Search Results: completely
11 Jul 2015: Azalea Galls: Food or Death?
Food: · no comments
... the rhodies that line Washington's country roads are completely different species, with no known tradition of gall-eating. And ...
10 May 2014: Desert Parsley
Food: Apiaceae, desert-parsley, Lomatiums, wild herbs · no comments
... drop - there's that carrot family flavor, but it's almost completely overwhelmed by a minty medicinal flavor, not quite eucalyptol but in ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
... had successful pregnancies . Note that this is a completely different mechanism from modern hormonal birth control pills, ...
16 Jul 2013: Recipe Ideas from the Search Logs
Whimsy: recipe ideas, search requests · 1 comment
... but using fir needles in herbes de Provence seems like a completely reasonable thing to do. Pretty sure a floating pie would be more ...
2 Jul 2013: Red Elderberry Juice
Food: Adoxaceae, kale, red elderberries, toxicity · 2 comments
... flavor", but he is very silly, because it is obviously a completely different nasty vegetable flavor than the one that's been plaguing ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... of god do not call this plant a "Native American plum". It completely misses the point about why the word "Indian" might be offensive in ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... tried to infuse a bit of dried knotweed and it was completely awful - it primarily tasted of over-macerated vegetable matter. I am ... used in most of these studies you'd need to drink a completely ridiculous but perhaps not impossible quantity of tea. This ...
24 Feb 2013: Sunday Salad Report
Food, Personal: Apiaceae, Araliaceae, Asteraceae, basketry, Brassicaceae, Caryophyllaceae, diary, Lamiaceae, salad · 1 comment
... stem, remaining roots, etc. Quite a load off my mind and completely changes the effort:reward ratio. There was also plenty of henbit ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... that one in the bucket with losing my virginity as a completely overhyped rite of passage. I mean, it's cool to learn a new skill - ... feelings about what's okay for you personally to do, is a completely fine form of moral decisionmaking. If killing your own meat or ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... or jerkfaced, sometimes because they'd done something completely legal - in a way that people seldom ever complained to me about ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... location, the direction of slip along the fault - is completely consistent with the other earthquakes we've recorded in that part of ...
26 Feb 2009: The Stimulating Effects of Monitoring Volcanoes
Politics, Science: economics, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 10 comments
... services, or deliver money directly to people who are so completely desperate that they will immediately spend every last penny (cf. ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... last tweak not only failed to improve the model fit, but completely screwed up that other part of the waveform you thought you had ...
24 Dec 2008: Happy Twinkletree, Joyous Monkey
Aimless: · 3 comments
... for the city's 27 plows; bus service around here has been completely cancelled except for an occasional, limping #48. There's nothing to ...
26 Oct 2008: Introducing Thomas M. Rock
Aimless: · 1 comment
... reason I do, I will distribute them in such a way as to completely finish as many projects that have been partially funded in this ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... of her dissertation work. The survey is women-only, completely voluntary, and should only take about 20 minutes to complete. ...
8 Aug 2008: Shirts Belonging to the
Aimless: · 12 comments
... in four yearly injections. "The pharmaceutical industry is completely disconnected from the public and medical perceptions of ...
Science: · 14 comments
... event, such as the Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, it completely swamps everything else. Its largest aftershock still contains more ...
28 May 2008: Borrowing Geek Cred from the Mathematicians
Aimless: · 1 comment
... ancestry) is Simeon Poisson. Mathematicians have gone completely Web 2.0 with their intellectual connections. Is this evidence of a ...
11 Apr 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Slag
Aimless: · 3 comments
Coal doesn't burn completely. Here's what's left over. (Do I apologize for the weak blogging? ...
31 Jan 2008: Hello World
Meta: introduction · 31 comments
... new series of Internet tubes. You'll notice that I haven't completely unpacked - there's no pretty banner at the top, the blogroll is ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... ones who come up and ask me if a bibliography is required completely throw me for a loop. Was there ever a time when they asked this ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... spiel. In contrast to my deeply insightful, completely factitious interpretations of the left frontal crockus, the ...
