Archive for January, 2007

Methodological quandary

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I teach my students in my grammar classes that the English verb has six forms—the infinitive (Vinf), the general present (V+0), the third-person singular present (Vs), the past (Ved), present participle (Ving) and past participle (Ven). I point out that regular (weak) verbs have only four distinct forms (Vinf=V+0, Vs, Ved=Ven, and Ving) and that […]

Granny Luce is back!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

And she’s whack as ever!
This is a particularly choice morsel, directed at Mark:
Probably you have not clear ideas as happen with c, C and Cc because you never bought a book or read a Magazine in the Scientific Library, but of course, is needed know how to read.
Is needed know how to read? Okey-dokey.
Interesting, no, […]

The “Wow” Starts Now

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I see the Rip-Offs continue as before.
Coworker Bob was back in the States over the holidays; said when he got back that a friend in the industry had shown him an advance release version of Vista; that they’d fired up their respective PC laptop and MacBook and set them side by side. Yet another clone […]

Where’s Wikipedia gotten to?

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Can’t get access to some stuff I was doing on one of my userspace pages.
Anybody know what’s going on?!
(Seems to be back up now. I don’t see any announcements about an outage…so maybe it was a network problem? Who knows!)

You only hurt yourself?

Monday, January 29th, 2007

This one is getting a lot of play lately, it seems. I like a lot of different kinds of music, but I’m basically a ballad kinda guy. It gets me every time she sings “I would hold you in my arms”…knowharramean?
(I also love the part in the video where she spins around and then runs […]

Full Metal Ox

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I was just tooling around the ‘pedia and found this list of people with whom I share the same Chinese zodaic sign:

Abdullah II of Jordan
Anastasia Romanov, Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia
Andy Lau, actor and singer
Barack Obama, American politician
Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete
Boy George, British musician and producer
Carl Lewis, American athlete
Dan Marino, American football player
Dennis Rodman, American […]

Why God Hates You

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

A big mercy bow coo-coo-ke-choo to Marc André**, for tagging me with this….
(The Top) Five Reasons Why God Hates Me:*
5. I have engaged in non-reproductive sex. (And liked it!)
4. I usually accept responsibility for the messes I’ve made and try to clean them up.
3. I don’t love me enough. (My body is a church, right? […]

Why all juries should be hung

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Because, as a male, I naturally think it’s better to be hung than not.
Um…never mind.
Seriously, because no eye-witness account can ever truly be trusted!
I posted the previous entry before leaving the office last night, after a long day and one day after the actual events. As I passed by Denny’s and the intersection in question […]

The in-pic caption says it best…

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

It’s really hard some days NOT be become a real racist or misogynist. Days like yesterday.
So I’m sitting in traffic yesterday morning around 7:30, in the turning lane on Kashima Kaido right before the Denny’s intersection. Actually, the turning lane starts halfway between the intersection and where I am, but everyone starts sidling over this […]

Fighting the good fight

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Here. Enjoy.


Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Just in case anyone was wondering.
Seems to be the in-thing these days to declare one’s candidacy. I do so hate fads.
So again, I repeat: I am not running.
So don’t ask me, don’t write in my name. I’m not interested!


Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Ever wonder why you lose weight if you jog or engage in some other form of exercise that moves your body? I bet you thought it had something to do with the metabolism of stored fat in your body tissues, right?
It’s actually because any movement of mass requires the release by all the atoms composing […]

Comment blogging?

Monday, January 15th, 2007

I just double-posted comments over on Ltart’s blog and after the second one cycled through, I noticed that the particular thread I had commented on had 33 comments.
Several times, we’ve had little contests over there trying to get the comments for a particular post up to 100 or 200. (I think we’ve actually done it, […]


Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

No, it’s not the sound of my underware coming off my head!
OK. So they’re done for another year. Senior theses, that is.
And I’m fried and going back to bed. Probably for most of the rest of the day.
This is absolutely the last time I’m doing this. I’ve already decided.
We haven’t made up our syllabuses (syllabi?!) […]

Out of the mouths of babes…

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I’m working on proofreading senior theses again today and just came across this, by a student writing about Marilyn Manson:
The strongest fascist influence in America today is Christianity. Certainly there are many denominations of Christianity; for example, classified broadly, it can be divided into Catholicism and Protestantism, with the latter classifiable into smaller divisions. These […]