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So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. - Diary of a Necromancer
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So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.
Midlife Crisis of Doom 2007 went well, and I'm considering holding a rain-date event sometime in April for those of y'all who couldn't make it, so speak up if you're interested...

I decided that based on reaction data from MCoD2007 the hair wasn't quite as alarming as I'd had in mind for it to be, so some adjustments have now been made --


Still a little haphazard, and may end up getting a more thorough going-over with the remainder of the blue depending on how quickly it fades, but for now I do like the streaky bit right in the front. (Does show up how badly it needs a trim, though, and I may have Mum take the scissors to the back when we get a chance.)

  • New Thing Learned for 22 March: To keep trombone tubes from collapsing as they're bent into the instrument's coils, the pipes are filled with water and frozen before being shaped in a jig. [Source: "How It's Made".]

  • New Thing Learned for 23 March: Dairy Queen is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Mmmm, Buffett-Burgers. [Source: Wikipedia.]

  • New Thing Learned for 24 March: There are smarter actions to take than sticking your bare hands into a bucketful of hot water spiked with citric acid and soap. [Source: an impetuous lack of foresight during a class.]

  • New Thing Learned for 25 March: Researchers now suspect that the mechanism of smell has something to do with molecular vibrations, rather than shape as was previously thought.[ Source: The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of smell, Luca Turin.]

  • New Thing Learned for 26 March: If I lived in Zimbabwe, I'd probably have been dead for several years already, based on average life expectancy under Robert Mugabe. [Source: Time magazine, week of 1 April.]

BTW, seeing as we're going to be left wondering about it until 200frakking8, I think I'll set down a few thoughts on the BSG finale here for the record, so I might have a prayer of remembering what my argument was going to be by then:

Okay, is it just me, or did it seem that possibly the Chief was jumping to conclusions about the cylon thing? (...Again, I might point out?) It seemed vague, perhaps deliberately so, as to whether they'd received the certain knowledge that they were cylons, or were merely assuming that that must be the case because they were all picking up on the same signal. Don't three of them have provenance going back before the skinjobs were developed, Tigh especially?

And as to the signal itself, why the hell would Radio Cylon be broadcasting Dylan covers? Hmm, interesting that this signal didn't start until Kara Thrace (and her Special Destiny cover-band) disappeared, and now here she is fresh from a tour Earthside...

Speaking of Earth, two things: must be roughly contemporary (or earlier), considering that Florida in particular had a recognizable coastline; and is anybody else out there suffering from violent flashbacks to Galactica 1980 right about now? If Cousin Oliver shows up, I'm outta here...

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ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: March 27th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Did they, by any chance, have an original cite for the smell thing? If I can find one, I need to update my students.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 28th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hm, well, here's the author's Wiki entry with some links to start following up on it (papers etc)...
felisdemens From: felisdemens Date: March 28th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The hair is most fabulous. *approves*
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