Author Archives: David S. Atkinson

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...

Does Your State Have A Village Inn?

I’ve mentioned before that it was only after I wrote The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes that I realized that some people in the United States were unfamiliar with Village Inn. However, sometimes people mentioned this and I realized … Continue reading

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Rick Perry: Just Saying

Just saying, consider: then: If we make fun of Clark Kent/Superman for it….

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Carlos Slim Might Be Seeing A Different World Than I Am

Apparently, Carlos Slim (the world’s second richest man) recently advocated moving to a 3-day workweek in order to improve quality of life. I wouldn’t argue with that, but apparently he indicated that the price of that would be to delay … Continue reading

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I Love Older Books That Do Wildly Improbably Things With Fantastic Creatures

I love books that are old enough that they try to include a creature that is fantastic to them and end up doing something wildly improbably with it in view of modern thought. I run across things like this from … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists Ignore Gopher

Russian scientists suspect climate change was the cause behind a 66-yard crater that appeared in northern Siberia (see also this article for other information): There was no apparent evidence of an explosion, so the scientists do not think that a … Continue reading

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I Have A Feeling A Court Isn’t Going To Be Sympathetic To Manuel Noriega

Get this, Manuel Noriega is actually suing Activision over a character modelled on him in the ‘Call of Duty’ game. I’m not sure whether or not Noriega has some kind of likeness rights that a US court would recognize here … Continue reading

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What If The Mutineer Is Only A Joke?

I just had a thought: what if Hunter Thompson’s The Mutineer was nothing but a joke Thompson set up to be played after his death? The Mutineer, of course, was supposed to be the third and final volume of Thompson’s … Continue reading

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A New Acronym To Make People Stop Using “YOLO”

Let’s face it, many of us are annoyed by the term “YOLO” (you only live once). Some people like it apparently, and I guess they should really be free to use the term if they want, but many of us … Continue reading

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Tracy Morgan Wal-Mart Suit Demands Comic Be Able To Heckle In Commercials

Few were shocked when Tracy Morgan filed suit against Wal-Mart over the deadly accident caused by a truck driver for Wal-Mart that severely injured Morgan. However, the demand as part of the suit that Tracy Morgan be able to star … Continue reading

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We Need To Know More Than It Is Used In Yoga Mats

I’ve heard a lot recently regarding people freaking out on Subway for including a chemical (Azodicarbonamide) in their bread because this chemical is also used in making yoga mats. People seemed to think the fact that Azodicarbonamide was also used … Continue reading

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