Search Results: issue
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
This summer I leveled up in foraging by carefully studying poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota), which both grow in profusion along the bike trail. Poison hemlock is one of the first plants, possibly the first, that every ...
2 Jul 2013: Red Elderberry Juice
Food: Adoxaceae, kale, red elderberries, toxicity · 2 comments
Image credit: Scott Loarie Nancy Turner summarizes the general PNW native opinion of red elderberries (Sambucus racemosa, not to be confused with the much more delicious black and blue elderberries) as follows: "Red Elderberries were not generally re ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
I have a foraging shame: The plants I've been calling Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica, or Polygonum japonica if you are an old-school genus-lumper like the King County noxious weed people) are probably actually Bohemian knotweed (Whatever x bohemicum) ...
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
... day before a heat wave is forecast. (This is not often an issue for those of us who live in a temperate paradise, but I dimly recall that ...
20 Mar 2013: Why Boner Jokes Aren’t Funny (Even When They Are)
Politics, Science: dick jokes, sexual harassment, women in engineering, women in science · 4 comments
... of the ways that crude humor can be specifically a gender issue, even when it seems innocuous, and not just a matter of individual ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... might be projecting. I think the most important moral issues of our time are all to do with systems. We've constructed intricate ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... people not to retrofit their houses. The crime at issue is negligent failure to communicate risk related to an earthquake swarm ...
19 Jul 2012: Coconut milk jam
Food: Arecaceae, jam, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... Fortunately, this means that curdling also isn't an issue. Revised plan: Use math. Lime juice is sufficiently acidic that a small ...
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... to be surprisingly slim. Alfred Wegener has been on stamps issued by both East Germany and Greenland, but not in recognition of his ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... from all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over various issues related to the actual science - is proofreading the bibliography. I use ...
18 Dec 2008: California is Safe?
Aimless: · 10 comments
According to a study of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, volcanoes, and other spectacular geophysical hazards are much less deadly than common weather events like heat waves, floods, and thunderstorms. The study was publis ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... to find any common ground, is getting us nowhere, on the issue of pornography, or any other issues, even ones that we may be surprised to find we agree on. Because, while ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... expected us to laugh. Footnotes *One of the staple orders issued to talking heads is to wear a solid color, so that the camera doesn't ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
There's an article in last Friday's issue of Nature describing some changes in the rocks near the San Andreas Fault ...
20 Jun 2008: Someone Punk’d the CBS Science Desk!
Aimless: · 17 comments
... published in a journal where 5/5 articles in the current issue are authored solely by... Dr. Tom Chalko! Research article cites ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... Lunar and Planetary Institute Bulletin has just released issue #114, which includes an article celebrating the Institute's 40-year ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
It's been two years* since the ground opened near Sidoarjo, Indonesia, spewing mud over the homes, farms, and businesses of tens of thousands of people. The disaster quickly acquired the rather endearing name of "Lusi", which is short for "lumpur" (Indone ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
... we disagree with their conclusions. We were careful not to issue any mentitas. Note also the inconsistent use of "Fig." and "Figure" - ...
25 Mar 2008: The Five Emotions of Thesis-Writing
Aimless: · 13 comments
... to get this shi superior work of brilliance into a special issue of Marine and Petroleum Geology. Anyway, regular blogging should ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... up in a liberal town where people liked to address racial issues by exploring their heritage and celebrating diversity in a fairly ...
Aimless: · 4 comments
... Planetary Science Letters RSS feed just dumped a couple of issues on me. Surely I can at least blurb the interesting titles? It will be a ...
29 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Desert Varnish
Aimless: · 5 comments
... gratuitous micrographs are from a paper in the latest issue of Geology. Three scientists at Arizona State took a careful look at some ...
14 Feb 2008: The Union Bogeyman
Aimless: · 15 comments
... have significant family responsibilities. I haven't had issues with my advisers or TAships. I haven't even been seriously affected by ...
