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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was fraught with obesity! I ate so much that I did not have to eat again for roughly 14 hours. (Given that I’m usually rustling through the pantry every 30 minutes, that’s a major accomplishment.) Note that I said I didn’t have to. That didn’t stop me […]

Battle Studies

I’ve had my copy of John Mayer’s new album, “Battle Studies,” for a week now, so I thought I’d share my thoughts. First, a little disclosure: I love John Mayer, and would probably be willing to modify my personal anatomy if he asked me to be the bearer of his golden children. Also, I’m not […]


Saturday night, I managed to make it to the fall Ychromes concert. The show was pretty damned fine; good arrangements, fantastic soloists, and a few nice touches. I’m still hoping to see the 2nd act video turn up on Youtube, because it was so funny I peed in my pants just a little bit. They […]

Dinosaur and Bacon FTW

I can see why someone would think this was a great idea. He’s probably on the road a lot, and spends a fair amount of time sitting in his car in a parking lot waiting until he can go inside and meet a client about perhaps purchasing some encyclopedias. In that situation, having a device […]


I feel like I’ve seen this before, but it still slayed me: 35 Amazing Science Fair Experiments. Here’s a few fantastic examples:

(h/t Andrew.)

I still get Saruman and Sauron confused

I’m getting caught up on XKCD and came across something that wasted a solid 10 minutes of my life, and I don’t even LIKE LOtR. (Click it to get the hugey-big readable version.)

Tutu bad

This…this is not good. From Regretsy:

Nice! Now every time I hear “Party in the U S A” (a great song, btw), I’ll envision that mess and have to stab myself in the neck with a thumbtack.


For Veterans’ Day, here’s a Denver Post piece detailing a young man’s struggles with the military and his own life as a reporter and photographer followed him for 27 months during basic training, advanced infantry training, and a tour in Iraq. It’s really spectacularly done, and the photography is revealing and often heartbreaking.

Testing 1 2 3

Saw this quote today: Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: “Because the animals are like us.” Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: “Because the animals are not like us.” Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. – Charles R. […]

Eat it up

In two posts (one, two), Bruce Buschel outlines the 100 things that restaurant staffers should never do, some of which are obvious: 1. Do not let anyone enter the restaurant without a warm greeting.

8. Do not interrupt a conversation. For any reason. Especially not to recite specials. Wait for the right moment. And some […]