Kerin Higa



Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — #GeneOTW: CD4

I am a fan of CDs.  I enjoy CDs of all sorts.  There are, of course, compact discs, as well as the classic units candelas (cds) and cosmological decades (CÐs).  My favorite endangered pigment component is the element cadmium (Cd) .  The band T2’s song, “CD,” which occasionally pops up in my iTunes shuffle, is pretty good.  And today, I’m going to talk about clusters of...
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IPMK for MVP! — #GeneOTW

Happy Presidents Day!  Happy birthdays, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln!  And happy three-day weekend, dear readers!  I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day on Saturday and are taking it easy on this holiday Monday.  As I write this, it’s still Sunday, and I’m enjoying the NBA All-Star Game.  Already this weekend, the All-Star players have given some great performances...
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What’s in a name? Not enough.. — #GeneOTW

Last week, I read The Professor and the Madman, a fascinating account by Simon Winchester about Dr. William Chester Minor and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.  Dr. Minor was one of the greatest volunteer contributors to the OED, and he did it all from his cell at the Broadmoor Asylum for the Criminally Insane.  Dr. Minor, who served as a Union Army surgeon in the American Civil...
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We Win With Wee1! — #GeneOTW

The Urban Dictionary definition of “weeone” is: Usually a nickname for a shorter, petite, awesome, hot woman with a height under 5’2″ In casual conversation, according to UD user andyisdandy, you might say, “hey look at that weeone over there,” to which your friend might reply, “o ya dude i know her that’s Michelle.” Disappointingly, our...
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Feeling groggy? Drink some grog! — #GeneOTW with GULO

When you hear the word “scurvy,” dirty old sailors and pirates like Jack Sparrow probably come to mind.     Scurvy is a disease, formerly common among seafarers, that may result in anemia, lethargy, spotty/wounded skin, spongy gums, and jaundice.  While it might be tempting to blame the scurvied pirates for their unhealthy lifestyles, drinking and cavorting around with...
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