A visit to Starbucks yesterday demonstrated that we are in a renaissance of band/musician styled haircuts. I want to make a list of haircuts that should not be copied by the uninitiated.
1) The Macklemore (Brad Pitt already copied this)
2) The Bastille (aka, the erect Macklemore)
3) The Imagine Dragons (aka, the methed-out tweaker)
It bothers me when people say stupid things on the radio, like DJs not understanding that Chvrches spells it that way (rather than Churches) for pretty much a purely SEO reason.
...never mind the fact that bands are choosing their names for good Google ranks...
However, sometimes the stupid can be funny, like a comparison that's being made right now in mattress ads, "Do you know how hard it is to carry a mattress down the stairs? It's like having a pet dolphin that you have to carry out for walks."
I like that image.
You pay taxes, that money goes into a pot, and then gets redistributed in a way so as to take advantage of economies of scale. Rush Limbaugh is apparently upset about this (making up the total lie that his tax dollars are being spent to pay for Sandra Fluke's wanton orgies)...
... and so is Jon Stewart. "Reimburse me for the Iraq war and oil subsidies, and diaphragms are on me."
My students aren't so hip to using Greek letters in equations and I heard a marvelous quote yesterday.
"Theta? Whatever, I'm not up on frat notation."
No, not children. People who do stupid things on the internet, like putting their cell phone number up so their creative cousin can have a bit of fun with them.
I have a friend from STScI who defended yesterday and this website was referenced. It's a good primer for anyone about to defend!
The "Snake Fight" portion of your defense.
The question of "What does it mean if I get a small strong snake?" is particularly important.