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Internship of the Undead: Christopher Monig, Afterlife Apothecary

“I would make bold to opine, that here the most fretful and malicious ghost, that ever begrudged the living their enjoyments, and had the most lively inclinations to mar them, what, between the murmur of the waters, and the music of the trees, would be so fascinated as never to dream of wandering beyond the narrow girth of its grave, or of revisiting its former haunts, and mingling again in the affairs of men, to prosecute its wonted avocations, like the restless apothecary, Christopher Monig, or those two pestilent knaves, the Cobbler of Breslaw, and the Alderman of Pentsch in Silesia” 1,303 more words

Anthropology

Turtles to the Left of Me, Turtles to the Right: The Practopoietic Loop of Causation

“I believe nothing, I have shut myself away from the rocks and wisdoms of ages, and from the so-called great teachers of all time, and perhaps because of that isolation I am given to bizarre hospitalities” 1,252 more words

Anthropology

Fowl Play: The Trial of a Sorcerous Swiss Rooster

“You can be a rooster one day and a feather duster the next” – Frank McManus

We really despise disorder.  Except for those who are an especially quick draw or lead a barbarian horde, potential for lawlessness fills us with existential trepidation.  2,066 more words

Anthropology

Make America Ghostly Again: The Demon Cat of Washington D.C.

“Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched” – Miguel de Cervantes

Has anyone ever considered the possibility that vermin have an afterlife?  I sense a business opportunity in phantom pest control.  1,371 more words

Anthropology

I’ve Been Working on the Creepy Railroad

“When people say that the Internet is going to make us all geniuses, that was said about the telegraph. On the other hand, when they say the Internet is going to make us stupid, that also was said about the telegraph” 1,688 more words

Anthropology

All Your Axioms are Postulates: Pseudoscience vs. Pseudometaphysics

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible” – … 1,181 more words

Anthropology

The Honor Farm (2017) - REVIEW - Fantasia

Next up…. Fantasia Int’l Film Festival 2017… The Honor Farm from Austin-based filmmaker, Karen Skloss. (i know, i know. i’m phoning in my intros, but it’s all so i can give you more and more of the content you crave!) 510 more words

Horror