Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

I really need your support to keep Under The LobsterScope going…

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…you get “Bill’s Cast O’ Characters” my favorite picture font, based on ornaments and images from the turn of the century Barnhart Brothers and Spindler specimen book and others. This is a font, for Mac or PC, that I usually sell for $29.95 and it’s one of my most requested. It’s my way of saying “Thank You.” If you already have Cast O’ Characters, let me know and I’ll substitute a different one of my picture fonts.

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– Bill T.

Quote of a Generation – A discovery he never thought he’d see…

Scientists at the world’s biggest atom smasher have announced the discovery of a brand-new particle—and it looks an awful lot like the long-sought Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle,” without which the universe as we know it wouldn’t exist.

“It is an incredible thing that has happened in my lifetime.”

– Peter Higgs, physicist who theorized the existence of the Higgs boson

According to CERN, the existence of this particle was confirmed in two separate experiments at the Large Hadron Collider—a massive underground particle accelerator that spans the border of France and Switzerland—and there’s less than a one-in-a-million chance that the data is a fluke.

Higgs first proposed the existence of the new particle more than half a century ago to explain a mystery: Why do most elementary particles have mass? Without mass there would be no atoms; no chemistry; no biology—and certainly none of us.

The concept of mass has long been a sticking point in the Standard Model, which describes all known elementary particles, and how they interact.

Andy Griffith left us with a message before he died…

Thanks, Andy. Wish you were still with us… but we have Mitch McConnell instead.

Happy Birthday, America…

Here we are, in the midst of a heat wave with still over a million of our neighbors in the mid-Atlantic states out of power, and it is the 4th of July.

While not the most pleasant 4th we have had over the past few years, we are happy that the health care law still stands and our population is starting to wise up. Obama‘s numbers are rising, and that’s a positive happening.

So have a nice holiday… but stay out of the heat if you can. We are going to the first plays of the CATF tonight (we have two to see…5:30 and 8:30… and it’s going to be a long night.