Cape Cod Pants

While at Chris and Lindsay's wedding, I decided that the one thing my wardrobe "needs" is a pair of Cape-Cod-red pants.

Now, however, I realize that I need a little bit more. The person who taught me this? Ralph Lauren.

Go to the web page for Lauren's "Big Pony Frangrances" and watch the One Republic soundtracked advertisement. About 30 seconds in there are two dudes who look like they should be Kennedys. Striped oxford shirts, tweed blazers, colorful striped ties. I almost have the haircut of the guy on the left too, I think I could pull it off.

Well, until you get to the end of the ad and see that they're wearing their red and yellow pants at the same time. I'm not sure I have the balls to do that.



I don't know if you all heard about the big NASA press conference yesterday. It was hyped as being a major advancement in astrobiology. Turns out that a study of extremeophile bacteria found one that can use arsenic instead of phosphorus in key biological molecules. Admittedly, that's not so surprising to me since arsenic and phosphorus are chemically very similar... Now, if they'd found something that could replace carbon in its cells, that I'd be impressed with.

There were some very bad attempts at science humor too. "Those aren't potatoes!" Sigh.

Today's XKCD covers it nicely:


What to write on a card?

It's always a hard thing to figure out, what exactly should you write in a card to someone who you're obligated to send a card to but don't really know. For example, what if your sorority is sending card to soldiers?

I came up with the perfect male-centric answer. However, it's offensive enough that I have to bury it on the next page.

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