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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

On Generalizing, Generally - Part 1

I just enjoyed this Malcolm Gladwell article linked by Lefty Grrrrl on her blog (thanks for sharing, Lefty). It's from The New Yorker.

That Malcolm Gladwell is a smart fellow. There are at least a dozen astute observations in that article (I'm guessing; I didn't really count them) . Check it out. It's long, though. I spent about 15 minutes reading it, and I was skimming.

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In the category of "I Learned Something New Today," the article taught me this:

  • In dogs, at least, the term for the state
    of not being neutered is "intact."


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Blogger PDD said...

I will read the article. Can't right now. As usual, dealing with bimbos.

Ranking at 50% I take it I have won. Or is the poll still open?

Pack all your warmest sweaters, coats, mits, boots, hats and scarves. I am sure you can dig something up from your days in Iowa. You're in for a treat!

10:22 AM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

I sort of assumed you wouldn't want him to bring any clothes.

10:57 AM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

I like unwrapping. I love surprises. I love Pinky!

Please place bow down there so that I can unwrap it with my teeth and then wrap it around you.

I love surprises!

I can hardly wait to see what it looks like!

I love surprises!
I really do!

11:34 AM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

Believe me, I hate to be the voice of reason, but I think it was just a poll. Not a binding contractual agreement.

12:17 PM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Plus I think, PDD, that in a stunning come from behind fashion, Continuing the PCH Chronicles is suddenly out in front.

12:29 PM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Velvet Frog:
You are not the voice of reason. You are buzzkill.

Why don't I understand that entire sentence?

12:36 PM, March 02, 2006  
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