Search Results: question
16 Feb 2005: Questions Re: Eyebrows
Whimsy: being made of meat, eyebrows · 7 comments
I'm having an eyebrow-hair-falling-outing day today. Eyebrow hairs all over my cheeks, in my fingers when I scratch my forehead, everywhere. I would make a lot of wishes, but I think that only works for eyelashes. Is there a punishment for blowing your ...
17 Jul 2004: Two Questions For You
Meta: blegging, blogtinkery · 3 comments
I'm actually satisfied with the type and quantity of email accountage I possess. But not only do all the cool kids have Gmail accounts, my lame-o coworkers have Gmail accounts. How did I fall so far behind the trend? And is anyone going to help me catch ...
2 Oct 2002: Questions
Personal: trivialities · 6 comments
I grab the book, thwack the pages and shout "Make sense! Make sense!" - why doesn't it make sense? Will it make sense tomorrow after lecture? How on earth do the pre-college science education people get the most well-stocked drinks fridge on campus, whe ...
13 May 2002: Philosophical Questions
Meta: · 2 comments
Someone's lost: There must be some way out of here ... Sure, but it'll take many lifetimes. But why would you want to leave, anyway? It's so warm and cozy here! i want to know what love is The one thing I've noticed is that people who run around tellin ...
7 Apr 2002: Someone Has a Real Question
Meta: · no comments
... that we could use a good AAQ page - actually asked questions. We've got other things to do right now, like email our Mum, but if ...
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 edible plants of Belarus: from Rostafiński’s questionnaire of 1883 to the present Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, ...
17 Feb 2013: Lessons from the Pantry
Food: Adoxaceae, Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, canning, Equisetaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Polygonaceae, preserves, Rosaceae, Suillaceae, Urticaceae · 4 comments
... with my liqueur but the simple syrup was better. Only question is, will the canning process destroy delicate flavor components? ...
25 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists? Part II
Human Fuzzies, Science: disciplinary boundaries, professional licensing, Washington · 14 comments
... question of whether or not I am a geologist is not just an amusing exercise in ...
2 Mar 2009: Recent Results in Seismology
Science: academic journals, earthquakes, liquefaction, nonvolcanic tremor, seismology · 1 comment
... due to the fact that I haven't actually read the papers in question, here is what I'm skimming: Clay might trigger earthquakes - Many ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... while cooking my pancakes this evening. I have two questions. Do Republicans (or moderates who don't have a kneejerk ...
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... Heng, creator of the world's first seismometer. The question we were having fun with at lunch, though, is this: Which earth ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... and differs from what others have done to address similar questions. Give proper credit to people who "own" the ideas you are using. This ...
22 Jan 2009: Flood Basalts
Aimless: · 3 comments
... boundary in the geologic time scale, you are left with two questions: How long did that event take? How accurately can we resolve the date ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... can illuminate larger concepts. The most difficult question educators face: "Why should I care?" The difficult thing about ... material is that you have to provide an answer to that question on a timescale similar to the attention span of your audience. For ...
4 Jan 2009: 2009 Blogolutions
Meta: · 4 comments
... and which are not. NB: If you think it's a simple question, it is probably the subject of several intersecting subfields; ...
8 Oct 2008: Donors Choose Update: Prizes!
Meta: · 4 comments
... bouche? Now is your chance. A serious science post: Got a question about geology? For a donation of $50, I promise to write a post on it ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... to actually achieve something. And while we're asking questions, what's up with all those women we love to hate? Feminism, Health, ... about why menz look at teh breasticles? That is the REAL question here!" Greg Laden chimes in: All of this is about communication. ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... not be accepted. The standard answer to weird or pointed questions wouldn't be "that's interesting, let's discuss it after the session" ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... a number who have little or no mathematical training. The question is how to follow these courses with a master's or PhD program that ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... of Space! Before getting to the astro-goodness, Will has a question: How many of you get your astronomy news directly from the press ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... at an impressionable young age, and, if the mathphobe in question is a student who doesn't think that an intro science class should ... was probably to learn the best techniques to answer the questions, rather than undying commitment to a method. And so I learned ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
... out in short a 2007 article in EOS: the earthquake in question was smaller and farther away than past earthquakes in that part of ... somehow deficient. Gentle readers, I ain't touching that question with a ten-foot stand pipe. References DAVIES, R., BRUMM, M., MANGA, ...
