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26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
In addition to helping judge this year's Open Laboratory science blogging anthology, I'm also the production editor (i.e., typesetting jockey). So as I go through, reading the entries in much greater detail than I ever would otherwise, I'm noticing a coupl ...
31 Jan 2008: Hello World
Meta: introduction · 31 comments
Welcome, Gentle Reader, to my 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 woefully incomplete (it's probably even missing your blog!), and my profile page is not near ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... UNESCO World Heritage Committee has been holed up in New Zealand this week, issuing periodic additions and updates to the World Heritage List. Why they can't release the year's new sites all at once, I ... Council on Monuments and Sites, which advises the World Heritage committee, said it was crap. I say good for them! I think it's ...
15 Aug 2006: Joe Jonah Euclid and the End of the World
Human Fuzzies: Berzerkeley, crackpots · 2 comments
... Symbolic Act. THE END OF THE WORLD Think: The Bible Concerns Spiritual Matters. There is quite ... One City with the Basis for we B.D.S.C. The rest of the world sees that They Want the wo B.D.S.C. Much as I appreciate the presence ...
16 Apr 2006: Hello world!
Meta: anonymity, Internet branding, pseudonymity · 12 comments
Have you backed up your database lately? I don't just mean hitting the "full backup" button on your web site's control panel; I mean backing up your databases. Because apparently the "full backup" button doesn't do that. Neither does your web host - their ...
20 Feb 2005: Hello world!
Meta: blog status updates, WordPress · 12 comments
Okay, this is the WordPress sandbox post! I'm still working on the design, and reassigning old entries to new categories - the mineral puns were cute, but getting old and generally not very useful. Does anyone know how I get my name to stop showing up a ...
2 Jul 2013: Red Elderberry Juice
Food: Adoxaceae, kale, red elderberries, toxicity · 2 comments
... of a greasy shack that is not going to be the home of the world's best-kept secret amazing hamburger. (Unless you think the best-kept ...
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
... but I dimly recall that people in other parts of the world must suffer through weeks or even months of 25º+ temperatures.) Moral ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... before - but I'm not like become Death the destroyer of worlds. I don't think I even leveled up in locavore. (I need 159 XP! Better go ...
25 Apr 2011: Approaching New Flavors
Food: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, Food, foraging, Polygonaceae · no comments
... recipes or technical instruction; instead, it draws on the world's culinary traditions and the work of modern chefs to provide a catalog ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... by water shortages, supervolcanoes, and threats to your world view. This was a fake, but I should have a real job announcement to make ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... the other earthquakes we've recorded in that part of the world, most of which have not been associated with volcanic eruptions. Part of ...
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... with stamps: Milankovitch. Zhang Heng, creator of the world's first seismometer. The question we were having fun with at lunch, ...
5 Feb 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 3 comments
I finally have a day job! For a few weeks, anyway - I'm temping as a GIS monkey. While this is not functionally much different from generic office temp jobs, data entry using ArcGIS pays much better than data entry with Excel. Historically, day-jobbing ha ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... Richter and Beno Gutenberg were able to come up with the world's first-ever measure of the "bigness" of an earthquake - a measure that ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... should have something to do with a desert somewhere in the world. ... scientific in nature, or history, or travelog. Images are welcome, ...
12 Jan 2009: Listen to Earthquakes
Links: · 3 comments
... files for every M>5 earthquake that occurs anywhere in the world. Très cool. And, way to make me feel inadequate, anonymous ...
31 Dec 2008: Geological Predictions for 2009
Aimless: · 13 comments
... Congolese rainforest - brought about by the closure of the world's largest tantalum mine in Australia - means that Central Africa is ...
30 Dec 2008: Cell Phones Make You Drive More
Aimless: · 3 comments
Er, I mean, technically, cell phone use, car use, and a tendency to plan things at the last minute are all correlated. It's poor form to confuse correlation with causation, even if it does gratify my latent Luddite tendencies. Or so says a survey of Norwe ...
24 Dec 2008: Happy Twinkletree, Joyous Monkey
Aimless: · 3 comments
If the sun came out, all the trees would be twinkling with ice. Seattle has the snow chaos. It's like one of those colds that never quite goes away, except that instead of snot, the city's nose is dripping slush and ice. My neighborhood is tucked in behin ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... Australia, to see the largest coral reef in the world. 38. The Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada, to see the highest tides in the world (up to 16m) 39. The Waterpocket Fold, Utah, to see well exposed folds on ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... easily, and work together in a concrete way in the real world to actually achieve something. And while we're asking questions, what's ...
19 Sep 2008: 5 Minerals Every Dabbler Should Know
Aimless: · 11 comments
... education has taken place. But there are parts of the world that aren't all giant lumps of granite and serpentine-lined fault zones. ... your state's official rock or mineral. For the rest of the world... maybe you can suggest a good one for your region in the comments? Oh, ...
