January 2006

The first Boycott

Bet you didn’t know that “boycott” is the name of a real person.


Dad
Words
01/30/06

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Combining Golfers

This is an example of math cropping up in everyday life.


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Puzzles
01/29/06

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Why We Fight

Jarecki was influenced by Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex” speech


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Recommendations
01/28/06

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superman reconfigured

This photo of the new Superman is disappointing on many levels.


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Movies
01/26/06

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Somewhere, beyond the pale

One of his characters is a mysterious man who is ostensibly the last wandering story teller in Ireland.


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Words
01/26/06

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Trebuchet

A recent NOVA episode dramatized the building of the medieval castle crushing weapon, the trebuchet (or catapult). I propose building…


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Plans
01/26/06

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The Return of the Puppet Masters

Carl Zimmer’s article, “The Return of the Puppet Masters” talks about the possible link between Toxoplasma gondii and schizophrenia.


David
News
01/24/06

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Why we laugh

Scientists have finally divided laughter into two different types.


Patrick
News
01/23/06

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Reincarnation

What’s this fascination with past lives our culture has embraced of late?


Dad
Observations
01/18/06

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Unnegative Words

“It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate.”


Patrick
Words
01/16/06

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Pursuing truth with shots of nonsense

“It’s worth knowing that lively intelligence even when it makes mistakes or tries to pursue truth with shots of nonsense.”


Patrick
Quotes
01/16/06

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

His message … applies to all of us.


Dad
Observations
01/16/06

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King Kong

I’ve never seen such a collection of super special effects!


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Reviews
01/14/06

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The Hajj

Once again, a human stampede in Saudi Arabia has killed hundred of Muslims


Dad
Observations
01/14/06

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Small TVs

The first TV program I remember watching was Howdy Doody.


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Memories
01/13/06

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Pato wonders about Grandpa’s upbringing

“What time was it when grandpa was born?”


Patrick
Stories
01/12/06

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Doug Flutie’s drop kick

Doug Flutie granted my wish for a drop kick.


Patrick
News
01/12/06

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Hook ‘em Horns!

Congratulations to Texas. Maybe I’m crazy, but I think I was as happy last night with a USC loss, as…


David
News
01/05/06

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