From Esquire magazine, 1949:
"A word to the wives is sufficient. And the word is NO. When you have serious shopping to do, leave the pretty things at home. They can call in a few harpies from the neighborhood, set up a Kaffee-klatsch, tear a few reputations to ribbons, and be as happy as birds."
Now, this is not a Sciencetatorship, you are welcome to go ahead and use these sentiments despite me cautioning against it, but be forewarned that this was meant to be funny even in 1949. And it's still funny. But in 1949 they didn't have No Fault divorce laws and community property.
As December moves along, we're going to be adding a lot of stuff (we hope) but two things are just about ready for prime time - and that's how you can help.
Thanksgiving doesn't always get the respect it deserves. It's wedged between the heathen/pagan/godless/goth/vampire wanna-be/sexy nurse/sexy witch awesomeness that is Halloween and the rather more religious/overtly commercial/pagan awesomeness that is Christmas.
Not around here. We take our holidays seriously.Did Science Build a Better Turkey?
It doesn't seem so. Hint: shoot your own and it will taste better.Science Shows You How To Make A Better Thanksgiving Turkey
In spring 2004, at the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Frombork-based Baltic Research Centre, Jerzy Gąssowski received an interesting challenge - find the remains of Nicolas Copernicus.
To be sure, something was known of his death. He had died in Poland at age 70, and he was buried at his church somewhere, but he died while his work was being printed so the man who theorized that the sun, rather than the Earth, is at the center of the universe, was not yet famous enough to merit a monument. But the provost of the Frombork metropolitan church, bishop Doctor Jacek Jezierski, did not think the job impossible.
There's no question that the World Wide Web is a much different beast today than it was during the election of 2000. Yes, it was even then a communication medium but it was primarily a way to sell dog food. After Bush was inaugurated www.blogger.com
, which had begun in late 1999 but had not really taken off, became all the rage and truly launched the individual blogging phenomenon - big enough that Google bought them and, after that, blogging went truly mainstream, to the tune of somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 million blogs today.
In case you didn't know it, there's an election happening in America and it hasn't been called or conceded by anyone but only the staunchest Republican could have gone into this expecting a win. Well, if we get 9 people on the Supreme Court to intervene I suppose anything can happen but there is no normal scenario where Republicans expected a win.