A reader writes:
I'd like to begin a grant process, said grant being to excavate the ruins I recently found at
I've been keeping a lazy eye on your site for a while now, never realizing that it was literally built over the top of an older civilization. It was fascinating to briefly visit, and compare the modern versus ancient artwork and architecture.
[yes, this correspondent's name is an underscore. I would have rendered it "_", but that looks like some kind of emoticon]
Back in the Nineties, this sort of thing was topical humour:
The sparkler-bomb page, for instance, becomes popular in early July every year. The pictures on that page and this one are all video-grabs, because it was so long ago that I didn't own a digital camera yet. Here's some video, though:
..."EMPower Modulator" universal electronic magic Good For What Ails You device. (Years later, I got a chance to look inside one, and found pretty much what you'd expect from these sorts of products.)
A big part of the evidence for the Modulator's effectiveness in curing everything from allergies to rainy days came from an electrodiagnostic device called the "Omega Acubase", an enthusiast about which was not at all happy with me.
Harmonic Products tossed a few more of these legal cotton-balls at me and others. This gave me my first experience of lawsuit threats from cranks, various others of which I have been delighted to receive, and/or talk about, over the years.
I think my little list of quotes has stood up quite well, too.