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IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSEDCOASTAL STRUCTURE... - Diary of a Necromancer
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robling_t
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IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSEDCOASTAL STRUCTURE...
...I think I was supposed to be somewhere about seven hours ago. Ah, well. :)

  • New Thing Learned for 9 February: Science has evolved a circular crochet hook. As near as I can make out, it's for something along the lines of Tunisian crochet, which I grasp just well enough to see where this device would be an improvement over the straight double-ended hook I've got somewhere in my collection. [Source: someone brought one to the lunchtime knitting circle.]

  • New Thing Learned for 10 February: Soy silk yarn is a byproduct of the tofu manufacturing process. I really don't want to know the specifics. [Source: display at spinning demonstration.]

  • New Thing Learned for 11 February: Bulldogs and other breeds of similar plan were produced by exploiting a gene complex similar to that which is responsible for achondroplasia in humans. [Source: Animal Planet, "the Wolf Within".]

  • New Thing Learned for 12 February: The matter at question in Plessy v. Ferguson was, like the Rosa Parks action sixty years later, a deliberate attempt to call into public question the segregation of transit, in this case the system of separate railway cars. This is the sort of detail we ought to be learning in the schools, y'know. [Source: American Experience, "New Orleans".]

  • New Thing Learned for 13 February: Peter O'Toole really, really wanted the title role in TRON. And if I have to have this mental image stuck in my head, so do you, dammit. [Source: DVD commentary track.]

  • New Thing Learned for 14 February: The fins that stick out of a submarine's "tower" (the bits labelled "foreplanes" in this graphic) act like the ailerons on an airplane's wing to create lift or drag, affecting the sub's course along the up/down axis through the water as a plane moves through air. [Source: Science Channel, "Prophets of Science Fiction".]

  • New Thing Learned for 15 February: Speaking of improbable casting calls, the part of Genghis Khan in The Conqueror was originally written for Marlon Brando. Just in case you didn't think that John Wayne was improbable enough... [Source: Discovery Channel, "Best Evidence: John Wayne's Death".]



The shawl is done, which also meant getting off my ample rump and eBaying the yarn in my "experimental subjects" bin to clear room for some actual production stock, now that I've got two of my samples available for publicity shots. (And discovered afresh that I really can't count to 5 without getting distracted, apparently, because I blew an extra hour going back and revising all the listings to add care instructions, which I had forgotten to do on the initial listing.) Now going to tie my arms behind my back so I can't try to knit anything for the next few days, and go watch some tv...

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orangemike From: orangemike Date: February 17th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
the part of Genghis Khan in The Conqueror was originally written for Marlon Brando. Just in case you didn't think that John Wayne was improbable enough...

I dunno, I'd kinda like to have seen the Brando version!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 17th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Either one's kind of a "Yonda lies da castle of my fadda" - level triumph of the marketing department over good sense. :)
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: February 17th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The fact that the colors in that shawl come out with as much of a pattern as they do is slightly disturbing....

I've ordered seeds for henna, indigo, and woad for my own entertainment value. There is apparently a way to dye with woad that doesn't involve peeing on it, but it doesn't produce as spectacular a result. If I can get it to grow (and apparently, it's an invasive weed in parts of the US) and extract the essence, I may start a trade in organic blue socks.... I'll be happy to do some yarn for you as well if you like as this is mostly an experiment for my own entertainment.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 17th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I have the unsettling feeling that the shawl is flashing some sort of distress pattern in Octopus. :)

(Still mulling over "K", BTW -- Gaius happens to know exactly 10 songs that start with K, but I'll give it a little time to see if I can come up with any others myself before I post...)
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