Tag: imagination

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Being an amateur radio operator since 1991 (2m & 440), I’ve experienced this before.  I’d spend hours talking to someone on the radio and form a mental image of their appearance.  Then I’d go to a hamfest or a Field Day and meet them.  More often than not, the actuality never matched the reality. My […]

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This is a kind of quatrain & a kind of poem Kipling seems to have enjoyed writing. Here’s John Derbyshire reading it, which should be enough to charm you. I’m not sure he invented it, but I find it hard to believe anyone did it better. See The Conundrum of The Workshops, New lamps for […]

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Heaven is essentially Earth (material and spiritual existence) glorified. Plato surmised that our earthly existence is a mere shadow of something greater; even symbolic of eternal truths. The Christian concept of New Jerusalem and paradise, only vaguely understood (and rarely witnessed by worldly saints), is life in perfect union with God’s love: brilliant and unbroken […]

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Goodbye, Kitty

 

The interwebs are all abuzz today with the news that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, feline. As Alexandra Petri writes,

Sanrio, Kitty’s manufacturer, corrected the curator of an LA exhibit on this ubiquitous icon when she tried to label Hello Kitty a cat, according to the LA Times. Curator and Hello Kitty expert Christine Yano said the company informed her that “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”