12 Sep 2008: Attention Seattle (and everyone else)
Meta: · 9 comments
... near you - check here for information about other parties worldwide. If you still need to enter the contest, feel free to speculate ...
17 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · no comments
... here's an initial planetary science assessment of the World of Warcraft - it's made of very dense material. How is it that I got this ...
5 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 6 comments
... 13 you will have the exciting honor of hosting the world's largest-ever earthquake drill, and there is a blog devoted to the ...
Science: · 14 comments
... to the innate human desire to make sense of the natural world. His skill at subtly invoking people's fear of a changing world and appropriating the power of existing cultural narratives - in this ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... Both are quite common in Seattle rental listings. Old World Brick Charm I am not sure what is supposed to be "old world" about the charms of Seattle's older apartment buildings, but that is the ...
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 ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... trust, and to handle disagreements about the nature of the world. While Shapin doesn't move beyond the context of early modern England or ... are built on our ability to make true statements about the world, and even though everyone makes mistakes, being wrong is a Big Deal*. ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... Some terms are no longer useful descriptions of the world, and trying to apply them in a modern theoretical context only leads to ...
25 Feb 2008: Does This Rheometer Make Me Look Fat?
Aimless: rheology · 6 comments
... large enough for perhaps 10-30 glass beads), and the real world, where things are thick and have weird 3D structures. There are good ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... answer isn't going to cut it in the hypothetical world. No, the unspoken terms of the question demand that I spend ...
15 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Columnar Basalt
Aimless: · 5 comments
... stream channel! It must be a very strange way to see the world. Anyway, this image is of part of a lava flow in Iceland. As a new ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... in Venice, there are plenty of coastal cities around the world that could use a lift up. *Castelletto, N., M. Ferronato, G. ...
31 Dec 2007: Year in Review
Meta: clip show · no comments
... Wanted More Comments On: What would you name as "science world heritage" sites? - Good science heritage sites should force us to ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... in the 60s, back when people thought LSD would change the world - what's your excuse? S: This is science, the study of the natural world of reality. You're not allowed to just make shit up. Did you think I ...
Science, Whimsy: american geophysical union, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, science journalism · 20 comments
... Many Stars In the Sky "Stolen Apples" - Lúnasa, Otherworld "The Old Main Drag" - The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy & The Lash "There ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
Life in Our Heads Welcome to the 13th edition of Scientiae! Today I am happy to share with you what is inside of everybody's heads: BRAAAAAAINS!! Er, wait - even though I am technically writing this on Halloween, it won't appear until November 1. So I don ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... has evolved to construct a reasonable mental image of the world with a limited amount of information, and it uses a dizzying array of assumptions to do so. In the natural world these assumptions are mostly valid, and there's only one right way to ...
5 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Berea Sandstone
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
The world's most generic sandstone comes from a narrow strip that runs from ...
23 Sep 2007: I Need Idiotproofing
Personal, Science: grad school, software · 3 comments
... data to figures. And if I were holy shit on top of the world of awesomeness, I'd manage it all with a subversion repository, so I ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... Eternity). It's pretty crap. Super-advanced beings built a world and populated it with exotic creatures from all over the universe (where ... to European Earth myths"), but now they're gone, the world is falling apart, and it's up to a ragtag band of adventurers to put it ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... healthful junk food. They grew up in Wayne’s World. U2 has always been more than a spy plane. They were introduced to Jack ... trying to ban smoking since the year they were born. The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born. Chronic fatigue ...
20 Mar 2007: Link Tuesday
Links: anti-racism, blog carnivals, gadgets, scientiae · 1 comment
Belated as usual... More women in science goodness at Scientiae #2 Gasoline-powered shoes! Russia is apparently the new Acme. A case study in recruiting - and retaining - minority scientists. ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... is definitely based on careful observation of the natural world. So far, I haven't met any amateur human seismometers who've gone so far ...
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
... values of "Big One" applicable to geohazards around the world). Geology provides a unique perspective on hazard and risk that goes ... but I'll be damned if telling these stories about the world around us isn't a spiritual practice that's good for the soul. That's ...
24 Oct 2006: Hawaii, the New York Times, and Triggered Seismicity
Science: earthquakes, Hawaii, lazy journalism · 9 comments
... is a quake of magnitude 6.0 or higher somewhere around the world. Many of these take place under the oceans or in remote land areas and ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... can be labeled "fat free". Tara, I Hate You - the world contains a lot of pent-up aggression. The comments on that post are just ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... them as claims about the speaker's interactions with the world, including the way other people respond. These aren't mutually exclusive ... If identity is a claim about my interactions with the world, saying that I'm not White is a lie, and all kinds of un-PC as it means I ...
