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  • The sun was up less than an hour and the shadow of the ridge and the datilla and the rocks fell far out across the floodplain below him.

    No Country For Old Men

  • There’s nothing even remotely florid about No Country for Old Men; it sounds like Raymond Carver on a diet: “The sun was up less than an hour and the shadow of the ridge and the datilla and the rocks fell far out across the floodplain below him.

    A Taut, Bloody Thriller, Philosophically Inflected

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  • In a sentence: "I had to dig up dat whole damn garden by hand when datilla broke on me...sombitch."

    December 20, 2008

  • It is also a succulent plant found in the Dry Tortugas.*

    *I made that up.

    December 20, 2008

  • No it isn't. It's a tiny, tiny little date. A date that you're not sure you want to go on, but you're not doing anything else that night, so what the hell.

    December 20, 2008

  • No, no, it's the creature that Data (Brent Spiner) turns into when his emotion chip's "anger" node malfunctions, and he grows so huge he can stomp on Alderon.

    ... wait ...

    December 20, 2008

  • A graceful and complicated set of counting procedures that include both counting and counting the number of times one has counted the counting.

    December 17, 2008

  • Name given to a zombie computer which has been taken over by malware and has been conscripted to take part in a massive denial of service attack.

    December 16, 2008

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    December 16, 2008