29 Apr 2008: Confessions of a Grad School
Aimless: · 25 comments
... everything. The process of choosing just one or two good questions to focus on has not been my favorite part of science. My long-term ...
20 Apr 2008: What to Do with the Universe?
Whimsy: science fiction · 3 comments
... not bona fide cosmological ones: Nothingness Trick question! The universe never ends God Mr. McMoots added a fourth: Trick question! The universe never existed at all Lazyweb, has that last one ever ...
25 Feb 2008: Does This Rheometer Make Me Look Fat?
Aimless: rheology · 6 comments
... though, the rest of you can read about the many open questions currently puzzling the geoblogosphere. Perhaps I can make it into ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... in the hypothetical world. No, the unspoken terms of the question demand that I spend $3,000,000,000 on a single project in geology. ...
13 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · no comments
... status as a class of purchasable receptacles is never in question, of course. Valentine's Day merely represents the dime stores' efforts ...
1 Feb 2008: We Can Have a New Geological Epoch If We Want
Aimless: · 21 comments
... get one thing out of the way right now: The question of whether or not a new geologic epoch has "really started" is precisely as stupid as the question of whether or not Pluto is "really" a planet. The definitions of ...
18 Jan 2008: Fred Meyer French Onion with Bacon Vegetable Dip
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: iTunes iChing, reviews of stuff, vegetable dip · 4 comments
... Version)" - Alabina & The Gipsy Kings, The Album II Questioner: "Born to Be With You" - Chatham County Line, Live at the Cat's ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... me for a loop. Was there ever a time when they asked this question and the answer was "no, you must do your own research but you don't ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... Part One; Part Two goes into more detail on the vexing question of how and why we remain faithful to our imagined impostorhood, no ...
26 Oct 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: Panspermia?
Human Fuzzies, Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, meteorites, panspermia · 2 comments
... disproportionate From pushing too hard to believe Questioner: "Gierran (Enchantment)" - Wimme Saari, Nordic Roots 2 House: "Gus ... it's always good to have a little wiggle room in these questions. Comments on the hat-sizes of panspermia's various proponents will be ...
3 Oct 2007: November Scientiae Call for Posts
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, scientiae · 3 comments
... biases might come into play? Wow, that's a lot of question marks. Fuck it, though, they're all fine pieces of ...
28 Sep 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: UC TA Strike
Politics: academia, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, labor unions · no comments
... You" - Chatham County Line, Live at the Cat's Cradle The Questioner: "Mandoyi" - Kékélé, Congo Life The House: "So Early ...
25 Sep 2007: Geek Ink
Science, Whimsy: diffusion, equations, tattoos · 5 comments
... dork. But of course, there are some important dorky questions to answer first, one of which is detailed in a chat log below the ...
31 Aug 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: Marriage in Iowa
Politics: Friday random ten, Iowa, iTunes iChing, same-sex marriage · 2 comments
... Between You And Me" - The Chordettes, Greatest Hits The Questioner: "Rosc Catha Na Mumhain/Arkansas Traveler/The Wild Irishman w/Jerry ...
29 Jul 2007: Understanding Everyday Symbolism
Politics: hate crimes, racism · 6 comments
... express their bigotry? You are discussing the previous question after class. You don't think your friend's choice of Option 3 was a ...
13 Jul 2007: Cheap Irony
Politics: bookstores, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · no comments
I was in a used bookstore last night when I came across a copy of Ar'N't I A Woman? - filed under "African-American studies". Guess we have an answer to that question. ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... time to ask the iTunes pseudorandom number generator some questions about the future of American health care. O! Great and glorious ... Maggie - Ashley MacIsaac, "Hi How Are You Today?" The Questioner: Name of the Game - ABBA, "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits" The House: ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... not ever) I went through an astonishingly similar set of questions and angsty musings. This time 'round I find that my responses have ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... and has potential. (In case you are curious, the full question to which the reviewer was responding was What are the broader impacts ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... sent out as seismic waves, or turned into heat. The basic question posed by the figure above is, do large earthquakes release energy in ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... in telescope ads. The telescope manufacturer in question defended his decision to show an attractive woman in a short skirt ...
