Say What? The Addendum

[A follow-up to yesterday's post. SB SM] My Dixie Ear Cups have arrived. The only word to describe my new Hearcups is underwhelming. It quite literally looks like a black plastic Dixie cup was cut in half. There is also a black elastic string to hold the cups in place. On the cups is printed:... Continue Reading →

Say What?

[Like some others in The Jungle I suffer from hearing loss. This is not due to listening to The Who at 120 decibels, but rather being instructed to fire a large caliber machine gun from a 3/4 enclosed metal perch on the fantail of the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63. We were not provided with any... Continue Reading →

Piltdown Man

A group of Victorian Silverbacks gather to examine the remains of a relative. Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio. SB Bill (Hinesburg SBs) is always trying to expand our vocabularies by introducing us to new words. This day he sent us Piltdown. A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg It takes a village to raise a child,... Continue Reading →

Remem-boring Thanksgiving

[These memories date from the 1950s. SB SM] What do you remember of Thanksgivings of yore? I remember it, above all else, as being the most boring day of the year. Here's why: There are no other kids to play with. Everyone else has gone over the river and through the woods to their grandmother's... Continue Reading →

The Missing Link is Getting Less Missing

40,000-year-old sealed cavern in Gibraltar gives new insight into Neanderthal life (photo credit: JON NAZCA/ REUTERS) Vanguard Cave is one of four caves that make up the famous Rock of Gibraltar and a nine-year-excavation project led researchers to a sealed chamber with evidence of long-gone Neanderthal life inside. [Although Homo Sapiens is a relative newcomer... Continue Reading →

Neologism

[I wish I was as clever as the person(s) who thought these up. Remember, in the wise words of Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap), "It's a fine line between clever and stupid." SB SM]

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