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Links: quizzes · 6 comments
Without a radio for my morning drive, I can feel ignorance wrapping itself around my shoulders. It's very comforting. However, not to be missed is that Mount St. Helens is at it again. Check the Volcano Cam, kids, and here are several pretty pictures from ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... evidence in favor of eating this (class of) molecule(s) comes from populations of red wine drinkers and not from itadori tea. Also, red ...
25 May 2013: Chaladnik (Belarusian oxalic acid soup)
Food: Eastern European cuisines, oxalic acid, Oxalidaceae, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel · 3 comments
... wild food traditions have died out, particularly when it comes to wild greens. Anyway, one of the wild green culinary traditions ...
18 Oct 2011: Macerate ALL the things!
Aimless: Asteraceae, Berberidaceae, dandelions, Gentianaceae, gin, Juglandaceae, Lamiaceae, lemon balm, lilac, liqueurs, Oleaceae, pineappleweed, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Simaroubaceae · 2 comments
... of sparkling water - a nice floral lilac flavor definitely comes through - but there are some vegetal off-notes that just won't go ...
8 Mar 2009: Kiwi Lime Pie (with Bonus Cocktail)
Food: Actinidiaceae, cocktails, kiwi, pie, recipes, Rutaceae · 13 comments
... turns a pale green or you are sick of whisking, whichever comes first. Add the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and 1 tsp of rum ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... was saved, as were thousands of lives. That 30,000% figure comes before you attempt to put a value on human life. Sure, not all ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... The ones with science. My staple meringue pie recipe comes from The New Best Recipe. The Meyer lemon meringue pie I made from this ... kind of deep, intuitive understanding that usually only comes from years of fruitless head-desking at your own mistakes. Or at least, ...
31 Dec 2008: Geological Predictions for 2009
Aimless: · 13 comments
... always comes up with the best memes [Oh, wait, looks like Brian at Clastic Detritus ...
16 Dec 2008: Red Bean Xenoliths Janessa
Food, Science: baked Alaska, desserts, failed experiments, lava, meringue, recipes · 6 comments
... the meringue to melt the ice cream. With noble goals comes noble failure: Incidentally, you can simulate some aspects of an ...
19 Sep 2008: 5 Minerals Every Dabbler Should Know
Aimless: · 11 comments
... fizz, as the "carbonate" part of "calcium carbonate" becomes carbonic acid. So you can use mineralogy to clean your faucets: Soak a ...
14 Sep 2008: The Rusty King of All Metals
Aimless: · 2 comments
... for, from the weighty hammer and the delicate needle comes most of the power, that man possesses in the mechanical arts. The ...
21 Aug 2008: The Metamorphic Petrology of Ice Cream
Aimless: · 12 comments
... about anyone's dentist's motivations, but the top image comes from The Science of Ice Cream, and the bottom from the USGS. I'm not sure ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... trained as either a scientist or a journalist; when it comes to matters of professional culture and courtesy outside the blogosphere ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... prompt, and in other situations where this sort of thing comes up in conversation, I have noticed a tendency for white Americans to talk ... or a highly Americanized version of chow mein noodles that comes in a bag and bears a striking resemblance to shoestring potatoes, or ...
23 Nov 2007: Pumpkin-Durian Pie
Food: Cucurbitaceae, durian, Malvaceae, pie, recipes · 4 comments
... American palette has no room for durian. The fruit comes pre-packed with sugar and fat, making it a natural dessert, but it also ...
26 Oct 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: Panspermia?
Human Fuzzies, Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, meteorites, panspermia · 2 comments
Alas, A Blog linked to this BBC report of a wacky space experiment: Transformed into the size of bowler hat, [a rock] was then attached to the side of the European Space Agency's Foton M3 mission, which launched from Kazakhstan last month. Professor ...
5 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Berea Sandstone
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
The world's most generic sandstone comes from a narrow strip that runs from northern Kentucky through the town of ...
