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Cottonwood Heights Tensions Flare Again

Greetings all from beyond the grave. I'm still alive. Last year I didn't manage to do any Halloween themed pictures for DeviantArt so hopefully this year will make up for it. This start...

Why Monty Python Was So Great

The whole bit is made all the funnier by knowing that all of the guards were just random extras who weren’t told what was going to happen, only that they weren’t allowed to laugh at any cost as they wouldn’t be paid if they did.

Like, to be honest, just because I know myself, I'm sure that my own "trust no one ever" philosophy will rub off on any children of either gender I may have. But I'm all for teaching respect too, and hopefully eventually creating a world where distrust doesn't need to be everyone's default.

Street orphans, Victorian London. Photo from G.F.A. Best's ''Shaftesbury''. UK's government is reducing the standard of living by dismantling the Health Service, reducing/removing Benefits, selling off National assets, and taxing workers to pay more for far less. The fittest will survive, but going backwards isn't progress, and contradicts the concept of civilized society. Those implementing such deprivation are protected by their social and economic position from any ill effects to…

Impossible Nail in Wooden Block

This is my take on a classic puzzle that woodworkers have been making for years. If you've never seen the impossible nail-through-block-of-wood trick, check out Steve Ramsey's video here.My version and approach is very different than Steve's, however. The nail is solid and had not been bent, cut, glued, or modified in any way. It slides back and forth within the block of wood, and the total length of the nail is longer than 2x the diameter of each hole. The wood has not been boiled and…