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Humpty Dumpty

Unscrambling Our Eggs

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The common theme? The risk of crisis portended by warning signs all too often neglected. In the case of wayward biomarkers such as cholesterol, only somebody is harmed by that neglect, although that's small comfort if the somebody is you or anyone you love.

But Time Meanwhile Is Flying

Mario Livio | Posted 01.27.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fact that we have an arrow of time is a direct consequence of the initial cosmological conditions. Since we appear to be living in a forever-accelerating universe, the entropy will continue to rise, leading eventually to a cold death.

Humpty Dumpty & Friend

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Romney/Ryan have piously wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of "bipartisanship." As with much of the bombast coming from their campaign, it is manifest nonsense.

Defending Fact-based Reality Against Propaganda

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While visiting family in the Midwest recently, I was startled when two different relatives asked me, "Have you seen that film 2016?" Both were eager t...

Zach Galifianakis Fell Off A Wall

Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment

Piece by piece, we're finally beginning to learn the mystery behind the world's most famous, unfortunate plunging egg. Along with the famed, cunnin...

Astoria Characters: The Last Comic Riding (A Bike)

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Clark Gookin is long and lean like a telephone line, so he's not an easy fit for this tyke of a bike that's the color of a ripe Georgia peach.

California's Humpty-Dumpty Law

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall.

Mother Goose Meet 'Other Goose'

J.otto Seibold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
J.otto Seibold

First, let me tell you a little secret about Mother Goose. SHE IS NOT A GOOSE! She is actually a person.

Cutting to the Chase

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.