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Category Archives: Word Play

Heaviest Element Discovered: Governmentium

A major research institution (MRI) has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium (Gv). Governmentium has … Continue reading

23 December, 2008 · 1 Comment

Swami Beyondananda’s 2008 State of the Universe Address

In his wonderful style, Swami Beyondananda, aka Steve Bhaerman, delivers his  State of the Universe address for 2008, following his excellent 2007 Address. Take a moment to check out his … Continue reading

25 January, 2008 · 18 Comments

For conscientious word-junkies …

… I mean wordsmiths.:) This sublime word game comes from FreeRice (thanks to Kilroy for forwarding it). Like The Hunger Site, it donates based on exposure and advertising. This site … Continue reading

24 October, 2007 · 10 Comments

Vivacious visual wordplay

I wonder what yet-to-be released neglected gems we each have in our drafts folders? A quick look through my altogether too many drafts revealed this one I’d scanned in but … Continue reading

23 June, 2007 · 10 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"