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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

first pulished on Technorati Image Robert A Heinlein’s Puppetmasters from the point of view of the alien invaders.  Or the Invasion of the Body Snatchers from the point of view of the Pod People.  Stephane Meyers’s Host is one more

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The Silva Method of Mind Control

About thirty years ago I went through a phase where I read all these wonderfully odd little books meant to change your life and your worldview.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Dianetics, books on Alexander Technique and Rolfing, the Feldenkrais Method, Super

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Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days

Article first published as Dollar Days 2010 at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society on Technorati. Celebrate the final days of summer at the Dallas Arboretum where everyone pays $1 admission everyday through the month of August.  The 66 acres

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Eden Log

A 2007 black and white Sci Fi film with a minimum of dialogue and the feel of an adventure game.  Eden Log starts out with a man who doesn’t know who he is or where he is and we follow

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Knight and Day

Like my favorite movie, The Matrix, there is a lot of gun play here and the Hero walks through raining lead without fear of injury.  The reason for this is Tom’s totally Bourne Identity mad super spy skills and the

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The Tudors

Henry VIII was a nasty bit of work who loved women, war, and God-though not necessarily in that order.  Thanks to Henry, Protestants and Catholics have been killing each in England for a few hundred years and those funny little

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the imaginarium of doctor parnassus

Terry Gilliam is the only American in the Monty Python cast and his vision has always been a bit warped by his early exposure to the British sense of humor.  My favorite of his films was Time Bandits, a wonderfully

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“Cold hearted orb that rules the night Removes the colors from our sight Red is gray and yellow white But we decide which is Right And which is an Illusion” – Moody Blues “Now, now,” Bobby says, comforting her. “It

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Watches-Very Expensive Watches

I was flipping through the 2010 Wristwatch Annual and found a wristwatch with a price of just over a million dollars.  It’s called a Cat’s Eye Haute Joaillerie and made by the Girard-Perregaux watch company.   There is something reassuring about

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The best hamburger I ever had was in a Greek restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a thick burger, a layer of black olives, and a layer of Feta cheese. Just a simple and yet perfect burger, I have recreated

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