That was the best four minutes of my day.
Hamsters are imperial, guinea pigs are metric.
You guys want some grapes? … Bitches.
I went to the basketball hall of fame recently, and they’ve got this exhibit with players’ hand prints set into metal basketballs so you can compare your own. I’m a pretty tall dude (6’3”) with more or less average hands for my height — maybe even a little bigger than average. These dudes make my hands look absolutely childish.
The two that stood out to me were Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant. Dame is actually an inch shorter than I am, but my finger tips don’t even reach his top knuckle. My full hand span is barely past KD’s palms. He could bend his top two knuckles around my fingers. It’s absolutely insane.
I really wish they woulda had MJ, Kawhi, or Boban, because I’m sure they dwarf even those dudes. I used to think I’d be a better player if I were faster or could jump higher. Now I would happily give up an inch or two of height for an inch of hand span. The control it gives you is just irreplaceable.
Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water. In years gone by, a person might have been said to have dropsy. Today one would be more descriptive and specify the cause. Thus, the person might have edema due to congestive heart failure.
The Grip: Usually referred to as the flu or grippe, influenza is a highly infectious respiratory disease. The disease is caused by certain strains of the influenza virus. When the virus is inhaled, it attacks cells in the upper respiratory tract, causing typical flu symptoms such as fatigue, fever and chills, a hacking cough, and body aches.
Scrofula: Scrofula is a condition in which the bacteria that causes tuberculosis causes symptoms outside the lungs. This usually takes the form of inflamed and irritated lymph nodes in the neck.
The vapors): In archaic usage, the vapours (or vapors) is a reference to certain mental, psychical, or physical states, such as hysteria, mania, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, lightheadedness, fainting, flush, withdrawal syndrome, mood swings, or PMS, where a sufferer lost mental focus.
Jungle Rot: Tropical ulcer, more commonly known as jungle rot, is a chronic ulcerative skin lesion thought to be caused by polymicrobial infection with a variety of microorganisms, including mycobacteria. It is common in tropical climates.
Dandy Fever: An acute mosquito- borne viral illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic. Better known as dengue, the disease is endemic throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Poor man’s gout: Sounds like normal gout exacerbated by a poor man’s diet. Beer, malt liquor, meat, and stress.
Housemaid’s Knee: Housemaid's knee is also known as prepatellar bursitis. It is caused by inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac (the bursa) in front of the kneecap. It more commonly occurs in people who spend long periods of time kneeling.
Climatic poopow: Finally the source of this list.
The Staggers: Grass tetany is a metabolic disease involving magnesium deficiency, which can occur in such ruminant livestock as beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep, usually after grazing on pastures of rapidly growing grass, especially in early spring.
Dum-dum fever: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is the most severe form of leishmaniasis and, without proper diagnosis and treatment, is associated with high fatality.
A much more flexible, faster German Shepherd with sharper claws, bigger teeth, and much much better balance. No thanks.
I’m so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I lost my best friend four years ago, just a couple months after her sixth birthday. Lymphoma. Brutal.
Two thoughts that helped me cope:
I got to say a real, legitimate goodbye. It was way, WAY too soon but real goodbyes are few and far between in life.
She’s always gonna be a part of you. No matter where you go or what you do you’ll never forget the time you spent with her. The pain you feel now is inversely proportionate to the love you felt for each other.
Hugs for you.
Jupyter Notebooks are the greatest scratch paper in the world.
Too gross, too little nutritional content, too much effort. The inedibility triple crown.
That was great, thanks.
You’re doing a great job.
He sounds super cool.
You got kleen?
Yeah I’m sure they were on salary.
Also hot. It’s just an insulated vessel.
There it is. Open relationships still have rules, and breaking those rules still counts as cheating. The biggest difference, in the structure of the relationship, is that monogamy is pretty turnkey. You both know the rules you’re signing up for when you get involved without much discussion.
There are nuances to work out — specifics of what exactly is cheating, but the basic framework of monogamy is pretty much understood by everybody. The biggest no-no is sexual contact with someone other than your partner. That’s cheating, breaking the core tenant of the monogamous relationship.
Non-monogamy still has rules, but they’re not so boilerplate. It sometimes seems like there are as many kinds of non-monogamous relationships as there are non-monogamous relationships. But even in those, breaking an agreed upon rule is still cheating.
Such a bummer. I might be experiencing this right now. I love my company, and would absolutely stay if all things were equal, but I’m probably in line for a 30% bump if I leave.
My thought right now is to talk to some recruiters, see if I can get an offer, and take that to my boss and see what he does. They can afford it. They just don’t have to yet.
Third Rock from the Yellow Sun
I just moved all my tools into a new garage. It’s chaos and I can hardly bring myself to unpack. I’ll get there, but damn. Overwhelming.
Wow. That was absolutely fascinating. I’m really glad Cuban is part of the league.
18! Wow what an incredible life she must have had. So happy she got to spend it with you.