Daily Archives: June 13, 2008

More Weordan Research

Opium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paregoric – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Laudanum – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Initially a working class drug, laudanum was cheaper than a bottle of gin or wine, because it was treated as a medication for legal purposes and not taxed as an alcoholic beverage.

Tincture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tincture of benzoin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pennyroyal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nalewka – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New blog post by Eric:
Motivation vs Pleasure

Happy Friday the 13th

Well, at least my internet connection isn’t total crap today…

Practice was alright last night.  I threw with Alex and we completed our 30 throws at ten meters without either of us moving our pivot foot.  Twenty meters was about the same, and the longs were pretty nice too although I think I have a slightly longer forehand.  Or I wasn’t being as conservative as she was.  We didn’t drop a thing and therefore did no squat-jumps.  The rest of practice was okay.  Had a pretty long-ish throw to Alex during one of our games.  The greatness of that performance was pretty much canceled by being scored on twice later.

Work-wise, I got a few minor non-project things done amid Eric discussing what motivates us and putting the finishing touches on pages for women’s league.  Too much to do today.  Need to run soon.  Integrate the Decazzi scene, take a look at Eric’s blog and do due diligence to it and women’s league.  Send of the critique I did yesterday.  etc.

Deadly Glasses
If I had a lot money, I’d commission a set of these.

Robert Downey, Jr. to be Sherlock Holmes? – Cinematical:

The new Holmes will be a swashbuckling action hero, and based not on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, but Lionel Wigram’s comic book.

Considering that Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been the most influential character to me as a writer and perhaps as a person as well, I’m not sure what I think of this project. Yes, there have been many interpretations of Holmes. One of my favorites is Young Sherlock Holmes, which has it’s amount of swash and buckle.  But use of the term “action hero” disturbs me.  I know what action heroes are in the 2000s and I don’t think they are particularly Holmesian.  Another thing is: the comic hasn’t even been released yet.  That doesn’t bode well.  Why rush this project, unless you want to capitalize on Indiana Jones excitement.  About the only thing I don’t have a problem with is Downey in the role.  He could make an interesting Holmes.

Scientists: 115-year-old had one great brain – USATODAY.com:

In 1972, the then 82-year-old Van Andel called the University of Groningen in order to donate her body to science. She called again at age 111 because she worried she might no longer be of interest.

When you’re already 82, you probably should call every 20 years just to remind them…