Monthly Archives: September 2012

Apologies for missing Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Yesterday’s disappearance was due to a thrice-annual thrice-darned Training Days.  But I’m making it up to you with a questionnaire on rabies.

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Mill, Epstein, and your humble supergenius host.

Via Insty, an excellent essay by Richard Epstein.  Excellent…but not perfect.  Mr. Epstein quotes the excellent but not perfect John Stuart Mill: That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, great job in my absence!

</sarcasm> Despite our hotel’s complementary USA Todays, I spent the week amazingly ignorant of current events.  It was sweeeeeeet. But apparently you guys let things go to heck during my vacation.  Osama blamed the deaths of 9-11-01 on thousands of … Continue reading

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Apparently I was secretly adopted.

We got back from vacation Saturday afternoon.  I’ve now taken four family members to Universal Studios Orlando.  And not a one of them wants any more of this: My brother didn’t throw up, but he was nauseous for hours afterward … Continue reading

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You guys need a brake.

Or a break. Waaaaay past bedtime, and going on vacation tomorrow to Universal Studios, Orlando.  While I’ll technically be able to post, there’s not really any value added for you.  Hopefully, if I can con my relatives into doing all … Continue reading

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Pedantic outburst coming, I’m warning you George Clooney!

Wrote quite a bit about the Wednesday nights DNC God-booers yesterday.  Unfortunately it was left overnight in an open file that I neglected to save.  This morning, poof! (Cliff’s Notes:  Honest and ornery atheists aren’t a problem; a Godless political … Continue reading

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Look, a squirrel! Until tomorrow at least!

About to leave work, with most of an upcoming post splayed artlessly across a Word file.  So there may be no more posts tonight; have some stuff to do prior to next week’s vacation. Oh, right…will be on vacay next week.  So KEEP LOOKING AT … Continue reading

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Had to bring WormmeFest inside due to inclement weather.

There were about 90,000 people lined up to hear me speak tonight, but it’s raining.  So I monologued at my brother for twenty seconds instead.  Sorry to disappoint, but dihydrogen monoxide has killed more people than any other substance in history.  Don’t go … Continue reading

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Killing your ICU caretaker isn’t technically suicide.

Via Insty, Paul Rahe writes about the Dem Party’s suicide.  That’s…almost right.  I think their current slogan of “Forward!” fooled him, as it’s the age-old motto of the Lemming Party. Yes, the Donkeys hasten their demise, but not by intent.  … Continue reading

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Thanks for the new readers and comments!

Later today I’ll reply to everyone’s messages.  Can’t do it this morning, since we’ll be doing a beamline fault study (I work at an amazing research facility as a Radiological Control Technician).  So hopefully this afternoon. “Why didn’t you do … Continue reading

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