Thursday Throughput: Xenon Edition

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Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He is on Twitter, blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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  1. Avatar Michael Cain
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    ThTh4: I look at original teosinte and say that anyone who could even conceive of trying to breed something like corn from that is more clever than I am. That they succeeded makes them a whole lot more clever.Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    ThTh7: He forgot the stage where a homeowner is out there hacking away at the canes, putting on plate mail gloves to try and pull them out by the root (them thorns probably violate some part of the Geneva Convention), finally giving up and buying a flamethrower to clear out the infestation (or hiring the guy with goats to come by and clear the land).

    That’s a very important part of the life cycle.Report

    • fillyjonk fillyjonk in reply to Oscar Gordon
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      Can confirm. My garden got invaded by them a couple years ago, and late last summer (when I was distracted by other, horrible, things going on in my life) they totally took over and smothered most of the perennials I had growing. One thing about lockdown? I’ve been gradually grubbing both the blackberry and the mulberries the birds “planted” by the roots. When I get too angry about what’s going on in the world, I go out and visit destruction on the various weeds.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    ThTh8: Damn volcanoes! Didn’t they know that burning all that coal would be bad for the environment?Report

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