Category Archives: Monty Python

Quest for the Holy Grail

A blog post at Neatorama is an article from the Annals of Imponderable Results discussing the (over)use of the term “holy grail” to describe an ultimate, usually unachievable goal in scientific research. As I started reading the article I immediately … Continue reading

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This post is a year late

While writing about the moon landing I remembered how struck I was last year by the number of 40th anniversaries that occurred during the year. What was it with 1969, that so many momentous things happened? I suppose you could … Continue reading

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Time and manner of one’s death

In Tim Burton’s movie “Big Fish”, the father, as a young man who recently left home to strike out on his own, is in a dangerous situation. He’s walking through a haunted wood with trees that are trying to kill … Continue reading

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Pigs on the Wing

A thought for the day from the ever quotable Winston Churchill: “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” I’ve never had a pet pig, so I wouldn’t know (though … Continue reading

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