On Buying a Motor Vehicle

Recently,1 I’ve been considering buying a motor vehicle. This makes me quite an expert on motor vehicle purchases—or maybe it just makes me an expert on considering buying a vehicle. Anyway, whether my expertise is a purchasing expertise, or merely a consideration expertise, I’ve managed to break the process of purchasing, or at least of […]

After a Brief Hiatus

A fly on the windscreen.

After a brief hiatus, Vim Vocifero has been found wandering the streets of London, vaguely peering into windows with his spectacles tilted downwards. Instead of turning when greeted, he seems to continue in a more-or-less straight line, inclined to stop only at intervals of a half-second or so, to inquire at one door or another, […]

Horoscope Contest!

A white triplane flying in a rarely seen reddish-blue cloud formation.

Horoscopes – and a Contest! Do you like free fortune tellings? Do you like free bumper stickers? If you answered YES to these and other questions, then, boy, have we got a deal for you! To celebrate the almost-anniversary of our twenty-somethingth anniversary, we are prepared to give away three (that’s 3!) free bumper stickers! […]

Even Better Ways to Save Electricity

Farmhouse. Real farmhouse.

Are you still paying those darned electric bills every month? Want to find a way out of it? Try these tips to save tons of electricity1 without paying for expensive generators, windmills, or solar panels.2 Tip #1. Turn off your computer when you’re using it. What you probably haven’t realised is that a laptop computer […]

A New Categorisation of Holidays

A philosopher from the Arctic Circle known as “Jonathan Tallyhoe” has begun a new line of research into the categorisation of cultural holidays and celebratory festivals. Mr. Tallyhoe, who does not hold any authentic PhD’s that we know of,1 claims he is the first to enter into such territory, while following “a time-tested Aristotelian method.” […]

Horoscopes for the Bactrian

A white triplane flying in a rarely seen reddish-blue cloud formation.

Aries: Your life blows by like the wind in a hurricane. But don’t worry, eventually it will end. Taurus: Ride around on your bike, fall down, scrape an elbow, get back up, repeat. Gemini: Sometimes you just don’t know if your life is worth living. And then you read your horoscope, and you realise, everything’s […]

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

Typical results of aggresive driving.

You’ve had the experience. You’re driving down the highway in your nine-and-a-half-year-old Ferrari, at about mach 3 speed, wind blowing in your hair even though the windows are up, and you see a cute little engine icon pop up on the dash board. Your first thought might be, “Oh, an Easter egg! The manufacturer’s letting […]

New Year’s Day

A really tasty-looking three-layer cake!

If you read this before 6 A.M. on New Year’s Day, you’re probably a) up too late, and b) apparently tired of talking to all the people with whom you spent the last few hours. Why not just go to sleep? After all, nothing changes on New Year’s Day. Oh, yes, you might have to […]

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