I saw talk today of

Filed under:General — eric @ 7:20 am

I saw talk today of a planned walkout on the Big Brother TV show (I’ve never watched it.). The walkout’s off, I understand. In England, a new reality show has just begun where the contestants are trying to break out of prison. First one out wins 100,000 in cash.

It has been suggested that

Filed under:General — eric @ 7:16 am

It has been suggested that a comet or meteor strike may have ushered in the Dark Ages, the period in human history from 500AD to roughly 1000AD where progress around the world came to a halt or (in the case of Europe) moved backward. Data from tree rings lend support to this theory.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, long

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:19 am

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, long dead, is facing a Scotland Yard mudred probe after accusations surfaced yesterday that he stole the idea for Hound of the Baskervilles from a friend and then had him poisoned. According to the Sherlock Holmes Society, the charge is “complete bunkum.”