Archive for March, 2004

CA City considers banning dihydrogen monoxide

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

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According to the Star Tribune:

“ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — City officials were so concerned
about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide
that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the
chemical was used in their production.”

More on the chemical can be found at

Kidz Rite The Darndest Thnigs

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Note to public school teachers: Don’t let your students write letters against charter schools. You may not like the results.

Footloose, Vol. 2

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Last year: Footloose.

This year, it was at the Northeastern tournament last Sunday, so he won’t even be going to Jefferson Cup next weekend.

Oh, well.

It’s March! Time for Damon’s annual broken ankle!

Ol’ Gil’s hit the big time now!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Hey, hey! We just got our first comment spam last week! We’re popular!

But only with evil lowlife scum.

I installed a spam filter, we’ll see how it goes.

Wet Mars at morning, sailors take warning

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

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According to NASA, Mars was once sopping wet.

From the article: “Liquid water once flowed through these rocks. It changed their texture, and it changed their chemistry,” said Dr. Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., principal investigator for the science instruments on Opportunity and its twin, Spirit. “We’ve been able to read the tell-tale clues the water left behind, giving us confidence in that conclusion,” he said.


Dr. James Garvin, lead scientist for Mars and lunar exploration at NASA Headquarters, Washington, said, “NASA launched the Mars Exploration Rover mission specifically to check whether at least one part of Mars ever had a persistently wet environment that could possibly have been hospitable to life. Today we have strong evidence for an exciting answer: Yes.”


and Wet!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”, was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, MA, so he would have been 100 today.

The homepage of the Dr. Seuss Memorial in Springfield. Theodor Geisel was also a political cartoonist, and an ad man.