Sunday, December 05, 2021

A to Z

I think the photo snafu thing from yesterday has resolved.  I suppose Tuesdays post will be the proving ground for an actual fix. 

I'm in a non-creative mood, but my friend Sal (Philadelphia Sal, not Cleveland Sal....who isn't really my friend anymore) provided me a funny (?) video.  It's all of 30 seconds long, and semi-timely. 

With only 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, we are already on 13.  Honestly, I heard of a Lambda variant, but nothing between Delta and Lambda. And I certainly didn't hear of a Mu or Nu. 

....and yes, I know the Greek alphabet. 

So with hurricanes they can't just start naming things over with A if necessary. That's harder to do with just an alphabet. It seems epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have boxed themselves in here. And I don't think we're running out of variants anytime soon. 

Yes, I did find this amusing, if not semi-epileptic seizure inducing. 

710 and I wondered how long it took to put this together and exactly how. 

1. Search all Star Trek franchise scripts for the word "omicron". 
2. Find which franchise, year and episode in which that appeared. 
3. Find each episode, Scroll through said episode to find that 0:00:00:02.
4. Capture it. 
5. Copy / Cut it. 
6. Paste it. 
7. Repeat. 
8. Post. 

I mean, there are probably two new variants since they started that video compilation. 

Song by: ABC


Travel said...

That is brilliant, and I agree, it would take me days to do that.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Mu was a variant in South America that never really rose. Nu Was skipped for racial reasons as was Xi for political because of the name of Chinas leader.

Ur-spo said...

Clever !