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Zwicky then published a catalog of galaxies and in the opening he described the elite of the astronomy community as “spherical bastards” because: “they are bastards any way you looked at them.”
I’d call this an *ahem* universally excellent insult…
…and tanning. That’s the ticket. I sure hope my before and after photos come out this good.
Back in those long ago days of the 1980s I had reached a stage in my career where I enjoyed the services of a secretary. It also so happens that she was the only person in the office who had a computer on her desk (it was a Wang). My desk was equipped with a Dictaphone, a nifty device into which I would speak my thoughts, hand a tape to the secretary, and in a hour or two, I would have those words composed and formatted into proper business correspondence. Well, truth be told, I’d usually have to edit two or three times to get it right–turns out what you say is not necessarily how you would write it.
And sometimes how you say it is just flat out wrong. I have words in my vocabulary that I know and understand, but have never actually heard in conversation. So, one day my secretary comes to me and says “boss, that word you keep using–’as-certain’–is pronounced as-ser-tain.” Then she laughed. And told the rest of the staff, who laughed as well.
So, I learned humility and developed some tolerance and compassion when I see stuff this:
But I still laugh.
When I was a young man in the 1970s we’d fire up a doobie, put Cheech and Chong on the stereo and laugh our asses off.
Today I read that the captured Boston bomber can’t talk due to an injury to his throat. I immediately remembered this.
Comedy gold I tell ya. Even if you’re not stoned.
…you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with Slim (aka The Prez).
One day before North Korea’s expected launch of a ballistic missile, President Obama said that the United States was prepared to respond to the threat with “the strongest possible adjectives.” In remarks to reporters at the White House, Mr. Obama said that North Korea should fear the “full force and might of the United States’ arsenal of adjectives” and called the missile test “reckless, reprehensible, objectionable, senseless, egregious and condemnable.” Standing at the President’s side, Vice President Joseph Biden weighed in with some tough adjectives of his own, branding North Korean President Kim Jong-Un “totally wack and illin’.” Later in the day, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the North Korean nuclear test “supercilious and jejune,” leading some in diplomatic circles to worry that the U.S. might be running out of appropriate adjectives with which to craft its response. But President Obama attempted to calm those fears, saying that the United States was prepared to “scour the thesaurus” to come up with additional adjectives and was “prepared to use adverbs” if necessary.“ Let’s be clear: we are not taking adverbs off the table,” Mr. Obama said. “If the need arises, we will use them forcefully, aggressively, swiftly, overwhelmingly and commandingly.”
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