Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hey everybody - Got a requst for you all. Please daven for the immediate recovery of ChananVelvel ben Bryna.
This is a man who has been more of an uncle to me than my uncles, whose children are my siblings and cousins and friends.
And the situation right now is the sword on the throat kind.
So please - say some Tehillim, do a little learning, and daven that this man should see his grandchildren celebrate their weddings.

UPDATE: NAME CHANGE: His name is now Chanan Velvel SIMCHA ben Bryna

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Be sensitive

M1 = primary motor cortex (moves whiskers)
S1 = primary sensory cortex (senses whisker movement against objects)
A1 through E3 — barrels (columns) in sensory cortex, each responsive to a single whisker movement

Such is His Will.

How do we know this, you ask? This is how (click to enlarge):


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I apologize for two posts in a row and low picture quality (taken with my phone before I clean up).

Weirdness salad

How the mind of a Russian looks from the inside:

(click on the picture to enlarge)

[via Artemiy Lebedev’s business lynch]

Sunday, August 16, 2009


What can run but never walks,
has a mouth but never talks,
has a head but never weeps,
has a bed but never sleeps?

Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.

I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?

In a marble hall white as milk
Lined with skin as soft as silk
Within a fountain crystal-clear
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in to steal its gold.

Monday, August 10, 2009

An important question

Does anyone know a good, mouthful-of-syllables, recognizably ashkenazi-Jewish name? I need one for a story. Depending on who -- if anyone -- buys it, the story will probably show up here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Out of the woodwork

After a flurry of intense negotiations regarding multimillion dollar contracts (they had to have happened sometime in in human history, no?) the notorious lurker Modeh B'Miktsas has joined basement blogging. Not a native of Crown Heights nor a member of the Lubavitch underground, this move has been hailed by diversity advocates as a huge leap forward towards that great day in the future when goats will have tenured faculty positions.

Rev. B'Miktsas was not available for comment. When last heard from he was working on a Star Wars novel centered around a Sith lord named Darth Kushentuchus.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I agree

Guzel bir baslangic wrote:

Kullanmad���n�za pi�man olacaks�n�z
3 ayl�k k�r ile 3 le 7 cm aras�nda b�y�meyi garanti ediyoruz.
Mucizevi bir tamamen do�al bir takviye Hayat�n�zda m�kemmel bir ad�m at�n.
3 kutu kullan�mda i�e yaramazsa para iadesi
�u an stoklar�m�zda �stanbul i�ine 2 saatte teslim ediyoruz.Dilerseniz kap�da kredi kart� ile �deme.
Kargo �cretinizi biz kar��l�yoruz.I