Oh, yeah, something else about the goldfish pond: it's got worms. This is normal enough and if we had been quicker about putting the fish in the pond they might have eaten enough worm eggs we wouldn't notice worms at all. But we weren't able to get them out sooner, and worms will do what they do and you can't fault them for that.
We got at least two worms each a good six inches or so long, enough I'm not sure the adult fish will be able to do anything about them. But when we discovered one, before putting the fish back in, we also saw it working on some kind of worm yoga. It kept curling up and re-curling into different forms, including some pretty convincing impersonations of letters like C and B, and later on a paperclip shape. I hope it wasn't trying to warn us about something.
You remember my humor blog? If you don't, then you skipped out this over the past week:
- That Moving Spirit, this week's major piece, inspired by real life! To the extent my life is for real.
- Statistics Saturday: 2015, Compared To Projections, Update, to see how the year's going.
- Possibly The Most Fleischer-iest Fleischer Cartoon Of Them All, a classic cartoon you might already be able to name just from that description.
- Working Out The World, last week's major piece, and one of my occasional Ian Shoales-ian pieces on the world. In this case, how kids understand jobs. My thesis: they don't. Neither do I.
- MiSTed: The Lesson of Thalidomide, Part 1: slightly breaking my normal format with the first part of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fanfic, ridiculing one of science fiction great John W Campbell's many stupid editorials.
- Part 2 (of 4) of the above.
- And Part 3, as you might have guessed.
- And Part 4, finally. The thing was originally published on Usenet near the end of the year last year which is why there are seasonal references.
If you didn't skip my humor blog this past week, good on you.
Trivia: Potter Palmer, founder of a series of stores that grew into Chicago's Marshall Field & Company, was known as ``The A T Stewart of the West''. Source: The Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America's Great Department Stores, Robert Hendrickson.
Currently Reading: Tin Woodman, David F Bischoff, Dennis R Bailey.
PS: Reading the Comics, June 4, 2015: Taking It Easy Edition, which is odd considering it's already my fourth mathematics post since its last roundup, and it's my fourth in four days too. But they're not complicated mathematics subjects being talked about here.