A bit of a cheer-me-up

Posted by barb on Jan 23, 2006 in Memes, Etc.

Found this through Cheeky Prof.

I can tell you that #5 is definately not true, #6 might be true, and #9 gives me good reason to never visit Paraguay.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Barb!

  1. Peanuts and Barb are beans!
  2. Barbology is the study of Barb.
  3. Barb can usually be found in nests built in the webs of large spiders!
  4. The Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter is made entirely of Barb.
  5. Barb can’t sweat.
  6. It’s bad luck to whistle near Barb.
  7. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten Barb.
  8. Abraham Lincoln, who invented Barb, was the only US president ever granted a patent!
  9. Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are Barb.
  10. Barb can be very poisonous if injected intravenously!
I am interested in – do tell me about



More fun on the internets

Posted by barb on Jan 17, 2006 in Memes, Etc.

MyHeritage.com has a fun flash app that uses face-recognition software to tell you which celebrities you most resemble. My top five results (based on my original passport photo):

Using a different photo with me and Sweetie, I get Edith Piaf, Britney Spears, Karl Donitz (ack!), Anastasia Myskina, and Norah Jones (with Viggo Mortensen there, too, at #7 or so). Sweetie comes up as Annette Bening, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Laura Dern, Rajneesh, and Zhao Ziyang.

A quick note on the site — the flash app crashed Camino on me, but worked under Mozilla. If it crashes for you, try a different browser…



Cyborg Me

Posted by barb on Jan 16, 2006 in Memes, Etc.

Biomechanical Artificial Repair Being

[via Mushi]

BTW: Hopefully I’ll have some more meaningful updates soon — I’ve been very busy with the AAS meeting last week and DDR this weekend.




Posted by barb on Jan 4, 2006 in Memes, Etc.

This is a good one!

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Make as many people hate me as I possibly can.

Get your resolution here [Link is gone – 1/2014]

[via Feministe]



Only between friends…

Posted by barb on Dec 19, 2005 in Memes, Etc.

Your Elf Name Is…

Stubby Fruit Cake

[via Pharyngula]



What Graduate Text Are You?

Posted by barb on Nov 4, 2005 in Memes, Etc.

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Frank Warner’s Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups.

I give a clear, detailed, and careful development of the basic facts on manifold theory and Lie Groups. I include differentiable manifolds, tensors and differentiable forms. Lie groups and homogenous spaces, integration on manifolds, and in addition provide a proof of the de Rham theorem via sheaf cohomology theory, and develop the local theory of elliptic operators culminating in a proof of the Hodge theorem. Those interested in any of the diverse areas of mathematics requiring the notion of a differentiable manifold will find me extremely useful.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test

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In honor of Halloween approaching…

Posted by barb on Oct 17, 2005 in Memes, Etc.

Your Monster Profile

Mad Enigma

You Feast On: Bananas

You Lurk Around In: The Empire State Building

You Especially Like to Torment: Priests

[via Cheeky Prof]

BTW, I’m having blogging-motivation problems…not sure when I’ll pick back up again, but things will likely be light for a while…




Posted by barb on Oct 4, 2005 in Memes, Etc.

The Potion Maker
Barbium is a cloudy, soft olive solid drained from the brain of a heffalump.
Mix with Barb! Username:
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern



Banned Book Week Meme

Posted by barb on Sep 29, 2005 in Books, Memes, Etc.

In honor of Banned Books Week, look at ALA’s list of The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000 and list the ones that you’ve read.

I suspect that my list won’t be as long as I might like.

4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
32. Blubber by Judy Blume
37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
47. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
62. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
76. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
88. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
90. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Yikes, only 20! I need to read more! In my defense, I have The Witches, Julie of the Wolves, two of Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children Series, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings on Mount To-Read.

Which ones have you read?



Music Meme

Posted by barb on Aug 30, 2005 in Memes, Etc.

This could be embarassing…

  • Go to Music Outfitters, enter year of high school graduation for song list in the search box [it will bring up a “Top 100”]
  • Bold songs you like
  • Underline your favorite
  • Strike out the ones you hate
  • Leave untouched the ones you don’t remember or don’t care about

1. Hold On, Wilson Phillips
2. It Must Have Been Love, Roxette
3. Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O’Connor
4. Poison, Bell Biv Devoe
5. Vogue, Madonna
6. Vision Of Love, Mariah Carey
7. Another Day In Paradise, Phil Collins
8. Hold On, En Vogue
9. Cradle Of Love, Billy Idol
10. Blaze Of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi
11. Do Me!, Bell Biv Devoe
12. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Michael Bolton
13. Pump Up The Jam, Technotronic
14. Opposites Attract, Paula Abdul
15. Escapade, Janet Jackson
16. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You, Heart
17. Close To You, Maxi Priest
18. Black Velvet, Alannah Myles
19. Release Me, Wilson Phillips

Read more…


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