Search Results: sense
25 Sep 2001: nonsense words
Aimless: · no comments
Lightningstrike inspiration. I can become more popular by making fun of other bloggers! So for my first post in this newly discovered popularity contest, I will make fun of bloggers who make fun of other bloggers, and then I shall make fun of bloggers who ...
3 Sep 2001: it almost makes sense…
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... put me in rant mode. It seems to me that there's this sense of expectation in blogland, that popularity and critical acclaim ought to ...
8 Jun 2014: Osoberry Piquette
Food: brewing, Indian plum, osoberries, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... of sugar I will look up some recipes first to improve my sense of proportion. Poured in a bit more leftover yeast - ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... much faster than mine. Traffic-sensing stoplights will sense my vehicle and cycle the signal appropriately in response. Traffic ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... of volcanoes and earthquakes to explain what makes perfect sense as a coincidence. Meanwhile, if you're hoping for more volcano stuff, ...
Meta: code, del.cio.us, ecto, perl · no comments
... del.icio.us to my blog. Not all the links - there's no sense inundating readers of my geology blog with a bunch of recipes and ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... because he might whip out his huge member and screw some sense into me. Finally, John Phillips thinks executive women are more likely ...
19 Sep 2008: 5 Minerals Every Dabbler Should Know
Aimless: · 11 comments
... are mostly focused on minerals that are "important" in the sense that they play significant roles in geological processes. As a ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... stilted caricatures is that I have sublimated my natural sense of humor into a twisted joy in gratuitously taking offense. I was ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... this review. It took all the willpower and good editorial sense I possess just to avoid using the word ...
Science: · 14 comments
... argument that appeals to the innate human desire to make sense of the natural world. His skill at subtly invoking people's fear of a ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... of geologic formations (though this is "deep" in the sense that it is expensive to drill a hole, not in the sense that it makes it through a very large fraction of the crust), all of ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... warming skeptics claim Patriots win Superbowl "Common sense demands that a team which makes up less than 0.05% of the population of ...
18 Jan 2008: Fred Meyer French Onion with Bacon Vegetable Dip
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: iTunes iChing, reviews of stuff, vegetable dip · 4 comments
... and dirty old linoleum. I hadn't felt that particular sense of wonder at a poorly-understood sense of order and purpose and shiny in many years... and then I tried this ...
31 Dec 2007: Year in Review
Meta: clip show · no comments
... might be mildly cathartic if you’re trying to make sense of your own grad school experience, but I really don’t recommend ...
17 Dec 2007: Aaand, the rest of AGU
Science: american geophysical union, underwear · 7 comments
... so I don't have to participate in any such nonsense. My talk went well, I think. It didn't spark much scientific ...
2 Nov 2007: Friday Fun Poll: Feyerabend
Science, Whimsy: philosophy of science, unprofessional boundaries · 2 comments
... man has invented," but honestly (not in the "professional" sense): "I am a sadist; you are a masochist; so let us have some fun ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... not just immediately in the AFS's mind but in a larger sense, in which an angry woman is immediately confronted, dismissed, argued ...
2 Sep 2007: Why I’m a Geophysicist
Personal, Science, Teaching: college education, turning to the dark side · 5 comments
... gone on to take other courses in the department. My sense is that even in California, students don't get much secondary-level ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... might be mildly cathartic if you're trying to make sense of your own grad school experience, but I really don't recommend plowing ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... Struve geodetic arc, a series of monuments that provide a sense of scale and technique for an ambitious 19th century survey project. And ...
6 Jan 2007: Happy Belated Winter
Links: Wikipedia · 7 comments
... I'm still having it, in a slightly more "working vacation" sense. There'll be pictures once I'm back home with my camera ...
24 Nov 2006: Thanksblogging
Human Fuzzies, Personal: pie, thanksgiving · 4 comments
... mugs from which to drink tea and soup. Speaking nonsense in a silly ...
15 Aug 2006: Joe Jonah Euclid and the End of the World
Human Fuzzies: Berzerkeley, crackpots · 2 comments
... they cannot achieve the Without Bizarre Disastors, Senseless Crimes. Everything they do in Spellcraft has bad side ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... mind yet? The unfortunate thing about this entry is that AdSense finds it offensive, so I'm not making any money on it. Fat-Free Half and ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... whether I want it to or not, I don't think it makes any sense to run around telling people "oh, I'm not White, I'm Euro-American". I ...
