Sunday, July 31, 2011


A smart person can win all of their arguments.

A very smart person realizes that if he or she makes every argument about winning, then they won't have very many friends.

A genius is assumed correct before the argument begins.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Memory

Apparently if you spend one feverish night reading every entry in a web-comic, you will retain ideas in your subconscious. Once there, the ideas will be free to roll around for a while until they become attached to something and then return to your consciousness as an original idea. This particular "idea" comes almost word for word from xkcd, which I read once every day and twice MWF. I don't know that I can continue a blog of this type until I learn where ideas really come from.

On the bright side sequence massager is back online in all its painfully bright glory.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sequence Massager

Dear Creator of Sequence Massager,

I don't know who you are or how to find you, but I have something very important to tell you: Please renew your domain name and put your site back on the internet. I use the tools on your site almost everyday and though they were simple I do not want to try to recreate them. If you have no interest in continuing your service to humanity, please email me your source code for the site and I will register the domain. I pine in the absence of your bright yellowness.


Saturday, July 16, 2011


Every once and a while I learn something that I would have been happier not knowing. My typical response is to share that thing with others. The section of the intestinal tract closest to the rectum is called the floating colon.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Potentially valuable items being sold by people who do not understand basic grammar? If I was a con artist I would definitely smell opportunity here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Well she did ...

Yeah, I have had a bit of a backlog of thoughts lately. Anyway, best times to say 'that's what she said':

Other person says:

"Well,  that was quick."

"I am not impressed."

"Are you finished yet?"

"Have you even started yet?"

"I guess I slept through it."

For all of the above it is best to hang your head a bit as you give the response.


Batteries are amazing! Today we have cars that can run for miles on a single battery charge, and flashlights can work for days before the batteries need to be replaced! So how come my electric razor battery dies with only half of my face shaved? Some batteries are amazing.

Working lunch

As a biologist working with organisms that smell like bread, the longer I put off lunch to continue working, the tastier agar plates start to look. Basically I get a different image in my head when I hear 'working lunch' than most people do.