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... survey of local news coverage confirms that my initial questions really are different from the general population's. The stories are ... everyone on the West Coast has a story to share or a question to ask when I tell them I'm a student of earthquakes. (I've learned to ...
23 Feb 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: Will Lusi Be Stopped?
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, Lusi, search requests · 1 comment
... Future - Hovin-Stubben - Loretta Kelley, Amerikaspel The Questioner - Glass And The Can - Wolfstone, The Chase The House - Checker ...
18 Feb 2007: Ediacaran Fossil Embryos
Science: cnidarians, embryos, paleontology, Precambrian · 2 comments
Sweeeet. Paleontologists have found late-stage fossil embryos in China's Precambrian Doushantuo Formation. The things have a three-coiled spiral structure and look kind of like baseballs. Less developed embryos (blastulas, for all you embryology nerds) ...
Politics: gender, Hillary Clinton, lazy journalism, sexism · 6 comments
... the guests' credit that they sounded a bit baffled at this question and quickly dismissed it in favor of talking about actual data ... Emily's List, too, knew what she was doing and ignored her question in favor of a spiel on Clinton's qualifications. Still, it twisted ...
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
... all well and good, but it ducks an important question: What is the message? Fund my research or San Francisco gets it? ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... really, it's George's structure... but anyway, there are questions, they are about teacher training at the university level, and I am ... two weeks into the semester, and the number one actual question from my actual students has been: where's the bathroom? This was not ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... Smith-Doerr's co-author, who is researching the question for her dissertation. She finds that women without children patent at ...
4 Aug 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Storms on Titan
Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, methane, Titan · 3 comments
... Closed Tabs prophesied doom and destruction for all my questions. So, now that the auspicious day of Friday is once again upon us, I'll restate my question. O Frabjous Oracle! We know that Saturn's moon Titan has a ... Future: The Early Mist - Wolfstone (The Chase) The Questioner: Miss Pig - The Indecisives (Indestructible) The House: Sjung Høyt ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... described by the label Christian?" is the important question to consider here. Though but but, I'm more disturbed by the idea of ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... Protest Songs for those who protesteth too much) The Questioner: Scrapple From The Apple - Mike Marshall (Into The Cauldron) The ...
31 May 2006: Weighted Words
: · 12 comments
... or remove list entries as needed. Frequently Asked Questions Does Weighted Words work with multiple-author blogs? When used on a ...
26 May 2006: Friday Cat Blogging: Holy Shit I Have Cats!
Personal: cats, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
... up. But, below the fold, the Friday iTunes iChing question of the week: How long until I find cat poop (or puke) in an unpleasant ... Meij, The Lord of the Rings Symphony, III: Lothlorien The Questioner: Flook, Beehive Set (The Beehive / Poon Hill / Vladimir's ...
11 May 2006: Wine is for Men*
Human Fuzzies, Politics: lazy journalism, wine · 2 comments
... your date looks over at you lovingly and asks a silent question: "Could you possibly be so stupid as to not take this man's expert ...
5 May 2006: Friday iTunes iChing
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · 2 comments
... Wedding The Future: Spaghetti Western - P. Sellers The Questioner: The Andrews Sisters - Rum and Coca Cola The House: Tony Elman - La ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... last night, for beer, which motivates today's Oracle question: if it bothers you that your housemates don't replace the toilet paper ... Future: Acoustic Mayhem - Red Haired Boy The Questioner: Nightnoise - Après-Midi The House: Walt Michael - Wind in the ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... of the libertine - anti-sex divide answers the relevant questions, if it refuses to look at the way that sex is tied into patriarchy ...
20 Feb 2006: Little History, Big History
Science: Big History, Earth history, socks · 15 comments
... If the appeal of Big History is primarily psychological - questions about the past all pushing the same little button that says Wow! What ...
3 Feb 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Jurassic Utah Edition
Science: Friday random ten, impact structures, iTunes iChing, liquefaction, salt domes, Upheaval Dome · no comments
... Future: Don't Bury Me - I See Hawks in L.A. The Questioner: Rambling Irishman - Cherish The Ladies The House: En At Tygge På ... rocks, if we're patient and clever enough to read it. The question is whether observed liquefaction features were generated in a single ...
