As I promised my other blog, the serious one, talked more about comic strips with mathematical themes yesterday. At least it did if the automated posting worked right. I set that one and this to appear without my specific intervention because I think I’m going to be busy? I might be busy anyway.
I’d post an update with a later report of just how busy I was and when except I can’t figure that’s in fact interesting either. My point is, if I did have something posted there yesterday, it might be something interesting to you today.
And if it’s not then I’ll just go back to grabbing frames from Star Trek: The Next Generation, such as for instance this:
“Counselor? Do you know when you might be able to resume my exploration of the idiom `would lose my head if it were not attached’ anytime soon? And in … I am not certain which corridor?”
Have something better? I’m not surprised. Give it a try.
Another Blog, Meanwhile Index
Traders lifted the Another Blog, Meanwhile by two points today after stretching carefully and bending at the knees before they realized the index was a lot hotter than they realized and nobody had brought any oven mitts.
I really wanted to use this space to give a couple numbers about my readership for December 2013, but what with my living-ship for December 2013 I don’t have the chance to write that up so it’s actually correct, so, let me offer you this as a little placeholder while I try to catch up:
More than two-thirds of all numbers between 0 and 1 are greater than one-quarter.
According to the World Almanac and Book of Facts, in 1945 the United States produced what sure seems like a lot of both iron and steel.
No number, written in base ten, which ends in seven has ever been successfully sued for plagiarism in a United States civil court.
I read something like 25 comics through gocomics.com that can’t possibly exist because I have never encountered anyone else who has ever read them even when I’ve pointed out the links to them.
I’m sorry these aren’t very good numbers. It’s the best I can do right now.
These days pretty much everybody has raw data, as part of their work or their recreation or that horrible new blend, the recre-career in which you do what you want to do for a living, only without earning any money, in the hopes of building enough of a buzz to make a killing on the world molybdenum markets. The trouble is what to do with it. Here’s a recipe from my grandmother that pretty near always worked:
3-5 cups raw data
2 cups flour
1/4 cup milk (skim OK)
2 tbsp murfrews [ we can’t read her handwriting ]
1 tbsp anise
2 tsp tbsps [ we think she was joking here ]
1 tsp shelled morplex [ obviously a copyright trap ]
In salted pan, stir data, milk, anise together. Sift with flour into unsalted pan; dice with morplex until finger poked in belly produces giggles. Add murfrews, mix in morplex again if you forgot any. Bake at 350 or what have you until golden-brown; sprinkle chives on the cat [ She didn’t have a cat; maybe she copied the recipe from somewhere ]. Place on unpanned salt, cover with salted unpan. Correlates 4-6.