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Immortality ~ Not Fame on May 27 2011

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Writing is the most devalued human pastime. More words written each day than people have thoughts. More people writing than times past combined. Tools cheap, output prolific. Writing is futile if authors outnumber readers. And then we have plagiarism by default, and automated in ...

Testimonitals Forgettable on Jun 6 2008

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

(No-one cared so we made ‘em up) “More useful idiots” … "Crikey she ain’t " … “An affront to all English-speaking ovines” … “Sure glad it ain’t” … "Brought tears to our eyes – but like a real onion ...

On Sheep Being Overboard on Dec 14 2006

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Sheep, when bunking with seafarers, go frequently overboard (often by choice and for unsavory reasons we shan’t consider). And, yes, sheep can swim. While “sheep overboard” is a curious seafaring circumstance, it is also a metaphor for our times. We, the sheep, the simple folk, are being jettisoned. ...