I don’t recall having promoted this before, but the pony reference would make me do it again anyways.
Romantically Apocalyptic is a web comic that follows the adventures of Zee Captain (shown above), and his companions, in a horrid waste land. It’s witty, and silly, and over all quite romantic about the presentation, story, characters and art. I highly recommend it to those with a sense of humor. Click through for the latest installment, or click HEREfor the beginning.
The Administration of my university is adding more online classes each year. Next year, Anthropology will be offered online. They are going to teach Anthropology, without coming in contact with another human.
So I found this the other day while I was dinkin’ around. It reminds me of my days as a coach and teacher. Every now and again, I’d get a kid (usually from a daycare) that would tell me, “I’m a great swimmer!”
They would assure me with the up most confidence. I would say, “Show me whacha got!” I’d keep my arms at the ready in case they weren’t as good as they thought, but usually these kids weren’t just worse than they thought, they were the worst. That’s not a bad thing either: That’s why I was there, to teach. BUT that’s irrelevant when the kid let’s go of the edge, and instead of pushing off they just sink like a damn rock, then 2 inches below the surface, and 1 foot away from the bottom they realize that they knew nothing, and would panic. I loved teaching.
Nothing like a drowning kid to wake you up in the morning. Good times… good times.
You know, isn’t it crazy to think that we’re just sitting on a ball? That ball has a smaller ball that roles around it, and both those balls roll around a huge ball with a couple other bigger and smaller balls, and all the balls mentioned so far are just a spec in side of a gigantic arm of a cloud of balls that rotate around a gargantuan^100 core (that looks like a ball), and there are a near infinite number of those clouds flying around in side an infinitely changing ball.
Forget “Dust in the Wind” someone write a song called “Dust in a Ball Pit”
Yes, my entire understanding of astronomy is focused on the unit of ball.