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March Pieces Of My Mind #2
I broke the rice cooker’s handle. Then I fixed it. Jrette smiled and called this macho display. I replied that I wasn’t actually using my willie for the work and that breasts wouldn’t get in the way.
Me: Can I put the manual for your thermos flask in the recycling? Wife: No, I want to read it first. Me: You never allow me any kinky pleasures.
I just joined the St. Eric Society, also known as the Stockholm Historical Society. Don’t know why I haven’t done so decades ago.
Charli XCX’s tour band – guitar, bass, drums – is all 20-something women. I’m glad Jrette is starting her concert-going life with this.
The cadence of Katy Perry’s stage patter is straight from the revival tent.
Why do some journals ask for figure captions in a separate file? Makes no sense.
Movie: Into the Woods. Disnified 80s fairytale musical. Grade: Pass.
Wife: Dammit, I can’t find my pants. Me, from breakfast table: That’s the way I like it, baby.
Ouch. The architect’s sketch of what the new commuter station in Fisksätra will look like has twelve people pasted in where you can judge skin & hair colour. Ten have a Northern European complexion. This is very far from the actual ratio seen at Fisksätra commuter station.
I was surprised to see Lolth the Demon Queen of Spiders in the digital backdrop projections at the Katy Perry gig.
Sad farewell to neutrino physicist and genuinely nice guy Per-Olof Hulth, one of my predecessors as chair of the Swedish Skeptics.
Reading Stephen Greenblatt’s critical essays on the relationship between literature and social reality, my reaction isn’t “He’s right” or “He’s wrong”. I just find his concerns abstruse to the point of unimportance. I don’t care. Just tell me something concrete about the 16th century.
When asked what his studies of nature had revealed about God’s characteristics, biologist J.B.S. Haldane once famously replied “He has an inordinate fondness for beetles”. Astronomy has since taught us that God seems to enjoy hard vacuum immeasurably more even than beetles.