10 Apr 2007: Another Earthquake Prediction Failure
Science: earthquake prediction · 4 comments
... prediction on that system is statistically useless, if not completely wrongheaded. Based on a 37-year-long record of seismicity, study ...
Politics, Science: feminism, media, sexism, women in engineering · 22 comments
... the perception is that its a "male" show. I don't completely follow that logic.. And hence, am considering women as well. I just ...
28 Nov 2006: Academic Neuropharmapsychowhatsits
Personal: coffee, mind-altering substances · 6 comments
... like productivity, excitement, and falling in love. In completely unrelated news, I bought some filters for the coffee machine in my ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... and help 'em find what they're after, but I'm just completely clueless. Penis Talk Redux - why don't men kvetch about their sex ... Red Pop, #16 on the most-searched list. Searchers took a completely unrelated entry and, four years after it was written, turned it into ...
19 Jul 2006: I Read Wifework So You Don’t Have To
Human Fuzzies, Politics: book reviews, feminism, gender, marriage, sexism · 7 comments
... is unequal or unhappy - which means that many men are completely blindsided when their wives decide to stop doing the wifework and ...
27 Jun 2006: Blissfully Unaware of my Peril
Human Fuzzies, Politics: evolutionary psychology, marriage, wedding-industrial complex · 8 comments
... could it? Gasp! But in the middle, Maushart throws in a completely gratuitous paean to evolutionary psychology: Imagine a female ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... structure of media narratives and respond with some completely asinine mumble about how Bjorn Lomborg is really not a sufficient ...
2 Jun 2006: Friday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: mac'n'cheez, pop, wordpress themes · 3 comments
... with less bloat than competing brands. Swear words: Still completely fucking excellent! Holy ...
11 May 2006: Wine is for Men*
Human Fuzzies, Politics: lazy journalism, wine · 2 comments
... advice?" I'd wager that, if asked, Stephen Yafa would completely disavow any personal appreciation for the tired narrative** of Men ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... Minors This is hideously awful public policy. It's also completely banal and derivative; I don't know how many other states ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Portland Cement
Science: cement, rock blogging · 5 comments
... minor impurities like, oh, arsenic. Cement plants are thus completely gross and a huge health hazard. The finished cement powder is a ... creates cracks. Although the chemistry behind this isn't completely understood yet, it's similar to the process that causes some stained ...
1 Sep 2005: Lookit Me I’m So Privileged
Personal: army corps of engineers, Atchafalaya, dams, levees, Mississippi River · 1 comment
... have a sentimental attachment to Hetch Hetchy - i.e., a completely unworkable way. I wish there were a way to find the origin of a ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... Gullfoss we drove an astonishingly short distance to be completely alone with a white-tinted glacial river. But we failed to complete ...
22 Jul 2005: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Human Fuzzies: folk music, have an mp3 · 1 comment
... that's also labeled Fisher's Hornpipe, which is in fact a completely different tune better known as Soldier's ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... delving into the world of inscrutable diagrams, here's a completely gratuitous photo of the San Andreas fault on the Carrizo Plain. The ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... (short answer: call other men on their shit) that doesn't completely degenerate into trollishness. Also, class and gender divisions in ...
12 Jun 2005: Chronology
Personal, Politics: fashion, feminism, plumbers, sexism · 9 comments
... doesn't actually sound that fun, but I assure you I'm completely entranced. I probably should get out more. Earlier This Week The ...
26 May 2005: Friday Frittering: Last Day at Work Edition
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: candy, chocolate, feminism, gender, girlhood, quizzes, search requests · 6 comments
... also acquired some bootleg Pimsleur lessons, which are completely clogging up the shuffle function... a Random Ten at this point would ...
23 May 2005: In Lieu of Zurgh Urfle Blah
Links, Politics: kittens, networking, science jokes, women in science · 4 comments
... reasons I've lost confidence in them. But zoinks! It's completely absurd that I feel pressure to publish before I've even entered grad ...
