Monthly Archives: February 2012

Does this explain the “Romney — out of touch” thing?

I’ve tried to keep away from the political here, but it’s hard not to bump up against it every so often, and since we’ve got a Mormon running for President, it’s somewhat harder to avoid.
Mitt Romney has a reputation: a … Continue reading

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Sinister piano players!

I found an article at msnbc.com that talks about left- vs. right-handedness, and how it may affect one’s choice of occupations and/or hobbies.  Statistically, left-handedness occurs in about one in every 10 people.  The article points out, however, that out of … Continue reading

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Randy Newman did that?!?

The annual Oscar-fest has come and gone and, as was mentioned in an earlier post, you stand a better chance of winning the Best Original Song award if you’re not up against a Randy Newman tune.  It also helps if there … Continue reading

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“DUP”: not just for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers any more

I have documented my love of popcorn elsewhere on this site.  Now there’s an article over at npr.org about “designer popcorn”.  Yes, the humble little kernel has gone all trendy and fashionable on us.  Over at Popcornopolis.com, their list of … Continue reading

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Is Orwell’s ‘memory hole’ right around the corner?

In George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, the protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, works for the Ministry of Truth.  It is the function of the Ministry of Truth to destroy all evidence of historical facts that are not what The … Continue reading

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Worst critic ever!

If they tell you this, you know you’re doing it wrong:

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Better living through chemistry

I have vague memories of taking a chemistry class in my senior year of high school; at least, I THINK it was during my senior year.  I don’t remember much about what we studied, except that there was a unit … Continue reading

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To boldly sing as no Priesthood group has sung before

I came this close to using the Star Trek fanfare as part of the introduction to the opening hymn in Priesthood meeting today.
Today was Ward Conference, so the usual protocols weren’t being followed.  Normally we sing an opening hymn at … Continue reading

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Bicycle + GPS = Valentine’s Day card

The chorus of the old Madonna song “Into the Groove” says:
Get into the groove.
Boy you’ve got to prove your love to me,
Yeah.
Payam Rajabi, of San Francisco does a lot of bike riding, and also has a fascination with maps.  He … Continue reading

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“Do you have any idea what you are up against?”

We don’t have any TV being piped into our house; we only just recently signed up for the streaming version of Netflix, so I’m really clueless as to what is going on in popular TV culture right now.  But at … Continue reading

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