17 Jan 2008: Reading Material for the Week
Science: academic journals, International Year of Planet Earth, trends in science · 3 comments
... me these things?). In honor of the project, this week's issue of Nature has a free special supplement section, with some very ...
Science: academic journals, american geophysical union, RSS · no comments
... the only ones I read that don't offer RSS feeds for new issues*. Dear AGU: What is wrong with you people? You are missing out on the ...
22 Dec 2007: Happy Solstice
Links: blog carnivals, Christmas, pie, silly putty · 8 comments
... deciding in your favor on this very important, weighty issue (NB: I take PayPal). Look for an official theme announcement and call for ...
15 Oct 2007: Whatever Doesn’t Kill Us Will Provide a Nice Soak
Personal, Science: camping, hot springs, Long Valley · 3 comments
... Business suffered in the early 1980s, after the USGS issued an eruption warning. Sure, the area is at risk; although the next ...
25 Sep 2007: Geek Ink
Science, Whimsy: diffusion, equations, tattoos · 5 comments
... log below the cut. It also brings up an important gender issue. Okay, fine, I'm just posting chat logs because I haven't been ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... parts, covering some history of women in science, "HR issues" and discrimination against female scientists, and the influence of ...
21 Jun 2007: Asking for a Pony
Politics: academia, blog carnivals, entitlement, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa, scientiae · 4 comments
... by not having them. The latter is where this issue really irks. Perhaps I shouldn't feel hungry over this at all. Perhaps ...
18 Apr 2007: Lollinks
Links, Personal, Whimsy: cat macros, psychology, test anxiety · 4 comments
... connections to fostering bad feelings. This was never an issue for me as a kid, but I totally identified with the math-anxious author, ...
11 Apr 2007: Looking for New Earth
Science: extrasolar planets, telescopes · 6 comments
... its star's position or gravitational field. In today's issue of Nature, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory report on a lab ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... Graduate Students?, which brings up the recommendation issue as well. Elli at Peanut Butter Cabal writes about being singled out as ... underrepresentation is always assumed to be a "woman's issue" - but I find myself disquieted: What bugs me is that, if I decide in ...
18 Feb 2007: Ediacaran Fossil Embryos
Science: cnidarians, embryos, paleontology, Precambrian · 2 comments
... fossils are reported by Xiao et al. in this month's issue of Geology. Bonus! While looking for pictures of cnidarian embryos, I ...
7 Nov 2006: The Last-Minute Ballot
Politics: California ballot propositions, endorsements · no comments
... amendment, so I'll vote no. 1B: Haveta pick a bond issue to vote no on, just on general principle. No. 1C: Yes. 1D: Yes. 1E: ...
27 Oct 2006: Psst… Partisan Googlebomb
Politics: anti-endorsements, googlebombs · 2 comments
Pass it on! But put in some damn commentary, because otherwise Google will catch on, I think. Having a bajillion links with no other text is pretty spammerly. That's also why I'm only showing you the subset of the Googlebomb most relevant to my blog con ...
21 Sep 2006: Blackboard Art Insanity
Links, Science: da vinci, science is pretty, visualization · 2 comments
... Visualization Challenge were announced in this week's issue of Science. My favorite is this da Vinci-inspired blackboard sketch ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... faxing as a means of communication. - hello, class issue! "Google" has always been a verb. - I totally got 2 hits from Altavista ... in the U.S. They grew up in mini-vans. - class issue, again Reality shows have always been on television. They have no idea ...
15 Aug 2006: Joe Jonah Euclid and the End of the World
Human Fuzzies: Berzerkeley, crackpots · 2 comments
... Anti-Christ Tells them a false claim of what the Supposed Issue is, and they believe the Anti-Christ on that. Possibly they ... Stories of Claiming to be Christian and the Version of Issues with me. No One Knows the Day that there will be the Second ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... for emergency planners. The study is in the August 15 issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters; for those of you with a ...