Meta: adsense, search requests · 3 comments
... had Google AdSense up for a month now, and it's netted me a grand total of $7.05. That's not ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... should really go read the article to get a good sense of what I mean. Like many intolerable environments, this one was created ...
17 Mar 2006: Friday iTunes 8Ball
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
... call that one a "yes", even though it doesn't make any sense. How can I make myself happy? Kitka - Ah Razpasledni Raz ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... to present those arguments she uses "patriarchy" in the sense that radical feminists have used it, as well as people like Heidi ...
20 Feb 2006: Little History, Big History
Science: Big History, Earth history, socks · 15 comments
... button that says Wow! What was it like? - there's no sense hiding behind a blanket of unbe-ego'd curiosity. The Permian-Triassic ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... work radical feminists have done to imbue the word with a sense of pervasiveness, while sticking my fingers in my ears and singing "la la ...
7 Feb 2006: Oh Look, the “Jobs for Men” Section
Personal, Politics: advertising, sexism · no comments
... burglar alarm salesmen** is quite injurious enough to my sense of irony, so I'm really glad I didn't find any silly fine print about ...
19 Jan 2006: Go Grey Lady Go!
Politics, Science: evolutionary psychology, lazy journalism · 2 comments
... alternate universe****, but sometimes manages to make sense anyway! Who'd'a thunk? **Not counting the lead author, who appears to ...
4 Jan 2006: The Privileged Huff
Politics: defensiveness, racism, white studies · 4 comments
... all people of color fall short, is greeted with the same sense of affront and insult - I am an individual! - as all the generalizations ...
22 Dec 2005: All I Haven’t Said
Links, Personal, Politics, Teaching: ambition, Caltech, death penalty, liberty, white studies · 3 comments
... law than the Constitution; that's partly right, but in a sense it's also a matter of a lower, more human law; any serious theory of ...
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
... racist loon - why is it that attempts to justify one's sense of self-entitlement by means of bigotry one has swallowed from the ...
4 Nov 2005: Return of Friday Rock Blogging: Titan
Science: methane, rock blogging, Titan · 2 comments
... These aren't rocks in the conventional "lump of silicates" sense; they're composed of water and hydrocarbon ice, sort of like a ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... caricatures of my actual opinions, and total nonsense. I'm certainly not out to convince anybody here, I was merely hoping to ...
21 Sep 2005: Balancing Work and Family: Just Use Your Penis
Politics: lazy journalism, lifestyles of the privileged minority, sexism, work vs. family · 2 comments
... Everyone knows how important this is, so there's really no sense interviewing young men to see how they plan to balance work and family; ...
19 Jul 2005: I Hate Life Hacks
Personal: 3x5 index cards, i hate everything, Internet overload · 3 comments
... to goofy coinages with no rigorous definitions. It's the sense that this relentless focus on doing more stuff somehow stands in ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... chunks of rock along this defined plane. It all makes more sense once you've seen the animation. This coordinate system drives me much ... the geology and tectonics of an area, one plane will make sense and the other will be absurd. The beach ball for the great Sumatra ...
1 Jun 2005: Modern Society
Links, Politics: health care, impeach Bush, Internet activism, telephony · 5 comments
... in Iceland, where health care makes some kind of goddamned sense. Many PZ Myers is talking about spider penises again - not that there's ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... "privileged" end of both conversations are two things: a sense of entitlement to others' trust, and the idea that the disadvantaged ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... voter guide that "I believe in using my Caltech-science sense to detect unscientific arguments and to not be 'snowed' by the ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... Particularly not when they're stacked up against the sense of entitlement some men feel to "their" women. Starting a relationship ...
13 Feb 2005: Someone’s A Bit Paranoid
Meta: cladistics, ducklings, family, fan mail, mammals, monkeys · 4 comments
... Black family reunions might be interesting (in the Chinese sense)?... Not really. I imagine them to be full of sallow youths standing ...
