Radio station names

When I was driving back to Kenosha from Eau Claire and the Twin Cities after the MAA conference, I was thinking about radio stations as I drove.

Every radio station in the USA has a call signal, which is usually 4 letters and usually starts with a K or a W, depending on the orientation from the Mississippi River. There are exceptions, but most “K” stations are west of the River, and most “W” stations are east of the River.

But… I’d like to talk about the colloquial nicknames of the stations!

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Seventeen! Shouted the Humbug, who always seemed to be the first one with the wrong answer.

Four square and cherry bombs!

Finding ways to get those perfect “F” IVs in Gold and Silver.

Can I get Extra credit for the hand?

Dunn-dunn-dunn… yet Friday was quite lucky for me.

C! C! C!” shouted the band, even if the trivia quiz on ‘Cat Vision isn’t multiple-choice.

Be I able to find the root of my handle?

Are you getting the point of this post? Or shall I spell it out?










Figure out the previous lines, please. :p


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היום שבעה-עשר יום–שהם שני שבועות ושלושה ימים לעומר.

Madison: 46 days

Alaska: 75 days

Mirage from the reflection

This is a pretty quick post, and I figure that I might as well have some quick posts as warm-up for M.A.P.L.E. in a few weeks, because I’m not going to fail the challenge this time!

This afternoon, I went to Lentz Hall to get some copies picked up. As I walked over, it was brisk (temperatures in the 30’s Fahrenheit), and I noticed what appeared to be an orange sailboat on the lake.

Hmm. Strange, unless there’s a really hardy-har-har out there!

Nope, it wasn’t a sailboat.

It was a reflection of a traffic cone onto the door and the glass overlooking the lake!

I’m an idiot. (If the cone is still there tomorrow, I’ll try to reproduce the picture and load it in here.)


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היום אחת-עשר יום–שהם שבוע אחד וארבעה ימים לעומר.

Madison: 52 days

Alaska: 81 days

Last Class Travels

Today, I did much like what I did in 2013, but in a different vein.

Yep, I surprised my Mom at the Passover seder, but this time it was directly at the seder, rather than a few hours before it occurred! The seder was at my Aunt Lori’s house, which added to the surprise!

However, getting there was slightly annoying based on decisions that I made or failed to make. Let me count the ways…

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