Monthly Archives: February 2012

One of these things is not like the others.

There’s nothing quite like wearing your religion on your sleeve, is there?  Ahhh, the sweetness of “green” sanctimony. Now, back to playing Sherlock with more difficult mysteries:

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The NBA needs a slam-dunking Japanese player.

You guys have heard about new basketball sensation Jeremy Lin?  Chinese enthnicity, Harvard education, genuine statistical outlier.  Everybody’s trying waaaay too hard to come up with puns—“Lincredible”, “Linsanity”, etc.  So it was inevitable that someone would try “chink in the armor”.  … Continue reading

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The U.S.S. DarwinWasWrong.

In the analog days, Cracked magazine never quite had the cachet of Mad.  (“Cachet” perhaps not being the appropriate word.)   But Cracked online is one of the funniest sites on the InterWeb.  It is also surprisingly informative and inexplicably accessible through my employer’s firewall (ie., beware of … Continue reading

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You’re in the (Atomic) Army now.

I entered the commerical nuke business in 1984 in my early twenties.  One older tech I learned from had also been a “meter swinger” as a twenty-something.  One of his first jobs?  Surveying Army guys after stuff like this: Were … Continue reading

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Gogh Gogh Gotham!

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Magical “thinking”.

Working this weekend, for a fellow tech whose wife just had serious surgery.  It’s pretty slow here right now.  Unfortunately I still can’t do much blogging, because, well…what is there to say?  The U.S. government is enslaving each of us another $4,500 this year, chaining us … Continue reading

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The Practice of Logical Debate.

This essay, combined with the previous post, provides a Master’s Degree in Debating.    Seriously.  Grasp the concept firmly enough and you can even master debate yourself.  (If your mind isn’t in the gutter.) In the earlier post I claimed that debate … Continue reading

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The Theory of Logical Debate.

I’m honestly trying to become more ignorant of current events.  This is to both minimize my anger and not take it out on readers. And taking a break showed me why my rage is skyrocketing.  There’s no relief valve for … Continue reading

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Guess I’m a radneck.

We’ve had an insane Monday-Wednesday workweek so far.  I was going to show you the heavy neutron meter I’ve been lugging about for two days, but apparently the Eberline ASP2e with 9″ poly rem-ball is only available on ebay lately. So, … Continue reading

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Have a happy today.

Given that it’s Feb. 14th, I could crack a Dirofilaria immitis joke.  I heart you so much!  Ehh.  Giving nice presents is better.  But tastes are different, how can I possibly give everyone the perfect gift? I know!  I’ll just provide the … Continue reading

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