Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry piranhamoose

Merry Christmas, says the piranahmoose! Joy, absurdism, holiday lights, a delightful hat, and rows of sharp teeth that can rend flesh from bone in seconds! --- all in a holiday spirit.

This post's theme word is weasand, "esophagus." There's a weasel stuck in the weasand of that piranhamoose.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas (Eve)!

I hope your holiday season is free of unspeakable horrors... but just in case it isn't, here's my favorite holiday poem, as written/narrated/produced by Norm Sherman of the fantastic Drabblecast.

This post's theme word is batrachian, "relating to frogs." Bloated, batrachian, and covered in red! A close second was lambent, "glowing."

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Doctor did it! He saved us!

I guess that all the media hype about an apocalypse has --- unbelievably, yet again --- come to naught. Either that, or the Doctor saved us yet again.

Back to taking our continually-saved-from-the-brink-of-annihilation lives for granted!

This post's theme word is myoclonic. That moment when you're nearly asleep and jerk awake is called a myoclonic jerk. I thought the End Times had come, but it was merely a myoclonic jerk... and what a jerk!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A very nice teaching compliment

After sitting a 3-hour final exam, one of my students (from a giant class of more than 180) came up to me, introduced himself, and said,
What are you teaching next semester? ... and can I take it?
I've been receiving lots of positive feedback on my teaching recently. This is the cherry on the compliment cake!

This post's theme word is asphodel, "an immortal flower said to grow in the Elysian fields." Your compliment is better than any asphodel!