23 Jun 2006: How I Rescued My Blog from Google’s Cache
Meta: blogtinkery, database backups, database recovery, Google as backup, scripts, WordPress · 2 comments
... archives stretching once again back to the misty pre-9/11 world of innocence and laughter. After the cut: nerdy details of how I ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... will roam the country over And together we'll face the world. The Crossing: Talk About Suffering/Man of the House - The ... Root: Autumn Child / Heaton Chapel - Lùnasa (Otherworld) The Past: Mushaboom - Feist (Let It Die) I got a man to stick it ... I will get a great bridegroom. He comes from the nether world and will not blame me for my appearance. Verdict: we might ...
17 Mar 2006: Friday iTunes 8Ball
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
... magic eight ball, c. 12 years old. How does the world see me? Miles Davis - Will O' The Wisp Will I have a happy ... the frosty sky painted by Northern Lights to the real world opening behind the stars. - I'm'a call that one a "yes", even though it ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... do about global poverty." [...] In most parts of the world, people depend on the earth for their livelihoods. "If we can understand ...
7 Mar 2006: Drawings of Scientists
Links, Science: kids drawings, science in pop culture · 5 comments
... simple personality." "Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there." And after a visit to ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... the human capacity and necessity to create a sexual world, and the empirically oppressive ways in which sexual worlds have been organized. Patriarchy subsumes both meanings into the same ...
13 Feb 2006: Ow My Fingertips
Human Fuzzies, Personal: etymology, mandolin, pedantry, words · 5 comments
... directly imported into GarageBand. Because what does the world need, if not abominably terrible mandolin playing poorly mixed with ...
10 Feb 2006: Friday Fluffypost
Whimsy: dreams, pirates, racism, search requests · 1 comment
... moms giraffe my butt the most boringest website in the world - I'm number 2! Wooooo! gasparilla is racist? - Gasparilla, for those of ...
3 Feb 2006: Friday Seismometer Blogging: Houfeng Didong Yi
Science: rock blogging, seismometers · 3 comments
... is a replica of the world's first seismometer, which was built in China, AD 130-ish. I haven't been ...
23 Nov 2005: Own Your Own Conditional Penultimate Paragraphs
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 2 comments
... have a different opinion. Science has always been a man's world. The values and norms that control our disciplines were established by ...
8 Nov 2005: Increasingly Tending to Non Sequiturs
Links, Politics, Whimsy: boobies, geomythology, grad school, memes, myth, patriarchy, rape, t-shirt slogans · 7 comments
My immune system is built of sturdy Icelandic draft ponies. It must be; why else would my roommate's entire respiratory system be riddled with one-way portals from the Plane of Snot, while I am blissfully healthy? Perhaps there's some sort of snot portal e ...
1 Sep 2005: Lookit Me I’m So Privileged
Personal: army corps of engineers, Atchafalaya, dams, levees, Mississippi River · 1 comment
... and misery. But it's not like there's ever a time when the world is empty of chaos and misery; it's only weird because pain and anger has ...
22 Aug 2005: Home Again
Personal: cars, co-op living, spiders, urban ecology · 6 comments
... to have starved to death in corners Anyway, half of my worldly possessions and I are safely ensconced in my new home, though I can't ...
13 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 9-12
Personal: photoblog, Scandinavia, travelogue · no comments
... the medieval quarter and tick another item off my UNESCO World Heritage checklist while Mom went to have her picture taken underneath ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... and aunt (I have the greatest extended family in the world) prepared to spend the night driving to Iowa and back. We'd be on the ...
21 Jul 2005: Why I am so very slack
Personal: guest posts · no comments
... the world is not yet ready for that story. When you're cleared for the Giant Rat ...
15 Jul 2005: Attn: Skandinavisker
Personal: denmark, Scandinavia, trains, travelogue · no comments
... comprise at least three (3) First World nations! Surely you can afford to buy a few fans for your trains and ...
11 Jul 2005: What I’m Saving for Marriage
Personal: cohabitation, marriage, relationships · 2 comments
... well, bah. However, I've realized that there is, indeed, a world of difference between an indefinite-term cohabitation and an ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... a little closer to home. But before delving into the world of inscrutable diagrams, here's a completely gratuitous photo of the San ...
Whimsy: Friday random ten, search requests · no comments
... Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, conducting Pennywise - The World - Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 7 Cordelia's Dad - How Can I Sleep? - ...
27 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Keiiti Aki Memorial Edition
Science: basalt, igneous rocks, rock blogging, volcanoes · 1 comment
... de la Fournaise is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. During Indian Ocean daylight hours, check out the ...
18 May 2005: Defining Feminism: Once More, with Feeling
Politics: feminism, feminisms, marriage, peer pressure · 8 comments
... they do. Then if we're not too pooped, we can move on to world peace and ...
