Text Misadventure by defective yeti

Math­ew Bald­win, bet­ter known as defec­tive yeti, has writ­ten a hilar­i­ous post of the past six years of Pres­i­dent George Bush’s career as a Zork-style text adven­ture. No mat­ter what youre polit­i­cal bent, if you loved Zork half as much as I did, you’re going to be rolling on the floor read­ing it (via Boing­Bo­ing).

Wilbur Scoville — Father of Hot

In 1912, Wilbur Scov­ille pub­lished a means of mea­sur­ing the hot­ness of a chili pep­per (the Scov­ille Scale) in “The Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Phar­ma­cists Asso­ci­a­tion.” I was watch­ing a cool episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats on chile pep­pers last night and thought that my phar­ma­cist friends, espe­cial­ly those who are Alton Brown fans, would enjoy that fact. Scov­ille was, by all accounts, a bril­liant chemist with a knack for com­pound­ing.