4 Aug 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Storms on Titan
Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, methane, Titan · 3 comments
... equivalent to flash flood events on Earth. In the same issue of Nature, Tokano et al. point out that drizzle is likely an important, ...
27 Jul 2006: Coming Down from the Link Rush
Links, Meta: anti-racism, blog carnivals, doing science, erase racism, NASA, panta rei, race in science, racism · 1 comment
I love it when the stars align and people come pouring in from several corners of the blogosphere (or trickling, I suppose; it all depends on your perspective), though perhaps it was just spillover attention from my housemate's friend's fabulous book idea ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... suggested in a 2005 speech. His comments brought the issue of women's lack of participation in science and engineering outside ...
Science: rock blogging, Sierra Nevada, stable isotopes · 6 comments
... an article by Andreas Mulch et al. in this week's issue of Science places some significant constraints on how fast, and how much, ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... without learning that one? Why HR 4337 is a queer issue Where are all the Midwestern radicals? Where are they? Are they ...
29 Mar 2006: Insert “In Soviet Russia…” Joke Here
Politics, Science: peaceful nuclear explosions, seismology · 23 comments
... I'm browsing through the latest issue of Tectonophysics when I see that "[s]everal long-range seismic profiles ...
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... little added content or that comment only on the specific issue raised by the linked blogger without dealing with issues that are regularly debated by commenters at the linking site. For posts ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... the years I worked as a geophysicist, I wondered about issues like global poverty and what it might take to get people out of it," ...
10 Mar 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: Clay
Science: carbon cycle, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
... it's about clay! One of the few articles in this week's issue of Science that isn't about the Cassini mission is a report from Martin ...
31 Jan 2006: Procrastinating Things
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, denmark, offensive humor, patriarchy, psychology, racism, relationships · 3 comments
... is stuck with the job. Part two: analyzing relationship issues is "women's work", which means men tend not to develop the l33test ...
1 Dec 2005: Happy Blog Against Racism Day!
Politics: anti-racism, blog carnivals, racism · 4 comments
... he inhabits an area of pr0nland where this is more of an issue. And as much as I love talking about theories of sexuality with my ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... not interpret it as a judgment on either of the people at issue, because it isn't. I wasn't at Council on Sunday and I really have no ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... seem to agree with me that this oughtn't be the women's issue that it is. With that, you can skip directly to a partial solution, a ...
23 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · 5 comments
... Old Plank Road) So the old laserjet has abandonment issues, which it will repeat in the future; meanwhile, I am in space. Looks ...
20 Sep 2005: Climate Change in Human Teeth
Science: climate change, stable isotopes, teeth · no comments
Here's a bit of quirky research (link for any of you with subscriptions to Climatic Change): In order to study climate variations during the last 1700 years in eastern France, fifty-eight oxygen isotope compositions of phosphate were measured in human t ...
12 Sep 2005: The 4th Circuit Pees on the 4th Amendment
Politics: civil liberties, fascist police states, FEMA · 2 comments
... If they leave the camp they may never return. They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and they will remain ...
18 Aug 2005: A Book and Two Movies
Human Fuzzies: bears, book reviews, charles darwin, movie reviews, penguins, pirates · 2 comments
... and was eventually eaten by one. A variety of thematic issues (was he some kind of bear shaman, or just crazy? what did the bears ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
Seriously, the garbage truck needs some new brakes; it's very squealy today - er, was very squealy yesterday Wednesday. Why are you holding out on me, internets? Why does it take so long to accumulate a linky post? This has nothing - nothing - to do wit ...
Personal, Politics: advertising, craigslist, feminism, feminisms, racism, sexism, the Ur-Oppression, torture · 6 comments
Given my unemployment and the fact that the real moving frenzy hasn't started yet, I haven't been posting much. Since I don't have quite enough crap to support a proper yard sale, I've been devoting my creative energies to describing it all on craigslist. ...
