Monthly Archives: June 2013

Doc rejoins Celtics, sort of

With Rondo on his way to Dallas, Pierce and KG heading to Brooklyn, and Doc moving west, Celtics fans may despair that the once-great team is being shattered.Rest assured. We’ve been to this movie before.In 1978, the original Celtics franchise was sent to Buffalo in a baffling deal that brought the then-Braves to Boston. (There […]

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Ikea numbers

The probability of placing an upside-down board in an Ikea project: 1. The probability of two or more people, each assembling the same Ikea piece of furniture, making the same mistake: 1. The step you will have to redo: 3. The number of times that one’s grandfather, a cabinet maker, rolls in his grave: ∞. The number of […]

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Mr. Hakkarainen goes to Helsinki

In Massachusetts, we’ve just completed a special election, characterized by tepid candidates and low voter turnout. Politics used to be something special around here, but we’ve become as dull as Wonder Bread.Meanwhile, across the pond and to the north, Tuevo Hakkarainen has released a karaoke recording that will be featured at the Gold Cucumber competition […]

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Father’s Day 2013

I’m a very fortunate guy. Not only did I  receive some clever and thoughtful gifts, but, most importantly, we got to spend time together as family. We ate well, laughed loudly, and heard good stories of hope and adventure.

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If you get there last, leave a message

There’s a scene in Three Little Pigskins where Moe and Larry are arranging to meet at a predetermined location:Moe: If you get there first, put a chalk mark.Larry: Okay. What if you get there first?Moe: Then I’ll rub it out.1Anyway, The Reg reports that scientists have done this, only better, sending a message from one photon to another […]

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