13 Jul 2007: Friday Fun Poll: Planetary Warming
Politics, Science, Whimsy: climate change, planetary science · 1 comment
... at! As we all know, if you point really hard, your wish comes ...
21 Jun 2007: Asking for a Pony
Politics: academia, blog carnivals, entitlement, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa, scientiae · 4 comments
... A whole bunch of times, that's how many. This habit becomes excruciatingly obvious when I start talking about my decision to cut and ... school but did not, my carriage shifts and my speech becomes halting. I hedge; I posture submissively; I describe things as personal ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... a good story about my experience as a leak. The pressure comes in part from colleagues, who ask ...really? Why? as if they expect a simple answer. It also comes, inescapably, from my desire to tell myself nice stories about my life. ...
31 May 2007: I’m Not Dead
Meta: blog outages · 3 comments
... when I think I've found a place to breathe, something new comes up. There will be more blogging, though, I ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... how the greenhouse effect works, what smog is and where it comes from... I'm sure all you global warming wonks can come up with a better ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... there's a ton of grumbling surface wave stuff that comes in after this, but we don't really care about that right now): Here ... are actually recorded. I tried, but for some reason it comes out all wonky and I can only fuss so much. But, the instrument response ...
29 Sep 2006: Two Cliches, As Applied to My Life
Personal, Science: grad school · 3 comments
... material, and another hour daydreaming about potential outcomes (see counting chickens, below). The reason I'm so excited about it is ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... process. But perhaps the most compelling observation comes from Kjersten Bunker Whittington, Smith-Doerr's co-author, who is ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... by tectonic forces. In the case of Montserrat, the squeeze comes from the convergence of the Caribbean and North American plates, which ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... personal desire and social response the distinction becomes important. If identity is a claim about my interactions with the ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... I ever born? Some day I will get a great bridegroom. He comes from the nether world and will not blame me for my ...
25 Nov 2005: The Shoppingest Friday iTunes iChing of the Year
Whimsy: consumerism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... birth control we two our two what comes out of lived ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... would accomodate things like this. Communal living comes with obligations to one's housemates; if you don't wish to prioritize ...
4 Nov 2005: Return of Friday Rock Blogging: Titan
Science: methane, rock blogging, Titan · 2 comments
... released last January - but that old-fashioned sepia tone comes from Titan's thick hydrocarbon soup of an atmosphere, not from ...
20 Sep 2005: Climate Change in Human Teeth
Science: climate change, stable isotopes, teeth · no comments
... through time. Apparently, the oxygen in your teeth comes mostly from the water you drink. Therefore, if you're interested in the ...
3 Sep 2005: Unpacking Someone
Meta: fan mail, hate mail · 1 comment
... blogging. Now. On with the fan mail. This batch comes from the form on my 403 error page: hi get lost u looser ! I ...
18 Aug 2005: A Book and Two Movies
Human Fuzzies: bears, book reviews, charles darwin, movie reviews, penguins, pirates · 2 comments
... had made up his mind to stick to a topic, whoosh! In comes a clip of someone talking about how awful it is to be eaten by a bear ...
22 Jul 2005: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Human Fuzzies: folk music, have an mp3 · 1 comment
... hornpipe comes from the murky depths of the 18th century. Like many, it's both a tune ...
22 Jun 2005: Landscape Photography
Links: Yosemite · 4 comments
... are all in the Yosemite section, Castle Rock State Park comes in a close second. Oooh, ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... along a previously defined plane. This motion, of course, comes with some tussling at the edges: pushing where the rock is trying to go, ...
3 Jun 2005: Mr. Clean on the Path to Anti-Feminism
Politics: capitalism sucks, domesticity, empowerfulness, funny · 16 comments
... Feministe comes news that Mr. Clean is adopting the language of feminism: This spring ...
Links, Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... men having more power than women. I've learned when it comes up to stand, grab my crotch and loudly reply, "I hereby order thee, by ...
