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Cancer last won the day on November 21

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    Ontology oncology
  • Birthday 07/11/1956

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    Annoying the GM
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    My friends all stand upwind of me.
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    Placating annoyed GMs

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  1. A Game of Answers

    "Boot to the head!"
  2. In other news...

    I have never understood how the literal interpretation of a text outstanding for its content of parables became so overwhelmingly important to so many.
  3. Another generation of gamers

    There's a significant portion of the physics majors at my department who are gamers. I have attempted to broaden their education in more ways than one.
  4. In other news...

    Only people who live in perpetually overcast places do that. Like Seattle. And Vancouver. And Holland.
  5. In other news...

    There are few things as pitiful as someone who believes in a theory that was never intended to be taken seriously in the first place.
  6. Funny pics

    We evil instructors know such things instinctively.
  7. More space news!

    Actually, I think it more important to be able to intercept and divert the next one. This was came disturbingly close (0.16 AU) for something that would have been moving about 75 km/s at the top of the atmosphere. Next time their aim will be better.
  8. The Non Sequitor Thread

    the Vishnu Schist and the Zoroaster Granite
  9. A Game of Answers

    Because comets seem to have half as much deuterium in their water as Earth does in its water.
  10. 2017 Word Association Game

    dryer set too high
  11. "Neat" Pictures

    Nice open cluster image Click on the image in the linked page to get the wallpaper-worthy version.
  12. The Last Word

    I've had similar incongruities with shuffle play on my iPod. My wife finds these amusing when they happen over the car stereo. Ronnie Montrose, then one movement from a Brandenburg Concerto, then some Chet Atkins, a bit of Enya, then Deep Purple, ....
  13. Funny pics

    If it's from diabetics, it's extra sweet.
  14. Complicate the Person Above

    L. Marcus was imitating Pariah's brilliant answer to a quantum chemistry exam, written in Old Norse alliterative verse.
  15. Can we forgive old movies?

    You can find other traces of this sort of thing. Go find yourself a copy of the book "Dr. Seuss Goes To War", which is an examination of Theodor Seuss Geisel's stint as a political cartoonist for PM in the run-up to WW2 and early in the War (he left that job and did war work after that). He had clearly racist items in his cartoons depicting the Japanese there. Hardly a surprise in that era, but sort of uncomfortable these days and in conflict with how we tend to think of him from The Cat in the Hat and so on. You can condemn those statements. But to bury them is to make a grave mistake.