Monthly Archives: March 2015

After 50 Sub Sandwiches What Color is Your Mustard?

Do you want the meat on the top, bottom, or middle?

Do you want Ham, Chicken, Turkey, or beefcake?

Horsemeat has to be reined in to prevent unbridled passion, but a little ass is okay.

Dodos are extinct but there might be some in the metaphorical/political pantry.

In the event of choking remember the Heine Lick maneuver.

Eat At Joe’s

Joe’s Garage that is.


Pet Peeve, Pernicious Political Posts Pertaining to Pecuniary Policies

And so it begins.

Kills Bugs
That is how one of my high school English teachers described haiku. I learned a lot from him.

There is Neanderthal DNA in modern humans. There must’ve been some interbreeding. Was it consensual? I have some doubts about how attractive the two groups would have found one another. Even in the absence of alcohol extreme horniness will make people less choosey. There is no accounting for taste either. But the interbreeding could certainly have been the result of a raid. It really bothers people when you raid their settlement. I’m confident they would want to kill what bugs them.

Neanderthals are all dead.

That song was never intended to be released. It was a studio piece to set recording levels. It’s about as basic as a song can get. But it was popular.

I don’t know if Neanderthals paid taxes. The oldest writings were basically tax records.

It’s too late to amend them.

Did they get their money’s worth?


As soon as money was invented so was the concept of scamming. You can hoard money. You can hoard non-perishable items. You can hoard perishables for a while. As soon as you do, someone will try to take them.

Somethings just don’t change. And therein lies philosophy, and concepts of government, ownership, theft, punishment, deterrence, justice, and retribution. And there is the battle between emotions, logic, and your objective. A lot of people really don’t like devoting much time to analyzing their feelings. The gut can be quite convincing even when it is wrong. If you own a store and you lose $100 a week to shoplifters it doesn’t make sense to spend $100 a day for security. The gut burns with anger at the situation. That’s understandable. Understanding doesn’t alter the rules of mathematics. A person can’t control everything that happens to them. They can try to control how they react to it. The only reason you need a key for your car is because someone might steal it if you didn’t. Someone pulls up to a convenience store and leaves the car running because they’re only going to be there a minute. Someone else steals their car. Do you blame them for leaving it running or do you blame the thief for taking it?

You catch the thief. What is your goal? Do you try to make them feel bad for what they did? Do you try to make them unable to do it again? Do you make them pay {monetarily} for the inconvenience and damage they did? Manipulating the emotions of the thief, making them regret their actions, is a task that depends more on them than on what you do. Forcing an emotional state is not easy. You can inflect pain and suffering commensurate to the damage they did, but that might only trigger feelings of being a victim on their part. They blame the one punishing them. They don’t blame themselves for their circumstance. It’s much more productive to set a goal based on your own actions, not on the emotional state of others.

How much do you care what they think? You do care. That is part of the social contract. It’s not necessary that they like you. It is necessary for them to follow the rules whether it’s because they don’t want to hurt others or because they are afraid of the punishment. Actions occur because of thoughts. You are concerned about their actions therefore you are concerned about their thoughts.

How easy is it to get mad at those that don’t seem to live by the rules. Do you want to punish the welfare cheats that use their benefits to get drugs? Do the healthy people parking in fire lanes or handicap spaces irritate you? Do you dislike the idea of prisoners getting free food and medical not too mention cable TV? On the other side of the spectrum, does it bother you how much CEOs make? Does it piss you off when you hear about off shore banking to avoid taxes? Do you feel like there’s a world wide group of multinational corporations that are basically a one world government?

How many human ills lead back to envy and greed{especially if that greed includes protecting ones possessions}? When you die, how much of it do you take with you? At what point do you admit your own mistakes? Would you consider spending $100 a day to prevent $100 a week in thefts a mistake? If you lose a buck in a vending machine are you justified in taking all the ketchup packets to make up for it? I would call that tit for tat. Actually I just like thinking about tits with tattoos. I might be in my 50’s but I can still be juvenile.


Albedo Libido

Spring is in the air. We’ve had several nice days here. Snow is melting. It won’t be long and things will be getting green. Life renews.

