Friday, February 20, 2015

Plat du jour--guest submission



A ballet dancer--found by Joanne.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 06, 2015

Recent news round-up

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Animal headline of the day

Rare monkey eaten by otters in accident at British zoo

The article also contains one of the most stupid statements I've seen in a long time:
The zoo's director of conservation Christoph Schwitzer said despite their best efforts, keepers are unable to prevent unforeseen accidents.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Harassing women on the street can get you into trouble

It might be your mom.

Semi-random thoughts

  • I saw the headline "Panthers' Newton practices 8 days after crash" and my first thought was it was about the Black Panthers and Huey Newton, not the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton. I'm showing my age.
  • I do not want ads appearing in my newsfeed on Facebook. In the past, I marked every single one I saw as spam, and for a while I wasn't seeing any. Then something changed and recently I've been getting them again--more than ever. Again I've been marking them as spam. Three times now Facebook has reported to me they have removed ads I've marked, because they failed to adhere to Facebook ad guidelines. Strangely, only one of the three was really objectionable--I think it was for some bogus weight loss product. There have been a number of similar ads, but Facebook seems to have done nothing about them. The other two were for Whole Foods and a political campaign that I actually supported. I wonder why they were removed. 

Recent news round-up

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Animal headline of the day

Fish-eating snails stun their prey with insulin

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Public service announcement

Tomorrow estimated income taxes are due, at least in the U.S.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Micro movie review

Mr. Turner A long bio-pic of British painter J.M.W. Turner. It's much more of a biography of the man than of the painter. Unfortunately, he was a rather boring man.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Sequential Date Day

It's 12/13/14 (at least for those who use MM/DD/YY), the last one of the century.

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Animal headline of the day

Owner reclaims sheep wearing holiday sweater

I do hope it was a wool sweater.

Today's news round-up

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Today's news round-up

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Semi-random thoughts

  • I rarely read any article that has "shocking" in the headline.
  • If I were a conspiracy theorist I'd say the Big Ten knew that the only way they'd get a team in the national college football playoff was if Ohio State won big in the Big Ten championship game, so Wisconsin was forced to throw it.  Since I'm not a conspiracy theorist I have to admit Wisconsin got demolished.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Recent news round-up, Part 3

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Recent news round-up, Part 2

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Recent news round-up, Part 1

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Plat du jour--guest submission



Found by Joanne.

Monday, November 24, 2014