I have my computer back! So I can get more or less back to normal. For example, some pictures from France:
bunny_hugger presenting her talk at Animal Liberation 40 Years On, while Peter Singer (front, left) actually takes notes on his laptop. Also, the projector searches desperately for a signal, any signal, that it may show.
From the vicinity of Sainte-Anne, in Rennes: ``Ethnic Food'', which is hamburgers and kebab. Among the delights, in the lower right corner: ``Ethnic Frites'', which we would have just thought of as French Fries, because of course.
And I can badger you all into reading my humor blog, too. If you haven't been around there the past week you've missed:
- Things To Stay Home From This Weekend, this week's big piece. Events for the holiday weekend.
- Sailing Cowboy Mathematics comics, as Popeye has finally got into Thimble Theatre.
- Adventures In Modern Folk Art, about something odd I found on Gocomics.com, and what's growing around it.
- Adventures In Modern Consuming, about emptying out the coupon box.
- Mathematics Comics and What Poets Know of the Moon, pointing to my mathematics blog, and to a comic strip I think people should be reading.
- Statistics Saturday: Count Of Words And Non-Words Appearing In Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Titles --- ``starship'' ranks surprisingly low
- Grampy for Mayor! A bunch of funny invention gags strung together.
- Senior Physicist Sought! in the local alt-weekly, last week.
Trivia: A daily train between Hoboken and Morristown, New Jersey, in the 1880s was known as the Morristown Bankers' Express. It left Morristown at 4:15 pm, associating it with bankers' hours. Source: Railroads of New Jersey: Fragments of the Past in the Garden State Landscape, Lorett Treese.
Currently Reading: Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2015. Editor Sheila Williams. Cover story, The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, Or Why I Murdered Robert Benchley, by David Gerrold. Apparently they wanted to make sure I'd notice this issue.