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Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: January 24, 2009, 1:06 pm

Heh. There was a time when I would have staunchly defended the ‘wisdom’ of sheep* — an old ewe’s ability to outsmart a dog, that sort of thing. But over the years, I’ve come to realize that the only thing sheep can be genuinely creative about is finding ways to commit suicide — not exactly conducive to higher cognitive development!

*Most of which turns out to be hardwired. The other morning, my ewes trooped past a freshly filled tub of water to lick pitifully at a frozen one. The frozen one, you see, was in the ‘right place’ — duuuuuh!

Of course, I should talk!
me: see sheep; post comment — duuuuuuh!

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: January 24, 2009, 2:53 pm

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

 


Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 24, 2009, 4:52 pm

re: sheep and their intellectual horizons — I was once privileged to observe sheepdog trials at a Scottish Fair in Maryland. In the summer. (=hot and humid, very). The actual trials were fairly interesting, but I didn’t know enough about it to really understand what was going on and who was doing it better.

However, I *could* tell that when one enthusiastic sheepdog herded his sheep at speed and didn’t make the turn — and the whole mess of washing escaped and went pouring through the adjacent parking lot — where all the other sheepdogs were waiting their turn — that I now had a new visual for the term “utter pandemonium”. Some of the poor sheep just keeled over. Not sure if it was the heat or being unable to cope with being herded by two dogs at once in different directions.

Oh, and the frontispiece of my doctoral thesis has watercolor illustrations of sheep demonstrating the effect of nucleation sites on metal atom cluster formation. Pretty sure it’s the only one, ever, with sheep illustrations.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 24, 2009, 5:30 pm

Ohhh…so it’s DOCTOR Bad Cat Robot, is it? <sits up straighter>

 


Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 24, 2009, 5:54 pm

erm, just a harmless Mad Scientist, really! Wouldn’t even *think* of making a Death Ray. Okay, more than one. If you don’t count the prototype. Look, blinkenlights!

 


Comment from scubafreak
Time: January 24, 2009, 11:45 pm

Well Stoatie, as long as you don’t have to neuter the new rams the old fashion way, I wish you the best of luck with your new wooley bullies.

And please, DON’T ask me for an explanation…… :-(

 


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: January 25, 2009, 1:10 pm

I don’t know if you’ve actually seen the original weasels ripped my flesh magazine cover (not the Frank Zappa album cover) but here it is:

http://www.break.com/pictures/mans-struggle653186.html

 


Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: January 25, 2009, 2:58 pm

watercolor illustrations of sheep demonstrating the effect of nucleation sites on metal atom cluster formation.

Nice! Reminded me of Macaulay’s mammoths.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: January 25, 2009, 6:49 pm

Hmmm, Bad Cat Robot were those sheep driven nucleation sites following a Random Walk scenario, or are they like Monte Carlo’s Sheep? Seven, seven, come eleven, my baa baa’s need some new shoes.

What? Not that kind of Monte Carlo? Sorry, science gets me stupid. My dealio was about Hydrogen metallization.

 


Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 25, 2009, 7:44 pm

metallic hydrogen was my undergraduate research advisor’s Questing Beast. Diamond Anvil Cells FTW! I didn’t get to play with those. Sapphire piston cells for flea-bitten undergraduates (and we used little itty bitty chips of ruby to measure pressure, so it sounded a lot more exotic than it really was). Lasers, but no sheep. I wouldn’t trust a sheep with a laser, even a class I(b).

 


Comment from Allen
Time: January 25, 2009, 8:03 pm

BCR, oooo, oooo! Kilobars, Megabars, oh my. Perhaps the name Gupta at WSU is familiar to you? We’ve worked on some stuff together. And, argued about it as well.

Hey, let’s go way sciency on Weasel’s thread. Phonon up-pumping anyone?

Duck the flying weasels :)

 


Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 25, 2009, 10:01 pm

Don’t recognize the name, but I only worked in high-pressure for two years before going to grad school and doing something completely different (ultra-high vacuum, how’s that for a change!)
Weas has been awfully quiet — is she lurking and about to Cuisinart my ankles, or is she in need of the smelling salts?

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: January 26, 2009, 2:47 am

All this sciencey talk with and about sheep certainly has Her Majesty’s Purveyor of Blogging Wisdom all verklempt.

 


Comment from Nicholas the Slide
Time: January 26, 2009, 12:52 pm

Wouldn’t even *think* of making a Death Ray. Okay, more than one. If you don’t count the prototype. Look, blinkenlights!

*coughhadroncollidercough*

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: January 26, 2009, 1:37 pm

The funnest URL (mind the gap):
http ://www.HasTheLHCDestroyedTheEarth.com/

 


Comment from Jill
Time: January 26, 2009, 2:42 pm

This is within a 5 minutes drive of me:

 


Comment from Jill
Time: January 26, 2009, 2:43 pm

Can I post today? Akismet says NO.

 


Comment from Nicholas the Slide
Time: January 26, 2009, 3:13 pm

Not yet it seems. I’ll check back later.

😉

 


Comment from MCPO Airdale
Time: January 26, 2009, 5:51 pm

Good morning starshine
The earth says “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 26, 2009, 7:25 pm

“Well Stoatie, as long as you don’t have to neuter the new rams the old fashion way, I wish you the best of luck with your new wooley bullies.”

Scuba:

IIRC, many, many threads ago, we discussed the charming way Mexican shepherds deal with a buck’s direct objects.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 26, 2009, 7:29 pm

Gliddy glop gloopy,
[everybody!]
Nibby nappy noopy,
[let ’em hear ya in the streets!]
Me me moe moo!

 

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