Episode 84: All that Glitters is not Goldingsheim

Episode 84: All that Glitters is not Goldingsheim

Ep 84 Geoff

Why, this episode puts me in mind of a story.

Back in the fall of aught-four, one of my roommates had mixed up two batches of sangria for his birthday party. There was a batch mixed with red wine and one with white wine. Now, both of these mixtures contained an entire bottle of 151 in each of them. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.

Anyway, another one of my roommates noticed the 151 going into the red sangria, but somehow missed the fact that there was 151 in the white sangria. Later, when the party was getting into full swing, this roommate made it his duty to mention to the partygoers, especially those with less robust constituions, that he had heard that the red sangria was mixed with 151.

It should suffice to say that I have never before or since been at a party that beat out that one for quantity or quality of sloppy, sloppy drunks.

So, let this be a lesson, kids: consequents shouldn't be affirmed. Nothing funny comes about due to logical fallacy. Only things that are extra awesome hilarious.


Ep 84 Dolby

Today the creator of the Yurito character essays pressed into my clawlike hand the draft of an awesome story he is working on with Euler as the central figure. The story is written as Euler's diary, complete with Leonhardian mathematical scribblings winding their way around the margins. Pretty neat stuff. Once I am not under the gun of imminent comprehensive exams, I'll figure out a way of getting the full thing up here, but for the moment you can enjoy an unfortunately scribbleless section over at the Fan Art page.

My favorite line: "It will be the most prestigious school in all the world - nay, in all of Europe, even!" The suggestion that, to a 18th century European mathematician, adding anything to Europe actually lessens Europe strikes me as remarkably psychologically accurate.

Oh! And Mark Poutenis over at Thinking Ape Blues has created a strip revolving around Falco, perhaps my favorite singer ever in the history of man (also the creator of one of the greatest music videos ever). Check out the strip, then sit back and enjoy Falco's unparalleled ability to stylishly walk between two parallel lines of people. Why, Falco, why did you leave us?!!!

- Count Dolby von Luckner

Relevant Archival Episodes:

Goldingsheim Born

Goldingsheim Persists In Not Existing

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