Author: The Second-Rate Scientist

There’s a Law for That

“Yield for Pedestrians, It’s the Law!” Seems like a no-brainer. The existence of this sign means that, at some point, some politician had to stand up — in my mind wearing suspenders and a string-bow tie, periodically mopping his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief, two fingers of small-batch bourbon resting on the desk beside him

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Guess What

My son uses the phrase “Guess what.” approximately 1183 times a day. I don’t know if that’s typical, but I hope he outgrows it before he enters the workforce. I can imagine it will not be necessarily appreciated: Hey, Boss! Guess what. What? I ran those tests you asked for, and guess what. What? I

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