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2017-03-26T14:13:06.945-04:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
2017-03-24T10:29:07.798-04:00Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.
2017-03-22T11:14:01.997-04:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
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2017-03-17T00:30:01.206-04:00Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Here are my Top 5 Songs for celebrating Saint Patrick's Day (because Oh Danny Boy is shite).1. Rocky Road to Dublin2. If I Should Fall From Grace with God - The Pogues3. Four Green Fields - Makem & Clancy4. The Foggy Dew - Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftains5. I'm Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphy's[...]
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2017-03-15T10:15:42.270-04:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
2017-03-14T17:03:09.528-04:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
2017-03-14T00:30:00.211-04:00Though not widely remembered today - at one point Saint Cornelius of Ireland (not to be confused with Saint Cornelius of Antioch) was second in popularity on the Emerald Isle only to Saint Patrick.
2017-03-14T00:30:30.223-04:00Today is Albert Einstein's birthday. Just a reminder that even though E=MC2 is perhaps the most famous scientific equation in history - Einstein never received the Nobel Prize for coming up with it. The reasons for this slight were mostly because Einstein was Jewish. The committee eventually gave Einstein the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his 1905 explanation of the photoelectric effect but that was really too little too late.As smart as Einstein was it makes me chuckle to remember that when Einstein graduated from our equivalent of high school - he finished second in his class. The name of the person who was valedictorian is lost to history but I couldn't help but think of someone back then saying something like, "Yeah Einstein was pretty smart in high school but you should have seen this other guy!"Also when Albert Einstein first visited the US in 1921 - the US Senate saw fit to debate the validity of the Theory of Relativity - seriously. The Theory of Relativity just turned 101 years old. In this video uber biographer Walter Isaacson explains the Theory of Relativity in under 3 minutes.Random Albert Einstein trivia; when Einstein lived in Princeton he had a small 17-foot sailboat he named Tinef which is Yiddish for "piece of junk". I find that endearing.Finally - 10 Myths about Albert Einstein debunked[...]
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2017-03-12T11:15:24.210-04:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
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2017-03-11T12:47:06.435-05:00Among the Thugs. The book is a captivating look at the 8 years Buford spent learning the behavior and motivations of the world of English football (soccer) hooliganism. Three of the main motivations for acts of violence by club supporters were loyalty, patriotism and helplessness. On page 301 Buford writes:
2017-03-10T11:49:48.952-05:00Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.
2017-03-10T00:30:00.209-05:00General Douglas MacAuthur’s first marriage had a big wedding. Over two hundred guests were invited but because of political and family considerations – MacAuthur was only able to invite one close friend. The friend’s name? Buck Wheat (seriously).
2017-03-09T08:53:42.484-05:00In Arthurian Legend Sir Bors (aka Bohort), Sir Galahad, and Percival go on to achieve the Holy Grail and accompany it to a mystical island in the Middle East called Sarras. Both Galahad and Percival die on the island while Bors is the only one to return. Thus Sir Bors is the lone survivor of the Grail Quest.