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Etymology From The Epidemiologist, part 2


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Today’s post is about language, specifically the historical origins of certain phrases, like a follow-up to this post. But first, a quick note about a TV show… Continue reading Etymology From The Epidemiologist, part 2

My Book Collection


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It will surprise none of you to know that I have a prized collection of classic science fiction books.  Many of these books I inherited from older siblings.  But most of the valuable ones I acquired myself.  And when I say “valuable”, I certainly don’t mean in the monetary sense.  None of these masterpieces is in pristine condition.  And the only signed copy I have is of a later printing of “A Gift From Earth“, by Larry Niven. Continue reading My Book Collection

Contest Time!


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One of my oldest and geekiest friends, who will be known here by her Twitter name @RedParrots, just sent me this great gift duo: a knitted owl and a Star Trek “mighty wallet“, both pictured below: Continue reading Contest Time!

Separated at Birth, part 66


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For part 65, click here.

 

Character actor Beth Toussaint
Character actor Beth Toussaint, best known for a bit part in Star Trek: TNG, which featured a robot in the future.
Actor Linda Hamilton, best known for being hunted by a robot from the future
Actor Linda Hamilton, best known for being hunted by a robot from the future