August 2nd, 2005

weird science, Eye: RCA Magic Eye, tech

Hot Randi Frauds Online!

James Randi has put the whole of his Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural online as an HTML document. He's taken a page from The Baen Free Library, which has repeatedly demonstrated that making free eBooks available via the Internet increases rather than decreases an author's sales.

This looks like a useful, interesting reference work, but be forewarned: Randi tends to assume that any "Claim" of the "Occult and Supernatural" is in fact a "Fraud" or a "Hoax" -- or just gullibility. The work, therefore, is not entirely sarcasm-free.
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hoard potato, tv, movies

Public Service Announcement

I have just accidentally ingested something containing cocoa. For those of you who don't know, I'm allergic to chocolate.

Don't panic; this is not an "omigawdI'mgonnadie" post. It was a small quantity, and thus far, chocolate has never triggered anything worse than skin irritation or congestion and sneezing.

Lacking any other antihistamines in the house, I have taken two Unisom, which has the same active ingredient as Benadryl. I will probably pass out within the hour.

Oooh. There's the first hint of the sinus headache.

Lesson for today: just because it's not a chocolate flavor of Pocky doesn't mean that it doesn't have ANY chocolate in it.
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