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THE LONGEST YEAR OF MY @!##$ING LIFE IS OVER YAY - Diary of a Necromancer
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THE LONGEST YEAR OF MY @!##$ING LIFE IS OVER YAY
  • New Thing Learned for 25 December: Some oysters practice a form of internal fertilization that can leave the unwary oyster-eater with a mouthful of gritty little baby oyster shells, and I'm going to stop here because I already lost myself at "oysters" in the first place. [Source: A geography of oysters : the connoisseur's guide to oyster eating in North America, Rowan Jacobsen]

  • New Thing Learned for 26 December: There are 18 football fields to a mile. Not that I can readily picture a mile in my head off-hand either, but you never know when you might need these conversion tables. [Source: "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".]

  • New Thing Learned for 27 December: Chicago's Pakistani community is the second-largest in the country, behind only New York. [Source: local news coverage of Bhutto assassination.]

  • New Thing Learned for 28 December: Elizabethan parents changed diapers when they damn well felt like it. Which I suppose is only fair considering the general attitudes of the period towards hygiene, but damn. [Source: Wikipedia.]

  • New Thing Learned for 29 December: The deer in the North Park preserve now also have a Kinko's down the street to go to, although it's not 24-hours. Looks nice, though, and since it's next to the grocery store... [Source: "coming soon" finally came.]

  • New Thing Learned for 30 December: There's a sound effect in The Age Of Steel that sounds exactly like our front doorbell. And yes, this does tend to disrupt one's suspension of disbelief. [Source: twigged during repeat viewing that it was actually on the soundtrack and not in the front hall.]

  • New Thing Learned for 31 December: "Hey, y'know, iCal is one of the things Emil syncs with, so if I tell him where I'm supposed to be going tonight, and then remember to take the iPod with me..." [Source: eventual adoption of available technology.]



So that's that, then, with 23 hours to spare, and I can go back to accumulating Facts on a much more leisurely schedule. Debating now whether this experience and its results would be worth trying to write up as a nonfiction book proposal, maybe with additional "behind the scenes of why I learned this then" material to make it fresh for a dead-tree audience...

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unhipster From: unhipster Date: December 31st, 2007 08:23 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

What the Christ?

New Thing Learned for 28 December: Elizabethan parents changed diapers when they damn well felt like it. Which I suppose is only fair considering the general attitudes of the period towards hygiene, but damn. [Source: Wikipedia.]
"There are those who believe diapers are a preferable alternative to using the bathroom. According to Dr Dipak Chatterjee of Mumbai newspaper Daily News and Analysis, public toilet facilities are so unhygienic that it is actually safer for people — especially women — who are vulnerable to infections to wear adult diapers instead.[37] Seann Odoms of Men's Health magazine believes that wearing diapers can help people of all ages to maintain healthy bowel function. He himself claims to wear diapers full-time for this purported health benefit. "Diapers," he states, "are nothing other than a more practical and healthy form of underwear. They are the safe and healthy way of living."[38] Author Paul Davidson argues that it should be socially acceptable for everyone to wear diapers permanently, claiming that they provide freedom and remove the unnecessary hassle of going to the bathroom, just as social advancement has offered solutions to other complications. He writes, "Make the elderly finally feel embraced instead of ridiculed and remove the teasing from the adolescent equation that affects so many children in a negative way. Give every person in this world the opportunity to live, learn, grow and urinate anywhere and anytime without societal pressure to "hold themselves in.""[39]"
Oh hell no.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: December 31st, 2007 08:32 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: What the Christ?

There Is Much Weirdness In This World, Kids. {sigh}
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