Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

And life goes on

Weird things asked of librarians.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, 'hmm... that's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov

How to deal with narcissists.

The gender bias of toys.

Getting the 1%.

Regulations for pissing on Dick Cheney's grave.

Police:  Explaining attitudes to Josh Marshall, explaining actions to a citizen of Nashville, getting an explanation of what Bill de Blasio talked about

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas contraceptives

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Excellent overview of 2014.  Best science photos for 2014.

Weird methane readings on Mars... ALIENS!!!1

Bernie Sanders takes on the Koch brothers.

Saint Ronnie couldn't get elected dog catcher in these interesting teabaggery times...

Tampons may save your life...

If you can erase the word, the action never happened.  Right?

Institutionalized racism is hard to root out.

Chipping away at contraceptives.  And women aren't choosing to have more babies, they're just wiser with their birth control methods.  Cutting through the deliberately confusing terminology used when discussing abortion.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas is coming

My house is a wreck but at least we have the tree up.  Although it IS leaning a bit to the left....

Why is it that my kids' finals and helping research for internships means a pile of files being searched for transcripts and heaps of papers fluttering about while stepping over stacks of books and trying to get Christmas lists filled means finally giving cash to family members instead of trying to make sense of their Amazon wish lists while laundry heaps twitchily become sentient and move slowly towards the door.

At least I got the dishes done.  I couldn't see the faucet.