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About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.

Red Bull gives you wiiings

Wiiings (n): a sickness brought on by perpetual failure to hit the mute button when adverts interrupt one’s chosen entertainment with cleverly contrived ear worms designed to persuade you to buy stuff. Symptoms: Possible remedies:

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Protected: Towel Day 2023 Quiz Answers (see clues in the 2020 quiz for the password)

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Happy Towel Day 2023!

‘This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer.‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.’ Douglas Adams (1952–2001), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Following on from the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quizzes I did for … Continue reading

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Illustrating exponential growth using movement towards a target, revisited again

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. Professor Albert Bartlett (1923–2013) In case you’re not familiar with this ongoing project of mine, the ‘target’ here is the gate at the end of … Continue reading

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Saturday Surprise — Happy World Bee Day!!! 🐝

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
I reprise this post every year on this day, and today it just happens to fall on Saturday, so I can make World Bee Day our Saturday Surprise!? Today is World Bee Day and…

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Stepping Outside

It was the title of Russell’s post that grabbed me, as it’s kindred to the title of my poem Step Outside. Though I suspected I’d know the theme of his post, I had no choice but to read it. I … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein on the hallucinations of AI developers

I have no time for blogging atm, but I noticed Bob Rich’s latest post and was unable to avoid following the link he recommended to Naomi Klein’s article ‘AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are‘. I learned about ‘AI … Continue reading

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One of the numerous effects of a warming climate.

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
An article that I wanted to share with you! There is no question that we are warming the world, and in my mind, there’s very little doubt that it is us older persons who…

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A Short, Important Story

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
I found this very short true story on the Jon S. Randal Peace Page.  It is a story that is well worth the retelling, for it is a story of immense importance and wisdom,…

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Sharing The Stage With Stephen Colbert

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
I’m a little tired tonight, both mentally and physically, so I’m gonna let Stephen Colbert take the reins for this one …

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