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It’s Not That We Didn’t Already Know This

It’s Not That We Didn’t Already Know This

It’s just hard to see it there in black and white (and blue.) There was once a time when Man stood proudly at the top of the food chain. That time has passed. Now, fueled by a black and terrible desire for brains, Zombiekind has consolidated its power and cemented its supremacy. Surely, this is a black time for humanity. […]

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Mrs. E on the Radio

WJR is the biggest news/talk radio station in Michigan and has a powerful signal that stretches across the Midwest. Mrs. E did an interview with Warren Pierce on Monday morning during the Paul W. Smith show. Doing a 6-minute interview at 7:15 a.m. which is prime drive-time for the morning commute in the Detroit area is A-OK. You can listen […]

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Guess What Santa Got Me?

Guess What Santa Got Me?

One of these: We just re-upped with Sprint but positively hate our new phones and the service where we live is ridiculously bad. Since Mrs. E is running her business out the house, this just isn’t workable for us. We’ll probably end up taking a bit of bath on it initially getting out of our contract but once we combine […]

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Please Don’t Divorce…

Please Don’t Divorce…

There’s a positively spectacular photo slideshow over at Flickr called “Please Don’t Divorce…”. Click the photo below to have a look. It really puts a human face on the love between couples that is being legislated by the small-minded people in our society. Marriage between consenting adults should not be banned on the basis of sexual orientation. A society benefits […]

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Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica

Just saw this over at TYWKIWDBI (“Things you wouldn’t know if we didn’t blog it”), my latest must-visit-daily blog. It’s a glass armonica played by someone dressed as Ben Franklin and very good at it. The glass armonica operates on the same principle as making a wine glass sing by rubbing a wetted finger around the rim. Benjamin Franklin mounted […]

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EclectaChristmas Wishes

Merry Christmas to my blogworld friends. Here’s my gift to you. It’s a YouTube of our family last year, playing Christmas carols. I’m the bald, goateed douchebag playing the mandolin (as opposed to the bald, goateed douchebag playing the sax, that’s my bro-in-law). It’s not good. You were warned. I’m just sayin’…

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Mrs. E: Famous

Mrs. E: Famous

Big day for Mrs. E today. She has an article in her hometown paper, the Webster-Kirkwood Times That’s her at the top right: Then there’s MLive, a joint-project of the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times,Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, and Saginaw News. Check out their article: “Time has come for Dexter, Ann […]

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Fire and Ice: Travel Woes Strike Again

Remember our Thanksgiving trip to St. Louis from Ann Arbor? Sure you do. That’s when my car caught on fire and completely burned up. Well, Christmastime inevitably means a trip to see the fam and so yesterday at 7:30 a.m. we found ourselves on the road to St. Louis again. Yeah, yeah, we heard about the potential for some freezing […]

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The Highest Point for the Bush Administration

Quick! What was the best part of the Bush administration? Did you say September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 Americans died in a terrorist attack? Nope, me neither. “Dick” Cheney, on the other hand, totally did. Jesus, the man is evil. Really, truly evil. Highest point? WALLACE: Highest moment the last eight years? CHENEY: Hmmm. Highest moment in the last […]

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Nanoscapes

Nanoscapes

Michael Oliveri is digital artist who has collaborated with materials scientist Zhengwei Pan to create marvelous nanoscapes; images taken by a scanning electron microscope of structures that are microns or nanometers in length. The balls in this picture are germanium and the wires are zinc oxide. They were fabricated inside a tube furnace system at temperature of 900-1000 Celsius degree. […]

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Cellulosic Ethanol is On The Way or “OHMYGOD this is Awesome!!!”

The December 8, 2008 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly publication of the American Chemical Society, has a terrific piece by Stephen K. Ritter called “Genes to Gasoline”. It details recent advances in ethanol produced from non-food cellulosic sources and it should give all of us a sense of excitement about what’s possible from just this one energy […]

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