A couple days ago, Obama made reference to a “Jedi mind meld,” and, not surprisingly, the internet kind of blew up. Look, for example, for the #ObamaSciFiQuotes hashtag on Twitter. This is not surprising because, while Jedi mind tricks are … Continue reading
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This post is about a syntactic phenomenon, but I’m not a syntactician, so it will be short and mostly uninformative. In the most recent episode of This American Life (Blackjack) one of the stories is about a woman (Mrs. Bachman) who throws … Continue reading
If you like horror movies and/or Joss Whedon art, and you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods, you should. But you should probably avoid any spoilers – this post included – prior to doing so. Contrary to the spirit … Continue reading
I’ve been following pourmecoffee on Twitter for a while now. S/he is a minor Twitter celebrity due to her/his regular supply of interesting links and accompanying amusing commentary. A tweet from last night provides a new entry in the ‘fun … Continue reading
Thanksgiving provides a perfectly reasonable excuse to not blog, so I’ll go ahead and say that’s why I didn’t blog the week after last. Last week didn’t have any holidays as far as I know, so I will just assert … Continue reading
Until fairly recently, I, like Bob Ladd (according to Geoffrey K. Pullum), thought that ‘biopic’ rhymed with ‘bionic’. I still kind of wish it did.
In 1994 or 1995, my brother and his girlfriend visited my mother in Atlanta*. They went to Stone Mountain and had a custom postcard made. They sent this postcard to me while I was living in Prescott, Arizona. Earlier this year, … Continue reading