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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Quote of the Day - Part 1

"It's like wearing a towel but with pockets, and it's legal."

That's right. He went there. In this article extolling (inadequately) the virtues of that ancient Scottish garment, the kilt.

Then enjoy this Lifestyle Guide for Wearers of Kilts. Confidence is high loyal readers will find clicking through to that link worthwhile.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a loathsome offensive brute, yet I can't look away.

2:44 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe he is single. Normally the ladies pick up those International Men of Leisure pretty quickly. They gets theirs.

2:48 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Special Olympics Silver Medalist said...


2:53 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Groundskeeper Willie said...

Now, the kilt was only for day-to-day wear. In battle, we donned a full-length ball gown covered in sequins. The idea was to blind your opponent with luxury.

2:54 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Bill Wallace said...

Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!

2:57 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now go and kiss your mother or I'll kick your TEETH in!

2:59 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a piper down, I repeat, the piper is DOWN!

3:00 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may be a cunning linguist, but I am a master debater.

3:05 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh? Eh, comrades? Eh?

3:06 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's not Scottish, it's CRAP!

4:16 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look away, I'm hideous.

4:19 PM, August 30, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

This is the perfect garment for polynesian cartographers like myself. I could be sitting on the bus say, and should the need arise, I could just whip up my kilt and BAM: Hawaii!

4:31 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's sarong?

4:38 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!

5:32 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawaii still maintains its polynesian heritage, although it is now home for a diverse mix of people from Europe, Japan, Philippines, Korea and Africa.

5:50 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of Hawaii, that Tom Selleck was one sexy mutha!

10:01 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free-balling rocks.

10:02 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous This Love said...

I love a guy in a kilt.

10:03 PM, August 30, 2005  
Anonymous Massturbation said...

Mr. Anonymous will appreciate this:
I was actually able to use the phrase "massturbation episodes" in my thesis. While the definition is different, and the context was in regards to turbulent channel flow in river valleys, nonetheless there it was. I said massturbation. hee hee hee.
Also, it was great fun discussing massturbation and turbulent flow during my thesis defense with all my advisors gathered around the table!

10:35 AM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous jealous pissant said...

Is the concept relevant to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? Perhaps you could enlighten us further, Mr. Super Boring Man.

11:04 AM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this Fox News? Can we discuss the Natalee Holloway case? Anything new from Aruba?

Amber Alert.

11:56 AM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous Massturbation said...

You asked for it:

The inertial resistance of water is controlled by mass density, and the ratio of inertial to viscous forces is described by the dimensionless Reynold's number: Re=VR/v where V is velocity (m2S-1)(blog won't alow for superscript), R is hydraulic radius of flow (m) and v is kinematic viscosity (Brown 1997:320). When this Reynold's number is low, viscous forces prevail and the flow of a river or stream is said to be laminar. Laminar flow can be conceptualized as parallel layers of water shearing over one another at the same velocity (Brown 1997,320). In these various parallel bands, there is no turbulence, and water does not have enough energy or velocity to begin the process of sediment transport on a massive scale.

The second major type of river flow of concern here is turbulent flow. When the velocity of the flow increases, the inertial forces also increase, and above a critical Re number fluid motion becomes turbulent (Brown 1997:320). The velocity of flow may be increased by several factors, narrowing of the channel, and an increase in the volume of waster moving through the channel among them. As a consequence of this turbulence, the flow assumes a different, more complicated, eddy structure in which a mass exhange resistance is produced where a mixing of large fluid masses moving at different velocities in different directions occurs (Goncharov 1964: 4). A unique aspect of turbulent flow, and one of central importance to this report, is the nature of the flow on floodplains and at times when flow discharge exceeds bankfull (Allen 1977:21)....

....A final characteristic of turbulent flow deals with the nature of the sediment that is redeposited after a given massturbation event. Work on sediment deposition in turbulent currents has shown that turbidity currents mostly produce sharp-based beds, which generally fine upwasrd, and within which there are successions of sedimentary structures suggesting waning flow conditions through time (Martinsen 1994:134.

Allen, J.R.L.
1977 Changeable Rivers: Some Aspects of their Mechanics and Sedimentation. In River Channel Changes, edited by, K.J. Gregory, pp. 15-45. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Brown, A.G.
1997 Alluvial Geoarchaeology: Floodplain archaeology and environmental change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Goncharov, V.N.
1964 Dynamics of Channel Flow. Israel Program For Scientific Translations, Jerusalem.

Martinson, Ole
1994 Mass Movements. In The Geological Deformation of Sediments, edited by, Alex Maltman, pp.127-164. Chapman and Hall, London.

12:27 PM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous Bong Hit said...

Aruba, Jamaica, ohhhh I wanna take ya to Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mamma

12:28 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

I've got your Turbulent Flow right here buddy!

12:29 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

Hey - he's talking to you, man!

12:35 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

My flow discharge often exceeds bankfull-this often results in an awkward moment or two, any suggestions?

12:44 PM, August 31, 2005  
Anonymous Yee Whang said...

Tee it high, and let if fly Dongley!

12:48 PM, August 31, 2005  

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