A Brief History of Reality Programming

Lorna Harkonnen, director of the Red Sea Scroll division of Strang Research Center, announced the discovery of a several new scrolls in Cave 4 at Qumran at a press conference. According to Harkonnen, the find establishes that the current fascination with reality television is anything but a modern occurrence. “These newly translated texts,” Harkonnen said, …

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Clayton Bardell stared at the letter, cursing his good fortune. Five minutes peace they won’t leave me, he told himself. Five minutes—it might be enough, but they won’t give me even that. Already he could hear the creak of Elder Stinson’s buckboard approaching from the main road. Bardell returned to the letter, determined to afford …

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The control-room drones work their magic:Oh-three. Oh-six. One four seven five.Standing aloneTogether on our circular marks—The first time for eachBoth—we shiver,Unaware of how the magic works,Knowing only that on thisYourMyOur honeymoonDistant dreams await. At last the final sequence starts:Two. Eighteen-one. Fivesixfour. Streams of data,Yet bone, blood, mind—We fly.My hand in yours,Your heart in mine,Our minds …

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

A puzzle from the Halloween #2 escape room. (unlocks a 3-digit combination lock) A simple decoder key was included in class for my students, but since this is the internet, please solve it yourself! © 2023, 2024; modification of asset found on Internet for educational use.