12 May 2005: Friday Random 15
Whimsy: Friday random ten, quizzes, search requests · 7 comments
... see their doctors, stat: what is the green stuff that comes out your penis when you have sex IS IT FUCKING POSSIBLE TO SMOKE FUCKING ...
4 May 2005: Penis-Talk Redux
Politics: lifestyles of the privileged minority, masculinity · 11 comments
... of power over our own bodies, especially when it comes to sex and birth control, seems to scare the living daylights out of a ...
2 May 2005: Monday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: coffee, mac'n'cheez, movie reviews · 6 comments
... else around me is. Like eating cold porridge when someone comes along and drops in a spoonful of delicious goat ...
31 Mar 2005: Today’s RSS Zeitgeist: Cheapskates
Politics: classism, consumerism, eccentricity, money · 6 comments
... The only way to live affordably in our culture, even on incomes considerably higher than those of these two examples, is to be eccentric, ...
29 Mar 2005: Gah Spam!
Meta: blog status updates, comment spam · 5 comments
... messages appearing at the same time as the site becomes inaccessible is a bit of a coincedence. I'll have a look-see at ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... we'll go to a cheaper restaurant!" - and this usually comes off as clueless and insensitive. So... yeah. * You'd think the word ...
11 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Granite
Science: granite, igneous rocks, porphyry, rock blogging · 13 comments
... (which is, incidentally, in the public doman, so hoorah!) comes this picture of a chunk of granite from the Precambrian St. Francis ...
14 Feb 2005: Fun with Creationist Plate Tectonics
Science: debunking, plate tectonics, young earthers · 11 comments
... as not understanding at all. The real fun, though, comes when we examine Mr. Jones's central claim, that plate tectonics happened ...
17 Jan 2005: The Daily Day: MLK Edition
Personal, Politics: colds, Larry Summers, Martin Luther King Jr., mathematics, nurturing, sexism · 4 comments
... is it only snotty in one sinus at a time? Via Bitch, Ph.D comes an anecdote about Harvard's President's daughter: In his talk, ...
10 Jan 2005: The Sheep Are Still Scared
Politics: gender, sexism · 2 comments
... Matthew Yglesias comes a discussion that makes me think: Eh? Do I have wax in my ears? Write ...
19 Dec 2004: Someone Has a Small Internet
Meta: fan mail, high school, Internet citizen of the world, nostalgia · no comments
... knew anyway, I gave up. There are really very few good outcomes from such a pursuit. Onward! blorg Yeah, that's kind of how I ...
13 Dec 2004: Top Five in 2004
Meta: clip show, procrastinating, skunks · 2 comments
... other week something trundles in from the mountains and becomes very upset at what it sees. Altadena seems like a nice little ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... as we think they would have wanted, even though this comes at a cost of N lives per corpse.*** We feel a bit weird even asking ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... they are really single-issue voters and frankly, when it comes to BRAAAAAAAINS... well, you know. Okay, on to the fun: President and ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... I still think they're assholes. At some point, enough becomes more than enough. To properly honor our civic obligations, then, I ...
4 May 2004: Garden Post
Personal: car repair, cars, container gardening, gardening, heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes · no comments
... Momotaro in the second tote. That's where the hipster comes in! I have a nagging feeling that in an alternate universe where the hip, ...
28 Apr 2004: Coolant Pixies
Personal: · 5 comments
... overcoming adversity while driving, the selfish glow that comes from knowing no one else will ever understand my car's little quirks, and ...
16 Mar 2004: Spain, Appeasement and Multilateralism
Politics: · 2 comments
... increase in terrorist attacks if killing people becomes seen as an effective path to change.* Spanish decisions still have ...
1 Mar 2004: Describe Your Nose-Picking Habits
Links: boogers, medicine · 2 comments
... a disturbing search request comes The Nose Board, and the disturbing realization that Empty Nose Syndrome ...