16 May 2005: I Wish I Were Covered in Fuzzy Knobs
Links, Meta, Personal: anti-spam, cnidarians, hyperopia, myopia, vision · 4 comments
... (broken link removed): [I]t's more like seeing the world through a nice SLR camera, with the iris wide open to a low f-stop, ... of spring hues, bleeding into one another and creating a world free of constricting lines and shapes. The yellow greens of tender first ...
13 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Evaporites
Science: evaporites, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 3 comments
... And by "your bathtub" I mean "Death Valley", or for Old World readers, "the Dead Sea". The wacky structure in the Dead Sea photo ...
9 May 2005: Deconstructing Teh Funnay
Politics: offensive humor, rhetorical tactics · 9 comments
... other two knickertwisters, incidentally, are Team America: World Police (considered as a single joke for convenience) and an ostensible ...
2 May 2005: Monday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: coffee, mac'n'cheez, movie reviews · 6 comments
... which was thankfully not Highlander II bad or even Spice World bad, just simultaneously bland and over-busy as a result of trying to fit ...
19 Apr 2005: Don’t Think When You Link
Links: electromagnetism, let's all preserve the status quo, Roman Catholicism · no comments
One Is not the loneliest number. Two Is also not the loneliest number. Many Is the loneliest number. Electromagneticistes will appreciate this one: instant physics problem solutions. Another old white man assumes power. Film at 11. ...
18 Apr 2005: For Millennia, Google Has Spoken
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: essay contests, googlefu · 3 comments
... You can take times during a code run and at the end of the world as we know it. "This is the only way to God", Jesus said, "I am the Son ...
23 Mar 2005: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?
Links, Science: geoblogosphere · 32 comments
... - The latest and greatest news in geology, from around the world. Revolving Duck Yorrike Schmerles - auf deutsch Wolverine Tom Mike ... Allochthonous - Vaguely informed commentary from the wide world of earth science Olelog - What on Earth Climate Science - the weblog of ...
22 Mar 2005: Today’s Reading
Links: American history, rhetorical tactics, socks · 5 comments
... to come out of it standing on one ear. Maybe in an ideal world we'd all be ready to give up our cherished beliefs at the drop of a hat, ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... anger, and to be considerate when expressing our own. The world is full of untrustworthy assholes, the vulnerable will, by necessity, ...
6 Mar 2005: Diesel and Boobies
Meta, Personal: blogtinkery, cars, wordpress themes · 2 comments
... a Mercedes, woo woo! Which would mean I'm moving up in the world, except it's from 1983, has a salvage title, and is ugly as sin. However, ...
27 Feb 2005: Three Parts
Links, Personal: gender, grad school, memes, nudity, sexual tension · 16 comments
... to garner a significant audience, as is the way of the world - but surely once or twice. And the discussion of men and nipples in ...
31 Jan 2005: Laziest Entry Ever!
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: legalese, poetry, quizzes · no comments
... decree I never saw a purple cow Some say the world will end in fire I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by ...
26 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet: Education Edition
Politics, Whimsy: crackpots, fantasy politics, homophobia, time cube · no comments
... the real world, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is busy complaining that PBS ...
20 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet
Politics: fantasy politics · 9 comments
I already fucked up Not One Damn Dime Day by buying gas, of all things - not only buying it, but spilling a bunch onto the pavement 'cause the auto-pump-shutoff gadget failed. Sorry, fishies! But there's a much better game, over at Rad Geek People's Daily ...
19 Dec 2004: Someone Has a Small Internet
Meta: fan mail, high school, Internet citizen of the world, nostalgia · no comments
... your sticky with soap and water. Monkeys Rule The World With Brainwaves!!! Super Robot Monkey Hyper Force Go! Hey! Does ...
13 Dec 2004: Top Five in 2004
Meta: clip show, procrastinating, skunks · 2 comments
... but it just goes to show, if you're not looking at the world through a skunk's eyes, you're missing out. ...
2 Dec 2004: Thanksgiving Food Review
Food, Personal: cranberry sauce, pie, recipes, thanksgiving · 4 comments
This is a food entry. If all works out as planned, it'll be a long food entry, because if I don't handicap the verbiage, my Meyer lemon meringue pie (tasty as it was) will never compete with the pecan pie, 4 feet in diameter, shaped like a Koch snowflake. ...
19 Nov 2004: Spam Stopgap
Meta: blogtinkery, comment spam · no comments
Buncha comment spam today! I put in a quick fix to restrict access to mt-comments.cgi - if you're trying to post and can't, your browser probably isn't sending a referer string, or else I totally screwed up the .htaccess file. One of the two. So far, t ...
