Archives for September, 2011

A friend of mine send me this: This was my letter to Raytheon and the National Science Foundation To whom it may concern. I am writing on behalf of my mother, Renee-Nicole Douceur. I am trying to figure out by what standard you consider a stroke a non-emergency. Almost a month ago I received a…

Meanwhile at the X Blog ….

I want you to know that certain blogging and conversations are going on at the X Blog. For instance, we are speaking of The Things That Shall Not Be Named here and here. A little Dawkins, a little Watson. Go joint the fun. Life, Death, Teenagers and Guns. A sad story but an important topic.…

Doodlers, unite!

OMG, Look! My nephew is on the XFactor!!!!

Holy crap! I was just randomly pushing buttons on the TV Remote (I never actually watch TV, of course) and there was LeRoy! He’s so talented! LEAN ON ME LEROY! Musician LeRoy Bell Very nice job, they loved you. Knocked it out of the park.

How to find dinosaurs!

Study hard and get this guy’s job: I love that book, but when I was a kid they didn’t have dinosaurs yet.

Moving Together After-Vid

How to get rid of spiders in your house

How do I get rid of the spiders??? We had a wet spring and summer in Minnesotan. This meant that insects did quite well at the start of the season. Spiders mainly eat insects (and each other, of course) so that meant that the first generation of spiders had a higher success rate than usual.…

Cannibal, Native, Indigenous

Three words used to describe “others” in Western literature. This topic came up in a previous post, and made me wonder what Google Ngram had to say about it. I made three different graphs because the scales are so vastly different (owing among other things, I’m sure, to multiple uses of the words). Here they…