Monthly Archives: August 2006

Back to school

Well, time for another year of school.   As always, it’s time for the latest edition of the textbook: I’ve also learned a new math joke, fitting for a new year: A farmer is wondering how many sheep he has … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Emmys

I’m not a big fan of award shows, in much the same way that I’m not a fan of dentist appointments: both tend to be needlessly long, frequently painful, and always leave me with a funny taste in my mouth. … Continue reading

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According to MSN, Scientists decide Pluto’s no longer a planet.   And, once again, I totally rock the scientific community. The status quo is restored. Update Kellie, over at (apparently currently defunct) Geekz Comics, has cited Pluto’s apparent response to … Continue reading

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This weekend the Queen B and I headed across the state on a weekend road trip to Sioux Falls on the eastern side of South Dakota.   The official reason for the trip was a furniture run, but it also … Continue reading

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Where are we going? Planet 10! … or Planet 11, or Planet 12. Whatever.

Someone needs to explain some things to astronomers everywhere. Almost exactly one year ago today I wrote about the discovery of a potential new planet in our solar system, the trans-Neptunian object UB-313, a.k.a. Xena, and subsequently waxed philosophical about … Continue reading

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