I'm happy with the last week in my humor blog. Are you? Here's your chance to find out, by reading one or more of:
- From The August 2017 Scraps File, last week's big piece, including a bit that should've gone into my why-I-don't-have-a-podcast essay the week before.
- Statistics Friday: How August 2017 Liked Me, the readership report.
- Statistics Saturday: The Six Differences so you don't need to do one again, which is a good thing I guess?
- What’s Going On In Mary Worth? June – September 2017 and sad to say it includes the end of the CRUISE SHIPS storyline; we may not live to see its like again.
- What We Can Learn From The Squamous Among Us, some amusing taxonomy observations.
- I Suppose You Could Call Them, But How? about some minor trouble in Lansing.
- Also In Local Baffling Fish-Related Eating News and my question about whether ``Guy Fieri'' is a thing that actually exists in the real world.
- How To Connect To The Hotel Wi-Fi, this week's major piece and sure to be search-engine bait for the future.
Now let's continue with photographs of bunny_hugger's reunion weekend last year.
In search of origins: Carpenter Hall, where the English department that bunny_hugger started at was, and where the Philosophy department that she ended at was. (None of the professors she'd worked with were in, although the English professor who'd been her first mentor was having her retirement party and, stunningly, remembered her.)
More origins: the philosophy department at Earlham, shaded and mostly quiet for the weekend.
The mastodon skeleton that's one of the prides of the campus's museum.
The giant beaver skeleton that's one of the centerpieces of the campus's museum, and the focus of legends about the fire at the library that forced a professor to run, in his nightshirt, into the flames and carry out the skeleton.
Also at the museum: the skeleton of a giant sloth. Which is more giant than you realize. This isn't a trick camera angle; I was holding it at my normal eye level and it was still a good five feet up.
Less stunning: a taxidermied raccoon on display at the museum. Which may not be anything that special, but isn't that a cute face?
Trivia: In November 1903 the Wright Brothers discovered their Flyer was 75 pounds heavier than they had expected. They also discovered their propellers produced about fifty percent more thrust than they had expected, a pair of errors that cancelled one another out. Source: Taking Flight: Inventing The Aerial Age From Antiquity Through The First World War, Richard P Hallion.
Currently Reading: Acceptance, Jeff Vandermeer.