Mouse Utopia

A brief summary of the experiments done by John Calhoun back in the 60s, where mice were provided with unlimited food in individual colonies.  As the population grew, space became more limited and the rodent society begins to deviate.  Horrifyingly, our current human society is showing many of the signs of these past failed rodent … More Mouse Utopia

What did the horse say to the black man? The trolling of a telemarketer

A couple of years ago I was on the receiving end of numerous telemarketing calls from a medicare scam.  They called multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times per day.  The scam was operated by a company that targets senior citizens, and would offer to send them knee or back braces for free or for … More What did the horse say to the black man? The trolling of a telemarketer

The Bat, the Birds and the Beasts – an ancient fairy tale in modern times

I’ve seen this story attributed mostly to an old fable by Aesop, but also have seen it attributed to the Native Americans or even the ancient Chinese.  Regardless, the following is a particularly good version of it: Many years ago there was a great battle between the animals. The mammals on the ground and the … More The Bat, the Birds and the Beasts – an ancient fairy tale in modern times