It’s not exactly a Phoenix though. The bird doesn’t rise from the flames out of a snowbank. Nature isn’t giving us the bird. It’s not Peter Cottontail either. But the hare is a symbol of renewal associated with the end of winter. Splitting hares yields cottontails {AKA Bunnies}, Jack Rabbits, and European hares. There are more varieties I’m sure. The European hare is tied into the Easter Rabbit myth. Eggs are a sign of renewal. Hare populations appear to explode in spring. They breed like rabbits you know. And therein lies the libido. You have a bunch of girls dance around a Maypole. Probably supposed to be virgins, but they really seem enamored of that pole. Customs and rituals evolve over time. You still hear about egg hunts. Eggs that a bunny has. Playboy Bunnies almost seem quaint nowadays. I’m sure they still inspire Jack rabbits. Gotta find those eggs!

They added captions. I hadn’t seen those on the version I watched earlier.

Al be dough. He must be made of money because he shines like gold. Actually more like ice, clouds, and water. The ground tends to be less shiny. So many aspects of nature are a balancing act. Are they a stable equilibrium or an unstable equilibrium? In dieting plateaus are those equilibrium points. They can be a pain to get by. In terms of the planet’s albedo, let’s hope we don’t go past a plateau. You ever notice that weather systems tend to follow roads and rivers? You think that might have something to do with temperature differences on the surface? Albedo is the reflectivity of the planet. There are lots of variables. All else being equal is a phrase we can’t use when we talk about environmental systems. It’s like doing physics problems with massless strings and frictionless pulleys. It is useful for teaching the concepts, but engineering problems have to actually consider those things.


Where The Buff And Low Roam

Yesterday was pi day. e day would have been in Feb. or will be Feb 7 18. It’s called Euler’s number. It’s the squeaky irrational number that the oiler finds {his name is pronounced oiler}. It’s the music of tree stumps, the base of natural log rhythms. Consider the number of wood instruments, it’s not just xylophones. It’s not just strings. There are woodwinds. Oboe there are woodwinds. The wind blows through the trees turning a hoedown into a didgeridoo. Got that? Trees got wood, the wind blows and did ya really do a ho down? I guess that’s where the buff and low check out the Jim, in Rome. But hey, it is an Italicized small e.

Euler is real.

If you’re going to the Jim and want to get buff and low, don’t try to skate.

Roger That!

4 into 3? Thanks For All The Fish, FISH FISH FISH FISH FISH

The snow is rapidly disappearing here. The local rivers are free from ice, but some of the ponds and small lakes still have ice. I saw an ice fisherman earlier in the week. Not only risky because of thinning ice it is also a challenge for one’s balance since there was water on top the ice

It’s Pi day! I had forgotten that until I saw my messages. Call me crazy but Pi is irrational.

Not expressible as a ratio, rationality is all about fractions. It’s not about fractures or fractals. It is about how many fifths you need for a party. Will you play quarters? Do you use half&half with a White Russian?
Is that B52 held together with Rusty Nails?

That last one wasn’t a fraction you say. No it wasn’t. Too smart for school makes you a lonely fish with no groupers. I can’t think of any fish drinks. So, why the title then?

Icky the ichthyologist was reading Douglas Adams while watching Red Dwarf.

Four book trilogy followed by the cat at a food dispenser.

And it actually has rained fish but no confidence and paranoia.


Can You Spell That?

Is there a bug in the program? Is that entomology or etiology?

Etiology sounds an awful lot like ideology. The two are different although each can be applied to the other. The etiology of ideology would consider ideology as originating from ideals and the study of ideals. Ideals could be thought of as ideas formulated on mass transit, ideas thought while on the Ell. Ell being an elevated commuter train.

The ideology of etiology would be a value judgement. For instance, “Those Idiots!” would be studying idiotology. This is a term used to describe people with different views. The etiology of idiotology is determined by ideology.

Spelling is important. Aaron and Tori are important to some. Some others might wonder about the etiology of spelling. Thou shalt not conjure. The term spelling has it’s origins in witchcraft and that is why you cast spells. What about spelling bees then? It’s all about fertility rites. You have spelling bees to encourage pollination. Pollination is done by bees and insects. The study of insects and bugs is Entomology.

Is that all clear now?