The BLURST of times?

I continue to remain literate!

Yesterday I worked on two stories, one of which has existed in scant notes for about a year and another one which came back to me from the mid-nineties. I had to search through old notebooks in the attic to find a draft of it.


By the way, regarding the Infinite Monkey Theorem:

In 2003, lecturers and students from the University of Plymouth MediaLab Arts course used a £2,000 grant from the Arts Council to study the literary output of real monkeys. They left a computer keyboard in the enclosure of six Sulawesi Crested Macaques in Paignton Zoo in Devon in England for a month, with a radio link to broadcast the results on a website. One researcher, Mike Phillips, defended the expenditure as being cheaper than reality TV and still "very stimulating and fascinating viewing".[24]

Not only did the monkeys produce nothing but five pages[25] consisting largely of the letter S, the lead male began by "bashing the hell out of" the keyboard with a stone, and the monkeys continued by urinating and defecating on it. The zoo's scientific officer remarked that the experiment had "little scientific value, except to show that the 'infinite monkey' theory is flawed".[24][26]

Take your pick or contribute your own:

A) Oddly enough, these same results occured when the experiment was attempted with Bill O'Reilly, Anne Coulter, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, and Michael Savage.

B) In a second attempt, the monkeys wrote the majority opinons on Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1 and Federal Election Comm’n v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc.

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