I came across the following bumper sticker today, and it set me to thinking:
I can’t find where on the web one might actually buy the bumper sticker, but it’s helped me appreciate the importance of the lowly period. Consider:
Or is this placement more appropriate?
Num num num.
Another “lapse” in government security over research into extraterrestrial technology goes right down the memory hole. [...]
The 8 most ridiculous attempts to wring profit out of the Star Wars movies through merchandise. Or 9. Maybe 9. Jedi don’t do math. [...]
“I’ve had enough of your smart retorts!”
Ever since the long-retired Mrs. Begy tossed this condemnation at my older brother back in high school, I’ve been looking for more ways to deliver smart retorts to academics. I love learning, mind you, but I find the temptation to derail serious thinkahs is irresistable.
I can feel [...]
5. While shaking hands, stare into the other person’s eyes with intense focus, while darting your tongue out of the corner of your mouth every 5 seconds.
4. Interrupt conversations periodically by turning your head, looking up and to the left, saying, “Stop it, mother! Why can’t you just let me be myself?”
3. Get [...]
A politically-strained civil libertarian’s got to relax, too. What better place than the county fair??
Oh, dear. There’s surveillance here, too. Even royalty are not immune.
Lies! That clearly is lettering. But it is nice to know I could just take it if I wanted to. There’s got to be a catch.
I tried following the instructions, but on the third day of phone calls my doctor got really irritated and told me to go spend time with my kids.
In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD [...]
This afternoon, I saw the following sign inside a place of business:
I think what the sign means to say is that “payment is expected when services are rendered,” but that’s not what it says, and it turns out this phrase is repeated on the internet. The provision of some services might produce acceptable [...]