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50 years of Dr. Who!

Doctor Who first aired on BBC1, November 23, 1963. Yes, for those of you who just did the math, that means this year marks Dr. Who's 50th anniversary. Sure, he went away for awhile, but since his return to the BBC in 2005, he seems to be more popular than ever. So you can be sure the people behind Dr. Who are not going to let this momentous occasion go unnoticed.

Rosin up your bow for Lindsey Stirling!

I ordered a CD by Lindsey Stirling, not really knowing who she was, but had heard about her.

It's a Mystery 3/7/2013

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Weeding

Yes, this really is a blog about mystery fiction and not about gardening.  Weeding is what I have been working on since the beginning of the year and it involves a thorough reivew and evaluation of all the books in WPPL's mystery collection.  All of us who select books for the library must weed our sections each year and it is not an easy task.  It is difficult to discard a book for any reason - ask anyone who has boxes of textbooks in their attic.

FOMO

I have to tell you, I suffer from FOMO. Yes, I know, but thank goodness it’s not contagious.

The Sports Section - Road Trip

What would you do with super-intelligence?

In Wired by Douglas E. Richards, Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily enhance brain functioning a thousand-fold. An unfortunate side-effect happens to be ruthless megalomania and a complete disregard for human emotions.

Evil and the Archetype of Evil: Lucifer, Satan, the Devil...Reading for long cold winter nights...

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Now that the holidays are behind us and we’re staring down a long cold road, I thought I’d begin making some suggestions for reading on long wintry nights.


Initial installment: some books dealing with the existence of Evil in the world.

 

 

Try the "Horror movie diet"!

Need to lose some weight? According to the January issue of Reader's Digest, watching horror movies is a good way to do it.
Watching a scary movie causes your adrenaline to surge, burning nearly as many calories as a brisk walk. Apparently just watching Stanley Kubrick's The Shining can burn up to 184 calories!

Let "The Games" begin!

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In the (near?) future, Olympic officials get tired of having to test Olympic athletes not only for drugs, but for genetic enhancements. So they decide to bring back the Gladiator competition, where genetic manipulation of contestants is not only allowed, it is encouraged! After all, the contestants must fight to the death. The only caveat is that No Human DNA can be used.

The Sports Section 2012 - The Year in Sports

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If your memory is as bad as mine, this review of the top sporting events of 2012 might help.