Patrick is a mid-40 year old geek with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Information Systems. Nothing he says here has anything to do with the official position of his employer or any other institution.

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  1. Avatar Meaghan says:

    So true. My favorite part…. “Leave the cat alone, for what has the cat done, that you should so afflict it with tape?”Report

  2. Avatar Katherine says:

    My dad found this when I was a kid and my family reread it nearly almost every year.  It’s a classic.Report

  3. Avatar Katherine says:

    Heed me; for if you sit like that, your hair will go into the syrup. And now behold, even as I have said, it has come to pass.

    Oh, I’d forgotten how good this was.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    The parents of the nephews had the peas conversation with the youngest at the Christmas table.

    I printed this out and read excerpts. It killed.Report

  5. Avatar Murali says:

    , and of all foods that are acceptable in my sight you may eat, but not in the living room.

    I am not a parent, but my mom says this to me often enough that I laughed.Report