25 May 2005: For the Record
Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... isn't as serious as when a girl is abused. Stanton: The issue you raise is off-topic for this particular thread, though it's a good ... will be much interested in looking into that particular issue. It features the wrong flavor of sexism, and is inconvenient for the ...
4 May 2005: Penis-Talk Redux
Politics: lifestyles of the privileged minority, masculinity · 11 comments
... expectations of my uterus and my breasts and my fatty tissue provide plenty frequent reminders that hey! I'm not a brain in a jar! ...
26 Apr 2005: Assorted Mysticisms
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: nutrition, sin, trilobites · 7 comments
... discussion about ginormous trilobites probes the important issue of whether or not various extinct arthropods would've been delicious. To ...
4 Apr 2005: Links to Daylight’s Rescue
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: concert bands, Holst, labor unions, Taco Bell, workers rights · 2 comments
... up their place in Social Security wonkdom to give labor issues more than the briefest of occasional nods. What have I read recently on labor issues that hasn't filled me with cynicism and ennui? The story of the ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... post! More relevantly, the virtues of science-fu are at issue in the upcoming Pasadena school board election. Scott Phelps - a ...
20 Feb 2005: Hello world!
Meta: blog status updates, WordPress · 12 comments
... Answer: hide_empty was turned on. Other transition issues: the import from MT went smoothly, but it seems to have auto-pinged ...
11 Jan 2005: Mmmm Rocket Fuel
Politics, Science: earthquakes, ground water, perchlorate, pollution · no comments
... perchlorate - an issue near and dear to my paycheck! I can't comment on the toxicology... but ...
6 Dec 2004: An N Things Post: N=2, Politics
Links, Politics: gender, US party politics, USDA · no comments
... seems far away and economy too far out of control. Gender issues and family issues are things that are part of every person's life. Liberals can't see ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... which I find suprising as they are really single-issue voters and frankly, when it comes to BRAAAAAAAINS... well, you ...
17 Sep 2004: Rhetorical Gatekeeping, Gender, Etc.
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, gender, rhetorical tactics · 2 comments
... social groups, and I suppose I've strayed from the gender-issue pasture... but that's okay. I've got a dinner date tonight, and this is a ...
15 Sep 2004: California Performance Review for Geologists
Politics: California politics, environmentalism, urban planning · no comments
... well; I'm pulling in a bunch of environmental permitting issues here that are, at best, only tangentially related to the geohydro-EIR ...
13 Sep 2004: No Vegetables for the Poor
Politics: classism, USDA, welfare · 2 comments
... cheese. Lots of cheese! In fact, additional cheese may be issued to lactose intolerant persons!* What's that you say, Mr. Welch's ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... all votes equally). I kind of sniffed around this side issue for a bit, but now I think the whole Federalism argument is just flat-out ... the whole nation, and not just play strongly on a single issue to isolated blocs of voters. The article goes further in to a ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... and their immediate predecessors. Surely, though, the issue of paramount concern for novels would be folks' conceptions of science, ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... Maybe this is what the bill's proponents want - settle the issue now, before too many tolerant kids grow up and vote and become judges and ... genuine law professor who even thinks about the issue on a regular basis. The apparent consensus legal opinion is that (1) ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... to be a 45 minute persuasive argument in response to an "issue topic". In the pool of issue topics, there's an awful lot of vapid bullshit masquerading as ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... and some variation in the figures won't hurt the larger issues involved anyway. In addition to loss of supply, the Powers that Be are ...
11 Jun 2004: Water on Black Mesa
Politics: · 4 comments
... don't yield much insight into the technical or political issues involved, and the political issues are fascinating. The technical issues are fascinating too, but of course ...
18 May 2004: Sorbets I’m Dreaming Of
Food: cooking, desserts, recipes, sorbet · 6 comments
... you've gotten past the whole "having an ice cream maker" issue, and it's cold, and it's tasty. So now it's time to play the "make a ...
