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    Nano Ploblano, the Extra Edition: The Alien Hour, Part One

    Briton and I leaned close so the other patrons, some of whom were looking at us with a mixture of horrified and curious expressions, could not hear. \’Why do you think he … she … it … picked us?\’\’Maybe we should ask about gender pronouns,\’ Briton suggested.I nodded. \’Well, there is that, but why us? I mean, the place is packed! Everyone is already on edge after the election yesterday and now an alien pops us into the coffee shop? Seriously?!\’ I look around and stare down a woman at the end of the queue who seemed disturbed at our…

  • Humor

    Lunch Break: Why Horse Cousins are Creepy

    Soooo … this post is the result of a (thus far) brief Facebook discussion with my sister blogger, Ra, on Ewoks. In case you can\’t get to the post, she shared the news that people are now able to build an Ewok at Build-a-Bear, at which point I responded that Ewoks give me nightmares. Our exchange went to the fact that I don\’t think they are the cause-one-to-take-flight-while-screaming sort of nightmare but that they are creepy because they are too nice and cause suspicion. Ra then mentioned horses, which reminded me of a pony incident.Get it?The point I made was…