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August 27, 2012
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The full (Latin) name of the human biceps is "musculus biceps brachii" which means "two-headed little mouse of the arm."
"Two-headed" because the biceps is made up of two bundles, each with its own attachment point, or "head."
"Little mouse" because the muscle resembles the back of a mouse! Indeed, the biceps appears to have given all muscles their name.
(And yes, the triceps has three "heads," and the quadriceps has four.)
August 12, 2012
August 7, 2012
If you get the chance to attend a county fair demolition derby, we suggest that you go. But bring earplugs.
[Photos: At the 2010 Delaware County (NY) Fair.]
August 6, 2012
"And as Mr. Jobs knew so well, one thing that makes magic so, well, magical, is that you don’t know how it works."
- from the article "Disruptions: At Its Trial, Apple Spills Some Secrets" by Nick Bilton in today's New York Times.
August 5, 2012
I would like to tell you how beautifully Corinne Winters sang the role of Anne Trulove at today's matinee of The Rake's Progress at the Barns of Wolf Trap. And I'd like to tell you that Eric Barry inhabited the title role of Tom Rakewell so perfectly that it could have been written for him! And I'd like to tell you that Margaret Gawrysiak's portrayals of Mother Goose and Baba the Turk demonstrated virtuosity and great humor.
But I can't.
I can't. Not because any of that isn't true, but because my ticket says that by attending the performance, I agreed that I "will not transmit ... any description [or] account ... of the event."
|"... by your use of this ticket you agree, that you will not transmit ... any description [or] account ... of the event ..."|
August 4, 2012
"Much of our lives involves the word 'no.' In school we are mostly told, 'Don't do it this way. Do it that way.' But art is the big yes. In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing."
- Marvin Bell
h/t: The Writer's Almanac
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