It saves a lot of money to just have them pulled.

The maltster’s lack of teeth appeared not to sensibly diminish his powers as a mill. He had been without them for so many years that toothlessness was felt less to be a defect than hard gums an acquisition.

Published in: on February 28, 2010 at 4:32 am  Leave a Comment  

Effective immediately

This means you! No exceptions!

Published in: on February 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Paging Mr. Affleck and Mr. Damon

Évariste Galois

The untutored thug mathematician in the movie Good Will Hunting was supposedly based on the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who did his first work as a self-taught unknown in faraway Tamil Nadu, but for the thug part Évariste Galois would have been a far better choice:

On the following Bastille Day, Galois was at the head of a protest, wearing the uniform of the disbanded artillery, and came heavily armed with several pistols, a rifle, and a dagger. For this, he was again arrested, this time sentenced to six months in prison for illegally wearing a uniform. He was released on April 29, 1832. During his imprisonment, he continued developing his mathematical ideas.

Published in: on February 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm  Comments (1)  

Right there in front of me

Out doing business today I drove past an abstract company. There it was, right there in front of me plain as day: Douglas County Abstract Company, 117 7th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308-1807.

I tried to think of a punch line, but nothing. If there had been a ready-mix company right next door, that would have been something, I suppose….. nah,  lame. In any case, the cement company is several blocks away.

Published in: on February 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm  Comments (1)