Maybe I should put a (appropriate for all audiences) tag in the title.

But perhaps the word “bonk” only means a more risque thing across the pond.

When I think of the word “bonk,” three things come to mind.

  • The sound of some buzzers in the Super Mario franchise of video games seem to onomatopoeia to “bonk!” (especially in the NES and Super NES eras)
  • A common arc in the “Mutts” newspaper comic is for squirrels to pelt any being below their tree with acorns, and the word *BONK* always appears when the person or animal is pelted.
  • The word “bonk” is used for marathon runners around the 20th mile, when they “hit the wall.”

Well, that last one will have applied to me. I don’t think taking the supplement “Bonk Breaker” would have helped.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-28] Nine four-digit numbers

The following nine four-digit numbers were posted on my Facebook page last night. They were as follows:

1286, 1509, 2512, 2696, 2755, 1933, 1989, 1492, 1696.

Some of them look like historical years, and some look like non-historical years.

Well, of course I’ll do a “baby” univariate analysis too:

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-23] First summer day

In the last few years, my “summer” break has started in May. When I was in graduate school, the semester ran through the beginning of June, and I didn’t really have a “vacation” then either.

However, there has been a common theme with “early” summer days (not necessarily the first day post-work) these last three years.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-20] No Clock

This weekend has been all about baseball and softball for me: yesterday I went to the White Sox / Rangers game, where the Sox rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win 5-3.

Today, I’ve been listening to the Wildcats / Bulldogs game, where the score changes, per scoring inning, have been (NU listed first) 0-2, 4-2, 4-3, 4-7, 6-7, and it is currently in the sixth inning–Northwestern has 6 outs to work with.

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