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ah, well, 100 is a nice round number - Diary of a Necromancer
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ah, well, 100 is a nice round number
Horribly sleep-disrupted this past week or so, as in "how can you honestly call going to bed at 8:30 on a Friday night because you woke up at 3 am a 'sleep cycle' by any meaningful definition of the word?" disrupted. I blame the opening for the show Mum has a piece in -- having to Be Places always makes my internal clock go into "You're not the boss of me!" mode, which can take ages to reset. (At least I missed most of the baseball hand-wringing, anyway.) Fortunately -- for me, not for you -- I Have Notes:

  • New Thing Learned for 3 October: A serving of Cheerios has more sodium than a serving of Doritos. Mmm, sodium. [Source: Salon.com.]

  • New Thing Learned for 4 October: Cary Grant took LSD as part of an early experimental psychiatric-treatment regimen. [Source: History Channel, "Hippies".]

  • New Thing Learned for 5 October: Science, meanwhile, has come up with a way to superoxygenate salty water into a potent germicide that's safe for humans if accidentally ingested. Unlike Cheerios and Doritos. [Source: Wired.]

  • New Thing Learned for 6 October: Paleo-Gummibears were invented before WWII. There's probably an alternate-WWII joke in here somewhere. [Source: That Food Network show with the guy from "Double Dare".]

  • New Thing Learned for 7 October: Speaking of alternate-histories, Ridley Scott was nearly tapped to design the Daleks. This scares me more than trying to imagine a world where the noninvention of gummibears affected the course of WWII. [Source: infotext track, "The Daleks ; The edge of destruction" DVD.]

  • New Thing Learned for 8 October: Mozzarella is quality-checked by making a pizza, standing a ruler up in the pizza, and measuring how far the cheese will stretch before snapping. Sadly, the programme did not go on to record the eventual fate of the desecrated test-pizza. [Source: Modern Marvels, "Cheese".]

My feet are cold and I want a sandwich.


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