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A Redlight Woman Who Knows How to Sing the Blues by Mary Sisney
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Mark is on page 15 of 495 of A Redlight Woman Who Knows How to Sing the Blues: [kindle reading, so page count is an estimate] So far, her tone is very endearing to this retired professor, and pleasantly evocative of memories of battles fought in the "graves of academe."
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A Light Not Of This World by Dan Riker
A Light Not Of This World
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Extremely verisimilitudinous in depicting the attitudes and mindset of politicians, military officers and FBI and CIA agents, insofar as I understand them, to the degree that it was both evident that the author was extraordinarily knowledgeable about ...more
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Fashionable Nonsense by Alan Sokal
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I think it's crucial that respectable academics stop purveying semantically vacuous nonsense that egregiously expropriates terms that have precise scientific meanings, with demonstrably no understanding whatever of those meanings, for the purpose of ...more
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The Franklin Cover-Up by John W.  DeCamp
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The Most Dangerous Book in the World by S.K. Bain
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So compelling, it's either 100% true, or only 90% with the remaining distractions intended as part of a disinformation campaign to make the revelation of the actual truth seem the product of evil and psychosis too flagrant to be believed. But the tru ...more
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Blaise Pascal
“Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie.”
Blaise Pascal

“The only thing that helps me keep my slender grip on reality is the friendship I have with my collection of singing potatoes.”
Holly

David Foster Wallace
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
David Foster Wallace

Douglas Adams
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of them were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Philip K. Dick
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

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