E2, Brute?

The Best of The Week

During the week after the unclear Iowa caucus, the results of that process finally came in, and it seemed to be close to a five way tie, but with Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg rising to the top of a crowded field. Going into New Hampshire, there was two questions: would the process be smoother than it was in Iowa, and would the field finally get clearified?

When talking about these states, I feel I should reveal my knowledge, or in most cases, ignorance of them. My time in New Hampshire consists of a weekend visit with a girl who I was going to college with in Vermont, and in some ways it was similar to the stereotypes of New Hampshire: conservative but reasonable people, "college educated Republicans", people who wanted low taxes but also liked museums, a group of people who I didn't know about growing up in Oregon. That was 20 years ago, my only visit to New Hampshire since then was to pass through it on the freeway to and from Maine. I am not an…

Is a series of novels by a hack writer who was in the right place at the right time and now everyone of my generation (i.e. millennials) wanks themselves silly over, to the point at which they actually make Quidditch into a real sport and ask the author to magically overturn the Brexit referendum. They are also massively overrated.

Executive Summary

Trustafarian Jesus saves the world.

And in a bit more detail?

Do I really have to? Can't I…

“The head of all flower heads is one flower; the sunflower in the sky, that gives the others vivid color stemming from the inside.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones



Most people reading this already know what a Coronal Mass Ejection isn't. It isn't what occurs when someone with Coronavirus loses their lunch in a big way. So what is a CME? I'm glad you asked!

A CME is a solar flare

News for Noders

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18: Happy birthday mjijm!



If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: ReQuest 2020 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: ReQuest 2020 ends.


If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.

December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 22: Happy Hanukkah!

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Get ready for reQuest, coming in January!


If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 28: Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

October 1: Please join us in celebrating The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.



If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.