12 Feb 2004: Tchotchke Fever
Personal: · 1 comment
... junk - garbage in the most literal sense, since much of it comes from discarded outré floral arrangements in the dumpster next ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... can all guess what kind of high quality objective science comes out of industry when there's regulatory capture on the line (yes, kids, ...
27 Oct 2003: Numbered List: I Am Smoke
Personal: adventures, fascist police states, fire, in the desert · 3 comments
... to the middle of the desert. Ten minutes later, a cop comes by. My pleasure quickly evaporates as he mentions that he could just pull ...
20 Sep 2003: Someone’s Expense Account
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... how to drill holes to China (or bedrock, whichever comes first); this weekend there will be a fabulous house guest to play with. ...
3 Sep 2003: More Maps!
Aimless: · 4 comments
... who made maps of jack-o-lanterns. And so the question becomes, how can maps and communities reinforce one another? Or perhaps ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... loophole in California elections law, and all possible outcomes are ruinous. But there's a sense of exuberance about it. The minor ...
10 Jun 2003: A Strenuous Arrangement
Human Fuzzies, Personal: · no comments
... combinations of these two basic techniques) but when push comes to shove, the masses want their horsies and that's all there is to it. My ...
13 May 2003: Anus vs. Mouth
Science: · no comments
... tell the difference between an organism whose first hole becomes a mouth, and an organism whose first hole becomes an anus - but I sure can't. Though, now that I think about it, this ...
5 May 2003: Police Can’t Stop Drinking
Human Fuzzies: syntactical ambiguity · 6 comments
... title of this post comes from my anthropology reading (Harvard has conveniently put it online) as ...
28 Apr 2003: I want my 2 1/2 hours back
Personal: · no comments
... fantastic paper temporary license to use until my real one comes in the mail, and meanwhile I must buy beer with my passport, which does ...
9 Apr 2003: Toothpaste Discrimination
Personal: · 1 comment
... student housing comes with maid service every other week, which is wonderful - there's no way ...
21 Dec 2002: Product Review: Oral Cleansers
Personal: dentistry, reviews of stuff · 3 comments
... and stale scratch'n'sniff sticker taste. The product comes in little envelopes full of powder, which you have to empty into tepid ... you want, and it contains supplemental iodine. Oh, here comes the pain killer. One of the lovely things about blogging is being able to ...
16 Nov 2002: Someone’s Dinner
Meta: · no comments
... (conveniently overwhelming my physics set) someone comes along to remind me of the good things in life: kumquats and ...
26 Oct 2002: Not Dead Yet
Meta: · 1 comment
... like that are also best left to the imagination. Truth comes in many forms. I am not one of them and that's no lie. You mean smart ...
23 Sep 2002: Signs of the End Times
Links, Whimsy: Astrid Lindgren, literature · 1 comment
... languages share many characteristics, particularly when it comes to word derivation. Thus, if our heuristics seem pointed, one need only ...
18 Aug 2002: A Contest-Contest
Aimless: · 15 comments
... close after two weeks or when I get tired of it, whichever comes first. Limit three entries per person. Anyone may enter, but winners ...
14 Aug 2002: Cold Turkey
Personal: · 2 comments
... was set up makes everything extra-fun. There's a wire that comes from my closet, which comes from a hub in my neighbor's apartment, where the actual modem is. I'm not ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
... see all the nice boobies you want there. creepyguy: (here comes forth a soulful ode to the virtues of the honest, unaltered breast, ...
16 Jun 2002: The Odd Couple
Uncategorized: guest posts · 1 comment
... to be cleaned unless your friends are coming. When it becomes messy enough to be bothersome, that's when you clean. Sometimes this ...
26 May 2002: Staring Out the Window Again
Whimsy: Pasadena, smog · 4 comments
... summer comes on, I think the mountains turn into transvestites. This week, Mount ...
