Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Miscellany: Some Odds, Ends and Personals

From Byter Martin in response to my stated item that deep sea clams live to 100 years:

Crappy clam claim caught by concerned client clearly confirms cludgey copy.


Isn’t it time that you consulted google when you make outrageous claims on clams (a clam claim)

Google is your friend

250 Million years

no they are not 250 million years old

This old chestnut has been done to death, and may continue to bore your Bytes community as it has done to the scientific community.

Some simple reading…


Thomas took me to task for not mentioning one of the most famous (infamous?) instances of “Go fuck yourself” – Vice President Dick Cheney’s 2005 response to Senator. Patrick J. Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, who had taken Cheney to task about alleged links to Halliburton Co and war profiteering. “Go Fuck Yourself” was the VP’s answer, one which was then often yelled back at Cheney, although respectfully as “Go Fuck Yourself, Mr Cheney”, by members of the public. See an instance by clicking on:

Some have suggested that Cheney will have it carved on his headstone.

Some Monday quotes:

"Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments."
- Rose Kennedy

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
- Martin Luther King Jnr

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.”
- Jerry Rice

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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