20 Jan 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Martian Edition
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, Mars · 2 comments
... The Flecktones The Future: Sa Ntima - Samba Ngo The Questioner: The Ugly Duckling - Liz Carroll (from Lost in the Loop) The House: ... and probably these guys are on the right track. The Questioner... is iTunes predicting that I'll grow up to be a graceful Mars ...
Science: literature, science in pop culture · 8 comments
... normal human beings: Around 70% of the 11-15 year olds questioned said they did not picture scientists as "normal young and attractive ...
1 Dec 2005: Happy Blog Against Racism Day!
Politics: anti-racism, blog carnivals, racism · 4 comments
... theories of sexuality with my housemates, there are some questions to which I would rather not know the answer. I think most bright ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... offputting; (2) grow more willing to engage in morally questionable behaviour that might lead to sex; and (3) are more likely to have ...
25 Nov 2005: The Shoppingest Friday iTunes iChing of the Year
Whimsy: consumerism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... Rejouissance - Handel, Music for the Royal Fireworks The Questioner: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - The Phantom of the Opera The ...
11 Nov 2005: Friday iTunes iChing: Guantanamo
Politics: Friday random ten, Guantanamo, habeas corpus, iTunes iChing · 4 comments
... - Tuuli The Future: Fairport Covention, Kind Fortune The Questioner: Vivaldi, Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, PV 75 - Allegro The ... who gets the girl by threatening to kill himself. For the Questioner, I get the concerto I performed as a senior showcase in high school. ...
8 Nov 2005: Increasingly Tending to Non Sequiturs
Links, Politics, Whimsy: boobies, geomythology, grad school, memes, myth, patriarchy, rape, t-shirt slogans · 7 comments
... rapist's poor decisionmaking? No. Assholery is unquestionably present at a constant level in the population, and there's nothing ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... finally deigned to process my new residency, so I have a question for the lawyers in the audience: I know it's legal to run around naked ...
21 Oct 2005: Friday Friday Friday
Whimsy: earthquake prediction, Friday random ten, search requests · no comments
... I Still Remember- Nightnoise (from Something of Time) The Questioner: You Talkin' To Me?- Noe Venable (from No Curses Here) What's the ... framework, I don't know - the oracle's choice for the Questioner is just cheeky. Actually, given the Inside, and especially the ...
23 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · 5 comments
... Attaque, Toute Cette Histoire (from Louise Attaque) The Questioner: Astrosmølfer(from SmÃ¸lfehits Vol. 1) The House: Dust Rhinos, ...
21 Sep 2005: Things, Awesome and Otherwise
Links: bioluminescence, flags, genetic engineering, glow in the dark, Hans Island · no comments
... acknowledge that we hold very different views on the question of the sovereignty of Hans Island," the two [Danish and Canadian] ...
Politics: lazy journalism, lifestyles of the privileged minority, sexism, work vs. family · 2 comments
... freshman and senior females at Yale who replied to e-mail questions sent to members of two residential colleges over the last school ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Human Fuzzies: academic politics, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... The Nearness of You The Future: The Skels, Swing The Questioner: Oysterband, Never Left The House: Stan Rogers, Northwest ...
9 Sep 2005: Friday Random Ten-and-N
Whimsy: co-op living, Friday random ten, Germany, Nutella, search requests, welfare · 4 comments
... provoke a riot, the right to a pot of Nutella will not be questioned. "We won't take Nutella off the open-faced sandwich of luxuries", ...
2 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests, Sierra Nevada · no comments
... - Solas (from Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers) The Questioner: London Danny - Fairport Convention (from Jewel in the Crown) The ...
19 Aug 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Personal, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · 2 comments
... Future: Fanfaari, Värttinä (from Seleniko) The Questioner: The Galtree Rangers/The Gneevgullia Reel/Paddy Kelly's, Mary Bergin ...
31 Jul 2005: Oh Yes, Minnesota
Personal: customs, Minnesota, mosquitoes, travelogue · 11 comments
... agent in Minneapolis, sensing fatigue, asked several trick questions, including "How far can you walk into the woods?" and "How many eggs ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... on whether you twisted left or right. (The extra credit question here is to figure out the difference between a dark stripe and a white ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Random Ten: Delphic Edition
Meta: Friday random ten, search requests · 1 comment
... to do this every week, today I wanted to consider the question of What To Do With This Blog While I Am Away. If anyone has a ... So! Onward! The Covering (important influences around the question or current situation): The Pogues - The Sunnyside Of The ... - O'Carolan's Welcome / Rolling In The Barrel The Questioner (my attitude): Amandla Group - Sobashiya Abazali Ekhaya From the ...