10 Nov 2004: Suckers for Science in the Suburbs
Politics: California ballot propositions, embryonic stem cells, genetic engineering, health care, scientific illiteracy, stem cell research · 5 comments
... pie. It was about asserting our right to act alone as the world's sixth-largest economy. Yeah, it was also about overhyped science, but ...
3 Nov 2004: Back on the Horse
Politics: angst, Internet activism, presidential elections, Ralph Nader, US party politics · 2 comments
... NAFTA is not in particular a precursor to EU II: The New World. Moreover, "states' rights" have historically been less than ... are always darkest before the dawn" front, here's one from Worldchanging: Less cynically and more in the non-zero sum vein, as Brand ...
2 Nov 2004: Election Surprise: Squid!
Personal, Politics: · 2 comments
... by global warming-enabled giant squid, that's why. [Via Worldchanging] I'm going to reload the BBC's results page every five minutes ...
14 Oct 2004: Fuck You Too
Politics: impeach Bush, sexism · 24 comments
... in all fields, including leaders of 85 nations, 22 former world leaders, notably Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and 24 Nobel ...
11 Oct 2004: Weekend: Music, Injuries
Human Fuzzies, Personal: harmonic numbers, prickly pear jelly, righteous indignation, sugar syrup · 4 comments
... not raised by an old-time string band. In the rest of the world, "bluegrass/folk/rock" means "country for a different demographic" and ... over a deep-seated sense of righteous indignation at a world that refuses to conform to my taxonomy, I quite enjoyed the show. Lead ...
28 Sep 2004: Movies Lately
Human Fuzzies: media politics, movie reviews · 1 comment
... weeks, in no particular order: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - So I think there was some kind of plot, because why else ...
7 Sep 2004: Happy Arrival Day!
Politics: booze, cultural appropriation, Judaism · 4 comments
... Reform-esque tradition anyway. Hoorah for New World Judaism! Now, where are the bars offering discount pitchers of ... currency as 2-for-1 happy hour specials in the rest of the world. Are there more that I'm just filtering out? Also try: "on Martin ...
30 Aug 2004: Note to People on Political Volunteer Phone Lists
Politics: i hate everything, impeach Bush, US party politics · no comments
... is not even an enthusiastic volunteer ready to change the world and/or party one local chapter at a time. She's a phone banker. She hates ... enough to wish four more years of George W. Bush on the world - not even if it does happen to be a world full of idiots who deserve ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... a better explanation, I think, with an analogy to the World Series: Runs must be grouped in a way that wins games, just as popular ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... I'm getting somewhat ahead of myself. (First link via World ...
9 Aug 2004: Weekend Recap
Personal: video games · no comments
... BLOOP BLOOP! Okay, so I was in a room with the official world champion of Dig-Dug, and didn't ask him to autograph my breasts. But is ... discussions. On the future of classic video games. By the world champions of Dig-Dug, Pooyan, and Crystal Castles. They took ...
27 Jul 2004: PSA: Dental Hygiene
Personal: dentistry, saliva · 4 comments
... a dental plan. You know there's a lot of people in this world who would love to have the nice root canals we have in America. I have ...
26 Jul 2004: Cruise to the Interior of the Earth!
Science: crackpots, hollow earth · 1 comment
... to City of Eden to visit Palace of the King of the Inner World. * Please note that if we are unable to find the Polar opening, we ...
19 Jul 2004: GRE Goodness
Personal: cubicle living, grad school, i hate everything, standardized tests · 3 comments
... will run on minimal hardware, so it can be standardized worldwide, but for $120 bucks a pop you'd think ETS could buy a set of new monitors for their third world test centers and run things at better than 640x800. I mean, ...
29 Jun 2004: Easy Things That Aren’t
Personal: human imperfection, mental blocks · 15 comments
There's some things most people can do very easily, that I struggle with. I've given everything a good honest go, actually several good goes, but it just never works out. Not only am I not very good at these things, I've accumulated a ball of anxiousness f ...
18 May 2004: Sorbets I’m Dreaming Of
Food: cooking, desserts, recipes, sorbet · 6 comments
Am eating the aforementioned rhubarb sorbet over a pile of lightly crushed nilla wafers - delightful! The rhubarb isn't actually from my yard, but it could be, in theory, if I were eating my plants rather than nursemaiding them through a summer heat they'r ...
11 Apr 2004: Someone Misses Someone Else
Meta: · 1 comment
... association, you know, and I can only handle so many small-world Internet coincidences. Longer spout from danny: if you run into joe ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
I've been meaning for ages, just ages dahling, to post on ideal intellectual communities, grad school, consulting, &c. &c. Because while my job is quite tolerable and even engaging on a day to day level, week to week and month to month I'm getting ...
25 Mar 2004: The Neon Leg Warmer of the Caribbean
Politics: Haiti, Somalia, tourism, war · 1 comment
Remember Haiti? The one with the coup (which we will not at all suggest was supported by our own Federal Democratic Republic because that would have been undemocratic) that is already retro-chic even though it happened less than a month ago? Haiti is st ...
