Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stuff that just occurred to me

Loss of libido: randicapped.

Hyperbole: the greatest rhetorical technique in the history of the universe.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Time to apply for Paleonturology 09

Hey, if you published a paper in paleontology in the calendar year 2008, send it to:

Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis
Avda. Sagunto s/n. E-44002 Teruel (España). e-mail:
Tel. 34 978 61 76 30, Fax 34 978 61 76 38

Indicate that you are submitting it for Paleonturology '09 and iclude the title, author(s), and contact info. Yes, you can send everything electronically.

You can read the long version about why to do this and what you might get out of it here. The short version is, writing the e-mail and attaching your paper will take less time than reading this post, and you might get a free trip to Spain out of it. I did, and that was back in the dark ages when I had to actually send five dead-tree copies across the Atlantic, probably the highest return on investment for photocopier time in the history of the universe.

Now, you only have until Nov 15 so get crackin'. Don't make me come over there and kick your ass.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Rocket, man

London is totally into rockets and space right now. Like, he knows more about the US manned space program than I did two months ago. For Halloween he wanted to be a rocket. And not just any rocket, but specifically the Mercury Redstone. And he was _adamant_. I admit to trying to deflect him onto a path that would be simpler (for me), but he stuck to his guns.

Thank goodness for posterboard and black duct tape.

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