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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 31 2011

Accretionary Wedge #30: OM NOM NOM!

My darlings, it’s here.  The sideboard groans under deposits of geologic delights.  And I’d have a lot more to say about it, except I have this sudden and inexplicable urge to eat until I explode. If all the participants wish to form a commune, I’ll be happy to find us a place with an enormous …

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Jan 31 2011

GOP Priorities: Redefining Rape

Right, then, ladies.  The Cons in Congress, together with a handful of despicable Dems, have decided we must have rape babies.  Observe: Under this new bill, the only rape survivors who would be able to receive funding [for abortion] would be those who were able to prove that their rapes involved “force.” If your rapist …

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Jan 30 2011

I Don’t Get It. I Don’t Understand.

Confession: I was, for a few brief months in my teens, a Bible-thumper.  So it may seem odd now that I can’t get myself into the minds of believers. I’d never been a religious kid, not particularly.  I had this nebulous idea that God existed and that he was good.  I prayed when things were …

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Jan 29 2011

Cantina Quote o’ The Week: Muhammed Ali

It’s just a job.  Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.  I beat people up. -Muhammed Ali I trust everybody knows who Muhammed Ali is.  If not, click the link, and then you’ll understand the quote, and why it’s so damned funny. I’m not a boxing fan meself, but I’m definitely a fan of …

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Jan 28 2011

ETEV Geo-Posts Lexicon Fixed

Right.  So, somehow, Blogger decided I wanted every single link broken on my ETEV Geo-Posts Lexicon.  I just spent the last hour telling it otherwise. They worked when I tested them.  If they’re not working when you try them, please bring your baseball bats and join me in a Blogger Bashing Party, wherein we will …

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Jan 28 2011

Los Links 1/28

There’s a theme emerging for the week: women in science blogging.  So we’ll kick off with that, as it allows me to cede the floor to other, better bloggers.  Then we’ll continue on with the flood of other things that caught my eye.  Do enjoy! Women who write about science: “Being female just is what …

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Jan 27 2011

Accretionary Wedge #30: Bake Sale Madness

Only for you lot would I whip out my long-neglected electric mixer and put my poor, long-suffering intrepid companion through an afternoon of baking, grumbling, decorating, more grumbling…  Damn it, Jim, I’m a writer, not a baker! What I would’ve liked to end up with was a model of the Cascades in miniature.  What we’ve …

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Jan 27 2011

ETEV Geo-Posts Lexicon

Silver Fox posed me a question on Twitter that sent me on an hours-long gallop through ye olde blog: You’ve been blogging for quite a while, when did you start doing rock posts and other related geo-type subjects? I couldn’t remember.  Been doing this since March of 2008, and it’s almost 3,200 posts under the …

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Jan 26 2011

Oregon Geology Parte the Fifth: Land o’ Lincoln (City)

You would think that, having spent the day driving down from Seattle, climbing to the tip-top of the Astoria Column for a panoramic look at the geology around the mouth of the Columbia River, exploring Ecola State Park, and wandering about Hug Point’s geology both north and south until the tide chased us away, I’d …

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Jan 25 2011

An Idiot Abroad: Not Just Americans Are Ugly

Ricky Gervais is a terrible, terrible friend.  He played a rather expensive practical joke on his friend Karl, and the result is An Idiot Abroad, a series in which a stay-at-home-Brit experiences the wonders of travel. So far, I’m learning things.  I’m learning it’s not just Americans who can be remarkably close-minded.  I’m learning there’s …

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