- I listen to two podcasts regularly from NPR, Planet Money and All Songs Considered, and somehow confused Stephen Thompson with one of the correspondents on Planet Money.
- Heath Ledger did win for Best Supporting Actor in 2008, the middle of a triplet of villains - 2007 was Javier Berdem as Anton Chigur and 2009 was Christoph Waltz as Col. Landa.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
- Chick Corea (note the spelling) was a member of Miles Davis' band.
- Graham Chapman, the only Graham in the group, is the only deceased member of Monty Python.
- Greek Easter follows the Gregorian calendar, not the Julian calendar. While the last few years this has put Greek Easter off by a week from Western orthodox Easter, this year it is off by five weeks.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
- The commanders of the Babylon Five were Jeffrey Sinclair and John Sheridan. The series creator was Joseph Michael Straczinsky.
- The article I was thinking of was about cyclists, not runners.
- I also confused Clipper City with Rogue. I bet the Clipper City guy would be upset with me about that.
- The book was Cat's Cradle.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
- Turkish delight is commonly served coated in chocolate.
- Somehow, 97% of the worlds vanilla beans (not vanillan) comes from Madagascar.
- Deconvolute is totally the word for that.
- Similarly, I was thinking of hermetic, not hermeneutic (a principle of interpretation, and not even an adjective).
- My keyboard only has 56 keys.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
|A Modified Grasshopper|
While I'm at it, I really should learn more about wine. The only way to do that is to do blind tastings at home. If anyone wants to come over for a wine tasting party, let me know.
Anyway, on my to-drink list right now:
Monday, October 25, 2010
- The first section of the Metro to open was the Red line between North and Rhode Island Ave, not the Yellow Line.
- Although I know it as something that people in AA say, the "definition" of insanity quip was most likely first said by Rita Mae Brown.
- While there are still some German speakers in Romania - I'm guessing mostly in Transylvania - it appears Romanian is the most commonly spoken language in Transylvania by far, with German coming behind Magyar and possibly Vlax Romani in terms of number of speakers.