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I am the one to call your bluff, & this is my climate."

—Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972)

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Wednesday, December 8, 1999

Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
'If you've ever read a hardboiled detective story, you may have come across a sentence like, "I jammed the roscoe in his button and said, 'Close your yap, bo, or I squirt metal.'" Something like this isn't too hard to decipher. But what if you encounter, "The flim-flammer jumped in the flivver and faded."?'

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Monday, December 6, 1999

FEED: Wiring Baby's Brain, by Erik Davis "Faced with new findings in neurobiology, not to mention signal saturation in the 3-to-the-grave market, mediatech producers are paying close attention to the cognitive demands of babies and toddlers."

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My Favorite Martians: a UFO Epistemology, by Erik Davis
"In the end, most UFO theories can be seen as different modes of structuring the information that crusts around the slippery edges of a massive enigma."

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DAILY BLEED: Calendar of Eclectic events, Public Secrets:
"A wake-up call better than boiled coffee! A calendar of events your
mom & pop forgot to tell you about..."

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Mind Waves: An Interview with Francisco Varela by Erik Davis

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Erik Davis' Figments & Inklings (from the author of _Techgnosis_)

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Sunday, December 5, 1999

Gallery of Obscure Patents

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