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So here is an interesting post about making a candle using a hollowed out orange and some vegetable oil as a candle, should you need to do so.  It actually looks kind of cool. However, the writer of the instructions, felt the need to caution anyone who might attempt to make such a thing:

"Do not ingest the orange if you have extreme citrus allergies and/or fear of oranges or spherical objects."

Umm…who is afraid of oranges?

Someone asked this question on answers.yahoo.com. No one knew the answer, although one person said, “I don’t know but you are going to get scurvy lol.”

Scurvy! LOL!

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It should have been evident to clear-eyed observers that the Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult, or one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe. This trend has several implications, none of them pleasant.

from “Goodbye to All That” by Mike Lofgren at TruthOut

(A retiring, esteemed (mostly GOP) Congressional staffer offers parting thoughts on the GOP, the Democrats, and our current political system.)

Must read for anyone interested in politics.  Or anyone who isn’t yet.

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