Archive for October 29th, 2008

1) There are a remarkable number of cars that careen in to people’s houses around here. Often these accidents are occurring in 20-25 mph zones. As Leia would say, “Whyyyyy?”

2) The Phillies won the World Series! Pigs are now cleared for take-off on runway #5. No, seriously, I think this calls for a celebratory dinner, perhaps in Philly sometime, preferably with plenty of Philly friends. Phreinds? You get the idea…..

The Language Log has a great entry, entitled, Phinally!


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I’m still laughing: who would have thought to thresh Lionel Ritchie’s “Three Times a Lady” through Flesch-Kincaid and the SMOG index?

This paper would!

And who would have thought that Ritchie’s song would score “better” than ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”?

The only bad thing is that I shouldn’t be drinking alcohol before teaching an evening class. Drat.

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