8 May 2002: Joys of Bandwidth; Stuff
Human Fuzzies, Personal: · 4 comments
... with the throbbing stress headache of the soul that only comes from four-hour exams on which you do not do very well, that makes this ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... or labs or committee meetings or whatever other crap comes up. And I'm going to suck up and deal for another year, because I want ...
8 Apr 2002: gotta pee
Personal: bathroom etiquette, gender · 16 comments
... to poop, or drawing graffiti, or whatever, when some guy comes in a couple stalls down to pee. This is not a big deal. But no matter ...
4 Apr 2002: goals
Meta: · 2 comments
... web page will be terminated when it becomes a parody of itself. But when this web page becomes a parody of itself, it will have won. Won what, I don't know, but ...
25 Mar 2002: Someone’s Eating Well…
Meta: · 7 comments
... one and it just says "Cup Noodles." On the plus side, it comes with hot sauce now. Maybe you have an inferior brand. Or else the "o" is ...
10 Mar 2002: Much Ado About
Meta: · no comments
... can only exist for so long, before the relationship becomes in need of evaluation. The likely outcome being, that I'll write off the ...
7 Mar 2002: Try Optimism
Personal: · no comments
... interaction, and the loss of general well being that comes with a pessimistic style of thinking. Try optimism. Gee, thanks, I ...
6 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Commercial Whore
Meta: · 4 comments
... drawn in that direction once we notice that this question comes from none other than gate.hhkol.dk. So the answer, with suitable academic ...
5 Mar 2002: More Fan Mail
Meta: fan mail · 1 comment
Shake it baby! Sorry, but the party was this weekend. You missed all my shaking... if you want me to shake something for you, might I suggest that you come down to Los Angeles and buy me a box of shake'n'bake and some chicken breasts? I'll make you di ...
22 Feb 2002: new brand of peanut gallery
Personal: · no comments
... of turning some emotion into coherent thought, writing becomes a bit like picking a scab, it's perversely satisfying and also ...
11 Feb 2002: Sorry, try again
Personal: · no comments
... seem like much of a conversationalist. But then he comes back, looking pissed off, and as he passes the hot tub on his way out he ...
4 Feb 2002: drool… bid… drool
Links: menstruation, religion, robots · 1 comment
... sound, pays for itself in just a few months, and comes in pro-pussy leopard print. I'm not sure if I buy into the "menstrual ...
17 Dec 2001: trolls on pigs
Links: · no comments
... you, like me, are a last-minute cheapass when it comes to Christmas cards, why not send silly e-mails with links to pictures of ...
7 Dec 2001: fra natbussen
Personal: · no comments
... anything, that soaks up my extra mind-juice until the sun comes up or I collapse, whichever comes last. If I don't have schoolwork, I'll redesign my web site or play ...
24 Nov 2001: I know America
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... people and that inevitable quality of familiarity that comes when you grow up in a place, but I was wrong. I do miss things about the ...
3 Oct 2001: A commercial for credit suisse
Aimless, Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... aria from La Wally - yes, the one from Diva. Every time it comes on, I'm suddenly amazed and discombobulated by the fact that my life ...
10 Sep 2001: A Tibetan Lesson
Human Fuzzies: pronunciation, tibetan · no comments
... this to spyan.ras.gsigs. Now to spyan: the s drops; py becomes 'ch'; and a becomes fronted before n, changing spyan to "chen". ras: the a is fronted and ...
7 Sep 2001: smoke-clogged lung
Personal: cbcbc, drinking, life · 1 comment
... So moving someone from one category to the other always comes as a shock to my system; fortunately, Dennis is one of those people whose ...
28 Jul 2001: an audience at last!
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... middle-aged man, and the cute painter boy who occasionally comes in after us. It's too bad my geekschool flirting skills don't seem to ...
24 Jul 2001: Dehydrated Agnostic
Personal: · no comments
... have to try this one on the next Jehovah's Witness who comes to my door. I actually take the inverse position - I acknowledge that ...