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
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!
My secret weapon for difficult PCR reactions? T4 Gene 32 Protein.
The 1970 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi. Pure nasty.
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.