The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart

The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart by Crispian Jago.

It is a ‘must have’ for Those Who Know!

It’s also a handy guide to The Hopelessly Uninformed.

Crispian's Conspiracy Flowchart(Click on image, then click again to get the full-blown tangle of theories!) 

The Truth is Out There! I Want to Believe.

Hats off to the amazing Crispian Jago. He’s my new hero!


Personal sidenote: I was recently invited to the home of some very dear friends. I love going there. Their generosity and hospitality to me over the years is truly overwhelming. During the evening, I had the rare opportunity (i.e. profound misfortune) of running into someone I’d met there once or twice before. This person holds a black belt in Conspiracy Theories. This person is convinced of their intellectual and moral superiority. This person is also an insufferable Know-It-All. This person is, in short, an colossal bore. I smiled. I nodded. I tried not to stick a fork into the person’s neck.

SOOOO… imagine by delight when I came across Crispian Jago’s invaluable chart this morning! I hope, my little geeks and nerdlings, that you have as much fun with it as I did!


This is more like it! (5): Country Gate

Saw this and had to share it… and the haiku poem it inspired in me.



Sun low in the sky

A spectrum of autumn hues

Lonely country gate

I am at best a mediocre haiku poet… but I so love the style.

I try to write according to my own personal rules.

  • Each of the three stanzas must be capable of standing on its own (i.e. no splitting of one longer sentence into two or three stanzas);
  • There should be a reference to the seasons, nature or the elements.

This is for Susan, my poetic muse. I miss you.


Haunting Graveyard Images

Perhaps our greatest curse…
Is the knowledge of our own mortality.
Or rather, the fear of death.
Or rather,  “the dread of something after death…
The undiscovered country from whose bourn…
No traveler returns, puzzles the will…
And makes us rather bear those ills we have…
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all…”

Bug Kaleidoscope

Given my interest in Entomology and Arachnology, you can imagine how pumped I was when I saw the photo below first thing this morning!

It looks to me like a bug kaleidoscope

Kaleidescope(Image: Fleur Alston)

Spring is here. Can the creepy crawlers be far off?


Venus Milky Way Rise

A View from The Zone

Explanation: Brilliant Venus and the central Milky Way rise in the early morning hours of March 1 in this sea and skyscape.

SeaIsleCityVenusMilkyWayRise(A View from the Zone – Image Credit: Jack Fusco)

The scene looks out from a beach at Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA, planet Earth. Of course, Earth orbits well within the solar system’s habitable zone, that Goldilocks region not too close and not too far from the Sun where surface temperatures can support liquid water.

[For a wallpaper size photo (1600 x 1067), click here.]

Similar in size to Earth, Venus lies just beyond the inner boundary of the habitable zone. The watery reflection of light from our inhospitable sister planet is seen along a calm, cold ocean and low cloud bank.