16 Mar 2004: Spain, Appeasement and Multilateralism
Politics: · 2 comments
... so I'll give that one a pass. Per Curiam addresses the issue, though as an apparently non-multilateralist pre-emptively countering ... rather than an irrational emphasis on national security issues that were otherwise rationally considered. Much of the Spanish ...
10 Feb 2004: St. Architeuthis
Links: · 1 comment
Hey look, it's another piece of giant squid fan art! The imaginative application of eyebrows to a mollusc is slightly irritating. ...
9 Jan 2004: Monkey Taken by Cruel Civic Ordinance
Uncategorized: monkeys · 1 comment
... bother to explain how or why animal cruelty became an issue. And it only has one picture. But it's monkeys doing monkey things! * ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... kids, tobacco is good for you!). This is not so much an issue in hydrogeology. There are lots of little consulting firms (like the one ... individual: has any financial interests in the matter at issue has, in recent years, advocated a position on the specific matter at ...
4 Dec 2003: Foul Putrid News Organization
Politics: · no comments
... of bioethics? Answer: we can't hold a plebiscite on the issue until March. Until then, I'm'a write my elected representatives, and ... to purchas fishies. Also, Calpundit's coverage of the issue will attract a larger audience and more commenters, if you're into that ...
18 Oct 2003: Joe Jonah Euclid
Human Fuzzies: · 5 comments
... formatting is attempted. It seems to speak to important issues of our time, as well as the tail end of the dot-com boom when it was ...
22 Aug 2003: But You Still Have Two Kidneys, Scott!
Politics: California politics, criminals, media politics, organ donation, political tactics · 2 comments
... circus hijinks, with a dash of 100 or so candidates' pet issues thrown in, the media were not paying enough attention to his pet issue. Quitter! Scott Davis's pet issue was organ donation - a nice pet ...
16 May 2003: Kkore 1: the Stack
Personal: · 4 comments
... my silly fake stack. But enough about that. The pressing issues of the day are automotive (the check went through, I get the title ...
11 Apr 2003: Get Your Imperialism Straight
Politics, Whimsy: Canada, imperialism · 4 comments
... the 52nd, but it's had so many silly referendums about the issue that it deserves to have a place saved in line. So we're currently ...
3 Apr 2003: Colossal Squid
Links: · 3 comments
They've found a specimen of ginormous squid, more or less intact. I always forget about the parts of the world that can still be mapped in pictures of dragons and sea serpents - probably because nobody actually draws dragons on maps any more, which is a da ...
23 Feb 2003: Thank You, Science
Links, Personal: · 2 comments
Here's a trendy article: Caring for Your Introvert. It's got some great lines - Science has learned a good deal in recent years about the habits and requirements of introverts. But it also does this thing where the second half of the article loses steam an ...
14 Feb 2003: Post, Post
Aimless: · 4 comments
... burning issue of the day is: do you like your chocolate boxes with or without a ...
17 Aug 2002: Someone Presents a URL
Meta: monkeys · no comments
... munkee seem to at least sort of understand. The larger issue, obviously, is not the pursuit of happeeness but the pursuit of identity: ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
... that disturbs me - after all, I can read a full issue of Cosmo without puking once. It's the fact that, unlike Cosmo, creepy ...
28 Apr 2002: button bushes
Human Fuzzies: · 4 comments
... impressed - though the film brought up some fascinating issues surrounding the creation of a new genre, instead of exploring them with ...
24 Apr 2002: Timely Remarks
Links: · no comments
... donor. You may also wish to celebrate National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week by presenting your secretary with a thoughtful ...
22 Apr 2002: Magickal Transmutations
Human Fuzzies, Personal: bruises, capitalism sucks, post-apocalyptic aesthetic sensibilities · 2 comments
... Yes. I've also been sidetracked by an aesthetic issue, the glorification of killer robots and things you can do with ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... couch talking about my mother. That's really a personal issue, though, and right now I'm complaining about an institution. I have been ...
