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  1. Good. Lock the b@st@rd up and toss the key.
  2. He's wearing a MAGA hat, but no mask. And he's carrying an assault rifle because reasons.
  3. Q: How do you think the Governor of Michigan feels right now? A: Of course, it's completely obvious in retrospect.
  4. It's not really an apology if you spend the next five minutes explaining why I had it coming.
  5. Even Clarke's Third Law has its limitations.
  6. Q: Can you imagine the kitchen refurbishment we could do with $500,000? A: I am the very model of a modern balloon animal.
  7. L. Marcus has a recipe for Icelandic meatballs.
  8. I kept getting ads in my social media feed for a role-playing game called Amazing Tales, advertised as a game for kids four years or older and their parents. So yesterday I went over to Drive Through RPG and bought the PDF version for $6. It looks like a lot of fun. The basic idea is this: Choose a setting--a magical kingdom, a starship, a pirate ship on the high seas, whatever. Have your kid(s) make a character by choosing a name and describing what the character looks like. Then have the kid determine four things the character can do well--sailing a ship, finding hidden things, swordfighting, whatever. There is no skills list in the game; the skills are whatever the kid says the character can do well. Have the kid put these four things in order--best, second best, third best, and fourth best. This order determines the die roll for each. And that's it. The character is done! From there, its just cooperative storytelling, with the parent guiding the action with frequent doses of "And what do you do next?" The actual rules take up one page. The rest of the document is suggestions, story seeds, and lots of cool pictures. I can't wait to play this with my kids!
  9. Here we go again. My, my....
  10. It was an accident, I swear. How was I supposed to know you can't feed polonium to a velociraptor? Death Tribble knew, of course, but just wanted to see what would happen.
  11. I'm finally getting around to watching Star Trek: Discovery. Four episodes in, and it's not bad. The visuals make it hard to accept that it's supposed to predate TOS by a decade, and I'm not a huge fan of how the Klingons look. But the main characters are interesting, and the dialogue is solid. Plus, how many sci-fi series feature a tardigrade as the Monster Of The Week?
  12. L. Marcus is responsible for Prussian Blue's efficacy with respect to thallium poisoning.
  13. I have a sign in my classroom/lab that says "This lab has been accident-free since March 13th."
  14. Thank you. I didn't get to do the walk (although I will have the opportunity to do so in December), but having the paper gives me a little bit of closure, anyway.
  15. Clearly I need one of these.
  16. I got my diploma in the mail today.
  17. Are you [REDACTED] kidding me?! Michigan closes down Capitol in face of death threats from armed protesters against Governor Whitmer Seriously, what the actual [REDACTED]?! Since when is it okay to make death threats against government leaders you don't like? That's not okay. Not ever. At this point, I wouldn't blame Gov. Whitmer if she called in the National Guard.
  18. Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca It's between Bolivia and Peru Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca With waters tranquil and blue Oh, Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca Why do we sing of its fame? Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca 'Cause we really like saying its name! TITICACA!!!
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