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Monthly Archives: November, 2021

FAUX PEOPLE AND PLACES

I’M REMINDED OF the practice of including a fake entry to detect unauthorized use of copyrighted material. A recent example appears in the Interesting Facts website, November 25, 2021: “Google … Continue reading

November 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

A TRIAD OF SCIENCE TIDBITS

THE NOVEMBER 12, 2021 ISSUE of Science magazine had an array of interesting topics, among them the Genetics of Aging in Rockfishes (they live to 150 years), Cash Incentives, Ethics, … Continue reading

November 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

TUPOLEV’S SST PART 2

YESTERDAY’S PART 1 discussed Russian aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev’s various responses to Soviet “requests.” A most recent one involved Supersonic Transport competition between Russia and the West. Today in Part … Continue reading

November 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

TUPOLEV’S SST PART 1

RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT DESIGNER Andrei Tupolev was familiar with Soviet “requests.” His 1932 ANT-20 Maksim Gorki was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this Russian writer’s first publication. This vast aircraft’s … Continue reading

November 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

DOROTHY CLENDENIN, July 28, 1941–September 21, 2021

DOROTHY CLENDENIN, KNOWN HERE at SimanaitisSays as Editress/Wife Dottie, died peacefully on September 21, 2021, with family at her side at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, California She had suffered for … Continue reading

November 23, 2021 · 22 Comments

MY TOYOTA 2000GT SALON; JAMES BOND’S TOPLESS VERSION

THE FINE BRITISH Classic & Sports Cas magazine, October 2021, features the “Greatest Bond Cars,” and its. mention of the customized Toyota 2000GT from You Only Live Twice jogs my … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

SHERLOCK HOLMES, ELIZA DOOLITTLE, LILIAN BAYLIS

THE WORD “OPERA” links the three personages of today’s title, thanks to the December 2021 issue of Opera News, monthly magazine of the Metropolitan Opera. In fact, each of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

ON MULTIPLE BASKETS

IT’S A TIME-HONORED (and economically verified) adage: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Recent data on the microchip shortage as well as historical data on crude petroleum corroborate … Continue reading

November 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

VICTORIAN SLANG

MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS is “Victorian Slang That Will Make You Scratch Your Fly Rink,” at the Word Genius website, October 11, 2021. I followed up with appropriately traditional sources,The … Continue reading

November 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

TIGER, TYGER, AND TIGGER

ONE THING LEADS to another. For instance, the DownToEarth website had a fascinating item “Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?” This in turn reminded me of The Tyger’s “fearful symmetry” in … Continue reading

November 18, 2021 · Leave a comment