Archives for November 17, 2008

the 25 cent solution

to managing your headphones and, you get a free toy!

My New Patch

It was one of the items in the envelope. It’s a sticker, like that I can put on my car.

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics, by Jennifer Ouellette, is an exploration of popular culture, including literature, movies, TV shows, and so on. Ouellette demonstrates a well studied knowledge of these areas of human endeavor, and she is an excellent writer. This means that when you have explored these aspects…

Large Scale Geography Lesson

… and now, a civics lesson, on the second amendment … here.

Cease Fire, Congo Style

Amid calls by the rebel leader in the Congolese war, intensive fighting has broken out along the front lines among troops north of Goma, between Goma and Vitshumbi. This is a fairly large area of the Western Rift Valley nestled between the western rift wall and the Virunga Volcanoes (which is where the famous mountain…

Badnews Goodnews

Burlington, Vt., is healthiest city, CDC says from PhysOrg.com (AP) — What’s the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont’s largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people – 92 percent – who say they are in good or great health. [...] W. Virginia…

Or, so says Drew Sandlin, in a letter to Oklahoma Christian University’s student newspaper, ironically named Talon. When I was a kid, I had an uncle who was a Franciscan Priest. I come from a long line of priests and nuns, mostly Franciscan. That’s why I’m good with animals. Anyway, I liked this Uncle because…

… dum de dum de dum de dum … something something … Alma Mater true.. crap, I can’t remember the words…. Anyway: Overheard in the schoolyard. The Milne School, 1970something. Miles: “So, Greg, did you ever wonder why you are only a fraction as smart at I am?” Greg: “Well, no, not really, Miles ….”…