Friday, November 30, 2007

Brick and Mortar

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

You're a Gull

You live on Newport Beach.

Life is good.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


For air,
For sustenance,
For a wonderful family,


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Airport Xmas

All it takes is a cheesy plastic decoration to make it all Christmassy. Don't you just have that warm all over feeling?

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

The View From Here - Houston

Can't make lemonade from lemons? Can't make a purse from a sow's ear?

Well, here's a beautiful rainbow for you. Just don't mind the foreground.

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Monday, November 12, 2007


I had a little extra time before a return flight from Cincinnati (which was cancelled, but that's another post), so I remembered there was an observation area where you could park and watch the planes come and go, which I like to do.

And there was this sign. The synapses started firing.

Somebody in 1978 decided to erect a marker noting the "Center of Population" on what is now a major airport.


Are there signs just like this throughout the country noting the "Center of Population" for each 10 year milestone? What would these look like on a map?

What if the CoP doesn't move in 10 years? Do they put up two signs?

How much taxpayer money went into casting this sign?

What sign lost its funding in favor of this sign?

How many school buses full of third graders have stopped at this sign?

How do you figure out a CoP anyway? Do you stick a pin in map for each citizen and....ouch, my head just started hurting.

What poor bastard drew the short straw for that assignment?

Do you have questions of your own? Leave a comment.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Angles and Arcs

A sculpture outside of the Denver Art Museum, Denver.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Go Vote For Pete

Followers of "This Blog Title For Sale" know that......oh wait, I just did that.

I had the great pleasure tonight of being able to dine once again at DiFabio's Casapela in Madisonville, Kentucky. I first wrote about DiFabio's in March of last year, and I am delighted to report that nothing at all has changed just off Main Street. The choice tonight was a grouper filet, delicately breaded and served in a white wine sauce with capers. I got my alfredo fix with a side of bow tie pasta. The highlight of the meal was a slice of Laura's Pecan Cheesecake which, apologies for the hyperbole, was the best slice of cheese cake I have ever had in my entire life.

As I was finishing up, Pete DiFabio stopped by and recognized me (even though it was at least a year since I was last there), and then told me how his restaurant was a finalist in a competition of Kentucky restaurants. Naturally I pledged to mobilize my readership (you are legion) and hereby urge you all to click on the link and vote for DiFabio's in the category of Exploring Kentucky Award.

Don't feel guilty about voting even if you've never eaten there, or even like Italian for that matter. Trust me, this place is great. Go vote.

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Go Vote For Dr. Phil

Followers of "This Blog Title For Sale" know that the author of this blog is a big fan of Dr. Phil Plait and his "Bad Astronomy Blog" for its coverage of science and space news as well as timely commentary on the state of science education in our land. Many others share this view, and the blog is a finalist in the category of "Best Science Blog" in the 2007 Weblog Awards with excellent support. If you are a fan of science as well, please register your vote for "Bad Astronomy" by clicking this link here.

The publisher of "This Blog Title For Sale" guarantees that none of the proceeds (real or imagined) will be used by Dr. Phil for hair care/restoration.

Bad Astronomy Blog » Vote! Best Science Blog 2007

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Monday, November 05, 2007

A Science Debate?

Can you imagine the presidential candidates actually having to answer questions on how they would determine science policy? PZ Myers muses on just that subject. I would even settle for just a couple of questions posed to the candidates during any of the debates. It's just that science is so important to a technologically advanced country that we purport ourselves to be to ignore how the executive sets policy. Just look at what the current administration has done, and I think you'd be interested in where we're going, too.

Pharyngula: A presidential debate on science…it'll never happen

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Sunday, November 04, 2007


A 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon (aka Woodie) in excellent condition spotted in Newport Beach, California.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Newport Beach Fall

Somewhere in the world, spring is full and about to yield to summer.

Somewhere in the world, a set of swings very much like these will be full of frolicking children.

And, half a year from now, these swings will be busy once again.

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