Archive for January, 2010


Sunday, January 31st, 2010

as previously mentioned ( blodgett will now inform you about science, in particular the little particulars. the following diagram is provided for your instruction; it is suggested you have this open in separate tab for reference whilst studying the accompanying notes.
(if you have no tabs, hie thee to a decent browser:


step 0: acquire a scientist. note the scientist wears its special lab hat for safety.

step 1: bubble some science goop in a beaker. do NOT attempt to inhale conical flask.

step 2: science has created the sugar cube! we will examine it with a magnifying glass (pipe optional).

step 3: we see that the sugar cube is made up of cubular Sucrose atoms (symbol Su, atomic number 222). this gives the sugar cube its distinctive shape, and the snazzy bits holding the Su atoms together are what make it crunchy. note also that there is a lot of empty space in cube, this is why it dissolves well in tea.

step 4: turn the magnifying glass up to 4. here we see an isolated Sucrose atom. it is perpetually grumpy, the cause of which is not having round corners. it is further aggravated by the bouncing sub-particulates in its Insides (not shown here).

step 5: zooming in further, we see the essential components of all atoms, called Quirks (chemical symbol Q+/–, in red and blue), carefully held within the confines of the atom by GLUONS (symbol GLUUU, seen in yellow). they are round and happy, and this is why life is good. their distinctive bouncing behaviour was the direct inspiration for the trampoline. (true story.)

and that is all for today’s science lesson. you now know everything there is to know about small particles. success!

Insects II: the Lesser Spotted Crudweasel

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

blodgett continues its series on insects that you didn’t know about because blodgett only just made them up!

Today, we examine the only species of Crudweasel in existence. It has a single off-centre spot on its back and a funny-shape patch on its tail – no more spots are forthcoming. The Crudweasel is very small, and lives in tiny burrows in the walls of buildings. It used to have teeth but they fell out, so now it comes out only at night from embarrassment, and eats dirt. This combination of factors means the Crudweasel is rarely seen even when one is searching for it.

It is entirely illiterate, and samples potential food items directly rather than reading the labels. The Crudweasel is however a sociable insect, and enjoys regular Crudweasel gatherings. Its hobbies are tennis and knitting, and the more adventurous members of the species have been known to experiment with papercrafts and board games.

Pictured below: a rare sight of the Crudweasel sampling a potential meal of dirt (dark brown angular variety)

Figure 1: Crudweasel

Figure 1: Crudweasel


Sunday, January 31st, 2010

it not raining here at the moment!

sun is hup

sun is hup

apparently it rains in other places though


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

second in blodgett’s impromptu series on important conferences of the world: the International Dried Grape Conference!

luckily for all us raisin-consumers, last year’s conference concluded that we are NOT running out of grapes to dry. yet.

also here is a picture of the latest batch of Ambassadors for the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation Organisation Board:

don’t they look happy? :D

get them while they patent pending!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

aww, so cute and pretty! :D makes computer happy! :)
apparently this item ‘long awaited’. blodgett never knew…


Monday, January 18th, 2010

so turns out tribology not anything to do with clans and huts and whatnot.

perhaps blodgett should become OMA certified! then it could check its own oil levels. it has lots of practice at the sampling part already, maybe course credits are available?

how to hide from ghosties

Monday, January 18th, 2010

eatable teddy

Saturday, January 16th, 2010
munchings and crunchings, now avec flash games!

no singing song

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

laughed and laughed and laughed :D


Monday, January 11th, 2010