Yesterday during a discussion of the necessarily relative nature of “potential energy”, the topic veered into what it would be like if we measured people's height from the center of the sun instead from to the surface of the earth.
Me: You'd be like 92 million miles tall.
Katara: Everyone would be the same!
Me: Yeah, but we'd all be taller at night than during the day.
The Big Dictionary has no citation for “pizazz” from before 1937. The earliest one is:
This strongly suggests that an antedating could be obtained by going through contemporary issues of Harvard Lampoon and Harpers Bazaar.
The spelling of pizazz has always been variable, but I was surprised to learn that during the 1960s it was sometimes spelled “bezazz”.
A while back I complained that the sufficx ‘-potamus’ wasn't widely-enough used. Today I saw this Reddit comment:
All the news that's Rupert Grint.
I dreamed that it was well-known that George H. W. Bush habitually cheated when putting together jigsaw puzzles, to persuade people that he was better at doing them than he really was.
In the dream I imagined that he would take a piece out of the puzzle and put it on the table. Then, when someone came by who might observe, he would pick up the piece he had removed, look at it for a moment, and put it instantly in the right spot.
But when I suggested this to someone else, they said that what he actually did was even more devious and underhanded. I was not able to find out what it was.
I also dreamt I was visiting Shanghai and left my money on the bus.
The more I think about this, the more it seems to me that a monad is not at all a monoid in the category of endofunctors, but actually a monoidal subcategory.
That's the problem.
According to Twitter, I may have won the Iowa caucuses. What do I do now?
Where the morphisms are made up