austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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We can see the stars

My humor blog from the past week looked like this. Please enjoy:

After the AnthrOhio Live show we got to decorate cakes. Everyone likes cakes, right? Sure, and here's why.

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Cakes! Here's the famous 'Here Be Dragons' cake we made. The sea serpent tuned out pretty well. Trying to draw the shore didn't go so well, but that's just because I constructed a river system that seems geologically dubious.


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This is what a cake-decorating contest looks like: lots of people puttering around and not really sure they have the right anything.


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Some of the other cakes. The one on the far left is meant to be some complicated dungeon/battle scene.


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Our 'Here Be Dragons' cake and the technically impressive but way-off-theme sunset cake that took second place.


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On the left, a cake based on an Internet Famous medieval drawing of a knight battling a giant snail. On the right, the cake that won, a three-dimensional dragon battling something or other.


Trivia: Germany's Second Naval Law, passed in 1900, provided for building thirty battleships, eight heavy cruisers, and 24 light cruisers. Furthermore, eight heavy cruisers and 24 light cruisers were to be obtained for overseas service. Source: The Vulnerability of Empire, Charles A Kupchan.

Currently Reading: Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography, Arthur C Clarke.

PS: Theorem Thursday: The Five-Color Map Theorem, a monster of a post proving something you didn't ever actually doubt.

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