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Aquadoc
I am a universty professor who's been 'doing water' for almost 40 years. In my spare time I am President-for-Life and Supreme High Armed Forces Commander of the Republic of Campanastan.
Interests: travel, f. scott fitzgerald, seinfeld, reading, writing, baseball, bicycling, collecting quotes, convertibles, water issues, music (good ol' rock 'n roll, with a tendency towards doo-wop, classical), developing countries, robert kaplan, thomas wolfe, "feelin' alright" by joe cocker, "sky pilot", trying to make the world a better place.
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Need I say more? From PHD Comics. “The aim of a PhD is to ensure that no one, including your advisor, understands what you're doing after the first couple of years.” ― China Miéville Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
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From Jeffrey Levin. Here's a worthwhile piece on the subject of religious violence from Baby Dokes. "So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, 'He that is without sin among you, let him first... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
Pretty remarkable, and it's based upon an actual event. What the ad forgot to mention was that World War I was such a huge waste (more so than most wars) and could have been avoided (like most wars, I suppose).... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Campanastan
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Elaine Hanford sent these my way. “You know, a cell phone's like a guy; if you don't plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.” ― Catherine Coulter Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Maps of the World. Go figure... My father (Class of 1936) must be rolling in his grave. "A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature. Plus, it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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The differences between Pope Benedict's (2005) and Pope Francis' (2013) first public appearances. Thanks to Jerad Bales. "Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful." - Pope Francis Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Campanastan
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Can you say 'narcissistic'? From the mind of banksy. "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'." -- Dave Barry Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the mind of Randall Munroe (XKCD). Click on the graphic to enlarge. “You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s blow this thing and go home!” - Han Solo Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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The title of the post is what I thought of when I saw this picture, Tweeted by someone named Holly R. Fisher. I think she is the one on the left. "The rest of my life I will have to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Campanastan
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From The Independent. Cute. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, anyone? "The reason why the sun never sets on The British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Campanastan
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Yes, it is National Cat Day - just like every day! This is Galahad (aka G-had) seeking food. Okay, thanks for nothing! "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." -- Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Campanastan
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It's Russian here in Oregon. Never would have guessed that. I am also surprised at French in some places: the Carolinas, West Virginia. I know that Germans comprise the largest group of European immigrants to the USA but the frequency... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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I stumbled upon (euphemism for 'displacement behavior') something I wrote in my last Vienna Report in May 2003. I was in Vienna for a committee meeting at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the United Nations complex.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Campanastan
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Hard to believe she really said this. Even harder to recall that a lot of people wanted her to be POTUS. "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Campanastan
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Fortunately, the Secret Service has finally gone to the dogs! "Whenever you're faced with an explanation of what's going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence." - Charles Krauthammer Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Campanastan
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Ah, the Funny Times and kitties! “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Campanastan
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You go, Keith! Maybe he'll outlive me. "I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to his funeral." - Keith Richards Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Campanastan
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I like Adam Baldwin as an actor. No, not that Adam Baldwin of the Brothers Baldwin - this Adam Baldwin. I enjoyed him in Firefly and its film continuation, Serenity. He played a tough guy living on the fringes of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Campanastan
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Lurie Austin from Host Advice sent this my way. Here is the original infographic and story. Enjoy! "The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom." - Jon Stewart Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Jack Ohman. Excellent! Don't forget the flu - 54,000 deaths per year from influenza and pneumonia. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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The following exchange made my day at 8 AM today. A recorded message on my home landline with a female robo-voice told me to call the IRS immediately to avoid punitive actions. The return number had a DC area code... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the mind and hands of banksy... "War is god busness - invest your son." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Mary Frances sent me this picture. Galahad is looking at me right now with a similar mien. "A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization." - Anonymous Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Campanastan
I recall when news of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa first hit the media outlets here. We in the USA were treated to a number of USA officials essentially saying, 'Don't worry folks. The health-care system in the USA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Campanastan
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The truth will out! Click on the graphic to enlarge it. From PhD Comics via AcademicsSay. "Academic arguments are the bitterest because the stakes are the lowest." - Unknown, sometimes attributed to Henry Kissinger Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Campanastan