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gross, you're filled with worms!

Did you know there are buffalo (Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo) in Golden Gate park? Small range for roving though. DID YOU KNOW “Home on the Range” is the state song of Kansas ??

Estimated turnout for the 99th Bay to Breakers – 60,000. I wonder how many others had my birthday?

The internet is showing me an eagle dropping a tortoise from great heights. Whoosh! Bounce! Split! Ugly fluffy chick chirping happy. Let’s start a campaign to outfit these chunky Chelonia with some utilitarian parachutes. Human technology is way cuter on a smugly smiling turtle.

oh how pretty.

Efficiency above all else! (Some fish eatin’ eagles can spend as little as 8 minutes a day fishing. But not all water contains fish.)

fatty spheres

Reassuring – the non-human world is still far too complicated to understand in a lifetime.¬†¬†Layers of approximations in our symbolic replications of lipid membranes–quantum, atomic, course-grained, mesomeric, fluid dynamics. They’d give you a Ph.D. to make it, but still so childishy simplified and imperfect compared to the Real Thing. And all this work, but less effort justifying assumptions. Hilariously, researchers gotta verify that their computer simulated water is actually a liquid.


Does the loss of regional and class-specific accents force a more economically mobile society, or do we just become more attuned to subtler signals of origins? Is social class particularly worth maintaining between generations? Obviously lame, but very stabilizing.

Daisy in The Great Gatsby is so similar to Estella in Great Expectations. My sister concurrs. I’m sure essays have been scrawled. Tempted.

Butterfly not

But purposely creating them is complicated enough to necessitate the boy scouts and sailors. Who detangles? Alexander the Great has a strategy. Topoisomerases untie knots in DNA. Mathmagicians denumerate 128 billion unique knots with the backbone crossing itself two dozen times. This nervous man from Pennsylvania tells me trefoil rotaxaknot attempt one failed.

Do you ever use an acronym so often that its full name is lost?


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  • Wonder: So I wonder why you cross lines between all levels of abstraction so swiftly and I wonder whether you even notice. I wonder to what degree these c
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