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numerology

I have been waiting for this particular day for quite a few years. 6-1-61. 6-1-16. Advertisements

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misidentified robot animals of the pleistocene

Don’t you just hate it when toy manufacturers mislabel their “zords”?  That is so clearly a toy robot mammoth, not a toy robot mastodon. If you happen to be creating toy robots based an extinct elephants from the last Ice … Continue reading

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one more crocus

Because what blogger can resist an elegant matchbox label that exactly fits with the theme of the last few posts?  Well, not one whi already crazy for the design aesthetic of old matchbox labels, that’s for sure.  Especially  if it … Continue reading

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a stack of corgis

The corgis spent a little while in a stack this morning.  Their crates usually block the only route through the house from the front door to the kitchen that’s wide enough for a refrigerator on a dolly. With doors standing … Continue reading

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time to buy a gong

Because we are now well equipped to keep it clean. Seriously, I never knew that this common kind of scrubbing brush, with its squarish head and straight or slightly curved handle, is properly known as a “gong brush”. A full … Continue reading

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rival vehicles sighted!

On a recent trip to Chicago, I was able to photograph two bitter rivals facing off, nose to nose in a hotel parking lot. Or at least, that’s what it it looked like.  Perhaps, despite appearances, the new Planter’s Nutmobile … Continue reading

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flowers for the season

It is spring at last, so let’s celebrate with one of the earliest serious flowers: the hellebore or Lenten rose, so called because it usually blooms before Easter.  These are right on schedule.  Note that although it’s called the Lenten … Continue reading

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coelacanths on the menu

Had a bit of a surprise at lunchtime, when I got around to reading today’s Chicago Tribune.  On the front page was a fascinating article about the new Spinosaurus discoveries announced today. It’s a topic of local interest since lead … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday– iowa’s numerical fun fact

Iowa hung this post from the tumblr of “thepowerofmoonlight” on The Bulletin Board the Number People Use (the one outside the Math and Statistics bay in the SciTech Library) and posted it on the general Noakes Library tumblr, too.  After … Continue reading

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