Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dogs Teaching Physics During the Annual Report


How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel. With great humor and clarity, Chad Orzel explains to Emmy [his dog], and to human readers, just what quantum mechanics is and how it works - and why, although you can't use it to catch squirrels or eat steak, it's still bizarre, amazing, and important to every dog and human.

Read this book, teach your dog the principles, get the dog hired as a physics teacher. Wouldn't it be nice to have a dog do something worthwhile?

Fun and Adventure During Annual Report Time

Eat your heart out. This kind of fun is mine, mine, mine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It Smells Like Manure Outside. I'm not sure if it is pig or chicken.


Black Hills by Dan Simmons. Another historical novel by Simmons. A young Sioux boy touches Custer right at the time of his death and Custer's ghost follows the boy for sixty years until 1936 when the Sioux man is working on the Mount Rushmore monument.

Simmons' book The Terror was really outstanding. Another of his books, Darwin's Blade, was a piece of crap. That is proof that no one is perfect. Even Crider, who is the one who recommended Darwin's Blade.

Heat Wave by Richard Castle. Novel from the television show. There is speculation on who ghosted the novel. Stephen J. Cannell gives a blurb on the back and is a common guess as the real writer.

Wild Zone by Joy Fielding. Some sort of book.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Did anyone read that last post?

Anyone? Did you see the vague and unrelated reference to Apocalypse Now?


Law Abiding Citizen with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. Revenge movie.


Split Image by Robert B. Parker. A Jesse Stone novel. Revenge status unknown.

Money to Burn by James Grippando. Presumed dead wife seems to be alive and ruining life and career of finance guy. Revenge likely.

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Fiction Continued

Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer. The flyleaf has a long convoluted description of the plot but I'm pretty sure revenge is involved.

Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb. Cover illustration has a two shot derringer and a sword with a circuit board in the background. I bet a computer specialist takes revenge on the evil religious order that killed his wife and destroyed his business.

Big Girl by Danielle Steel. Revenge status unknown but likely.

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. This is one of those mystery with recipes so I'll bet the murder is revenge related.

Matthew's Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. You could say that Roman actions were revenge against rebellion and dissension.

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. Some vampire/werewolf/zombie/witches novel with a belly button bared broad on the cover seeking revenge against the forces of evil. Is this like those Hamilton books with all the hard-core sex scenes packed into the plot?

A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow. One of Stabenow's Alaska novels. A grizzly bear seeks revenge against the vicious salmon invading his territory.


Nothing to Envy: ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. What a crap hole. When things change there you I bet there will be revenge killings.