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Goldfish

by Monika Cooper A soft wind in the willow branches, minnowing the water of the pond. A huge moon of orange gold. In the black water, minnowed with golden light, ribboned with orange moonlight, the goldfish are playing. Playing under the water the way the moonlight plays on its surface. The goldfish talk to babies. They flirt ...

On Fartistry

by Joseph Prever Today I spent fifteen minutes of my evening commute meditating on twelve seconds of dialogue from Parks & Recreation. The line "Well I doth proclaim to be a stupid fartface" kept presenting itself to my mind, and every time it did, I laughed, as if the joke were a magical orange that replenished itself with ...

Spring Math Test

by Joseph Prever 1. If every sound is potentially the product of some finite number of sine waves, is every barnswallow's flight potentially the product of some finite number of perfect circles?2. Which is best: dirt, a beetle, a chipmunk, or a sparrow? Is there a hierarchy implied in the series? If so, in which direction does ...

Structure and Freedom: What Are Legos Good For?

by Grubby   Aside from the interesting cultural, social, and political discussions provoked by The Lego Movie, there's also the equally interesting discussion of the toy itself. Some reviewers have observed a disparity between the film's celebration of improvisation and the typical design and marketing of contemporary Lego ...