Saturday, January 21, 2006

Reading List for after the Third Martini

While following links stemming from the latest ID court decision, where the book "Pandas and People" was successfully demonstrated by the plaintiffs to be warmed-over-creationism, I came across a few books worth sharing with the Three Martini set:

Out of Princeton, the first, with a Kantian title, On Bullshit, promises to let us know what it is when we smell it.

Another, culled from the "People who read ..." list, is best referred to by it's sub-title: Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini. For my money, this one places the set of three martinis firmly on the list of sanity sentinels.

Thanks to friend Deb D for sending me Joan Chittester's recent column which started me on this thread.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

How many 3s does it take?

This probably should go on statboni, but the references to THREE are so compelling.

Yesterday, I learned that Marty McSorley, a fellow M&Mer, and one of the NHL's bad boys who's avowed job was protecting Wayne Gretsky, is the NHL's THIRD leading accumulator of minutes in the penalty box.

You might be interested in knowing how many minutes he served? Reportedly 3381. Not enough THREEs for you? Consider this:

3381 = THREE thousand THREE hundred
plus THREE times THREE to the THIRD

or, factored

= 3 X ( 1000 + 100 + 3 ^ 3 )

That gets it down to THREE THREEs!