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Time Travel Pranks: Déjà Vu

Déjà vu  Walk into a bar. Make direct eye contact with the bartender, but say nothing. Leave the bar so that the bartender cannot see your exit, either through a back door or bathroom window. Make note of the exact … Continue reading

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Alexander The Great Struggles With The Gordian Knot

Think you’ve got problems? Remember this tale from Classics 101? Check out this post from Alex Berg (c. 2006): C’mon, Alexander… You’ve done tougher stuff than this. Remember when dad died, and all those city-states rebelled? You settled that matter, and, … Continue reading

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Telling Friend About New Boyfriend Who Works on Manhattan Project Without Spilling Classified Info

Well, I met MP while I was on a camping trip in New Mexico. I just love the southwest so much, and I needed some “me time” to recover from the whole Jon affair- criminy, he’s an unreasonable man. Thank … Continue reading

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The Horsehead Nebula’s Plea

Thanks Alex Berg , c. 2006, for this fine post. Hey… IAU? International Astronomer’s Union? Can you hear me? It’s me… The Horsehead Nebula… Look I just wanted to ask… Well… Could you please give me a new nickname…. Anything … Continue reading

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Preamble to An Eruption by Alex Berg

Declaration Of Eruption Despite my prior record of volcanic dormancy, the subduction of the convergent plate boundary upon which I am stationed has resulted in an abnormal lithospheric pressure differential which shall be remedied during the week of January 8th, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Agenda of A Raincloud by a Very Young Alex Berg

Oh boy- looks like a nice day out, huh? Partly sunny, not too hot. About 75 degrees. Breezy. Seems like this Memorial Day parade’s gonna go off without a hitch, doesn’t it? I can hear the Fairfield High School marching … Continue reading

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Prometheus Voices A Concern by Alex Berg

Zeus? Can we talk for a second about this punishment you’ve meted out for me? And, before I begin, I am sorry about the whole giving fire to mankind thing. I didn’t think you’d take it like you did, and I … Continue reading

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A Children’s Primer For Amoebas by Alex Berg

This blog post was resurrected from the deep well of Alex Berg’s old blog, Microanalysis. Thanks, Alex! You’re a life saver! A Children’s Primer for Amoebas See Moe. See Moe’s amorphous body form pseudopodia. Locomote using pseudopodia, Moe, locomote using … Continue reading

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The Wright Brothers Politely Defer to One Another by Alex Berg

The Wright Brothers, like Alex Berg, had their ideas and inventions nurtured by their time spent in the glorious state of Ohio(see below for ongoing debate about the birthplace of aviation). Orville: Really, Wilbur, stop this silly bickering and get … Continue reading

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Thinking About Moving in to a Sorority House? 4 Reasons Why You Should!

Regina Gasser (my niece!) sums up why she found living in a sorority house pretty darn nice. Sororities aren’t for everyone. They can be loud, will demand lots of your time & attention, and can sometimes get messy (much like kids). Part … Continue reading

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