Friday, January 31, 2014

happy superb owl day

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

word for the day: Lambeosaurus

45 free MIT textbooks

Pete Seeger died. TIL he co-wrote "Kisses Sweeter than Wine."
Jimmy Rogers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNivTEdgT7Y
Peter Paul and Murry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVpoiChuyWI
Marlene Deitrich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcpV0sXimuw
I knew it as a Brown Chrystal song, a 3-girl folk groupI dated two of.            

Monday, January 27, 2014


the murder of howdy doody.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

TIL branch water is just plain water. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_water
from the comment thread to this post

perseverating. word for the day. talking obsessively about one's fixation, a thing us autistic spectrum people do. never heard it before.

Bought a house. It's Clyde's old house next door to my old house that burned (which you can see in the background.)

Friday, January 24, 2014

some marines get a snow job.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover

volokh.com, which has been a daily read for me for many years, has moved to the washington post. after 6 months it will be behind a paywall. what could go wrong?

Saturday, January 18, 2014


the red house mystery by a a milne (pooh author)

CHAPTER I. Mrs. Stevens is Frightened

In the drowsy heat of the summer afternoon the Red House was taking its siesta. There was a lazy murmur of bees in the flower-borders, a gentle cooing of pigeons in the tops of the elms. From distant lawns came the whir of a mowing-machine, that most restful of all country sounds; making ease the sweeter in that it is taken while others are working.
It was the hour when even those whose business it is to attend to the wants of others have a moment or two for themselves. In the housekeeper's room Audrey Stevens, the pretty parlour-maid, re-trimmed her best hat, and talked idly to her aunt, the cook-housekeeper of Mr. Mark Ablett's bachelor home.
"For Joe?" said Mrs. Stevens placidly, her eye on the hat. Audrey nodded. She took a pin from her mouth, found a place in the hat for it, and said, "He likes a bit of pink."
"I don't say I mind a bit of pink myself," said her aunt. "Joe Turner isn't the only one."

Friday, January 17, 2014

[–]justforworkyeah   ago
"I've been bit! BILL I'VE BEEN BIT! Aren't Platypi poisonous? WE'VE GOT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL NOW."
"Oh no Steve, they're venomous. Not poisonous. Easy mistake to make."
"Bill, I don't care, there's no time, we have got to go. You've got to get me to the hospital."
"Well Steve, I do care. I think it's an important distinction. You didn't ingest the venom. And if you did you would be fine! You didn't even get bit. It stabbed you with it's spur. You just sound like an idiot at this point."
"Bill I'm dying Bill. I'm dying. I don't care. FINE. The platypi stabbed me with its spur. With its venom. Please take me to the hospital."
"Platypi isn't even a word Steve. The singular is platypus."

labrynith. just one of those arctypal movies i've still not yet seen.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Sunday, January 12, 2014


a con in february i will probably forget to go to.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

word for the day: frore. old english variant of frozen. from this list of words ordered from coldest to hottest.  http://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/1uur76/ysk_all_of_the_words_for_temperature_ranked_from/

It's between 3 dog night and below freezing. Here, anyway, our 3 bear night is over and the rain is melting off the snow. We'll be able to get into the driveway by tomorrow.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I drive volvo wagons, so here's Jerry Seinfeld driving David Letterman's volvo customized and supercharged by Paul Newman. http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/david-letterman-i-like-kettlecorn

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

 ؟ punctuation mark of the day.

Monday, January 06, 2014


Sunday, January 05, 2014


Saturday, January 04, 2014

word for the day vinculum , the bar over a repeating fraction 9.99999....

Thursday, January 02, 2014

dropkick murphys scotland the brave

the rogues

loch lomand


uhlian pipes?

medley american tunes on bagpipe




guy wrote an editorial against seat belts, died as he lived, thrown through a window when the car rolled on ice. i still mostly agree with the editorial, below.



Wednesday, January 01, 2014

what i'm reading
Sycamore Row, the latest Grisham. It's a pageturner as usual.
Land and Sea Stories for Scouts and Scoutmasters, R Kipling, 1932. I like the prose and skip the poetry. The reverse swastika on the front page was disconcerting for a moment, but it's a hindu symbol.
I can't count this Emily Kimbrough book about her childhood because I think I must have read it before.
I always enjoy her stuff. So that's about 30, maybe 34 books for the year. Oh and I read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets one day last week.

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