Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mortal Kombat!

No one likes cleaning the house.  Most people feel some type of satisfaction after the job is done, which seems to make the distasteful task worth it all.  Not my wife, though.  She hates housework and cooking, but she does … Continue reading

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Sugar . . . Oh, Honey, Honey!

No other subject in college annoyed me more than organic chemistry.  As a biology and geology student, organic chem was a necessary evil and while I enjoyed certain aspects of the subject, like the labs, nucleic acids and such, most … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Remember George Carlin’s Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television?  One of those infamous words was “tits,” and George thought it didn’t even belong on the list.  “Sounds like a nickname!” he said, “Hey, Tits, com’ere! Tits, Toots!  Toots, Tits!”  … Continue reading

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Good Beginnings

“Call me Ishmael . . .”  Herman Melville, Moby Dick. “These are the times that try men’s souls.”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .”  Charles Dickens, A … Continue reading

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Topsy Turvy World

Why is Australia the land “down under?”  Who determined the North Pole is the top of the world instead of the bottom?  Personally, I blame the Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus who arbitrarily placed North at the top of maps about … Continue reading

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