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Some years ago a very stupid and nasty-minded troll (a female computer science student in the UK – taking a master’s degree, as it turned out) was posting garbage into pet-related newsgroups that were frequented by children. Among other things, she advocated pouring hot wax into an animal’s ears in order to “cure” it of ear mites.

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OK, I’ll admit it, I was trying to be a smartass and find a way to create a sequence of déjà vu, déjà lu, déjà bu… with a final entry that had something to do with plagiarism and ends in -u. It didn’t work out, obviously, but there’s a cautionary tale to follow anyway.

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Of Inkwells And Mangles

I had reason to make a trip down Memory Lane recently, during a discussion with my wife over whether I am now to be considered “old”. She says No, I say Are You Kidding? I’ve Been An AARP Subscriber For Years Now.

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