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“'I have pressed the first lever,' said O'Brien. 'You understand the construction of this cage. The mask will fit over your head, leaving no exit. When I press this other lever, the door of the cage will slide up. These starving brutes will shoot out of it like bullets. Have you ever seen a rat leap through the air? They will leap on to...
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Last night was another very busy, but smooth-running Purge For The Serpents, the weekly deep cleaning and feeding of my snakes and their habitats. MΣ∂V§Λ, my Jungle Python, is the only one eating right now since my two Royal Pythons – Rå & ϧ¡s – are in brumation.

Actually, though, I’m not completely sure they’re still in their lil’ reptilian hiberation because...
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I ran into my police officer friend on Saturday as I was walking to Zia’s Gourmet Pizza with Rå around my neck. I am at Zia’s *religiously* as close to 5p as I can get every weekend day, starting with Friday. (So, if you want to see a tall, lanky guy with snakes, you know where to find one.) I do this because...
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"So... you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light of day until I was already a man, and by then IT WAS NOTHING TO ME BUT BLINDING!"

And soon after...

"Ah, yes! I was wondering what would break first! Your spirit... OR YOUR BODY!" . . . *KKRRACK*, as Bane breaks...
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So Jordan has joined the coalition more than whole-heartedly with running some very heavy airstrikes against ISIL: nice.

I don’t see how you can even survive airstrikes, right? I mean, those F-16s that Jordan still uses aren’t exactly the Nissans of the fighter planes in this day and age. They’re still truly amazing and awe-inspiring birds, and the fuckers carry an extraordinarily...
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Swear to god, the scene in "Dallas Buyers Club" where Rayon (as so deftly portrayed by Jared Leto) pleads with his friend not to take him to the hospital, yet is bleeding from the mouth and desperately crying, "I don't wanna die", is the most emotionally devastating, sad, and horrific scene I think I've ever seen in a film.

I don't know...
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So, the title of that last Cauldron apparently should’ve been “I’d Rather Not Be Beheaded *Or Immolated*. Kthx.”

It seems ISIL wants to get late-Medieval on our asses with the recent immolation of Jordanian figher pilot, Muath Al-Kasasbeh. Something that harkens back to the Inquisición Española more than it does any recent form of execution widely used.

While this certainly serves to make...
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With the recent execution of two Japanese journalists by ISIL, and the number of similar dispatchings via the adept knife-wealding of Jihadi John, I have come to a conclusion of sorts:

Stay the fuck out of the Middle East. At least for nowsies.

Seriously, there are apparently a number of issues there of which we Westerners do not have a full grasp. I know, at...
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Shit, I’m failing lately with regard to trying to say a bit each day. I know it’s healthy to write, but I just haven’t been making the time.

Still, I’m not sure what my point is exactly in trying to write daily. I don’t think I want to run a music critic theme because I’m not terribly fond of...
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Man, I've been angry a lot lately. Not sure what it is, exactly. Sadness masquerading as hostility? Really not sure. I don't have any particular reason to be sad, I know at least that much.

Sorry, guys. Trying to fix this. I know being pissed off isn't exactly the most attractive way to be. (Orly?)

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So I just started watching “Guardians Of The Galaxy” tonight on Blu-Ray, and I have to say that I’m absolutely delighted that I didn’t see this in the theater!
For just like any super-hero movie, the plot goes a little like this...
Karlon, subject of Quaylor, is a rogue wannabe defender of the galaxy, when he happens upon Burlon, bounty hunter and cute...
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Just finished the second half of “End Of Watch” and it made me cry, just like the first time I watched it.

And now I’m going to say – no matter how unpopular it may be to do so – that I am a friend to police officers. That is, I believe 99% of them do their jobs out of sincere concern, care, and a sense...
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