7 Mar 2004: Investing With Your Values
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, investing, money, socially responsible investment · 3 comments
... going to companies that brutally exploit adorable third-world puppies? Yes or No?" and "Maybe you could invest in an energy-efficient ...
10 Feb 2004: Crappy Superpowers
Whimsy: · 7 comments
... be companions in Hell. But what does it mean, in the world of the living, to know that you'll be seeing someone in Hell? Gives one a ...
2 Feb 2004: Linky Roundup
Links: · 2 comments
... link machine. It's not the funniest random shit in the world, but it's a start. Now if only I could get it to stop recommending ...
25 Nov 2003: Pie Is Fightin’ Words
Food, Human Fuzzies: book reviews, Iowa City, pie, pie shakes · 2 comments
... and then tosses off the Hamburg Inn as an example of the world going to hell in a handbasket, with no pie. The Hamburg Inn is a ...
21 Nov 2003: That’s So 1986
Science: · no comments
... as lungs and compound eyes. We're talking half the world's brachiopods after all. When I am King of the Planet, the relative ...
9 Nov 2003: What I’m Reading
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview - a vivid vituperation of something I would have been vituperating ...
18 Oct 2003: Yami, Fearsome Goddess of Mint
Human Fuzzies, Personal: gardening, weather · no comments
... when I woke up was the color of the sky at the end of the world. Barbie's Nuclear Holocaust pink. I went out to see what malevolence had ...
28 Sep 2003: Numbered Notes
Human Fuzzies: · 3 comments
... (but then, I haven't read it yet). It might be Sophie's World. Like any proper nerd I'd be tempted to use The Hitchhiker's Guide, and ...
3 Sep 2003: More Maps!
Aimless: · 4 comments
A Smell Map of Minneapolis and other quirky cartographies are coming out from the University of Minnesota's Design Institute. I harken back to a guy who made maps of jack-o-lanterns. And so the question becomes, how can maps and communities reinforce one a ...
14 Aug 2003: Den Danskevalgen?
Politics: · 2 comments
Ekstra Bladet has an interview with "Ketchup" Carl Mehr, wherein the Danish-born candidate drinks morgenkaffe and reveals himself to be a Republikaner, ligesom The Terminator. Assuredly not to be missed! This man may well garner several percent of the vote ...
10 Aug 2003: D’OH! System halt.
Meta: · no comments
... forward, the server will choke and refuse to parse any world-writable script it sees. Which is fine and sensible; however, Movable Type as I have it set up likes to output world-writable files, and I am not going to run around manually changing ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... program? Not the disrespect with which much of the world treats the humanities; mention a major with the word "physics" in it and ...
4 Jun 2003: Exploded Your Mom’s Cambrian Energy Drinks
Personal, Science: · 4 comments
... clerks have favorite energy drinks. What is the world coming to? 10:37 pm I've just finished the sugar-free Red Bull. The ...
2 May 2003: Master of Nothing
Aimless: · no comments
... of cash money and important documents to Science's underworld contacts. But as a Bachelor, I'll just be getting a lava lamp of Science ...
16 Apr 2003: Green Mung Beans
Meta: · no comments
... someones. Also, there was a spam in my mailbox from the world's largest exporter of green mung beans from China, whose name was Nanjing ...
8 Apr 2003: E-I-E-I-O
Personal: garage sales, grades, Los Angeles · no comments
... thing I like about New World letter grades (as opposed to numerical marks) is that you feel ever so ...
3 Apr 2003: Colossal Squid
Links: · 3 comments
... or less intact. I always forget about the parts of the world that can still be mapped in pictures of dragons and sea serpents - ...
31 Mar 2003: See My Tanned Blisters!
Personal: Hawaii, hawaiian volcano observatory, kilauea, lava trees, papayas, travelogue, volcanoes · no comments
... fascinating geological features found nowhere else on the world became humdrum and old. Cold lava just cannot compete with hot lava. So ...
26 Jan 2003: Link Fest Rama Lama Ding Dong
Links: · 3 comments
... small-town news, usually partaking of the worst of both worlds. My high school journalism teacher used to pull all his bad examples ...
21 Dec 2002: Miss Manners at the INS
Politics: immigration, marriage · 1 comment
Dear Miss Manners: I have no comment on the latest INS fuckup - after all, every government agency likes to make a big high-profile bust now and then, but when you're dealing with the INS you can't possibly expect a big bust that's not also a big fucku ...
10 Dec 2002: Dilemma
Personal, Politics: · 6 comments
... one who hasn't gotten any email from him yet... so if the world works as it should, the set will disappear. On the other hand, the world doesn't always work as it should. Clearly, the correct thing to do is ...
