April 8, 2013

At the Entropy Café...

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... I felt like the canary in a coal mine.

46 comments:

ricpic said...

I changed my mind: kill the architects first, then kill the lawyers.

LarsPorsena said...

.. I felt like the canary in a coal mine.

Picking up the first noxious scent of what?

chickelit said...

"... I felt like the canary in a coal mine."

Whose's your CO?

Mitchell the Bat said...

I used to work with this older, tall and lanky guy. Talkative salesman. You know the type.

He said that when he was in the Army they'd march with the shortest guy in the lead.

The idea was that short guys have legs that rub together so they'd be the first to give out and then everybody else could take a break.

"But you had to be real careful because some of those little guys could go on forever."

There's a genetically-engineered canary joke in there, somewhere.

Rusty said...

I drove past the giant fans just west of Dekalb on Sat. Spinning away. Facing into the wind and no way to store that power when the wind dies down.
I couldn't help but wonder how much of that wind power was being lost to friction.

Rusty said...

I felt like the canary in a coal mine.

That's another good question. Is the organic matter being subsumed under the continental plates being turned into coal and oil?

David said...

Looks like a prison.

Crimso said...

Entropy always eventually wins. Always. You might stave it off for a while, but S can wait until the end of time if need be. Can you?

Bob Ellison said...

Apparently there are no coal mines in the Canary...Islands.

Freeman Hunt said...

If you're the praying kind, prayers for our oldest for a quick recovery would be appreciated. Complications, complications, but fortunately not the worst kind. (That was ruled out with a blood draw this morning in a room of grave-faced medical people who I noticed at the time were careful not to mention what they were testing for until after they got back the results. Which were negative. Thank God for that.)

Freeman Hunt said...

He's acting as though he feels much better today, so that's good. Should make a full recovery if all goes well.

And thank goodness for this place that keeps a mind busy in the downtime in the meantime.

Nichevo said...

Oh dear, Freeman, my prayers are with you indeed.

Freeman Hunt said...

Was this the grand opening of the building?

Marshal said...

Freeman Hunt said...
If you're the praying kind, prayers for our oldest for a quick recovery would be appreciated


There's nothing scarier than a sick child. Prayers.

Hagar said...

or a school for our children.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for alerting us, Freeman!

Inga said...

Freeman, I know the fear that goes through you when your child has complications and they test further. My pediatrician made the mistake of telling me they were testing for leukemia, because my son's spleen and liver were enlarged and his WBCs were so high, after contracting the measles, from the measles innoculation. I almost fainted. Luckily the tests came back negative.

I'm happy that your child's tests came back negative for whatever they were testing for. Hoping that your oldest will soon be back up and running.

MadisonMan said...

First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect

Your sensibilities are blinded by the slightest defect.

(Love that song)

Freeman, done. Hope it's all just an unpleasant memory in a couple days.

Rusty said...

You got it Freeman.

Rabel said...

Do they use canaries in alternative/sustainable energy institutes?

Wait, I get it. We are the canaries.

They put it across the street from a church. Well played.

Phunctor said...

Albert Speer is still working?

edutcher said...

Have no fear, the nice man in the green jacket will let you alight on his shoulder and he will carry you home.

Hang in, Freeman, and best to the little guy.

Bob Ellison said...

Good luck, Freeman Hunt. Play some happy music-- maybe banjo if you like it (I do). Steve Martin once observed that it's almost impossible to feel bad with a banjo.

ken in sc said...

Before I started back going to church, the only time I prayed was when my kids were sick.

Freeman, I prayed for yours.

edutcher said...

Speaking of coal mines and such, Colt is moving from CT to TX, which is probably about 125 years overdue.

chickelit said...

edutcher said...
Speaking of coal mines and such, Colt is moving from CT to TX, which is probably about 125 years overdue.

Goods news, edutcher. CT's tax base should keep eroding until they come to their senses.

chickelit said...

Stay positive, Freeman. The force is strong with you.

edutcher said...

The next time garage or AnUnreasonableTroll or some phony folksy want to run the Alinsky line that fears of the government and the Lefties are just paranoid, run this one past them, "We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents".

Freeman Hunt said...

Thank you, everyone!

Lem said...

Same here Freeman... lets hope for the best.

MadisonMan said...

Have no fear, the nice man in the green jacket will let you alight on his shoulder and he will carry you home.

Who's in Augusta? Is it time for the Masters'?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Since when did you guys do a tour of Pelican Bay?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Oh... didn't read far enough in the comments. Freeman, my prayers for your son and your family!

Bob R said...

My worst "kill the architect" moment was in UW hospital - the most deliberately disorienting and inhuman building I've even been in. Makes having an infant in intensive care a joy.

Farmer said...

Bob R said...
My worst "kill the architect" moment was in UW hospital - the most deliberately disorienting and inhuman building I've even been in. Makes having an infant in intensive care a joy.


You're telling me, Bob R. I've been there once, thankfully not for a sick kid, and hope to never, ever return.

Farmer said...

And Freeman, your son is in our prayers.

Amartel said...

Now I've got that song in my head.

Amartel said...

Thoughts and prayers for the Hunt Family, especially your eldest.

Amartel said...

Wisconsin Energy Institute? Are they working on cold fusion or something?

Bob_R said...

Prayers for the Hunt family.

kentuckyliz said...

Looks like a prison. A very modern, shiny prison.

kentuckyliz said...

Chip Ahoy needs to photoshop in the farting unicorns.

(You know...I keep referring to the Obama Unicorn Farts Energy Plan.)

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Saint Croix said...

Hey Freeman, my prayers are with you and your family.

Rusty said...

How's he doing today, Freeman?

Freeman Hunt said...

Hooray! We went from eight days of 103-105.4 temperatures when not on ibuprofen to 99-100 this morning. He looks and feels much better today. Thank you so much to everyone who prayed for him. And, of course, thanks be to God.

(Turned out to be hepatitis, likely viral, with a rash identical to scarlet fever.)