Archive for April, 2009

April 25th, 2009 - 11:17 pm § in Handyman

It’s Alive!

Last night I finally got the stickiest lug nut off of the Bantha. It only took a blow torch and a four foot breaker bar to make it see the light, but I got the better of it in the end. So, with that taken care of, I could finally take the front left wheel […][...]

April 17th, 2009 - 8:36 pm § in Archaeologist

An Update on the MASCA Affair

From a friend “on the inside” (as it were), I have some good news: supposedly, at least a dozen of the axed researchers have been given new positions within the museum. MASCA’s still done for, but their continued employment has been provided for by curatorial departments and donor[...]

April 11th, 2009 - 9:40 pm § in Handyman


Really. Literally. We had some friends over today, so we cleaned up a bit before they arrived. My job was cleaning the toilets. (I guess it’s my archaeological training, but being elbow deep in piss and shit doesn’t particularly bother me.) Anyhow, one of our toilets has a really disgu[...]