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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mathematics and Bagels

A friend of mine at work passed around the following information about cutting a bagel so the result is two interlocked bagel rings. Fascinating, hilarious, and brilliant. Has anybody out there ever created a Moebius bagel?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dr. Seuss

Today, I was thinking about the lyrics to "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and looked them up online. I was struck once again by how amazing they are. Then, I learned that they were written by Dr. Seuss. (If I am wrong, please correct me.) I think that fact has clinched it for me: Dr. Seuss is a genius. Some of the lines in the Grinch song are so inspired that I can't imagine how Dr. Seuss ever thought of them. Consider these lines:

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.

Wow. How on Earth did Dr. Seuss think of those lyrics? Amazing. Dr. Seuss, I salute you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bakeries in San Francisco

I think I may start reviewing San Francisco bakeries, especially those that sell piroshki's! I am also partial to curry puffs, so if anyone knows of any bakeries that sell them, please let me know.