I found an Illuminati recruitment email in my spam folder! :D
<email@example.com> Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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I made a “Big Daddy” Roth-style card for my dad for Father’s Day:
(He took up cycling a while ago, and we grew up with hot rod magazines in the house, is why. It didn’t occur to me ’til after I gave it to him to cleverly use the phrase “Big Daddy” in the inner text, but oh well. :) )
The bust is a changed copy of Plutarch of Chaeronea-03.jpg by Odysses. The quote is the name of a section of Plutarch’s Morals vol. 5. You can copy and change this image but you have to put it under this license: Some rights reserved (CC BY-SA 3.0) and give credit by linking to colintedford.com/s/3764 because of the license on the bust photo. Phew!
Related: another gem from Morals.
I found this gem on Wikipedia yesterday:
Lucius Licinius Crassus was mocked by Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (cos. 54 BC) for weeping over the death of his pet lamprey [as told in Plutarch’s Morals, vol. 5 at the end of section 14 of “POLITICAL PRECEPTS”]
I visited a fishlift with my friend Anne on Holyoke’s Infrastructure Day last month.
The fishlift gives fish an elevator ride so they can get past Holyoke’s municipally-owned hydroelectric dam on their way upstream to spawn.
You can see how the fish might have a problem without the lift.
Near the top of the lift is a viewing room where you can watch the fish continue on their way. We saw lots and lots of shad…
And sometimes a sea lamprey zipped by!
We listened to “Fish” by Mr. Scruff as we drove away to further adventures.
“Quando omni flunkus moritati.”
I’m still not sure why we celebrate Meh Moray Eel Day, but I hope yours is good!
♫ “Goddamn Blue Yodel #7″ by Slim Cessna’s Auto Club expresses depression with enough energy & humor to keep you moving. So many good lines.
♫ “Wot” by Captain Sensible
This cassette single lived in our house during my childhood, baffling and entertaining me with its pirate-like synth rap. It seemed even odder years later when I learned that Captain Sensible formerly played bass for punk band The Damned.
Comics about science? (SCIENCE!) Yes! I’m excited about Boundless, the Boston Comics Rountable‘s forthcoming anthology, and you should be, too! I greatly enjoyed their (now out of print) Inbound 4: A Comic Book History of Boston, and I have high hopes for Boundless. Plus the Roundtable is a great bunch of folks. Place your Kickstarter pledge now so they can print it and pay the artists!