Saturday, July 30, 2011

Parental Guidance suggested?

It has come to my attention that I should probably come with an "R" rating. It isn't Science...but it is probably true. That way, people would be prepared for the fact that adult situations and brief nudity might occur at any moment.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Science in medicine

If a wound oozes or has drainage, that is fine--as long as it is clear. When it is clear, it is just interstitial fluid. It is just flushing the would and part of the healing process. That is NOT puss. Puss is the opaque fluid that is exuded from an infected wound. It is the same interstitial fluid, but adulterated with dead white blood cells. The white blood cells try to fight the infection, and when they die they are secreted in the form of puss, and they are what makes the fluid opaque. If the puss is trapped and not allowed to drain (such as in an abscess), the white blood cells rot and make the puss stinky.


Science is mine, bish!

Jsun: [some made up malarkey]

Me: Watch it, buster! That sounds an awful lot like a "Fact You Just Made Up."

Jsun: You don't have proprietary rights on making shit up.

Me: I invented making shit up!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Worth quoting

Not science, or even Science, but still worthwhile.

The Feline- Walking distance: Does that mean it is close enough to walk to? Or that it is close enough that if we drive there, it will be really short?"

Jsun- It means it is close enough that if we have a stiff drink, drive there, have another stiff drink, and can't is close enough, we can just stumble back."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I don't care if it is too damn big. I want to be able to read it.

Ahhh...when did you first learn about the magic of Science?

P.S. Incidentally, I love using "potato, potato" in written form. It is always a tough call as to whether or not to spell it phonetically (as above) or just leave it (as I did). I think the latter is funnier. I am pretty sure I am the only one amused by that but, really, who am I here to entertain if not myself?
It is not science, but I said it anyway. Suck it. =)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dogs can't see 2-dimensional pictures

I read this somewhere. Or saw it. Or heard it. Or something. I have a hard time believing it, though.

Right now, we are waiting at the vet, and my dog Sesi (aka, Sesame Street Rumble) is staring at a poster of a dog. This poster is not in his natural line of sight. It is up and off to the side, and it looks like he is staring intently at it.

Of course, I have seen him sit down two feet from a blank white wall and stare at that, too. So it might not mean anything.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Language as Science

Guest contribution, from the ever so necessary (and hopefully imminent) blog by the Jsun: "Euphemisms That Don't Mean Anything."
Tenderizing the rhino.

Examples of use:
(Suggestively)  Me: You're certainly tenderizing my rhino.
(As a threat) Jsun: I'll tenderize your rhino, buster.
(As a chore) Chaseycakes: I need to spray paint my book case and then tenderize the rhino.

Use it in good health.

Doggies have Science

My dog (Muppet) likes to lick wounds on other people. He does this because he has healing doggie magic. By gently abrading and clearing debris from the cut or puncture, he prevents it from prematurely scabbing, thereby preventing possible abscess or serious infection. Doggies have healing Science.

And they make house calls.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I like fireworks. Not the little kind. The big fuckers. The ones you need a license AND a permit to ignite.

Know why?

Because, in the world of Science, that is the closest I will ever come to seeing the trajectory of a sound wave.