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H had a week of intensive workshops this past week, including one on how to teach science. She told me there was one session on "Pirate Science." And even though I don't like pirate jokes, I couldn't resist asking: "You mean PV=nARRRRRR!t? Or 'Walk the Planck's constant!'"
rhu: (simpsonized)
H had a week of intensive workshops this past week, including one on how to teach science. She told me there was one session on "Pirate Science." And even though I don't like pirate jokes, I couldn't resist asking: "You mean PV=nARRRRRR!t? Or 'Walk the Planck's constant!'"
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To the tune of Sandra Boynton's "Fifteen Animals" (on the album Philadelphia Chickens)

I really like aliens, I like 'em a lot
Fifteen aliens is what I've got.
I've got fifteen aliens, some fiercesome, some tame,
And I've given each one a special name:

I've got an Ood named Bob,
A Slitheen named Bob,
Cybermen named Bob and Bob.
Then there's Bob my Dalek,
And Bob the Blob,
And my Sycorax, known, of course, as Bob.

There's Dad of Mine Bob,
His wife, Mother Mine Bob,
And their kids, Bob, Bob, and Bob.
There's Bob the Hath
And Bob the Voord,
And this human ---
He's named Canton Everett Del'ware the Third.

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rhu: (simpsonized)
To the tune of Sandra Boynton's "Fifteen Animals" (on the album Philadelphia Chickens)

I really like aliens, I like 'em a lot
Fifteen aliens is what I've got.
I've got fifteen aliens, some fiercesome, some tame,
And I've given each one a special name:

I've got an Ood named Bob,
A Slitheen named Bob,
Cybermen named Bob and Bob.
Then there's Bob my Dalek,
And Bob the Blob,
And my Sycorax, known, of course, as Bob.

There's Dad of Mine Bob,
His wife, Mother Mine Bob,
And their kids, Bob, Bob, and Bob.
There's Bob the Hath
And Bob the Voord,
And this human ---
He's named Canton Everett Del'ware the Third.

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I know it's a few hours early, but I'm not staying up until midnight, so I'm going to post this link now.
rhu: (simpsonized)
I know it's a few hours early, but I'm not staying up until midnight, so I'm going to post this link now.
rhu: (simpsonized)
Just got a Harris Polls email: "Tell us your thoughts on holiday meals!"

My thoughts on holiday meals? "Enough, already!"

I doubt that's what they're looking for. Maybe I should go take the Pew poll instead.
rhu: (simpsonized)
Just got a Harris Polls email: "Tell us your thoughts on holiday meals!"

My thoughts on holiday meals? "Enough, already!"

I doubt that's what they're looking for. Maybe I should go take the Pew poll instead.
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Recently, many posts have been written at Language Log on the subject of the passive voice. In particular, many instances of the active voice have been misidentified in the popular press, apparently, as passive. Anger has been felt by professional grammarians as a result.

"The time has been arrived at for us to be risen up by our own selves --- and then 'em, 'em all will have been shown!" is now said by me.
rhu: (simpsonized)
Recently, many posts have been written at Language Log on the subject of the passive voice. In particular, many instances of the active voice have been misidentified in the popular press, apparently, as passive. Anger has been felt by professional grammarians as a result.

"The time has been arrived at for us to be risen up by our own selves --- and then 'em, 'em all will have been shown!" is now said by me.

Hmmm...

Aug. 6th, 2010 06:18 pm
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but it made me wish for ... )

Hmmm...

Aug. 6th, 2010 06:18 pm
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Facebook just suggested:



but it made me wish for ... )
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While in NH we saw the North Conway Scenic Railroad getting ready for their "Day Out with Thomas". And all I could think of was Picture behind the cut )
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While in NH we saw the North Conway Scenic Railroad getting ready for their "Day Out with Thomas". And all I could think of was Picture behind the cut )
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Here at Adobe Boston, we're mostly settled in to our new building. Often, people take food from the cafeteria back to their desks, and then leave their dirty dishes on the counter in the kitchen at the end of the floor; the building staff collects them at the end of the day and brings them back downstairs.

This week, they announced that we would now have "bussing tubs" in each kitchen. And all I could think of was, "Aren't those usually called Jacuzzis?"
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OK. It's "Blank Verse Blog Week" once again.
But this year I'm so busy that I don't
Have time to keep this up for ev'ry post.
So to my friends who honor, thus, the Bard
I cheer ye: "May you go from strength to strength!"
And as for me, whose feet sluggishly schlep,
I paraphrase Popeye: I am but what
I am. And that is all, friends, that iamb.

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