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Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.

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There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought.
Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]

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Branch from the past discovered in Catskills: -- --
State Museum employees unearth massive fossil of prehistoric flora
By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer
Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ALBANY -- Earth's oldest tree wouldn't turn heads at your local garden center these days.

It was spindly and stood up to 30 feet tall. Its trunk was studded with nubs of dead branches. Its crown hadn't evolved into leaves yet -- it featured a web of twiggy appendages. It produced spores instead of seeds.

Any aesthetic shortcomings might be forgiven for a tree that's 380 million years old.

The prehistoric flora, which resembles a stunted modern-day tropical palm tree, predated the dinosaurs by about 160 million years...

Ummmm ...

Chill-out city :) - probably better with sound & faster connexion

Abusing Amazon images

Ethical Considerations
Abusing Amazon images for decorative art on your own web pages makes use of Amazon's processor and bandwidth. While Amazon is generally good about letting people use their systems for interesting projects, it should be remembered that they make access available in order to ultimately sell more stuff.

My recommendation for those who want to use Amazon's services without being a total leech is to either save a copy of the resultant image and host it directly, or be sure to include a link to the Amazon sales page for the product depicted.

Again: Ummmm ...

Two hurt in mock light sabre duel
Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol...

This could be seen as slightly related to the previous story.
FanFiction.Net : The Game of the Gods
Just to note that to look at the other stories, dextrously you pick them from the drop-down list - available at the top and bottom on the right hand side. To add a review, sinisterly, you use the link at the left hand side :)

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