I was taught to respect my elders but lately it's getting harder to find one.

1. I have "burn tourettes." I involuntarily fabricate a fine mesh of known and unknown curses when I get a burn.
2. Never buy hot coffee while the kid is learning to drive a clutch.

Morning: the segment of the rotation that brings the nearest star into view of your current position on your current planet.

Low mass stars are stars of a lesser god and wind up tending bar or waiting tables in mathematical Anaheim.

Before Hubble's big discovery the Andromeda Galaxy was a mystery and usually referred to as "That Weird Spiral Thingy."

One day long ago matter & energy went separate ways in a less-than-uniform uncoupling. At last, data could be recorded, compiled, and overwhelming.

It takes at least a Cat 3 to muss Anderson Cooper's hair.

I've lost 45 pounds in the last 150 days with what I am calling the "Simple Math Diet." It works like this. I eat less.

I shouldn't brag but I'm part of a small group of Twitter users selected to participate in a survey.

Warning. If you get the currently offered flu vaccine there is a very good chance you won't get the flu this year.

We all have demons and we poke them with sticks.

When I was young I watched Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction. I'm reminded of that just now watching CSPAN.

I can always tell what a dog is thinking by using the Vulcan Mind-meld because it's always thinking "WTF get your hands off my face you freak."

The stars looked good last night, nice and crisp. I could easily count six and a half Pleiades.

I don't know who that woman is behind Kavanaugh but I think she wants me to steal second base.

Vega does the same thing in the spring but that event is just before dawn so few people notice, although an occasional air traffic controller will give it clearance to land.

But the thing is, Capella sweeps along the horizon this time of year, keeping the show extreme long enough for lots of folks to notice, and call the local radio station to sound the alarm, or their pet astronomer.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.