March 22nd, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 20 March 2009

John Lennon and Yoko Ono married (1969)


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends police administer three "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests" to assess whether individuals are under the influence of drugs or drink. Failure of all three tests has been shown to correlate highly with a blood alcohol concentration over the limit: 0.08g/1,000 millilitres.

HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS--Nystagmus is an involuntary jerking o fthe eyes that is exaggerated by alcohol. The suspect is asked to track a slowly moving object (such as a pen or flashlight) with each eye; police watch the angle at which ther jerking begins, the type of jerking when the eye is as far to one side as possible, and whether the eye is able to smoothly trace the object. Displaying four signs of impairment between the two eyes is highly correlated with a BAC >0.08.

Style is the man himself.
Comte de Buffon (1707-88)
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Schott's Miscellany 21 March 2009

Alcatraz prison, in San Francisco Bay, was closed (1963)


The greatest sidekicks, according to Entertainment Weekly:

Ed McMahon
George Costanza
Ethel Mertz
Dr. Watson
Samwise Gamgee
Ed Norton
Dwight Schrute

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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my Sunday feeling

Saturday started out okay -- there was shilling at the Hot Chicks with Books table, there was socializing, there was reading, there were panels and autographings, and all that good stuff.

Then we came home.

First there was the fire in the building two doors down at 1am. We're fine, everyone's fine, though we had the people in the building next door sitting in our lobby for some time while the firefighters did their thing. (According to The Cuz, one of the firefighters was named "DeCandido," too....)

Then at around 4.30am, I was awakened by terri_osborne being sick. She threw up a couple of times, and I held her hand while she recovered and eventually went back to sleep. She is not coming to Lunacon today for fairly obvious reasons.

I still feel like shit -- and my own sleep was scattershot last night thanks to fires and barfing sweeties -- but I will be heading back today to do my three panels. Wheee!!!!!
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    "Racing in the Street" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band