This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation.
When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Who wants to live forever?" asks Freddie Mercury.

This magazine was in the free stuff rack at the Laney library. Obviously, it's free because it's old, late 2005, but it still presented information that was new to me.

The quote has an obvious meaning to people as nerdy as I am, but the other 99.87% of the population might not understand the significance. (Yeah, I'm a three sigma nerd.)

Martha Stewart is the last Highlander. I mean, you can't even cut off her head with a sword anymore.

As a plot twist, I have to say... I did not see that coming.


¡Karlacita! said...

Yeesh - I hope she uses her power for good instead of evil!

Matty Boy said...

Mom loved Martha Stewart. I'm not as convinced she is a force for good in the world.

¡Karlacita! said...

Oh, if you wanted to see your mama get miffed, all you had to do was say something untoward about Martha.

Heehee - I used to do it just to mess with her.

namastenancy said...

There can only be ONE - Martha! If it came to a contest between Duncan McCloud (the Highlander in the TV series) and Martha, I'd lay my bets on Martha.

Margaret Benbow said...

Truly an Iron Lady. Surely nature intended her formidable will power and strength in combat to be used for something better than putting edible flowers on hors d'oeuvres...

Berkeley Student said...

My friend sent an email to me that you wrote about the math department at Laney College - “There are some in the Laney math department who are resistant to using technology of any kind in the teaching of statistics, even calculators. While I don't get paid to do so, I consider part of my job now to change their minds, even those with tenure. Actually, especially those with tenure.”

I was a student at Laney College and I took statistics from a tenured teacher that used the department’s textbook. Statistics was so interesting and Laney’s tenured teachers were really good, so when I transferred to UC Berkeley I decided on the statistics major. I have friends that took statistics from the other tenured statistics teachers at Laney. They are all good teachers and they all are interested to use technology. They do a really good job of teaching concepts in statistics too. What you said isn’t true and I don’t think it’s fair that you put them down. I liked Laney’s math department a lot and I learned a lot from the tenured teachers there.

Matty Boy said...

Hi, Berkeley Student. I've heard a story very similar to yours, but not from a student.

It would have made more sense to leave this comment on the post that was about Laney, statistics and technology. Blogger has a very simple interface to find it.

I would expect a little more internet savvy from someone going to Cal with a major in the hard sciences.