Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Ur-science babe.

Researching this potential holiday means I’m incidentally learning stuff, which is most unpleasant.  (Being a geek, I hate any reminder that I’m not already omniscient.) Anyway, numerous sites start the history of gynoscience with Hypatia.  She was the head of the Platonic school in … Continue reading

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Remember: the world ends in exactly one year.

Let’s party! (Okay, okay, a leap year is coming, so we’re about 18 hours off of an “exact year”.  But a year from now you’ll be free from this obsessive/compulsive nit-picking!  You’re welcome!)

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Er…just because you’re going to lose doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play.

Okay, I haven’t formally decided on the winner yet.  All three current International “International Make Up an International Day” Day entries are excellent.  Thanks, xpat.  Twice! But see here. First, the legendary German Science Babe has finally stopped the Garbo Treatment, proving she’s … Continue reading

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I agree with both Ace and insane Kung Fu masters.

He’s right.  Assuming no one else enters the GOP race, Rick Perry would make the best President.  Apart from the points Ace makes, (Perry’s actual and successful governing experience being #1) Perry’s on record as wanting to eliminate entire federal … Continue reading

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Ten days til IIMUAIDD!

My apologies for giving so little warning.  After all, Dec. 29th, International “International Make Up an International Day” Day, requires more than just muttering “Arrrrrrr!” and “Matey!” So let events of the past year, or of this coming week, inspire … Continue reading

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Death is inewitable.

“What’s that?” “Inewitable.” “Come again?” “INEWITABLE!” Unfortunately this cuts both ways.  Vaclav Havel also passed away.  The universe isn’t usually so blatant about balancing its books. None of this is probably news to you.  It’s not news that I’m liking this … Continue reading

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Everything is relative right now.

Have a niece and nephew staying here through tonight.  Don’t see them very often,  thus the absence yesterday and now for the rest of today.  We may play the Game of Thrones boardgame, if anyone can figure out the rules.  It’s … Continue reading

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Priorities.

Barry Bonds gets sentenced today.  I hope he gets the maximum possible sentence.  After all, his abuse of steroids led to the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American border guard…oh, wait.  Wrong guy. But of course … Continue reading

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I’m not a human being…

…I’m a monster. You deserve to know what kind of fiend hosts this blog.  My (very young) niece is getting married tomorrow.  Relatives have arrived from Arkansas, Alabama, New Mexico. And guess what?  A few weeks ago, I offered her $250 … Continue reading

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You WILL watch this show!

You think The Amazing Race is big?  …the heads of…the FBI, CIA, the director of national intelligence and the attorney general objected… That Toddlers & Tiaras is controversial?  …so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been … Continue reading

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