9 May 2005: Deconstructing Teh Funnay
Politics: offensive humor, rhetorical tactics · 9 comments
... by anonymous, unfunny hacks. But it brings up the same questions: Why are things funny? When does laughter reinforce stereotypes, when ... or the normal order of events in a story). He has a questionnaire, too; you don't get your "humor profile" right away, but it's for ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... and viewpoints on such uncertain and unsettled curricular questions as: Whether or not "bephallicled" is actually a word (English; ...
28 Apr 2005: American Knock-Knock Canon
Human Fuzzies: jokes, knock-knock jokes, literary canon · 5 comments
... throwaway line at Desbladet leads to the following question: Which knock-knock jokes are in the Western Knock-Knock Canon? Des's ...
18 Apr 2005: Reading Material
Links: anger, environmentalism, gender, kittens, motherhood, pharmacists, theology · 12 comments
... are so very important to us, that we responded to your questions about our policies with an uninformative form letter. To get a ...
13 Apr 2005: Bah
Meta: blog status updates · 16 comments
... slow response... but I swear I'll write eventually! Two questions for discussion: Names for shiny aluminum things? Robots in film ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... based on extraneous garbage. Which leaves us with the question of whether or not class is a piece of extraneous garbage. It's been my ...
27 Feb 2005: More WordPress Babbling
Meta: quizzes · no comments
... spam on the new system - that was fast! Two: I have a CSS question for all y'alls. This page was originally set up with a default ... to use class selectors, rather than IDs. So here's my question: is there some sort of reason the default templates are set up with ID ...
20 Feb 2005: Hello world!
Meta: blog status updates, WordPress · 12 comments
... just not sticking. - so that one wasn't so hard. Next question: why isn't the hierarchical category list functioning as advertised? ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... with Mr. Unknown Bookstoreman is risky, sure. But the question isn't "do I or do I not want to start writing Mrs. Yami Bookstoreman ...
14 Feb 2005: Fun with Creationist Plate Tectonics
Science: debunking, plate tectonics, young earthers · 11 comments
... indeed possible and prompts geologists to debate some key questions: Is convection an important process by which heat is transferred in ... indeed possible and prompts geologists to debate some key questions: Is convection an important process by which heat is transferred ...
10 Jan 2005: The Sheep Are Still Scared
Politics: gender, sexism · 2 comments
... their hands? 'Cause I can't relate. This is an honest question, not a rhetorical point: Why conceptualize sexual preference as a ... preference? Contrariwise, this is an utterly dishonest question: why is sexual desire a component of masculinity, while critical ...
9 Dec 2004: Abortion Post Omega
Politics: abortion, ethics · 7 comments
... and need hearts). I'm explicitly uninterested in the question of fetal value (and implicitly uninterested in the Lakoffish ...
7 Dec 2004: Old Enough to Buy My Own Candy
Human Fuzzies, Links: candy, Christmas, Hanukkah, nostalgia · 2 comments
... Midwest, or what? No one at Francis's is answering the question that obviously follows up a question like this: Have I also mentioned that, cussing aside, I've always ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... two, I happen to have a pet angle on the question, which would solve everything if only it could gain some traction in ... to save his little leukemiatic kid. Because this is the question: When someone else's life depends on your body, just how far up shit ...
5 Oct 2004: Endorsements for Los Angeles Judicial Offices
Politics: endorsements, local elections, Los Angeles · 4 comments
... 53, and 69. They're based on the League of Women Voters questionnaire; my sample ballot is only lightly marked in pencil so arguments ... courtroom is empty. David Lopez didn't even answer all the questions. Fear the League of Women Voters questionnaire, David Lopez! Fear it ...
9 Sep 2004: The Sex Life of Staplers
Whimsy: cubicle living, investing, staplers · 3 comments
... and there were two staplers on my desk! Whoa. The question now is: was I sneezing this morning because of stapler spores? The ...
