[Bernie] lost this election by more votes than can be explained by the things that people are concerned about — the voting irregularities, or the DNC. If it was closer, we might have done something differently, but there is no choice. It’s not like we’re stopping because we want to. We’re stopping because those are the rules of the game. That’s democracy.
— Jane Sanders in a badly-titled Rolling Stone interview
♫ “Heffas” by DJ Assault
Because I drove by a bunch of farms yesterday. The lyrics always reminds me of The Far Side: “I’ve got / some heifers in the front (what) / some heifers in the back (yup) / riding down the street in my / Cadillac”.
♫ “My Name Is Silence” by Madder Mortem
That Norse woman really belts it out.
♫ “Teen Planet” by Patrick Cowley
“The spaceship landed in Minnesota / Teen Planet, Teen Planet / They came to do their grocery shopping / Teen Planet, Teen Planet”
“The vole clock is a method of dating archaeological strata using vole teeth.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vole#Vole_clock
More about vole clockin’.
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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!