My Audience is Sophisticated

December 31, 2013

The top post for this blog in 2013 was The Cross Product of your Legs is your Penis.

Surely it was popular due to the complicated math…


Happy New Year

December 30, 2013

From Healthcare Triage and the Incidental Economist


Go Packers

December 30, 2013

I have no delusions that the Packers are going on a Super Bowl run this year, our defense just isn’t that good. But what a game yesterday.

If you haven’t seen the game winning play, here’s the link to the amazing 4th and 8th throw.

And here’s an interesting graphic. Numberfire calculated each team’s likely playoff percentage each week. This chart pretty much sums up the Packer’s season.


Have a Drink

December 27, 2013

If you haven’t tried the NY Times dialect map online, check it out. It’s amusing. It tries to determine where you are from based on how you say words and which words you use for various terms.

As soon as it asked “What do you call the thing from which you might drink water in a school?” I knew it would nail where I am from. People from Milwaukee call it a bubbler. Everyone else looks at us funny when we say that.

After each question, it shows you a map indicating where that answer likely places you (red is likely, blue not so much). Most questions have gradual ranges of where it might put you. But here’s the bubbler answer map:

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That red spot in the middle is Milwaukee and vicinity, drinking water at the bubbler…


Melt Ice With Cheese

December 27, 2013

You want to use provolone or mozzarella. Those have the best salt content.

Only in Wisconsin


Best Photos of the Universe

December 23, 2013

Just click this link, from Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait, which has every photo and be patient. It’s worth it. And if you haven’t seen the one video in the post (I blogged it a while back), just click the link. An actual astronaut covering Bowie’s Space Oddity from the International Space Station (with help from NASA), it’s insanely good.


A Citi Bike Christmas

December 23, 2013

Citi Bike does marketing very well