5 Feb 2005: Roe v. Wade: Googlebombing Abortion
Politics: abortion, Internet activism · 1 comment
... some more ripe-key-limeade - in what universe does it make sense to have limes turn yellow when they're ripe? I demand that botany be ...
17 Dec 2004: Pink
Politics: cars, colors, gender · no comments
... and of D., a generally nice guy who sometimes develops a sense-of-entitlement swagger and does something egregiously inconsiderate, and ... haven't come up with anything solid - just this niggling sense that it all fits together, somehow, pink and frustration and aggression, ...
14 Nov 2004: Two-Buck Chuck Will Rise Again
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, wine · 9 comments
... answer that, I'm sure you all have quite good sense in your heads and realize that $1.20 wine will taste like, well, $1.20 ...
7 Nov 2004: Someone Moulders
Meta: fan mail, penises · 2 comments
... sir, are obsolete. Please upgrade to ones that make some sense. monkstrap It's like a jock strap, but for praying! And eating ...
11 Oct 2004: Weekend: Music, Injuries
Human Fuzzies, Personal: harmonic numbers, prickly pear jelly, righteous indignation, sugar syrup · 4 comments
... and verve". But, after getting over a deep-seated sense of righteous indignation at a world that refuses to conform to my ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... to the Republican National Convention, or barf trying. Nonsense, I say! There are only three good reasons to watch the RNC: The ... policy towards stem cell research will make just as much sense as W.'s, if not more!) Stopping to smell the roses Attending a meeting ...
Science: botany, nuts · 1 comment
... the strictest botanical sense, the brazil nut is a lie. Nuts are single-seeded fruit, and brazil nuts ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... and become judges and ruin any chance of such hateful nonsense ever becoming enshrined in SCOTUS precedent. But I can't help thinking of ...
25 Jul 2004: Education Reform Blah Blah
Politics: · 2 comments
... many teachers who would gladly have sacrificed pay for a sense of accomplishment and respect. In place of a raise, they'd prefer a ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... specifically for this kind of bullshit. Turning nonsense into meaning by adding in a nonsensical vantage point from which to ...
4 May 2004: Garden Post
Personal: car repair, cars, container gardening, gardening, heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes · no comments
... of people or places - and of course a heavy dose of nonsense; I think the combination is what smells strongest. But I haven't pinned ...
12 Feb 2004: Tchotchke Fever
Personal: · 1 comment
... my cubicle with shiny junk - garbage in the most literal sense, since much of it comes from discarded outré floral arrangements ...
11 Dec 2003: Peer Review II
Politics, Science: peer review · no comments
... Expert Citizens who are able to use scientific common sense, which is also a popular ...
31 Oct 2003: Tricky Treats
Personal: candy, halloween, kids today, pumpkin · 1 comment
... both unhealthful and disgusting, so the description makes sense. So actually a few trick or treaters have come by, but none since I ...
18 Oct 2003: Joe Jonah Euclid
Human Fuzzies: · 5 comments
... bit, and then Society has Fewer Bizarre Disastors & Senseless Crimes. There are research programs to Monitor this fine ...
28 Sep 2003: Numbered Notes
Human Fuzzies: · 3 comments
... any proper Anglophone, Shakespeare. Then I'd come to my senses and pick out something by Borges... what about all y'all? [link via ...
20 Sep 2003: Someone’s Expense Account
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... be a fabulous house guest to play with. So even less nonsense than usual for a while. That said, let's get on with the fan ...
25 Aug 2003: Things I’ve Never Done
Personal: · no comments
... of my nose. This is a problem with a) my sinuses or b) my sense of humor, but which? Tell me, I implore you. I've never been to Burning ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... law, and all possible outcomes are ruinous. But there's a sense of exuberance about it. The minor candidate profiles are full of people ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... explanations have a humanities-specific basis. Which is nonsense; scientists have feelings too, and lots of them are feelings of ... motivational and pedagogical problems, but I never got the sense that many people thought they were real problems at all - so I blamed ...
2 May 2003: Master of Nothing
Aimless: · no comments
... to grad school that I've had so far: It makes no fucking sense to say you're the Bachelor of the Universe! I wish my soon-to-be ...
