Friday, June 25, 2010


Learned the history of this word from "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest". I am enjoying this final book of the trilogy and am disappointed that the author died.

Word History : In classical legend the Amazons were a tribe of warrior women. Their name is supposedly derived from Greek a-mazos, "without a breast," because according to the legend they cut off their right breasts so as to be better able to shoot with a bow and arrow. This folk etymology, like most folk etymologies, is incorrect, but the Amazons of legend are not so completely different from the historical Amazons, who were also warriors. The historical Amazons were Scythians, an Iranian people renowned for their cavalry. The first Greeks to come into contact with the Iranians were the Ionians, who lived on the coast of Asia Minor and were constantly threatened by the Persians, the most important of the Iranian peoples. Amazōn is the Ionian Greek form of the Iranian word ha-mazan, "fighting together." The regular Greek form would be hamazōn, but because the Ionians dropped their aitches like Cockneys, hamazōn became amazōn, the form taken into the other Greek dialects.

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posted by joe @ 6/25/2010 08:48:00 AM   2 comments

Sunday, June 20, 2010


New favorite word, might be a good idea (suggestion for some fathers on the 5th floor).

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Interesting building from La Citadelle de Quebec

The Citadelle de Quebec is a military base on the highest point of Quebec. French, English and now Canadian forces have occupied this land. The building is on the grounds of the fort.

This building has no direct military use. I ask you to tell me what use it has from the design and clues:
1. a book we both read about a year ago
2. the book was about an English man.
3. the St. Lawrence River is in view of this building.
4. the metal "ball" is a key

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posted by joe @ 6/19/2010 09:42:00 AM   4 comments

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chilaiditi's Syndrome

Old Chilaiditi's resurfaced recently. Got a text from Daniel and he made the dx and had to "teach the radiologist" about the sign and syndrome. We are good for some things in addition to being eristic.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Human Brain in God's Neck? reports that Michaelangelo may have concealed anatomical drawings in his paintings in the Sistine Chappel. I want to believe, and I certainly believe that he was capable, but I am not convinced......... I don't know...... why not? He was a genius, thats nothing compared to some of the feats of Leonardo da Vinci.

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posted by Clay @ 6/17/2010 08:32:00 PM   1 comments

beans and frank

you mean this one?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Even the Lions love the BlackHawks

Chitown arts love the Hawks !!!!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Hawks everywhere in Chitown

Chicago is gaga over winning the Stanley Cup but who can blame them.
Was at the Cubs/Sox game last night and the Blackhawk team was there with the wild crowd!

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posted by joe @ 6/14/2010 07:23:00 AM   1 comments

Two Women Kiss Cup

Everyone in Chi-town is kissing the cup(Stanley) ! Not real sanitary but since it was 49 yrs since the Hawks won the cup I guess everyone will slobber on it!

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