This blog will include my unkempt thoughts on science, politics, music, wombats and cats. Breaks will be allowed for attending to your real job, naps, thirst and fatigue. Greetings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

It might be me after all....

Our office manager hasn't been seen for a week.

I remember having a conversation with her regarding my reluctance to wear a tie on the train home. I suppose I went overboard by imitating Smeagol and clutching my throat all the while screaming "It burns us it does precious! It chokes! It burns aaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiii ! gollum, gollum!"
She's been on sick leave ever since, turns out she's not familiar with the Rings...

On a lighter note Steven and Rose stayed with us during the big family gathering (for "gathering" read "fiasco"). Much blood was spilt, the emergency room was visited, cats were admonished, wombats sent to bed early without supper, reputations were made, then trashed...
you know, family stuff.

Nonetheless, R&S are sorely missed and Mimas and myself and the bulbul are left to gnaw on leftover shashlik in the garden sighing and waiting for the roses to bloom.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fafblog: An Open Letter

Dear Fafnir,

It has come to my attention that you have not posted since April. May I remind you that this is not all about you, rather it is all about me. I demand hilarity and I demand it...sometime soon. You have left me with Jesus' General and no balance. Sometimes I can't sleep for days after reading that stuff (sceeeeeeeeeeery!). You may commence with some pie-blogging and then work up to something more complex as you wish. Please respond at my earliest convenience.

for the greater glory of Jebus Crisps,
Agnes Morehead

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another Reason to Love Canada

This is a great story, follow the link at Americablog to the original article. It certainly shows yet again the growing social gap between the US and the rest of the civilized world. (and no, I'm not crushing on that little mountie so stop saying that...)


Friday, May 19, 2006

Memo to Senator Pat Roberts

To: Senator Roberts
From: Paul Curtin
Buffalo, NY

Re: Your statement that "you have no civil liberties if you're dead."

Some comments:

1. Fuck off, sir.
2. You also have no civil rights when you have ignorant hacks running the country who dismantle your civil rights.
3. You also have no civil rights when you have ignorant hacks running the country who do not understand civil rights. (But get to run the CIA anyways-cough cough)
4. Fuck off again sir (and I don't mean that in a good way, sir).
5. Next time you try to take Patrick Henry on in a battle of wits, come armed.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Nonblog

Still grading. Will post something new Thursday.

For anyone who cares I would like to maintain my 4th amendment rights if the rest of you don't mind.


Friday, May 12, 2006


Look at the photo of his majesty in the most recent BusyBusyBusy posting. Doesn't G. Washington look kinda pissed?
(by that i mean "angry", not drunk-it's the doofis in chief who looks the UK kind of pissed...)
otherwise: Finals to grade, deadline looming, blog later


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

An honest report

After yesterdays Chem lab fiasco I read the "honest student" posting over at Pharyngula (May 8). If my students were less respectful this is the kind of lab report I would expect-although they would probably use other technical terms such as "assclown", "smells like ass" and other ass related formations..."jackass" included.


Monday, May 08, 2006

The Disgruntled Chemist: Diet Coke and Mentos: An Experimental Study

I'm getting the last lab of the year together and just when I convince myself that my students will be excited by some lame-o ester lab with pretty smells, the Disgruntled Chemist has to go and blow stuff up and show us the true meaning of mentos.
The Disgruntled Chemist: Diet Coke and Mentos: An Experimental Study

Friday, May 05, 2006

Porter Goss Resigns!

Gee, on a Friday afternoon too!
What are the odds?
Likewise it is mere coincidence that I announce to the blogosphere at the traditional newskill hour the following:
"My fellow blogastanians,
I am compelled to inform you

You will now proceed to consume sufficient tequila drinks such that you will not remember this information.

hola y greetings

An Honest Question

What the FUCK is a "Nation of Prayer"?

A place that has exhausted all rational options?

just askin'


Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Clarification

Talk, they say, is cheap. It has come to my attention recently that a whisper campaign has been brewing regarding something of great importance to me and the Republic. Some there are who would think, and even say, that as this blog originates from Buffalo its creator may (or must) be a Bills fan.
I assure you that my two life motivations, no, make that my three motivations in life are: Science, Justice, and Mimas (OK, four...Cats/Wombats are up there too)
With regard to the Bills I can only say that I long ago gave up....
...on religion.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We Must Stop the War on Iran

Because it's starting, and soon, and it's going to be much much worse than what's taking place now. Can you imagine that?
I can't think of anything humorous to say, but look at Juan Cole's response to that human trainwreck of a shill for a trainwreck of an administration, Christopher Hitchens. It's at Informed Consent, dated May 3, 2006. Note: there are some photographs of wounded persons at the end of his post. Everyone should find them disturbing and everyone in the US and the UK should have to view them, every day, for the duration. To remind us of what we have done.

Informed Comment

Headlines from the Impeachment 

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