January 2004

The Puzzle Instinct

I have been reading the book The Puzzle Instinct, by Marcel Danesi, which was a birthday gift from my childhood friend, Kaz.


Dad
Puzzles
01/31/04

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Ambiguity

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” — Wayne Gretzky


Dad
Quotes
01/30/04

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Phone tag

Tonight, we wanted to talk to Patrick and Karina because we still hadn’t finalized our plans to visit them for…


Dad
Connections
01/30/04

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Breakin’ for the Pope

Polish break-dancers perform in the Vatican for the Pope.


Patrick
News
01/29/04

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HI

As way of an explanation, I just wanted to say I’m very busy lately. I promised Patrick I would check…


Kathleen
Explanations
01/29/04

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Stupid Things You’re Good At

Get your portrait drawn with Stevie Nicks!


Dan
Observations
01/27/04

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Writing’s Demons

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle… — George Orwell.


Patrick
Quotes
01/27/04

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Illation

illation (n) is not a late-twentieth-century rapper neologism.


Patrick
Words
01/27/04

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The Kids Sledding

We got one good snowfall this year. Here’s video of the kids sledding.


Patrick
Movies
01/25/04

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NPR’s Typewriter Sentences Competition

NPR asked readers/listeners to come up with sentences using only their left hands on the keyboard…


Dan
Recommendations
01/24/04

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Sidewalk Drawing

This is a must see. Some guy making sidewalk pictures. Enjoy.


Dan
Recommendations
01/21/04

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What’d the quick brown fox do?

Mark Simonson has brought us a pangram machine. A pangram is a sentence that contains every letter of the English alphabet.


Dan
Puzzles
01/21/04

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Happy Birthday, Adi

Adi is four. Congratulations!


Patrick
Felicitations
01/20/04

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Tragedy of the Commons

Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons.


Dad
Ideas
01/20/04

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Know as Much as Einstein

Though I’ve never seen a Woody Allen movie, I have read one of his columns.


Dan
Funnies
01/19/04

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Google’s Sense of Humor

I just now noticed that Google has a News service where you can check in for current events or search…


Patrick
Recommendations
01/14/04

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Let the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Since this place is so dead lately, I figure it won’t hurt to post about a woman who, as part…


Patrick
News
01/14/04

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Solving the World’s Problems, One at a Time

How I ended up creating the Morrison Elementary School’s new email notification system.


Patrick
Stuffs
01/09/04

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Broadway Joe and Christmas Cheer

Check it out. This webpage has a high quality quicktime movie of the famous Joe Namath interview where he said,…


David
Funnies
01/08/04

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On Skipping Stones and Magic Angles

A Nature magazine articles reveals the scientifically proven best way to skip stones.


David
Explanations
01/07/04

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Happy Birthday, David

A whole lotta love to David on this special day from here in Athens, Ohio, from your big brother, your…


Patrick
Felicitations
01/06/04

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Caesar’s Last Breath

What are the chances you just inhaled a molecule which Caesar exhaled in his dying breath?


Dad
Puzzles
01/02/04

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Enigmaramus

I’ve discovered a new word, enigmaramus, which, the Internet tells me, has been used only in the naming of a Chilean lacewing, and which, logic tells me, has a bright future as an insult.


Patrick
Words
01/01/04

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