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"...a dynamic circus-theater exploration of how to greet strangers, when to take out the recycling, and what it means to find home." The point is: Tangle Arts not tangled on trapezes!

Tangle presents The Girl's Guide to Neighborly Conduct. Photo by Michael Ermilio

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The description sounds like a Bruce Graham blue-collar comedy set in the air, but the point is: It's set in the air!

Philadelphia Soundstages
(1600 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122).
Thursday September 10th (8pm), Friday September 11th (8pm), and Saturday September 12th (3pm and 8pm).
TICKETS: $15-$20 with discounts for students, artists, seniors, and groups.

Some of it great, some of it tedious, but you'll never know until three days after you've missed it because there's too much to take in for one person.
Just go. Good luck parking.
Just go. Good luck parking.

Really, you're on on the wrong page. Go to fringearts.com for schedules, descriptions, and tickets.

You're welcome.

A study indicates that chimpanzees like cooked food, and might even prefer it. What's more surprising (actually that first part isn't surprising at all, but this is) is that chimpanzees "could" cook, if they wanted to. That's right: if they wanted to.
lunch
More study is needed.

A study indicates that chimpanzees like cooked food, and might even prefer it. What's more surprising (actually that first part isn't surprising at all, but this is) is that chimpanzees "could" cook, if they wanted to. That's right: if they wanted to.

The experiment used a fake pot with a false bottom (literally a magic oven) to let the chimps swap uncooked potatoes for cooked ones. The conclusion drawn by many news organizations was that the only thing holding these furry relatives back from careers at McDonalds or Buddokan was laziness or a reluctance to work for tips. This is not entirely supported by the study, though it does not rule it out. It also does not delve into the chimp attitude to sandwiches, ice cream in cones vs. bowls, or toasting raisin bread.

It is a small stretch to go from saying they prefer cooked potatoes to declaring they could totally cook if we gave them a fire or a microwave. (It is not necessarily a huge stretch. A huge stretch would be suggesting they like lobster bibs.) I know many humans who love french fries and will drive twenty minutes to a McDonalds but would not dream of cooking their own fries even if they could do it without setting their furry arms on fire. I know a smaller number of humans who would starve rather than get up from the couch for more ketchup to make their fries edible. For all we know the chimps might really like ketchup and not so much the hot potato. More study is needed.

This, of course, ties in neatly with another new study that finds chimpanzees will get drunk if they drink alcohol.  From which we can leap to the conclusion that a new study will find that chimps like Wing Night at Applebee's.

Mars; for humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight.
[photo: space.com]

Mars; the final frontier.

...if you plan to be one of those Mars One colonists. For humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight. Or the fourth frontier, if you start with those Russian dogs and monkeys.

Who would want to do this? This woman seems perfectly sane.

On the other hand, a British paper reported the rumor that some of the colonists plan to grow weed and bogart the whole planet. That actually would make a great movie.

What happens, however, when faster ships are developed in ten or twenty years? Or are they counting on that?