OK, all you out there: I am bored, still wheezy, and stressed out because my kids are still sick. And that means I can’t sleep and that means I am getting punchy.
My brain is in sore need of some exercise and distraction, so I will hereby be your personal Carnak and take any and all trivia questions–go ahead, ask me whatever.
I am super-duper-overeducated in the areas of dogs (duh), other animals, reproduction (any species), theology, church history, Bible, lots of other literature, some theatre/performance art, teaching and educational theory, communication theory, and biology/ecology/genetics/blah blah.
I deliberately avoid knowing anything about the Civil War. Bores me to tears. Sorry. So any inquires about Antietam will be referred to Wikipedia.
So if you’re burning with the desire to know what the name of the bronze snake that Moses held up over the people to cure them from their plague was (it sounds sexy in Hebrew, but it just means “Bronze One,” like we’d call something “Brownie” or “Blacky”), or why they got the plague in the first place, exactly what a plague is, how that corresponds with the medical definition of a plague, and whether I’m worried about the fact that a few mice with the bubonic form are missing from a federal lab right now, I’m here for you.
Alternately, I can address Lamarckian evolutionary theory as it intersects with Joseph’s “magic” striped stick, spotted sheep, woe/weal passages in the ancient Near Eastern covenants, behavior relating to fecundity, and tie it up with a nice bow of why canines evolved the breeding “tie.”
Difference between a schism and a heresy? Check. Difference between a Kotzebue and an M’Loot? Try me. Does “Eskimo” really have forty words for snow? Was the Flood forty days and forty nights? Why do Chinese Crested and Xolos have tusks? Why do you not need a permit to import warthog tusks as long as they are for personal use? What on earth is a personal use for a warthog tusk?
All these and more, all here for you. The weirder the better. Please. I wait with bated breath. And my magic 8 ball, which will be referred to whenever I don’t know the actual answer.
Ah yes… It is decidedly so.