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+<!-- TITLE=New on Shlomi Fish’s Homepage: Selina Mandrake, NSA/Buffy/Chuck Norris facts, Yachar&#39;s Music-->
+<p>
+Here are the recent updates for <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/">Shlomi
+Fish’s Homepage</a>. This time, the highlight is a lot of interesting new
+content.
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+
+<li>
+
+<p>
+I have started writing a comprehensive essay
+titled
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/putting-all-cards-on-the-table-2013/">“Putting
+    all the Cards on the Table (2013)”</a>, which is also syndicated as
+<a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/2109.html">a blog post</a> on my
+<i>Unarmed but Still Dangerous</i> blog. Here is the abstract for it:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+<p>
+What is the problem with the Technion and why is it graver in M.I.T., and
+why you should watch the film
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Linings_Playbook"><i>Silver
+Linings Playbook</i></a> to realise why it's
+not a problem? Why was the David who fought Goliath a hacker, and what is the
+difference between a tragic hero and an action hero? What was the second major
+battle that Chuck Norris lost? What are the machines that can give us
+questions (and lots of them)? Why not exerting a mental effort will make
+matters go from bad to worse? Who was the Jennifer Lawrence of
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_1.0">Web 1.0</a>? And
+what were my two greatest mistakes, which you should not duplicate?
+</p>
+<p>
+I got tired of truly intellectual people like me speaking in riddles
+all the time and kinda lying to themselves and to others in their artworks,
+and hiding a lot of what they know, so I decided to put all the cards I have
+now on the table in a big tour-de-force. It's not finished yet, but still
+usable, and there's more to come. Not a perfect essay, and not for everyone,
+but imperfect and sweet.
+</p>
+</blockquote>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There is an ongoing
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Pope/The-Pope-Died-on-Sunday--English-Text.html">English translation</a> of
+my old and incomplete story
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Pope/">“The Pope Died on Sunday”</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Much more text has been added to
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/"><i>Selina Mandrake
+- The Slayer</i></a> (a Buffy parody) and it is now in a usable condition:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+
+<p>
+[
+There are three young men dressed as Klingons who fight with
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat%27leth">Bat’leth</a> in the park.
+Selina is passing by and shakes her head in disapproval. The three notice Selina,
+and quickly run to her.
+]
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #1:</strong> Hail The Slayer, we are but your humble slaves!
+</p>
+<p><strong>Selina:</strong> <span>[Shocked]</span> And who might you be?
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #1:</strong> We are The Three - three vampire brother warriors, who have been
+fighting since the dawn of time.
+</p>
+<p><strong>Selina:</strong> And you are Klingons…
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #2:</strong> We can assume any form.
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #1:</strong> Yes, we can fight using any weapon, and we are masters of them
+all.
+</p>
+<p><strong>Selina:</strong> so you can fight with something that’s not a Bat’leth?
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #1:</strong> Of course, for example, we could fight using the Huge Sword!
+</p>
+<p><strong>Warrior #2 and Warrior #3:</strong> Yeah, the Huge Sword!
+</p>
+<p><strong>The Three:</strong> <span>[in unison]</span> Huge Sword!
+</p>
+<p>
+[
+Warrior #1 snaps his fingers, and some of these ridiculously large swords
+from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Warcraft">World of
+Warcraft</a>
+appear on the ground.
+]
+</p>
+<p><strong>Selina:</strong> Wow, can you fight using them?
+</p>
+<p><strong>The Three:</strong> <span>[non-dramatically]</span> Eh, eh, we cannot lift them.
+</p>
+<p><strong>Selina:</strong> Guess not. <span>[Puts her palm on her eyes.]</span> Maybe try something smaller
+and not as heavy.
+</p>
+
+</blockquote>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+In addition, there are many enhancements to the section of the page, including
+a page about
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/cast.html">who
+I think should play the characters in the screenplay</a>, and
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Selina-Mandrake/#ebook">an Ebook</a>
+available for purchase.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There are two new pages with facts about people and things:
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/NSA/">NSA Facts</a> -
+about the United States’ National Security Agency:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+
+<ul>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+The NSA knows what you did last summer. But no one, in the NSA or outside it, knows why they should.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+The more the NSA think, the less they want to be able to think. So they think
+less and less.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+First the NSA ignores “silly” Internet memes, then they laugh at them, then
+they are unable to fight them, and then they lose.
+</p>
+</li>
+</ul>
+</blockquote>
+
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/Buffy/">Facts about
+Buffy Summers</a> from the Television series
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_%28TV_series%29"><i>Buffy
+the Vampire Slayer</i></a>:
+</p>
+
+<blockquote>
+<ul>
+<li>
+<p>
+Buffy will always find a wooden stake to slay vampires, even if it means she
+will have travelled 100 years back in time, to plant a tree nearby.
+</p>
+</li>
+</ul>
+</blockquote>
+</li>
+
+</ol>
+
+<p>
+Extra additions to these or other collections of facts would be welcome.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There's a mirrored bit <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/Freecell-Solver-Goes-Webscale/">Freecell Solver™ Goes Webscale</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+I have placed
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/art/by-others/Yachar/">Yachar’s
+old music</a> from Jamendo.com on my homepage, because they appear to have
+been removed from Jamendo.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There’s a new page with a partial list of some of my
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/art/recommendations/music/online-artists/">favourite
+online musicians</a>.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+The
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/Chuck-Norris/">Chuck
+Norris Facts</a> page contains more facts and translations of some of the
+facts to Hebrew:
+</p>
+<blockquote>
+
+<ul>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Chuck Norris helps the gods that help themselves.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Chuck Norris can make East and West meet.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+</ul>
+
+</blockquote>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+There's a section of
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/the-eternal-jew/#reception">reception</a>
+on the front page of the essay
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/the-eternal-jew/">The
+Eternal Jew</a> with a combined captioned image/meme.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+I have placed the sources for
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/stories/">the
+    stories and screenplays</a> in self-contained distributed version control
+repositories
+(DVCS) - mostly on my <a href="http://github.com/shlomif">GitHub account</a>,
+and they contain mostly self-contained build systems. You can find links
+to their repositories on their appropriate pages.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+</ol>
+
+<p><a href="http://shlomif-hsite.livejournal.com/17807.html">See comments and comment on this.</a></p>