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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.
Recent Activity
Nice photo. I'm not excited about the ice bucket challenge. Can't understand why? Read comments from Michael Hiltzik (especially) and Noah Frank. But one thing is for sure: it's an ingenious gimmick that has paid off (not just financially) handsomely... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Campanastan
From the genius of John Oliver - a solution to all those equal pay hassles! "Just remember - you're 0.83 in a million!" - Your boss, ladies! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
Spanish retailer Zara recently unveiled its new T-shirt. I suspect Zara was referring to fashion colors, but they have been taken aback by the backlash as many are interpreting the T-shirt as racist at worst and insensitive at best. Taken... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Campanastan
And make sure it is very sharp. From the genius of Randall Munroe at xkcd. "I've always felt so grateful that I dropped out of school, that I never had to do a thesis. I wouldn't know how to organize... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
Why there are no trains on the Galapagos Islands. "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere." - Anakin Skywalker Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Campanastan
Oh, yeah. From the good folks at Tactical Response. See the blog post here. Note that McLendon is carrying a piece. I guess that's to keep all those 'crazy bitches' away. Or maybe his host (a tranny?), who's probably packin'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Campanastan
Looks like Ray Rice is about to get a taste of his own medicine. Only kidding, of course - that's not Rice carrying the ball. From The Week. “Violent men, and men in authority over violent men, and the broader... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Campanastan
From The Week. "Boomerang: what the Tomahawk missile is called after the Russian hackers." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Campanastan
Welcome to August! Did you hear about the recent 'Math Lab Bust' in Laurel County, KY? The perps were caught red-handed with the tools of the trade - Klein bottles and Riemannian manifolds! Picture courtesy of WLEX-18 in Lexington, KY.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Campanastan
From our friends at the Creation Research Society. Only kidding about the CRS! Of course, all this happneed just a few thousand years ago. "I'm saying, Come on, the global warming thing? How did the ice melt during the ice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Campanastan
"If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." - attributed to Florynce Kennedy Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Campanastan
What can I say? Read the story. "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things." - George Carlin Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Campanastan
July 14th - Bastille Day, a French national holiday formally known in France as La Fête nationale or more commonly, Le quatorze juillet - was always celebrated in my childhood home. But we were not French, although since my mother... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Campanastan
Love this. "They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie." - Anton Chekhov Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Campanastan
"The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks." -- Wallace Broecker Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Campanastan
From Science Porn. "There are three kinds of people in the world: those who are good at math and those who are not". - James Wilberg, 2006 World Champion Liar Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Campanastan
Thanks to Elaine J. Hanford for sending this my way. 'A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.' - Henry Adams Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Campanastan
Cute. From PhD Comics. "Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." - Dan Quayle Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Campanastan
In between the fireworks, auto and furniture sales, and barbecues, take a few minutes today to read the Declaration of Independence and the remarkable Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which came along 11 years later:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Campanastan
Thought I would celebrate the fifth anniversary of the arrival of our SUSIE students, twenty-three young women and men from Central America (Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua) and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Campanastan
Looks like former Montana governor Brian 'La Boca' Schweitzer didn't really want to be POTUS after all. But, hey, what a charming buffoon (he's the one without the tie in this WaPo photo). Most of this is from a piece... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Campanastan
Megyn Kelly tells it like it is. Dick gets his feet held to the fire. Or taken to the sandbox. The Dickster must have thought he'd stumbled into the MSNBC studios by mistake. You go, girl! Watch the latest video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Campanastan
I wrote this while on sabbatical from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) at the IAEA in Vienna. I wrote nine of these reports, as well as a few others. They are semi-truthful. Enjoy! The Vienna Report 1 by Michael... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Campanastan
Happy Father's Day in honor of John P. Campana. After reading the following he would surely scratch his head and wonder about that PhD of mine...but would chuckle. The South Carolina Report by Michael E. Campana (being a semi-truthful account... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Campanastan
Ah, the good ol' days - this must be 25 years old..... Where was I and what was I playing? Click here. Or maybe it was this one. No wait - try this. At the Hotel Hargis in La Jolla,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Campanastan