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The Crying Game

The Crying Game
January 21, 2016
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Rule of thumb:  Real men and Vulcans do not show emotion in public.  It is acceptable, though for them to …Read the Rest

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Water on Mars

Water on Mars
September 29, 2015
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This is the game-changer, if we allow it to be. I can wax poetic about the discovery of running water …Read the Rest

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Why It Is What It Isn’t

Why It Is What It Isn’t
September 21, 2015
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“…The problem with “It is what it is” is that it abdicates responsibility, shuts down creative problem solving, and concedes …Read the Rest

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The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk
September 7, 2015
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If you are as much of a compulsive Trekkie as I am, this is a must-listen. It is hilarious.  Where …Read the Rest

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The Hypocrisy of It All

The Hypocrisy of It All
September 2, 2015
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In Kentucky a self-righteous clerk of court has refused to issue marriage license to a gay couple. She’s now in …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Eternal Male

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Eternal Male
August 2, 2015
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Late one evening, I was working on a novel, and going back and forth with some guy on Twitter, about …Read the Rest

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White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill
June 27, 2015
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Friday morning I Tweeted that when the announcement was made about putting a woman on our currency, the answer was …Read the Rest

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John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)

John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)
June 8, 2015
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    “…”I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science …Read the Rest

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Let’s Just Deal With It

Let’s Just Deal With It
April 17, 2015
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“Chewie, we’re home.” This is the number one reason I have been waiting, since 1979, to be abducted by aliens.  …Read the Rest

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Where No One Has Gone Before…

Where No One Has Gone Before…
February 28, 2015
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Space… the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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The Acceptable New Hate

The Acceptable New Hate
February 13, 2015
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold …Read the Rest

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skaeP niwT 6102!

skaeP niwT 6102!
October 10, 2014
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If you are a fan of Twin Peaks, as am I, you know all about backward talk.   The other day, …Read the Rest

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ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties

ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties
September 2, 2014
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“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to …Read the Rest

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Attitude Adjustment Time

Attitude Adjustment Time
June 25, 2014
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I am having a miserable time with my ISP.  Everything is taking twice as long as it should.  It’s well …Read the Rest

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PART X-C: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-C: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 13, 2014
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So-called ‘Christian’ Modesty is a strange critter, at best.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with any group implementing a dress …Read the Rest

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The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy

The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy
June 12, 2014
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Very few people – ever, have the opportunity to shape the future, with their vision.  It wasn’t even really a …Read the Rest

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PART IV: The Modest Christian Woman

PART IV:  The Modest Christian Woman
May 22, 2014
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What is porn for women?  Do you, like the men of the ATI religious right, and the women who enable …Read the Rest

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Part II: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong

Part II: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong
March 17, 2014
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It has inspired several columns about Bruno, and the way his story was told in this new edition of Cosmos. …Read the Rest

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Part I: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong

Part I: Where Neil Tyson’s Cosmos Went Wrong
March 16, 2014
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There are some classics in life that should not be remade, like Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, or Philadelphia Story.  …Read the Rest

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Why Humans Must Explore Space

Why Humans Must Explore Space
July 20, 2013
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Have you ever stopped to consider what might happen in space exploration if the Koch Machine had money riding on …Read the Rest

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David Brooks’ View of the Wild West Is (well) Stupid

David Brooks’ View of the Wild West Is (well) Stupid
July 17, 2013
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David Brooks had a recent article about the decline of the male.  It makes no sense at all.  Rather than …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Is Opera Becoming Irrelevant?

UPDATED:  Is Opera Becoming Irrelevant?
July 14, 2013
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UPDATE:  The Pink Flamingo is quite accustomed to being criticized.  That’s the name of the game.  But, today, the anonymous …Read the Rest

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Part III: The Pathetically Ignorant Anti-Woman Modesty “Movement”

Part III: The Pathetically Ignorant Anti-Woman Modesty “Movement”
July 8, 2013
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One consistent part of this that I’m noticing about modesty and women is that there is nothing showy, expensive, or …Read the Rest

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The Really Important Stuff of Life: Star Trek!

The Really Important Stuff of Life:  Star Trek!
May 17, 2013
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I never saw this one coming.  The bad guy is Kahn!  I figured it was going to be Gary Mitchell, …Read the Rest

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Opera, Historical Accuracy & Costuming

Opera, Historical Accuracy & Costuming
May 12, 2013
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I don’t know if I like the idea of Rigoletto being put into the 1950s and Las Vegas, with a …Read the Rest

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Don’t Sell My Stuff

Don’t Sell My Stuff
May 7, 2013
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If you’ve not heard the story, Kobe Bryant’s mother is planning to auction his stuff.  He’s mad.  She’s claiming he …Read the Rest

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Science Fiction as Social Commentary

Science Fiction as Social Commentary
April 29, 2013
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The Pink Flamingo has a not so dirty little secret.  I love science fiction.  I’m a Trekkie, unfortunately, I admit …Read the Rest

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The Far Right and the Dark Side of the Force

The Far Right and the Dark Side of the Force
February 24, 2013
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Please, forgive The Pink Flamingo for getting a little crazed.  I know I’m mixing metaphors, so to speak, but there …Read the Rest

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What If They Found Something?

What If They Found Something?
February 8, 2013
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Picture this.  The Pink Flamingo is on the phone, talking to a friend, who was telling me about the latest …Read the Rest

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When County Sheriff’s Refuse to Follow the Law?

When County Sheriff’s Refuse to Follow the Law?
January 20, 2013
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The far right is out of its collective mind.  Please, pardon The Pink Flamingo as I wax poetic over the …Read the Rest

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