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What the sadist answered to the masochist

I’ve been outlining a kids’ book recently so regret there’s been less SM dawdling time. Remember what the sadist answered to the masochist who screamed “Beat me!”? (It was a very quiet, almost a inaudible yet extremely clear “No!”) OMG – I meant •S•(ocial) •M•(edia) – sorry, sorry! Anyway here’s my promised opinionated wrap-up per…

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The Goddess of Research

The Goddess of Research often comes up trumps when you least expect her to even show her sweet face. Well, what do you expect from any one of the nine Ms aMuses? Room Service they ain’t. So I’m adding a recent Private Eye toon here, extending our previous Oz batch — albeit less poetically than…

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In the previous Post of 20/6 (which polled your AYE or NAY votes) we achieved a staggering majority of two respondents who agreed that (for them) cartoons entered the brain faster and deeper than what someone else has unkindly termed “flash-in-the-pan-fiction.” Marketing theory (from orgs like Readers Digest and Gallup) indicates these two lone votes…

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Experiment in literary neuro-science

In fairness, anyone who wishes to continue this homespun experiment in literary neuro-science [“Do magazine cartoons burst in in the human brain faster than any brand of Flash Fiction?”] now needs to read a few Flash Fiction prize winners from the 3 links below from Google. Just let me know with at least a quick…

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