9 May 2005: Deconstructing Teh Funnay
Politics: offensive humor, rhetorical tactics · 9 comments
... to accusations of "silly screeching harpy, humor is completely meaningless!" My other two knickertwisters, incidentally, are ... how OMG the rape one is hi-larious! I was met with the completely serious assertion that a woman might, in fact, secretly desire to ...
7 Dec 2004: Old Enough to Buy My Own Candy
Human Fuzzies, Links: candy, Christmas, Hanukkah, nostalgia · 2 comments
... Thanks to all who donated; the organizers weren't completely on the internet ball and didn't send any notices of internet ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... slash kibbutz slash group home for nerds, anyone? I'm completely serious about this. I want a communal living space with some fertile ...
14 Feb 2004: Lutefisk and Yams
Human Fuzzies: Dr. Seuss, parody, Scandinavia, Vikings · 4 comments
... the history of yams are not forthcoming, but check out the completely unrelated sweet potato for ...
12 Feb 2004: Tchotchke Fever
Personal: · 1 comment
... indiscriminate magpie. At least not for keeps. It's a completely different story at work. I'm slowly decorating my cubicle with shiny ...
6 Jan 2004: New Year’s Diet
Human Fuzzies, Personal: · 2 comments
... regional airport. They smashed the Giant Bar into tiny and completely non-threatening portions. ...
23 Oct 2003: Quicksilver: a partial review
Human Fuzzies: book reviews · 3 comments
... and feelings are told at a slowly-increasing remove) is completely squished, leaving only a Foil for Progress. Stilted dialogue on ...
10 Sep 2003: Epic Immuno-Suppressing Battles
Human Fuzzies: · 6 comments
... authors appear to be casualties of the war, reduced to completely non-ironic pieces about life's simple pleasures. I was unable to ...
31 Mar 2003: See My Tanned Blisters!
Personal: Hawaii, hawaiian volcano observatory, kilauea, lava trees, papayas, travelogue, volcanoes · no comments
... aa ate my feet and the beaches just laughed at me. I had a completely fabulous time. Friday - airport, plane, airport, plane, airport. ... without more time and/or luck than I had that day. Also completely overshadowed by the red hot flowing gooey lava. This was the evening ...
12 Dec 2002: Dilemma Part 2
Personal: · 17 comments
... am completely out of clean underwear. This leaves me with two choices: Go ...
25 Aug 2002: Confuse the Bubblebots
Personal: · 1 comment
... Having neither bleached blonde beauty nor money, I felt completely out of my demographic boundaries the whole time. In sympathy, or ... whenever I try to zoom in on something, it brings the lens completely back into the case instead. I already knew I was overly dependent on ...
9 Jul 2002: Quality Control Freak
Personal: ants, cleaning, household pests · no comments
... drop of jam, of course, but they would also form for completely invisible specks of nothing - the counter I'd wiped half an hour ...
5 Jul 2002: Under a Rock
Personal: Internet citizen of the world, LAX · 1 comment
... is this map a sign of edgy, minimalist graphic design gone completely amok? Or is it just ...
22 Apr 2002: Magickal Transmutations
Human Fuzzies, Personal: bruises, capitalism sucks, post-apocalyptic aesthetic sensibilities · 2 comments
... - and it's probably just as well, because most endearments completely wig me out. Ahem. I believe I was muttering something about ...
31 Mar 2002: Catching Up with Someone
Meta, Whimsy: · 8 comments
... versions of explorer that might cause problems. Are they completely on top of each other, or is it just a partial overlap? The sidebar ...
21 Feb 2002: snide wastes of time
Links: · 3 comments
... the 45 minutes between now and supper doing something completely ridiculous and non-useful. This looks like a fun one - the idea is ...
11 Jan 2002: Flamingo Lips
Personal: blue sky, cult movement, embouchure, paying attention, peach, trumpet-playing, writing style · no comments
... paid more attention to detail, because details were often completely bizarre and unexpected. Apart from the horrible ooze of patriotism, ...
