imported steel. That’s like slamming the door on world trade, which is going … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Tale for the Holiday Season

By David L. Brown It’s not often that I am compelled to wax poetic, but in this holiday season, this one of 2008 in particular, I felt the urge to revisit that old favorite “The Night Before Christmas,” or “A … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Fantastic Freestyle Failure Event

By David L. Brown A few days ago I wrote an essay about the mess in Detroit. This cartoon says it pretty well in visual terms. Yeah, they’ve got a plan. Now. It’s a sad situation, but it underlines the … Continue reading

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U.S. Dollar Gains New Image

By David L. Brown According to our private sources at the Treasury Department, in order to calm world markets by providing a high degree of transparency to the economic situation, the U.S. government is responding to present financial trends by … Continue reading

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Good News from Our Very Best Friends

By David L. Brown There’s good news today. According to FoxNews.com, the end of high oil prices is in sight, and we owe our thanks to the fearless leader of the United Nations and those humanitarian folks who run Saudi … Continue reading

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A Flat Earth Encore: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

By David L. Brown I had some fun yesterday writing about people who believe in a flat Earth and how their ideas compare with climate change deniers. As I reread my essay this morning I was reminded of the fact … Continue reading

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Ethanol — The New Consumer Hype?

By David L. Brown I am in receipt of an exciting piece of news from the folks who are promoting Ethanol for the purpose of turning perfectly good food — for which there is a rising, legitimate and desperate demand … Continue reading

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