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Five Fun Facts

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1. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents. 2. Sunsets on Mars are blue. 3. Dead people can get goosebumps. 4. The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. 5. Viagra, when dissolved in water, can make cut-flowers stay erect for up to a week longer than they usually would.    

Mildred and the Oboe

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(One slightly naughty, very short story, estimated reading time: 1 minute) Last night Mildred, my neighbor on the floor below, masturbated with an oboe. The oboe wheezed and squealed in her vagina. Mildred groaned. Later, when I thought she was finished, she started screaming. I lay in bed with a book about India. I could feel her pleasure pass up through the floorboards into my room. Of course, there might have been another explanation for […]

On the Ning Nang Nong

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On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows go Bong! and the monkeys all say BOO! There’s a Nong Nang Ning Where the trees go Ping! And the tea pots jibber jabber joo. On the Nong Ning Nang All the mice go Clang And you just can’t catch ’em when they do! So its Ning Nang Nong Cows go Bong! Nong Nang Ning Trees go ping Nong Ning Nang The mice go Clang What a […]

Little Death

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Benjamin was a gentle soul. He was the type that nursed small birds back to health or gave them an elaborate funeral when he failed to so, shedding a few tears while digging the small grave for his feathered friend he never really got to know. Aggression was something quite foreign to him. He had seen some of his classmates flocking together in small groups, stalking the streets like animals of prey. Their hormones raging […]

Quotes for Today

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“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire” “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of […]

Words That Trigger

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Woebegone [woh-bi-gawn, -gon]: beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance. Makes me think of: News from Lake Wobegon and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. An ongoing radio play about life in a fictional small Minnesota town. The Lake Wobegon effect, a natural human tendency to overestimate one’s capabilities, was coined by Professor David G Myers in honour of the fictional town. The characterization of the fictional location, where “all the women […]