commented on Tom Clancy
He was part of the apotheosis of the military as our saviour.
Rest in peace, but good fucking riddance.
commented on Can Someone Better Explain the Value of Pitch-Drop Experiments?
Speaking as a totally backslid Physicist/Chemist, even more interesting is how glass behaves the same way, and is even less runny than the tar/pitch in the U of Q & Irish-copycat demonstrations. See the centuries-old window panes in Europe or in old cities like Philadelphia or Boston. The puddling of the glass towards the bottom is obvious.