29 Aug 2004: Weekend Review
Personal: capitalism sucks, consumerism, dishware, grad school · 4 comments
... parlance). For once I actually sat down and answered the questions that were asked, as opposed to similar questions not asked at all. Did okay on the rest of it as well; my "analyze an ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... be possible to grab a physicist to answer the technical questions, and to provide peer review / editorial support for any necessary ...
4 Aug 2004: Dentist to the Stars?
Personal: dentistry · 4 comments
... accounts and college educations, but the ontological questions raised by labor theories of value are best left to experts, I say) ...
28 Jul 2004: Hieroglyphic Soup
Personal: alphabets, languages, soup · 2 comments
... has failed me! Stupid capitalism. Alternative thinkier question: what language and character set of soup gives you the greatest ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... United States shall extend to all cases presenting federal questions. (Art. III, sec. 2, cl. 1). Shall is not the same as may -- "shall" ... This means that it must have jurisdiction over all federal questions. This would be original jurisdiction (it couldn't be appellate -- ...
19 Jul 2004: GRE Goodness
Personal: cubicle living, grad school, i hate everything, standardized tests · 3 comments
... down immensely, and makes it rather difficult to answer questions about things "as described in the third paragraph" since I have to ...
17 Jul 2004: I’m a Cushion
Whimsy: furniture, quizzes · no comments
... course I don't speak Swedish so had to guess on a couple questions. In any case it seems I should buy more lamps. (via the ...
13 Jul 2004: Memo to the Guy in the Escalade
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cars, driving, etiquette, SUVs · no comments
... to have it exactly fucking perfect, jackass. If you have questions as to the ultimate limitations of the hoses at your filling station, ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... follows are some thoughts in that direction. There's no question that water is a tricky thing. California currently sustains itself by ... an extra 0.8 million AFY from the Colorado River . The question isn't if we'll need to give up this water but when, and the real ...
10 May 2004: Aaah Generation Overload
Personal: · 2 comments
... Internet will do, and I will be mentioning the loudmouthed questions of the "hey how do I do this and that in my game that has obnoxious ...
4 May 2004: Rhubarb-Banana Bread?
Food: baking, banana bread, bread, cooking, cranberries, desserts, Musaceae, Polygonaceae, rhubarb · 1 comment
... of citrus, and shockingly tasty over roast meat. The next question is, will rhubarb sauce be as good a moistening agent as applesauce, or ...
19 Apr 2004: Crackpot Internet Scientist of the Week
Links: crackpots, electromagnetism · 4 comments
... and get answers to all those pesky unresolved questions your high school physics teacher refused to talk about, like: Q: ...
11 Apr 2004: Someone Misses Someone Else
Meta: · 1 comment
... help you with that. But first you have to answer just one question: Dude, what the shit? Anyone else who wants to find someone I went ...
14 Feb 2004: Lutefisk and Yams
Human Fuzzies: Dr. Seuss, parody, Scandinavia, Vikings · 4 comments
... would not have been entirely out of the climatological question. History is another matter; decent references on the history of yams ...
Meta: · no comments
... chemicals, but hey, machines can't do everything. Next question? Index of Rocks Check your local petrology text. Repeat after me, ...
25 Nov 2003: Pie Is Fightin’ Words
Food, Human Fuzzies: book reviews, Iowa City, pie, pie shakes · 2 comments
... particularly if one has not actually visited the diner in question. It is not a frantic juice-bar nutrient shake type of diner (though ...
21 Nov 2003: That’s So 1986
Science: · no comments
... this time at the Permian-Triassic boundary (which is unquestionably the coolest and most dramatic of all Super Ecosystem Deaths known ...
20 Sep 2003: Someone’s Expense Account
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... mail. ? Yes, fan mail. You are my fan. Stop asking questions. Your search box doesn't work! Fix it! Oh. Erm, try it now - ...
3 Sep 2003: More Maps!
Aimless: · 4 comments
... back to a guy who made maps of jack-o-lanterns. And so the question becomes, how can maps and communities reinforce one another? Or ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... at ego-busting levels. Definitely not our training to unquestioningly question everything in a frightening relativistic framework. But I do feel like ...
