December 25, 2005

363rd Newton's Birthday [Open Thread]

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at December 25, 2005 10:34 AM

It's time once again for us to celebrate Newton's Birthday (which has a Wikipedia entry!). Some physics carols may be found here. Also check out that issue of Physics Today for physics songs. (Was it August '05? I don't have my collection here.)

Enjoy the holidays! Here's an open thread.

Tags: History, Physics, Religion, Science

I believe the Physics Today issue was the July one. The winning song for their context is in the "current" issue (by which I mean the most recent one I've received), which should be the December one. It's the one with the ice skating picture on the front.

By the way, we also should not forget Festivus, which is usually celebrated on 12/23. Sadly, I forgot to check early enough and post an entry about it. However, it apparently can be used to substitute for other holidays, so maybe I'll use it around Easter. (Then again, Passover is around then too, so maybe I should find another time.)

Anyway, happy late Festivus!

Posted by: Mason | December 25, 2005 1:42 PM

For some reason, it seemed like almost every story/program on NPR this holiday weekend was either a) nihilistic to the point of suicidal depression, b) annoying as hell, or c) just plain awful. What is it about the holidays that seems to make NPR programers so depressed?

Posted by: Chris L-S | December 25, 2005 9:29 PM

It's probably the stress of having to spend more time with their families.

I wonder if I might like the nihlistic shows. :)

Posted by: Mason | December 26, 2005 1:05 AM

Happy Fridge Day!

Posted by: Lemming | December 26, 2005 12:18 PM

And may the laws of gravity apply to you for yet another year.

Posted by: shellock | December 27, 2005 7:58 AM
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