Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"That's Interesting" Tuesday

"No time for long posts, Dr. Jones!"

With vacation at hand I have all kinds of stuff to get settled up and packed. No real time to write anything deep and thought provoking (keep your snark jokes to yourself!) so going with a collection of interesting tidbits.

Short Story Favorite
My favorite short story is "The Cask of Amontillado":
THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. AT LENGTH I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled -- but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
Poe at his best. Poe may have been the first Gold Bug as well, HA!

Pulled Pork Enchilasagna
I am so making one of these this season:
It was Inevitable

What the Heck is Yoda?
Even with the size of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the species that Yoda belongs to is still unnamed.

Deepest Hole in the World
No it is not the US debt!:
Kola Superdeep Borehole

Blue Amber?
I would like to see some of this in real life:
When natural light strikes Blue Amber on a white surface, the light particles pass right through, and then are refracted off the white surface. The result is the slight blue hue of Blue Amber. When the same natural light particles strike the Amber on a black surface, the light particles don't refract off the black surface, thus refracting off the actual Amber. Hydrocarbons in the Blue Amber turn the sun's ultraviolet light into blue light particles, resulting in the glow of Blue Amber.
We should start an Amber bubble!

Secret Weapon
My secret weapon for difficult PCR reactions? T4 Gene 32 Protein.

Old Muscle
The 1970 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi. Pure nasty.

Slot Cars
Remember the electric slot cars! They barely worked, you had to have an eraser and alcohol ready, and they broke after about 10 minutes. Still, every kids dream!:


Have a good night.

11 comments:

zydecopaws said...

You should make at least two batches of the enchilasagna; one from leftover brisket and one from pulled pork. If for no other reason than it gives you an excuse to cook both a brisket and pork butts... ;)

getyourselfconnected said...

Zydecopaws,
I screwed up my only smoked pork butt cook so I sort of dodged the rematch last year out of shame. I will give it a go this season for sure. Thanks for stopping in.

watchtower said...

Zydecopaws enchilasagna looks like it is busting with flavor.
Between that and the prime rib you cooked awhile back you guys are killing me, wish I had some talent in the cooking department.

getyourselfconnected said...

I steal my recipes from Zyde.

watchtower said...

Oh yeah, I was going to mention that the Hemi GTX pic was pretty cool.
Now all we need is the soundtrack to that bad boy.

Here is a pic of my current wallpaper on my computer:

http://tinyurl.com/3s4e7us

My brother found that one for me seeing as I'm a 'stang fan and all (ok, maybe not a fan of the 74 - 78's).

getyourselfconnected said...

I like it Watchtower, looks menacing.

GawainsGhost said...

I actually have a bottle of Amontillado. It's stored safe in my cabinet. I'll probably never drink it, just keep it for sentimental reasons.

Poe was the first writer of detective fiction. In "The Purloined Letter," he created a genre that many after him pursued.

He was also a master poet. We used to have this album of his poems set to jazz. It was fun listening to.

Anonymous said...

Japan - a nation full of robots - and yet, where do the robots come from to go into the fukushima reactors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JfUO50dR90&feature=player_embedded

Are you kidding me? The UNITED FRIGGIN STATES??? COME ON JAPAN - you guys are obsessed with robots, and yet you dont have anything domestic to deal with Fukushima???

What do you think Get? Dont you think the japanese people would be up in arms about foreign robots taking "our robots jobs"? I cant believe they would stand for this :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

You had me at "pulled pork". Then you lost me at "deepest hole".

KIDDING!

Happy Wednesday! Love these tidbits.

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains,
how did I know you were going to be a Poe fan?

Anon,
Great link! Thanks.

JH,
You are a freshy.

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