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Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Dissection Kits

Anyone do any dissections at home? It seems that a kit - with six to eight specimens to dissect - will run only about $50, and for that price it'll be a really fun thing to do together over the winter.

Lay vs. Lie

Brilliant:

Wallet vs. Money Clip

How do you carry your cash, cards, licenses, etc.? Wallet Money Clip Other View Results I've always been a big wallet guy, but I've gotta say I'm kinda liking the money clip I've been using lately.

TIPS is not an Acronym

"To insure proper service?" I don't think so. If "tips"1 was an acronym it would be "teps" because "ensure" is the proper word there, not "insure." For years one of the club (membership required) restaurants nearby has automatically added a 15% gratuity to the bill. Waiters and waitresses thus didn't have to work to get […]

Windshield Replacement

Windshields - particularly the heated ones (that will defrost your wipers are apparently incredibly expensive. Carey recently had a crack develop in her windshield and the cost to replace it was phenomenally expensive - $800 or so. A friend had a tiny window the size of his hand replaced and it came to $470 or […]

Hallelujah Video

This is what happens when you have Google Analytics turned off (I have no idea how my site was "hit" five or six times over the previous six months) and then you turn it on. P.S. I really like the two decimal places. Adds an extra layer of authenticity. 🙂

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the […]

Zooey vs. Katy

Has anyone looked into the possibility that Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry are the same person? Or twins? Or related?

$10.99 + $2.69 = $13.68. You can save a penny by ordering any two favorites and adding a third rather than choosing any three favorites. A penny saved is a penny earned!

Shot with a Canon 7D.

The Perfect French Fry

The full article is worth reading, but if you're the type who just wants to skip to the end here you go: Perfect French Fries - Serves Four Ingredients 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 large), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch fries (keep potatoes stored in a bowl of water) 2 tablespoons distilled […]

UPular

Hmm. I like it.

Pot

I ask this question only because I've been told a surprising number of people aged 25-45 still do: Do you smoke pot? Yes No View Results I thought most people stopped smoking pot when they left college. Who still does it? Why? For the record, your answers are completely anonymous, but I'll go on record […]

Goldman Dilemma

From here: There's a well-known survey in sports, known as the Goldman Dilemma. For it, a researcher, Bob Goldman, began asking elite athletes in the 1980s whether they would take a drug that guaranteed them a gold medal but would also kill them within five years. More than half of the athletes said yes. When […]