Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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Vampires in Poland

Vampires in Poland Vampires used to particularly infest Slavonic countries, such as Russia and Poland. Possible evidence of a past vampire outbreak in Poland has recently been unearthed by archaeologists. Sharp blades such as swords and sickles seem to have … Continue reading

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Understanding Poland

Understanding Poland “WTF Is Wrong With Poland” asked Michal Kobosko in the Daily Beast on December 20, 2015. To understand the now of Poland, it helps to understand the then of Poland. Long ago, vampires roamed the land. To stop … Continue reading

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A Spy in Poland

A Spy in Poland A movie about a spy in Poland – Jack Strong – premiered in 2014. It is based on a real person: Ryszard Kukliński, a Polish Army colonel who spied for the American Central Intelligence Agency during … Continue reading

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Star Wars Nincompoops

Star Wars Nincompoops Already sick of all the Star Wars hype surrounding Christmas 2015? Then this video (above) is for you. Far better to watch the Bad Santa movie than be manipulated by slick marketeers. The “Force” of the Federal … Continue reading

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Tourism In Syria

Tourism In Syria On November 28, 2015, Popcorn News recommended for persons about to go hitchhiking in Syria that they bring along The Hitchhikers Guide to Syria. (This was tongue-in-cheek: There is no such book. There is, however, A Hitchhiker’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of True Love

A Tale of True Love From the chronicles of the ancient Kings of Persia comes a tale of true love. The beautiful Schemselnihar was the favorite concubine of the Caliph of Baghdad. One day, at a shop, the thunderbolt of … Continue reading

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