Not Martha

links: misc

The Game “In a Nevada desert, the ultimate fantasy adventure suddenly stopped being fun.” at the Seattle Times

The New South Ferry Terminal: See It Split, See It Change at Cool Hunting

Costume drama/Period film/tv recommendations? at Ask Metafilter

Brilliant but cancelled? What are some great, blink-and-you-missed them TV shows? at Ask Metafilter

A dialogue with Sarah, aged 3: in which it is shown that if your dad is a chemistry professor, asking “why” can be dangerous. at Kottke. My own dad is a chemistry professor turned engineer and I can tell you I feared having to ask questions about math or science homework because he would lean back and start with the teachings of Greek scholars and work his way up from there. Slightly related collection of fun chemistry videos.

Christine at Bodies in Motivation on the experience of hydrodensitometry weighing.

Defective Yeti on Mindfuck Movies

How do I get the happy pills? a question about the special Tylenol in Canada

The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist at Wired

· comments [2] · 03-20-2009 · categories:misc ·

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  • 1 Andrea // Mar 20, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for the chuckle. My dad was a chemistry professor too! I’m 41, he’s retired, and I STILL am careful about what kind of questions I ask him!

  • 2 Carolyn J. // Mar 20, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    American Aleve is the Canadian “happy pill”. The American ingredient naproxen is only available by prescription here (Canadian Aleve is ibuprofen). The Metafilter post mentions that you can’t bring it over but I’ve done it. I didn’t even know they might confiscate it.

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