5 Branches of Magic and Some of Their Lesser-Known Perks

Are you having trouble choosing one or more schools of magic to master? Maybe you aren’t familiar with some of the available options, or just never considered too deeply what tiny bonuses might accompany the complete subordination of one or more aspects of reality to your will. Whatever your situation, this handy guide can help. Presented here are descriptions of several different forms of magic, along with some of their often-overlooked perks. Continue reading 5 Branches of Magic and Some of Their Lesser-Known Perks

Am I the only one who found this sponsored tweet asinine?

Here it is with my response:

Silly thought

A few weeks ago I was looking at Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases (one of the more interesting things to read about on Wikipedia. Another is the list of common misconceptions). Yesterday I was thinking about rap. Specifically, the rhyming reminded me of the rhyme-as-reason effect I’d read about, and gave rise to a humorous theory.

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Taylor Swift – Love Story: Alternate Lyrics

Love Story by Taylor Swift is a song about romance which alludes to the story of Romeo and Juliet, but events for the characters in the song work out somewhat differently than they did for the star-crossed lovers. I wondered what it would be like if it was more true to the story as written by Shakespeare. It seemed like it would be a somewhat amusing project, so I decided to come up with these alternate lyrics to the song.

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Reality TV Show Idea: What Not to Watch

On “What Not to Watch,” each week a new, regular person who was volunteered by a friend or relative is made fun of for the TV shows and movies they have scheduled to record on their DVR and own on DVD. Then the hosts throw out their DVD collections and their recording schedules, to be replaced with what the hosts consider to be better viewing. The new selection usually includes “What Not to Watch.” But not “What Not to Wear.”

Forwarded email: Best Christmas Decoration Ever

This is just too hilarious not to share:

Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas  decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

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