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Floody rains in the desert

You don’t normally think of rains in the desert. Deserts are supposed to be… deserty, right? And the Middle East is the desertiest of all known deserts. When you think of the Middle Eastern desert, you think of an Arab nomad herding a line of camels on top of dry...

The Crawling Dread

Eyes sagging, half drowsing, and virtually devoid of life, the hungry, tired masses form a crowd in the desolate landscape, rotting under the scorching sun. Slowly, they move, inch by inch, hungry and irritated, blaring and wailing at each other. That’s not a glimpse into a generic horror movie trope. That’s...

The Return of Zeus

He’s back. Long time readers of this site may remember that I had been willfully targeted by one of the earlier drafts of God, Zeus. For those who don’t know him, Zeus is the ancient Greek god of thunder, lightning, weather and other random sky related phenomena. For reasons unknown,...

Cutting Edge Developments

The human population is so diverse that no single means of classification can do any group justice. Classifying people on their inclination to get haircuts is as good a rationale as any. You can observe that within the male audience, there are people who like to keep neatly trimmed, perfectly...

Carazy Quest

Guess who owns a car? About two billion irresponsible, reckless jerks with no concern for pedestrian safety or traffic protocols, that’s who. It’s just how it is. There is nothing to do but shrug and accept it as something that just exists, like a personalized Gangnam style video. But that...

A Driving Ambition

People are generally not grateful enough for their blessings. Far too often, you can find smug little jerks walking around with more blessings than they deserve, be it winning at lottery or getting the window seat on the bus. There is no excuse for their candor, except, I suppose, in...

How to Avoid ‘The Dark Knight Rises’; A Practical Guide

Firstly, before people start shooting batarangs in my general direction, I need to set some context. I’ve been a big fan of Christopher Nolan since his 2000 release, Memento. When he took hold of the Batman franchise in 2005, I did a minor mental backflip, the tremors of which still...

Save, big spender

Picture, if you will, the middle east. If you are most people, – and statistically, most of you are – then you had the picture of clear sand dunes in the desert with armed masked travelers on a string of camels trekking to their dark green canvas tents. Now picture...

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