Contradiction in Terms
You say to-may-toe; I say toh-mah-tah. Deal with it.
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Today is TORTURE ABOLITION DAY, presumably a holiday that gives everyone the right to... uh, not be tortured?

Sage's life lessons
One of my major responsibilities as a parent is teaching Sage the essentials-- things like: "It's not good to hit people, but occasionally, a verbal smackdown is entirely appropriate," "Be polite to everybody, but you don't have to go around kissing everyone you meet just because you happen to be less than three feet tall," and "Go ahead and handle the crystal, but for God's sake be gentle with the comics." Okay, so it's not exactly what most parents teach their kids, but hey. She is an Alfar, after all.

Yesterday evening, as we were watching Justice League on TV together, I taught her some absolutely vital vocabulary words. She now knows how to say "Fash", "Grantern", "Ba-man", and "Supaman". 'Wonder Woman', 'Hawkgirl', and 'Martian Manhunter' are still challenging for her, but we're working on it.

How come igloos don't melt when a fire is lit inside them?

answer to yesterday's question
Yes, my brilliant friends, you were right. Daylight savings time was indeed conceived in order to take advantage of more hours of sunlight during the months when the sun rises and sets earlier in the day, thus lessening the need for artificially-generated light. The reason we folks in more tropical climes don't need to make the adjustment is because our countries are closer to the equator, so the change in seasons really doesn't make all that much difference in the amount of sunlight we get over the course of the year. Daylight savings time was originally invented by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century.
Brownie points go out to Alex and Vin, for getting it right! (And minus points to El for being a smartypants.)

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