4 Jun 2003: Exploded Your Mom’s Cambrian Energy Drinks
Personal, Science: · 4 comments
... the last of my energy drink all over my shirt. One question to go, plus an extra credit mini-essay if I'm still awake. I hate ...
27 Dec 2002: Use the Meaning of Christmas, Luke!
Whimsy: Christmas · 2 comments
... to Crazy Tracy, based entirely on the strength of this question (the rest of the post is just sentimental nonsense about babies; link ...
21 Dec 2002: Miss Manners at the INS
Politics: immigration, marriage · 1 comment
... asylum. But that'll never happen, so I have another question. Let's say I'm a red-blooded American bachelor from Plano - would it ...
18 Dec 2002: I’m Unsafe
Personal: · 2 comments
... like pointy leeches or flesh-burrowing bits of hay. So a question for those of you who have torn yourselves up more than I: is this how ...
7 Nov 2002: Slurry of Someone
Meta: fan mail · 9 comments
... You can come out now. Except for the barrage of silly questions. what is this thing for anyway? I don't know, Silly Reader. ...
2 Sep 2002: Sapirior Speech
Human Fuzzies: · 4 comments
... just crack myself up with my clever titles! The speech in question, you see, is E-Prime, a novel form of English without the verb "to ... from pointless E-Prime bashing... but it's an interesting question nonetheless, and a fight I'd like to ...
23 Aug 2002: Listen Up
Politics: · no comments
... to listen to me? I'm beginning, a little, to answer that question, but my prose is getting impossibly heavy so I'll leave it alone for ...
10 Aug 2002: Happy Boys and Girls
Meta, Personal: · 2 comments
... has a mundane question for once: how are the jobs coming? Have you started already? Oh yes, ...
5 Aug 2002: Sock Rebuttal
Whimsy: laundry, socks · 2 comments
... the effect of the laundry process on socks is an empirical question. I'd offer to test it, but I did four loads of laundry yesterday, and ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
As I was walking home after handing in my sloppy-but-passable and oh-so-finished report on this particular patch of ground where we dragged around a few wires last week, some guy pulled over and called out that I had the nicest breasts he'd ever seen. He d ...
23 Jun 2002: Deus Misereatur
Meta: · 1 comment
... questions. what brand do you smoke?I smoke Drum tobacco. On the packet is ...
16 Jun 2002: The Odd Couple
Uncategorized: guest posts · 1 comment
... she can't believe we've let it go for this long. I look on questioningly as she proceeds to dust the living room (dust? after a week?) and ...
9 Jun 2002: Morbid Fascination
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... pretty".) Decapitation while skydiving isn't out of the question, but since Kats always land on their feet, I'm more likely merely to ...
28 May 2002: Link Your Thirst
Meta: · no comments
... that topic with a ten foot scrollbar. Nevertheless, the question remains: do we really want to put our consumer choices on the same ...
2 May 2002: awooga!
Aimless: · 2 comments
... have that. I filled out one of those "87 idiotic personal questions that no one will read your answers to" things yesterday, but thus far ...
1 May 2002: New Lows
Whimsy: · 1 comment
... of time to say it, so here's one o' them bazillion-dumb-questions-n-facts things. Think of it as a clip show - I've peppered my ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... like 2's. I will not think you're stupid for asking a question in class. I repeat: I will not think you're stupid for asking a question in class. If no one ever asks questions, then everyone feels uncomfortable asking questions, and class turns ...
7 Apr 2002: Review Time!
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, writing · 5 comments
... create something to write. Why? I asked myself that same question. The only answer I could seem to come up with is that my actual life ...
5 Apr 2002: Starry-Eyed Youths
Personal: · no comments
... sitting in on the randomest of random classes and asking questions like, what's the average class size?, are the professors friendly? or ...
13 Mar 2002: Ask a Celebrity Physicist
Meta, Science: · 7 comments
... be giving a lecture Friday where he answers some random questions from the undergraduates. I've got until dinnertime to think up clever ...
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 ...
21 Feb 2002: Academic Angst
Personal, Teaching: · 3 comments
... things, with people ready to answer all our random questions and point out even more nifty instructive things that might be too ...
20 Feb 2002: Lonely Thrust Faults
Personal: · no comments
... and while I'm procrastinating - who the fuck ever uses the question mark function in ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... in my head. I've got a friend who routinely begins all her questions in lecture with "I'm sorry, but..." - is this a girly thing that ...