1 Dec 2002: oh yeah, thanks
Personal: · 3 comments
... went around for several hours showing my underwear to the world. Today I learned once more that California is a really big state that ...
4 Sep 2002: International Relations
Links: · no comments
... is hated, world-wide, because we have superior bloggers, and they know it. They can't ...
2 Sep 2002: Sapirior Speech
Human Fuzzies: · 4 comments
... acid heads, who claim that using "to be" moves one's worldview into a harsh Aristotelian regime. Thus the clever pun on Edward ...
5 Jul 2002: Under a Rock
Personal: Internet citizen of the world, LAX · 1 comment
It says something about me that I learned of that LAX shooting - a violent happening in my own backyard - from a blog in New Zealand, and then read about it at the BBC. Unfortunately, I don't think it says that I'm a Sophisticated Global Citizen. Mean ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
... labor for thirty-six hours to get your fat head into the world? creepyguy: ... hey, baby... me: Dude, you need to get out more. Go find ...
10 Jun 2002: Sesquipedalianism
Meta: cheese, fan mail, guest posts · 5 comments
Someone asks do you like cheese? Well heck, who doesn't like cheese? I like it strong, blue and mouldy. I eat more feta than I probably should, and parmesan can improve any meal. Edam? Goddamn! Cheddar? You betcha! How am I going to die? I smoke like ...
9 Jun 2002: Morbid Fascination
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... of them on my desk, largely acquired from such places as World Of Science and metaphysical bookstores, but I couldn't tell you anything ...
2 Jun 2002: Priorities
Links, Meta, Personal: blogtinkery, soccer · 3 comments
... airtime on ESPN to show the National Spelling Bee, but World Cup soccer (when they show it at all - I've been watching half the games ...
28 May 2002: Link Your Thirst
Meta: · no comments
Recent discussion on the nature and meaning of blog-links leaves me craving a flashier pair of sneakers. If links are self-expression in the form of consumptive choices, what differentiates a link to Tom Tomorrow from the purchase of an F-350? Both are exp ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... is not the world in which we live. few things are more obvious than good incubators these ...
6 May 2002: Holland Ain’t Kansas
Politics: Europe, obituaries · no comments
I have two immediate reactions to this whole "Pim Fortuyn being murdered" thing. It's really easy to find rhymes or near-rhymes for a name like Pim, which makes this a very good candidate for a limerick in poor taste. Did Pim have a partner? I'm remind ...
22 Apr 2002: Magickal Transmutations
Human Fuzzies, Personal: bruises, capitalism sucks, post-apocalyptic aesthetic sensibilities · 2 comments
... associated existential angst. Or at least, that's how my world ...
4 Apr 2002: and speaking of parody…
Links: Internet doodads, superheroes · no comments
... me to a couple of important figures: He's an otherworldly arachnophobic Green Beret in drag. She's a tortured tomboy queen of the ...
31 Mar 2002: Catching Up with Someone
Meta, Whimsy: · 8 comments
... always been satisfied with the food at Noodle World. Beyond that, you might find some sympathy from Mick Jagger. *boogies ...
26 Mar 2002: Outright Theft
Aimless: dreams · 2 comments
... have plots from Saturday morning cartoons, and I save the world or run away from robots. So I've started to appropriate other dreams, ...
15 Mar 2002: Easiest Joke Ever
Whimsy: · 2 comments
... shots at someone's mom. Yeah, your mom's so fat, the World Bank recommended structural adjustments! I found your mom's Wronskian ...
10 Mar 2002: Much Ado About
Meta: · no comments
... in a troubled, sulky teenager. Depending on your worldview, marriages, half-senile old grandparents, mentorships, or mental ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... when Toys 'R' Us tried to label their store sections Boys' World and Girls' World? It was enough to get the anti-feminist pundits up and running on the ...
31 Jan 2002: Stupid Economy
Politics: Homeland Stupidity, job fairs, peace corps · no comments
... well insulated from the money struggles of the rest of the world, but occasionally they penetrate: the toys at the campus career fair ...
29 Jan 2002: Coffee
Human Fuzzies: Astrid Lindgren, coffee, inner child, pippi longstocking · no comments
... little to do with my actual induction to the wonderful world of drinking coffee instead of merely smelling it, which was in 8th grade ...
24 Jan 2002: Waste of My Time
Whimsy: · no comments
... them on a google-indexed page. I work towards some future world where this game is impossible to play. The score is the product of the ...
14 Jan 2002: Goats
Links: · no comments
... tried to work out what the most expensive goat in the world would be. The GoatWeb classified listings are all on the order of a ...
