Archive for the 'Humor' Category

Technological Change in Education

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Over the last few years I have been viewing college lectures on line, mostly from AcademicEarth. In watching the lectures, I notice that some professors write their material on the blackboard with chalk. This is what everyone did back when I was in school. But, many professors now project their material, using a tool such […]

Certified Curmudgeon

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

This morning’s Star Tribune had an article about some research at Cargill, “one of the world’s largest food-ingredient makers”. Among the things that Cargill is working on is getting the heart-healthy beta-glucan out of oatmeal, for use in other products. The challenge is reported to be getting the beta-glucan without getting the “lumpiness of oatmeal” […]

How Did I Miss This?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Yesterday Pat and I were over at the Walker for their annual show of the best of the British TV ads. They were quite entertaining, as always. While we were there, I became aware that the Walker is going to have a musical performance in late February called “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then“. This brings […]

Belated Holiday Decorating Advice

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Dave Barry recommends that you take the time to locate and purchase strings of Christmas lights that have been presnarled at the factory 😉

Frankly, I Had No Idea

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A recent entry in my Dave Barry daily calendar included the following: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more Americans die every year from eating improperly cooked turkey than were killed in the entire Peloponnesian War.” When one comes to understand that the Peloponnesian War is divided by historians into 3 phases, and it […]

Observation by Dave Barry

Friday, November 12th, 2010

A recurrent theme in the comments of Dave Barry is that men and women have very different perceptions of and tolerances for dirt and grime. This topic was the focus of several recent entries in my “Classic Dave Barry Calendar of the Day”. The entry for November 10 had some material that I thought took […]