Moo. Oink. Squeeeeeeeal.

I am simultaneously bursting with pride and dying a little inside, as any good Dollop momma should. Go play, my lovelies. Run free in our weird playground. Momma Carla loves y’all. You done good.

My Unexcused Absence

I am sorry, my lovelies, for no content this weekend. I hate it when fibro and EDS win, but sometimes they do. I overextended myself yesterday, and then fell today. I am okay–hyperextended both wrists and one elbow, hurt one knee. I am typing this with one finger which is driving me bonkers.
I shall return tomorrow with episode content and Australia content, body be damned. Until then…anyone know how to make pajamas out of bubble wrap?

Biweekly podcast

All righty, y’all. I crawled out from behind the debris of history books, chocolate, and horror movies to settle this one. I checked several sources, including the mighty Oxford English Dictionary. Not only does biweekly mean either twice a week or every two weeks, but the very first appearance in English found by the OED was twice a week.

Don’t poke the Dave right now. He’s preparing for Australia. Let him prep, and then poke him. Rubeness is all about timing and lying in wait.


you know I have to do it…

wait for it…


Interlude: Internet as Greek Tragedy

aka, Carla had too much coffee before having food. Enjoy the clash of caffeine silliness and classical education, won’t you?

The Internet, One Act Greek Tragedy

Chorus one: I fervently care about event A!

Chorus two: Caring fervently about event A means you don’t care enough about event B!

Chorus three: Chorus A is going to hell, and we have written a mocking meme about it!

Chorus four: It’s they’re, not there!

Hero: Fatal flaw, fatal flaw, I can’t see my fatal flaw!

All: <sing chorus of Alanis’ “Ironic“>

<thunder as all on stage freeze: the Dark Web briefly rises from the orchestra pit, menacing porn music blends with the thunder, thunder and music fade as Dark Web descends again>

Random member of Chorus one: Look, kittens!

Random member of Chorus two: Look, someone over there needs to be shamed! Attack in a pack!

Random member of Chorus three: 93 percent of my friends won’t share this, I know who will…

Hero: I am injecting something thoughtful, kind, and funny, and only four people noticed.

<The intro to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” swells, getting louder and louder as the Reddit mascot runs onstage, and tackles Hero. The lights lower as the music gets louder, and the chorus confusedly mingles in chaos.>



Wonderful string of words

Thanks to this man, I got the opportunity to type this amazing string of words together today. I am so grateful.

Just savor that in your brain juices.

Naked man.


Halloween mask.


The universe is good.

If anyone can tell from the news footage what the mask actually is, please comment. Increase the joy and glee.


And, just to make certain you see the album cover that is the featured image in all its appropriate stunning glory, let’s have a full look-see:

5000 Volts

Balls, glorious balls, in your balls

Nothing goes better with jacked-up history than original sources. I love finding original sources, apparently when they concern kooky quacks like John Brinkley and his wonder goat balls cure.
Full title: The Goat-gland Transplantation
As Originated and Successfully Performed by J. R. Brinkley,
M. D., of Milford, Kansas, U. S. A., in Over 600 Operations
Upon Men and Women
by Sydney Blanshard Flowers
May, 1921
Just sit with that full title and enjoy it for a moment. Let it simmer in your brain juices in all its fabulousness.
Free for Kindle: The Goat-gland Transplantation. Have fun…and protect your balls. Bahhhhhh.
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Atomic Frontier Days

First a float, now a book: Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West, by Bruce Hevly and John M. Findlay, University of Washington Press

On the banks of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square-mile compound on the Columbia River is known both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project and for the monumental effort now under way to clean up forty-five years of waste from manufacturing plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future.

episode 72: entry with episode mp3

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