28 Dec 2001: More On Malls
Politics: capitalism sucks, malls, urban sprawl · no comments
... I ask, what is the world coming to when a mall can be considered, ahem, venerable? I wrote half ... the art-fans in to shop and the shoppers in to the art world. It's all very warm and fuzzy and symbiotic; when in the hell did I ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Iowa City, Lord of the Rings, urban sprawl · no comments
... movie theaters, a Chuck-E-Cheese takeoff dubbed "Monkey World" and a selection of respectable shops. It's not exactly buzzing with ...
24 Dec 2001: Tackiest Ever
Politics: · no comments
... corn fields? I can understand such displays during, say, World War Two, when American citizens at home were actually sacrificing ... almost enough to make me question the selfless motives and worldly perspective of us Americans, who generally have enough to eat every day ...
19 Dec 2001: Farvel København
Personal: airports, moving, packing · no comments
... one, and when I am in an airplane I have no concept of the world outside the metal tube*. There are lots of bubble universes around, ...
5 Dec 2001: gopher://
Links: · 1 comment
... daemon. Meanwhile, here are all the gopher servers in the world! ...
1 Dec 2001: Happy AIDS Day!
Links: · no comments
... are more relevant sample offers listed here. Finally: World AIDS day is the only widely celebrated macabre holiday we have, unless ...
21 Nov 2001: joining my drunk…
Politics: · no comments
... will be a few Danish commiserators. You see, last year when it became clear that Bush was ultimately going to slip into the White House, I vowed to spend these four years totally piss drunk. Crap political news is much easier to handle that way, I thin ...
19 Nov 2001: Oh, look, it’s a new
Meta: audience participation, Internet doodads · no comments
Oh, look, it's a new toy for suckers with web sites. Sign the guestmap, won't you? ...
11 Nov 2001: hey hey I’m a monkee
Meta: · no comments
... buzzwords, but I'm so far out of touch with the business world that I'd probably sound just too quaint. Meanwhile, while I'm bragging, ...
5 Nov 2001: sinful blogging
Meta, Whimsy: · no comments
... -- naked naked naked! meta-commentary and the use of blogworld (as opposed to mainstream internetworld) themes -- will the vicious cycle of deconstruction ever end? and what ...
30 Oct 2001: too much ask google
Meta: search engine games · no comments
... of time that we could be using to better ourselves and the world around us. I should give myself more work to do. This is getting ...
29 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee – part II
Human Fuzzies: liberal guilt, tourism · no comments
... can get on well enough in most urban/educated parts of the world. The rural/less-educated, I suppose, will just have to do without my ...
28 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee
Human Fuzzies: globalization · 1 comment
... It's all left me with the sense that the entire developed world, regardless of the way they speak to their families, has some sort of ... can have swear words that aren't offensive around the world. If I'm not going to be able to speak the native language, I want to at ...
15 Oct 2001: I don’t know if you’ve
Politics: · no comments
... but I've always been curious: the full list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I've managed to see 14 of them, so far, with one more to ... to something without a lot of hindsight. Segue. The world has been changed forever because some people smashed planes into ...
Whimsy: nipples, wtf · no comments
... announced yesterday that he would be retiring from the world of X-Treme sports to pursue a quieter life in his father's textile ...
20 Sep 2001: I walked home
Personal: · no comments
... dropped hollow into the canal. I knew that I was of the world - after all, the wind blew through my hair and hummed tunelessly in my ...
16 Sep 2001: Salvaged Item #2: a list
Aimless: · no comments
... along the lines of Snow Crash - and I don't think the world knows how to write a decent ending either. This list is only the barest ...
15 Sep 2001: Slugs
Personal, Whimsy: denmark, molluscs, museums · no comments
... slug eating a leaf, and that leaf expanded to fill my world. It was crisp, dissolving slowly in my goo without losing its essential ...
13 Sep 2001: justice
Politics: · no comments
... or the words of a fabulous poet to spread gently over the world and into the hearts of all the Bad Men, so that they become sorry and ...
12 Sep 2001: some thoughts
Politics: · no comments
... deluge of hate mail, and also, that so many people in the world believe that violence is their only route to ...
7 Sep 2001: smoke-clogged lung
Personal: cbcbc, drinking, life · 1 comment
... three or four hours' duration. I will cavort with the world, but I will not talk to it, just for a while, just to see what ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... Copenhagen did not have the crap bombed out of it during World War Two; it's easy to forget that a war was fought on this soil within ...
28 Jul 2001: an audience at last!
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... and generally I don't find them very rewarding. The world would probably be better off if I took that time and spent it tutoring ...
24 Jul 2001: I’m a Poser
Personal: · 1 comment
... Superior in some way. People who want the best of both worlds; to be simultaneously trendy and subversive. To be a rock guru, but ...
14 Jul 2001: argyle sock envy
Links, Personal: · no comments
... you consciously think about the image you project to the world? or does it just ...