11 Apr 2002: Rampaging Hordes of Someones
Meta: · no comments
... both shipments and packages through the USPS. Long may she issue stamps about sea cucumbers. Wherever you go, there you are. And to ...
10 Apr 2002: A Flood of Someones
Meta, Whimsy: candy, Christmas, fan mail, på dansk · no comments
... rigtig lide øl? My poor Danish aside, the issue is this: shall we have a toast for the penguins? The answer clearly ...
26 Mar 2002: Don’t Bother Me, I’m Sleeping
Meta: blogtinkery · 5 comments
... are for the weak. Known issues: broken photoblog, various and sundry missing quotes that ruin entire ... odd and unpredictable ways, fuxored archive pages. Unknown issues: cross-browser compatibility. But, it's time to give the phone line ...
14 Mar 2002: New Toy!
Meta: blogtinkery · 3 comments
... will, however, think a few thoughts about general design issues. I threw this place together without much thought, because I like to let ...
13 Mar 2002: Ask a Celebrity Physicist
Meta, Science: · 7 comments
... burning issues you'd like Stephen Hawking to address? He's on campus again, and will be ...
10 Mar 2002: Much Ado About
Meta: · no comments
... on such basic premises that they can never resolve the issue, and the second is where two people spend enormous amounts of energy ...
6 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Commercial Whore
Meta: · 4 comments
... this one raises some interesting metaphysical issues. Is it possible to divide the universe into two categories, so that ...
Politics: California ballot propositions, Green party · 1 comment
... has everything a broad-based, snuggly-wuggly bond issue should have: happy children, protected habitats for cute bunnies and ... Bond Act of 2002. (Shelley-Hertzberg Act) I love bond issues, because I pay my taxes in the state of Iowa. California bonds are just ...
1 Mar 2002: rocks and a promise
Meta: puns · 2 comments
... art perlite - CGI scripts, or programming/design issues generally sardonyx - heaps of scorn and mockery serpentine - snakes ... twisty things specularite - wild guesses tripolite - issues of etiquette tuff - what does not kill me will make me ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... to get the anti-feminist pundits up and running on the issue. Where have all the loud obnoxious feminists got to this time? Food ...
25 Dec 2001: Wine and Jellybeans
Links, Personal: Christmas, molluscs, reviews of stuff, wine · no comments
If ever there was a wine that was built to go with Christmas candy, this Country Red from Missouri would be that wine. It's very sweet and fruity, yet still classified as semi-dry... someday, when my sweet tooth is overacting again, I might try a sweet win ...
17 Dec 2001: Look! It’s the Internet!
Personal: · no comments
... in the mildewy 1965 encyclopedia? But that's not the real issue here; the real issue is that I can't get my gossip over the Internet. You see, it's reached ...
30 Nov 2001: delicious and nutritious
Politics: activism, queerness, Salvation Army · no comments
... decisions aren't horribly mucked up with queer rights issues, but the Harvey Milk three-dollar bill is just too cute to ...
2 Nov 2001: false hopes
Meta, Personal: minions · no comments
... the reading-room shelf marked "Am. Soc. Geo." along with issues of the Journal of Geophysical Research from 1978) I figured maybe I ...
1 Nov 2001: mommy, don’t make me go home!
Personal: · no comments
... incoming frosh, not to mention the utter lack of language issues, but it still took me just over a full 10-week term to really feel at ...
24 Oct 2001: super stalker search!
Meta: · no comments
... into giving out protected information, should not be an issue here. Also, don't go around sending stupid e-mails to people you think I ...
15 Oct 2001: No More Mr. Nipple
Whimsy: nipples, wtf · no comments
... soft and womanly chest. Maybe it was all that erectile tissue, or the fact that in theory they would emit a white fluid when ...
16 Sep 2001: Salvaged Item #2: a list
Aimless: · no comments
... list is only the barest scratching at the surface of this issue, and I'm sure you can all come up with more entries. the prevalence of ...