Pigpen: It is disappointing that the authors are not considering 'what happened to my other sock?' as a future research area. I believe the single sock phenomenon is a far more important problem than missing teaspoons.
Steven C. Den Beste: As regards socks, long ago it was noticed that socks disappear and wire coat hangers accumulate. Finally someone figured out why: socks are the larval form of wire coat hangers.
If ever a man deserved to live out his years in the shade of a Great Library, that man was Avram Davidson. What did he find instead? Bremerton, WA (Samuel Butler sang, famously, "O God! O Montreal!" Had he but seen Bremerton!), and a series of V.A. facilities -- if that last word does not make the phrase something like the ultimate oxymoron.
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