8 Apr 2003: E-I-E-I-O
Personal: garage sales, grades, Los Angeles · no comments
... putting an E on top of one of my I's to make a singable nonsense song in the registrar's computer (E is a special Caltech grade that ...
1 Feb 2003: A Sad Hole in the Internet
Aimless: · no comments
... smuggled missiles in the hands of the Jihand, the usual nonsense from Revelations, and some stuff in Dutch. O Great and Powerful Internet, ...
12 Jan 2003: Orange Doodle Bomb
Human Fuzzies, Links: · 3 comments
... of a grand festival of avant garde electro-acoustical nonsense, an evening full of people who sat in the dark behind their computers and ...
27 Dec 2002: Use the Meaning of Christmas, Luke!
Whimsy: Christmas · 2 comments
... this question (the rest of the post is just sentimental nonsense about babies; link removed due to brokenness, not sentimentality): Are ...
2 Oct 2002: Questions
Personal: trivialities · 6 comments
... 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 ...
31 Jul 2002: Someone Wonders
Meta: · 1 comment
... Flaunt it. Be out. Be outside. Your simple, yet stunning, sense of style is best expressed along the Mennonite line. I'm thinking Shaker, ...
22 May 2002: Yeah Yeah Yeah
Personal: · 4 comments
... with youth, or rather, young adulthood - a visceral sense of my enormous potential to drive places, to do things. When ...
4 May 2002: Hey Wait a Minute…
Links: · no comments
... and street signs and trees. That, my friends, is a sense of place. Tacos. Mmm. ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... what you just said, write it down in a form that will make sense to me when I reread it later, and make connections between this material ...
1 Apr 2002: A Farewell
Whimsy: · 21 comments
... decline. Perhaps it's an inevitable result of the growing sense of familiarity I feel with you friendly internet-people, making me lax ...
16 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Cruel Landlord
Meta: · no comments
... aesthetic, and nobody wants to see that sort of nonsense. Anyway, there's still room in my shoe closet if you're willing to live ...
30 Jan 2002: I Heart Time Cube
Whimsy: crackpots, time cube · 1 comment
... word, Gene gave the only answer that could really make sense: "I'm not a human." He may not be human, but Mr. Ray is still a lovable ...
16 Jan 2002: Frogs
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... a cheap silky set from Santamas, and I'm wearing them in a sense of vague protest because I'm not allowed to simply put my life on hold ... not sure how any of it applies to me. Maybe it'll all make sense once I get to the part about ...
13 Jan 2002: Shut Up, Artemis!
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... to construct. The greatest thing about it, though, was the sense of place - landscape shots, news footage, stuff the director captured by ...
17 Dec 2001: spacialization
Aimless: · no comments
... to the term's last cosmology lecture out of a lingering sense of duty, and the thought that maybe I'd learn something useful about ...
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
... a random vision, and not a religious experience - and in a sense it's a bit of a tautology for me. The more interesting question is this: ...
11 Nov 2001: s-tog til hundige
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... in a tangential way the bass player's mullet almost made sense. But it still took me until the end of the first set to remember that ... stood up in the middle of songs and clapped wildly with no sense of rhythm at ...
4 Nov 2001: two meme things
Whimsy: memes · no comments
... having a loud party that I don't want to join, there's no sense in me going to bed just yet, so I'll play copycat. But I'm only going to ...
28 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee
Human Fuzzies: globalization · 1 comment
... translated German or some such. It's all left me with the sense that the entire developed world, regardless of the way they speak to ...
24 Oct 2001: super stalker search!
Meta: · no comments
... notice, and my decisions are final even if they don't make sense. That's all... have ...
15 Oct 2001: No More Mr. Nipple
Whimsy: nipples, wtf · no comments
... in our culture, so that they exist (in a sociopolitical sense) only for the men who enjoy them. Whatever. But sometime during the long ...
10 Sep 2001: crush kill destroy
Aimless, Meta: · no comments
... about her new house). Really, I think such an impoverished sense of irony should be added as a specifically protected category under the ...
14 Jul 2001: argyle sock envy
Links, Personal: · no comments
... looks good, and it might be easier than developing my own sense of style, since I don't have much in the way of an artsy-design-chick ...