Dear old Usenet: its ghost is still able to summon some things now and then. Kate Halleron on rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc runs a March Madness pool every year, and that's fun, and what the heck. If you're willing to pretend you're interested in Mystery Science Theater 3000, friends, why not join in? http://torgo.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=BPM15_em_cbsinv is the link to join, with
mst3k as the password, and I'm a little creeped out CBS Sports remembered I was logged in from all the way last year, when DailyInk.com needs a reminder of who I am every three weeks and I read the comics there every day.
- First-Class Mailings, which I don't think got me in trouble with my dad, about him mailing something to me.
- Betty Boop: Stopping The Show, the first Betty Boop cartoon, by certain definitions of all the terms involved in that.
- Statistics Saturday: Some Ways To Order The Months Of The Year, since, heck, people asked.
- Curing the Hiccoughs in Rabbits, since I seem to have found one way.
- In Which I Am Rewarded For Shoe Non-Decay, which non-decay wasn't anything I did.
- An Open Apology To Tina Fay, based on a warning from the dream world.
- Caption This: With Spock On Romulus, because the picture just looked to be begging for it.
- Cleaning Up Hamburg's Nightclub District, this week's major piece, based on a new kind of paint they're using out there.
Trivia: Home teams won 56.3 percent of major league baseball games played in the 1870s; this rose to 58.3 percent in the 1880s and 60.3 percent in the 1890s. Source: Level Playing Fields: How The Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball, Peter Morris.
Currently Reading: Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber.
PS: What Is 13 Times 7?, a bit of mathematics fun. Fourth of these since the last roundup. I'll spare you further links.