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It's Past Time!

Space Bullies and Space Snitches

It's Past Time that bullies take notice of The Big Picture. We think that the personality flaws of our planet's inhabitants are limited to this planet. What a crock. Science fiction writers have hammered THAT into our heads since...well, since science fiction began. Space aliens are depicted as kindly and ...

By ritacastillo

September 12, 2018 12:11 p.m. read more..

 

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Shtoopid Lyrics and New Mineral

Shtoopid Lyrics There've been many funny columns written about mis-heard song lyrics. (i.e., “Then I saw her face, and now I'm gonna leave her” (actually “Now I'm A Believer”). This is not one of them. This section is about hit songs with lyrics that are Just. Plain. Shtoopid. The author's ...

By ritacastillo

August 10, 2018 7:40 p.m. read more..

 

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Brain Stuff AND Radioactive Wolves

Get off your seat and on your feet... I tell you what, get off your butt... When in a slump, get off your rump... AAAAAAACK! I'm channeling my high-school gym teachers! OK, apparently, some 31 years later, I am cursed with still hearing their harsh, grating growls. OK, 41 years ...

By ritacastillo

July 2, 2018 10:33 p.m. read more..

 

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BLOOIE !!

It's past time we confront one of the forces that remake our beautiful planet. The password today is “Volcano.” Let's pick one with lots of vowels in its name. How about... Eyjafjallajokull. That's Eyja as in “(El) ijah” Fyalla as in “Fee Allah” Jokull as in “ Joe Cull” Take ...

By ritacastillo

June 2, 2018 9:10 p.m. read more..

  

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NOT Small Potatoes... and Brain in Ovary

This is NOT small potatoes! Comic Richard Belzer has brought this up. Why did so many people starve to death during the Irish potato famine? Because... Ireland being an island... by definition, it is surrounded by fish. So the Irish were dying because...they wouldn't eat fish. Current seafood harvests from ...

By ritacastillo

March 31, 2018 9 p.m. read more..



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Animals “Talking” to One Another

Of course YOU never do this, but you've seen it done. Someone is trying to convey information, and the intended recipient of the information is completely tuning them out. Of course if the information is really USEFUL, the recipient sometimes tunes back in-- “Eh, you said something about buried treasure?” ...

By ritacastillo

March 12, 2018 10:05 p.m. read more..



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Hackers Could Control Your Vehicle

This is a head's-up blog. You might be concerned if you own, or are shopping for, an older model of vehicle. Or you are planning to pass one on to a friend or relative. Please feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors who are owners of same. ...

By ritacastillo

February 28, 2018 10:59 p.m. read more..



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Animals Can Get A Version of Down Syndrome

Animals can get a version of Down syndrome. Most of us have seen photos of adorable animals with dwarfism. Dwarfism is caused by hormonal deficiencies. There are whole species of Dwarf This-or-That. (Many species of dwarf animals have gone extinct.) Down syndrome is caused by chromosomes. Animal versions of Down ...

By ritacastillo

February 12, 2018 10:09 p.m. read more..



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Only Two People Could Have Done It

I saw a special on the Flying Wallendas. Acrobats, tightrope walkers. Trapeze artists. All family, at least in those days. The interviewer asked two of the trapeze artists how they manage it-- especially husbands and wives-- when they were Teeth Gritting Angry with one another, yet one of them had ...

By ritacastillo

February 6, 2018 5:46 p.m. read more..



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Still No Bigfoot

The female of our species can get VERRRY angry and verrry vengeful, as demonstrated in our fairly-recent history by such luminaries (pronounced “loon-inaries”) as Jodi Arias, Lorena Bobbitt, Betty Broderick, Jean Harris, Amy Bishop Anderson, and Clara Harris. To name several. They are shocking because they are rare. “Hell Hath ...

By ritacastillo

January 26, 2018 7:49 p.m. read more..



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REBOOTI !

Would you like to go back in time and get a do-over for, say, 3 things in your life? Sorry-- only three. Could be something you did, something you said, or even something you thought. You're a very lucky person if you don't respond with a plaintive, “only three?” Some ...

By ritacastillo

January 18, 2018 8:27 p.m. read more..



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I. WAS. WRONG. Glitter BAD.

I.WAS. WRONG. Glitter BAD. It's past time that I admit that I was wrong in my happy, published embrace of Sparkle and Glitter. http://www.nwboomerandseniornews.com/weblogs/its-past-time/2017/aug/09/glitter/ That was written August 9, 2017. In November 2017, these items showed up on the Internet: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/glitter-ban-environment-microbead-impact-microplastics-scientists-warning-deep-ocean-a8056196.html http://abc7chicago.com/science/glitter-is-not-just-annoying-it-could-be-bad-for-the-environment-/2714631/ Live and learn.... read 'em and weep.... Sorry, ...

By ritacastillo

January 10, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..



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Unmixed Good News, Part 2

Yes it's The Holidays and you are feeling SOOOOOOO good already. Yes there are like 3000 Holiday movies a day on the Hallmark Channel, most of them starring Dean Cain. Yes you can go to almost any mall and hear enough Holiday Music to give you diabetes. Yes there is ...

By ritacastillo

December 4, 2017 7 p.m. read more..



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Unmixed Good News, Part 1

It's Past Time we enjoyed some unmixed GOOD news. (Come on, you know you need it!) Three reasons to celebrate-- and with Thanksgiving a few days away! Number one. For all of us: The hole in the ozone layer is, at last, healing! After GROWING from 1985 (and being checked ...

By ritacastillo

November 18, 2017 8:42 p.m. read more..



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Fog and Cloud

Fog happens when a cloud goes to ground. We say our thoughts are cloudy sometimes. We say we have “brain fog.” Sometimes our memories are foggy or clouded. Sometimes that's a wonnnnnnderful thing! Sometimes it's even MORE wonderful when our SPOUSE'S memory is a little foggy. There's a story about ...

By ritacastillo

November 4, 2017 11:01 p.m. read more..