Cross-Pollanating

24 May 2006

Too many chromosomes. I am enjoying The Omnivore's Dilemma, though not as much as Botany of Desire, which leads me to wonder, is this one even better? I have developed the default assumption that the first or second album by any band is likely to be their best, but it seems that I've internalized no such rule of thumb for literature. Perhaps I don't read enough.

+ = ?

I'm not not sure that this expression has anything to do with the McNugget Number, which may itself simply be an indicator that mathematicians are eating way too much McDonald's.

Ever wonder about those discrete McNugget morphotypes? (image links…)

Ontogeny recapitulates epistemology,

(thanks to Pharyngula, Mike the Pod, McDonald's, Wizards of the Coast and Mexico!)

2 Responses to “Cross-Pollanating”

  1. Chelsea Says:

    Urgh, the comments section totally makes that question non-rhetorical and therefore much much less funny (although the riff on the “makes” double meaning is cute).

    http://morgan.rutgers.edu/morganwebframes/level1/page2/ChromNum.html
    http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/genetics/medgen/basics/minmax_chromos.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Third_albums

    If you’re too close-minded to accept that “Hooray for Boobies” might be superior ro “One Fierce Beer Coaster,” well sir, there’s not much I can do for you.

  2. Chelsea Says:

    At the exact moment that I wrote the above inane comment, my two roommates were listening to Michael Pollan read at BookPeople. !


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