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Hey, Let’s Do the Limbo Rock

There’s something I’ve always liked about the word “Limbo,” which has entered into popular usage as meaning a state where nothing can happen until certain conditions are met. It comes from the Latin limbus, meaning an edge or border. The … Continue reading

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Start Digging Some Nerd Holes

I came across this page that discusses how The Simpsons, at least in its earlier glory days, was such a successful mix of comedy everyone could appreciate and references that only nerds would get. One sentence that particularly stood out … Continue reading

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Breaking the Language Barrier

When writing fantastic stories about strange, faraway lands and remote planets, language is obviously going to be an issue. Learning a foreign language on Earth can be difficult enough, and I can only imagine it would be well nigh impossible … Continue reading

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