2 Feb 2002: I Vanquish You, Laplace Transform!
Personal: money, neuroses · no comments
... up, nothing my sister or I purchased could really go unquestioned - my parents never tried to explicitly control our expenditures, but ...
30 Jan 2002: I Heart Time Cube
Whimsy: crackpots, time cube · 1 comment
... were loudly jeered. That's not to say that intelligent questions and challenges weren't cheered; this was, after all, an open ...
26 Jan 2002: People At My School
Teaching: learning, mathematics, seismology · no comments
... and expects us to take an active role and ask lots of questions so we don't get swamped in the math. When we do ask questions, he's perfectly accomodating, and never appears irritated that we're ...
Whimsy: · no comments
... other people answer these questions, I almost never read their answers, even if I normally hang ...
17 Jan 2002: It Wasn’t Joan Jett
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... and not-very-stylish chair, and listened to fifty questions about stuff. I answered some of them, and may even have gotten a few ... arrayed at the back of the room. Silly me. I left with two questions. Maybe one of you can tell me the answers. Why were there so few ...
Personal: · no comments
... for the watered-down college version. If they had lots of questions about goats then things would be different, but as it is I can't even ...
14 Jan 2002: Goats
Links: · no comments
... a classic probability question known as the Monty Hall problem. In its most difficult form, the ...
24 Dec 2001: Tackiest Ever
Politics: · no comments
... that once. The whole thing is almost enough to make me question the selfless motives and worldly perspective of us Americans, who ...
9 Dec 2001: side couples square through
Personal: agnosticism, atheism, cookies, dancing, julefrokost, monkeys, religion, religious conversion, religious preferences, square dancing, unitarian church · 1 comment
... theology student at the table enough room to ask some apt questions. Among them: if you were to have a religious revelation, would it ... it's a bit of a tautology for me. The more interesting question is this: if you were to have a religious revelation, how would it ...
21 Nov 2001: I went to the butcher
Food, Personal: cooking, Danish, thanksgiving, turkey · no comments
... when he pointed at the inside of the turkey and asked a question of the form "skal jeg udtage...[gibberish]" I assumed he was asking if ...
17 Nov 2001: uff da
Personal: Christmas, thanksgiving · no comments
... about nowadays anyway, since I am of course the single unquestionable authority on such matters. But I'm going to cheat you with a quick ...
16 Nov 2001: gobble gobble
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cooking, thanksgiving · no comments
... is Thanksgiving about nowadays, anyway? I'd answer the question now, but Rasmus is having a housewarming party tonight, and it's time ...
30 Oct 2001: ask google
Whimsy: · no comments
... a new occasional column in this blog by asking this question: what color is seismology? 7,440 - +seismology +clear 7,210 - ...
2 Oct 2001: support networks
Aimless: · no comments
... is here for you. If you have any maintenance problem, question, or concern, please feel free to call us at 555-5555 or e-mail us at ...
9 Sep 2001: on the origins of illness
Whimsy: Scientology, sickness, time cube · no comments
... burning question of the day... am I made stupid because I have a cold, or do I have a ...
27 Aug 2001: jeg kan godt tale dansk!
Human Fuzzies: Danish · no comments
... kind of cheese you're given, as long as you can answer the question "anything else?" with "that's all, thanks" like they do on all the ...
21 Aug 2001: waay overcaffinated
Personal: beer, liquor laws · no comments
... a "lille fadÃ¸l". That's all there is to say. The real question is - are obvious cultural differences like this inherently boring, ... likes proterozoic folded belts. It was a rhetorical question. If you disagree, there's a nice geological reeducation camp in ...
20 Aug 2001: please, please
Human Fuzzies: Danish, language quirks, manners · no comments
... but there's no single, easy word I can put at the end of a question that indicates that even though I don't know the language well enough ...
24 Jul 2001: socks
Meta, Personal: fonts, socks · 1 comment
... don't count - no heft to them at all) then no one will question your judgement if your socks don't match your pants. This gives you ...
14 Jul 2001: argyle sock envy
Links, Personal: · no comments
... of an artsy-design-chick support structure. So I have a question for any of you girls in thick rimmed glasses (you might know who you ...