I read today that an asteroid was recently named after George Takei, an actor who played a character in Star Trek. A few weeks ago, I came across the fact that a spider and an ant were given the "scientific" names of Calponia harrisonfordi and Pheidole harrisonfordi, respectively. I work in a building with a Giant Eagle auditorium, and I went to a university that had a stadium that was renamed after some corporate sponsor after a series of expensive repairs (can't recall either the old or new names). These kind of things both bug me.. ( Collapse )Just think how nice it would be to be at a school with a Tesla building of Physics, a Gödel building of Math, etc etc.. again, the 100 years test - if it's not sure to be more notable than Felix the Cat is today after 100 years, it's not notable.
It's weird reading 2600 again - ( Collapse )
I am amused that Iran's parliament has declared the CIA to be a terrorist organisation in response to the US senate doing the same to their Revolutionary Guard. Unfortunately, their cited examples of the CIA's behaviour are not the juicy episodes that haven't been publically discussed since becoming public record..
Murderous rage at cat-done destruction of my apartment. Whenever I move out, I will need at least a month of not having cats at all to deeply clean and repair things... Fantasizing of an apartment which just stays as it does when I first rent it, plus a tiny amount of stuff, for the whole time I live there, no stains, no horrible cat smells, no hidden presents, no joyous ripping of carpet, no replacing of couches every few years. Too damned tired for this stuff... time to venture out into the world again...