Category Archives: absurdism

Homage to “Professor” Irwin Corey

Comedian/sage Irwin Corey died recently at the age of 102. I loved his act; he showed up on stage dressed like a disheveled, absent-minded professor and orated in a very sophisticated form of gibberish. Billed as “the World’s Foremost Authority,” … Continue reading

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Mormon Transhumanists . . . What is Our Responsibility?

In a clarion call, Dr. Miriam Leis calls on transhumanists to get more involved in politics, business management, and perhaps even ecclesiastical hierarchies.  She starts out by describing the “sad” state-of-affairs: Although many transhumanist ideas may sound disruptive and revolutionary … Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s Solar Rickshaw

Amsterdam is alive with all kinds of interesting green activities, most notably bicycle paths everywhere.  Perhaps one of the strangest is the bright-red solar rickshaw. After spending 2 hours in the city’s reknown Rijksmuseum inspecting the moody landscapes of one … Continue reading

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Cambodian Genocide and God’s Plan of Salvation

Today near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I visited the Choeung Ek (“Killing Fields”) Genocidal Center.  At this location, approximately 10,000 Cambodians were executed by the Khmer Rouge government of Pol Pot.  Similar camps were located throughout Cambodia.  Through torture, starvation, execution, and … Continue reading

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Comments About Romney’s Mormon Mission

In a previous post, I have discussed my Mormon mission.  In addition, I have second-hand knowledge of several other missions, including 4 involving my children (and their spouses), plus my father’s mission and my two grandfathers’ missions. In a recent article by … Continue reading

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Why Would Our Heavenly Father Do That to Anyone?

In a controversial speech during the Fall 2011 LDS General Conference, Elder Boyd K. Packer made the following remark: Some suppose that they were preset and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural.  Not so!  … Continue reading

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“The American,” A Movie Review

I recently went to see the movie “The American” (Anton Corbijn director)starring George Clooney as Jack, an aging hitman.  The flic has a very European feel to it and has been criticized for being slow paced.  But the Italian scenary is drop-dead gorgeous; … Continue reading

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