Just Stuff

These are miscellaneous materials that I either treasure, or just didn’t want to lose completely.

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When I was a kid, my mom removed a portrait of a Japanese macaque from a volume of collected Life magazine photos, framing it for our bathroom. (She said it was like my dad.) The original appeared on the cover (January 30, 1970; Co Rentmeester) to herald an article entitled, “Snowbound Monkeys in a Hot Bath.”

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The following phrase popped into my head the other day: ‘gently used diapers’.

Which reminds me of some good advice: never open the toilet lid until after you have changed the paper roll.

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Home sick today, and learned that the smallest weight ratio of brain to body across vertebrates is found in the bony-eared assfish.

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Yesterday, while in the supermarket, I was regaled with a rendition of Bob Dylan’s 1973 soft rock classic, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” So my brain decided to repeatedly sing the chorus this morning as I sat on the can.. which it will now likely continue do for the rest of my days.

And I tell you this story because misery loves company.

There is an irony in that my paternal grandfather died of a stroke suffered while straining… as a result of which (closing in on 60 years later) my younger brother eats so much magnesium that he’s afraid to sneeze, and I engage in the horrific practice of eating bananas while they are still unripe, i.e., before the fiber disappears into sugar.

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Seems like I don’t have much that isn’t already curated elsewhere.

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