August 1, 2001 |
Here's what happened, I'm pretty sure. I'm dreaming the sweet dream, the one with Katharine Ross at Super Bowl VII. Midway through the second quarter, I call timeout and marry her on the spot. No tux. Just me in my Vikings uniform and her in that cotton thing she wore in "Butch Cassidy." It's a pretty common dream. Most men have it. When suddenly, some kid awakens me from this dream and climbs into bed with us. Me and my first wife. The kid and her stupid teddy bear. "What's wrong?"
September 25, 2009 |
Russell Brown's hilarious, acutely knowing "The Blue Tooth Virgin" takes its title from a screenplay an aspiring screenwriter, Sam (Austin Peck), has given to his friend David (Bryce Johnson), a successful magazine editor, to read. David finds the script terrible, a murky business about a troubled young woman with an urge to morph. David tries to let Sam down easy, but Sam, who did write a well-received TV series that ran one season, can't take criticism. Returning to his apartment, Sam is further dismayed to discover that his wife (Lauren Stamile)
July 15, 2013 |
The Tyrannosaurus rex of "Jurassic Park" fame chases any prey that moves, then devours it with a bone-crushing gnash of its enormous jaws and serrated teeth. But paleontologists don't necessarily back Steven Spielberg's portrayal of T. rex , with some saying it may have simply scavenged the remains of dead animals it happened to find. Now scientists have unearthed what they say is the first direct evidence that the dinosaur king hunted its prey, further supporting its reign at the top of the Cretaceous food chain.
October 4, 2012 |
The duck-billed dinosaurs called hadrosaurids sported hundreds of bewilderingly complex teeth that were optimized for grinding away at the fibrous plants they ate, according to a new study. The hadrosaurids' teeth are made of six distinct materials, according to the report, published Thursday by the journal Science. That makes the teeth far more complex than humans', which are primarily made of two materials, enamel and orthodentine. They are even more complex than the teeth of horses and buffalo, which are made of four materials and also evolved to grind away at plant matter. The hadrosaurids have what scientists call a "dental battery," meaning they have hundreds of teeth that work together when they eat, with new teeth "erupting" into the mouth all the time.
HOME & GARDEN
October 21, 2004 |
When her daughter lost her first tooth, Julie Kentera felt uncomfortable playing the role of a cash-doling tooth fairy. "It just felt wrong that the celebration for such a milestone had become -- cash," says Kentera. "Where's ceremony or sentiment in that?" The incident inspired the stay-at-home mother of two to create DreamPearls for Girls, a handcrafted bracelet made of Swarovski crystals and sterling silver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1985
Thank you for the provocative essay by Hughes. Such concern needs frequent utterance, but courage to set it forth is rare. There is reason to doubt that human beings will ever get beyond the eye-for-eye, tooth-for-tooth stage of morality. Yet we occasionally meet persons who try to live and work without hate or recrimination. Supporting them are teachings and examples from history's choicest souls. Supporting them too, I hope, is a rising tide of concern for merest human survival, which depends ultimately on a morality of mutual trust and good will.