19 Dec 2001: Farvel København
Personal: airports, moving, packing · no comments
... concerned, the inside of an airplane is a bubble universe completely disconnected from everything - when I'm not in an airplane, I find ...
Aimless: dreams · no comments
... floor so you can't move. Stare at them, and realize how completely fucking hopeless your task is. Alternate compressible things with ...
17 Dec 2001: spacialization
Aimless: · no comments
... of course he's correct, our naive concept of "space" is completely meaningless when you're talking about jizz from a physicist's circle ...
1 Dec 2001: Happy AIDS Day!
Links: · no comments
... I do start to wonder. Of course, if we're going to be completely serious about this whole "free safer sex equipment" concept, we're ...
28 Nov 2001: I’ll take your course schedule and…
Personal: Caltech, course scheduling · no comments
... prerequesites that I won't have until next year. They completely obliterated Elementary Seismology. They made two terms of continuum ... he'll be getting an earful when I get back. In fact, they completely obliterated almost all of the useful undergraduate geophysics ...
21 Nov 2001: joining my drunk…
Politics: · no comments
... then you learn to take comfort in satire. Now, I'm completely baffled and a little bit frightened by all the anti-immigration ...
12 Oct 2001: Back in Copenhagen
Human Fuzzies: sandwiches, Scandinavia, smørrebrød · no comments
... everything in the fridge that's not mouldy!) but it's also completely fascinating. Another food-related observation that fell out of ...
5 Oct 2001: Life in Copenhagen
Aimless, Personal: · no comments
... of grass, and I was terribly hurt. Meanwhile, I'm completely shocked to discover that I've been here for more than two months ...
3 Oct 2001: A commercial for credit suisse
Aimless, Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... (but not quite) about sheep, or to come up with something completely different just because you say so. It's a rare occasion when I care ...
28 Sep 2001: Rescheduling
Personal: · no comments
... a bottle of cola, I feel much more like myself and also completely ...
25 Sep 2001: Whenever I look at the
Politics: · no comments
... I look at the polls, I always start to wonder how I can completely miss such a large segment of the population. I realize of course ...
7 Sep 2001: smoke-clogged lung
Personal: cbcbc, drinking, life · 1 comment
... Danish things that could have come from Ikea, if Ikea had completely awful taste in garish plaid upholstering. I have my own bathroom, ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... also home to a variety of military types. Their presence completely mystified me (what, are they going to use the new bridge to invade ...
4 Sep 2001: train tracks
Human Fuzzies, Personal: concrete walls, graffiti, keyboards, kudzu, post-apocalyptic aesthetic sensibilities, sweetness and light, trains, weeds · no comments
... almost feel bad that they run trains through the place; it completely ruins the effect. One of the most underestimated features of the ...
3 Sep 2001: it almost makes sense…
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... interesting for a variety of reasons, most of which are completely arbitrary. It's the same principle which leads me to a group of ...
31 Aug 2001: bandwagon meme
Whimsy: · no comments
... the american slang does not enhance one's experience of a completely horrid script. three things I feel My watch, pressing into my ...
20 Aug 2001: please, please
Human Fuzzies: Danish, language quirks, manners · no comments
... this without horrendously mixing up and saying something completely wrong, I'm still trying. So I've been smiling a lot, and I've come ... to. Particularly when I'm in social settings in a completely new country where I know almost nobody and am trying to make ...
26 Jul 2001: Red Pop and Hans Kirk’s The Fishermen
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, pop · 21 comments
... and not even a memorial web page. I'm beginning to think I completely made it up. But I *swear* an acquaintance of mine had scanned in the ...
23 Jul 2001: fake personal ads
Aimless: · 6 comments
... since a friend of mine did it on a dare and got back some completely hilarious responses. I've gotten my fair share of gems, too, of ... lots of exclamation points and loosely transcribed grunts. Completely horrible. So I replied, in a rather smutty style I might add, and ...