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Posted: 16th March 2015

The Playful Approach

A playful kitten. Why is there a pussycat lurking on this page? Well, for one thing, there's a cat story in these pages. We leave you to find it. The Thinker was clever here.

For another, cats are playful. And we need to remind ourselves that our approach to knowledge should also be playful. Oh, sure, we're knowledgeable and erudite. (If you don't know that word, look it up. It applies to you.) We are meticulous in our research. And we have wide-ranging interests, from nature to outer and inner space to historical quiddities to word histories and…

We take our subject matter seriously.

But we don't take ourselves too seriously. That's important, I think: the informational universe is our oyster, but we're not snobby gourmets.

Like Simba here, we're ready to pounce on the Fun Stuff, just for the sheer joy of it. And there's a lot of joy in this issue.

Cactuscafe saw something on the Downs.

Willem found another huge bird.

He also discovered another unusual tree.

Awix scared up a new film.

Magwitch scored some free games.

The guys over at 42 Words thought up some stories.

We located more pictures, news, and factoids for you.

So what are you waiting for? Pull at the dangling bit of string. You know you want to.

When you're done, leave comments. And get inspired for your next jeu d'esprit. Have a good week!

Dmitri Gheorgheni

  • Black-Winged Stilt  by Willem.
  • Pineapple Tree by Willem.



  • Mast on Downs.
  • The Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, Alabama, USA.


  • March Create 2015 by FWR.
  • It's Pittsburgh vs the Isle of Wight  in   Peer Review.

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