November 20th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 19 November 2009

In Geneva, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time (1985)


According to the U.S. Code, the Pledge of Allegiance should be made facing the flag, standing at attention, with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder. Those in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and salute. The Pledge of Allegiance is:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.

Louis Pasteur (1822-95)
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    "Mourning Edition" by the Austin Lounge Lizards

having phun at Philcon

About to head off to the Eye of Argon reading. Have seen lots of nifty people too numerous to name here. There was (I am told) a pharmaceutical conference of some sort going on here until this morning, and they left the place a huge mess, so everything started late. The ballrooms and hallways were still covered in detritus. Certainly kept things interesting....

My reading had six people attending -- especially nice given that it was on the sixth floor in a room that wasn't even open when the reading started (I commenced the reading sitting in front of the door with folks in a circle around me) -- and I read "Letter from Guadalajara" (the More Tales of Zorro story) and bits from "The Unhappy Ones" (the Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins story).

If you follow me on Facebook, you will see periodic updates of funny things I've heard and/or said at the convention. *grin*
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    "It's Money that Matters" by Randy Newman