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I remember when we moved a couple of years ago, my older son was thrilled when he unpacked his calculator after several long months without.
The joy was unmistakable, as he exclaimed, “Great! Now I can cheat on my math again!”
Holy crap! Electronics are ruling the world, our lives, and our brains! 😮
Calculators were a NO-NO when I was in school… and now they’re on almost every back to school list. Unless they’ve got an app for graphing curves on a smartphone now…
I remember having this conversation with my son back when he was a wee bairn, but it was calculators, not cell phones. Before that, it was slide rules, and probably abacuses before that. I actually CAN do mental math — better than I can do it on paper and I have no idea why that’s true. My elementary school years fell into the few years when slide rules were going extinct, but calculators had not yet arrived. We are the last of the pencil, paper, and pure mental generation.
I think the bigger question — which oddly I just asked my husband — is how bad do things have to be before we run for the hills? Garry says it won’t happen. I said “that’s what my dead ancestors said back in Germany and Poland.”
I’m actually scared. And I don’t scare easily. Usually, I don’t scare at all.
I actually had an abacus… I think it was only a toy, but it was an abacus nonetheless. Slide rules… I’ve never even seen one or know what it does…
Ahahaha. Golden as always! 😀
Thanks! Can you tell I dislike most modern technology…
I never did learn to use a slide rule. My fingers always worked better.
I’ve never even seen a slide rule before. The only thing I could use it for would be to scratch my back…
right, little squirrel… we would be lost anyway in such a world… and math is always and anyway totally overrated…
Yeah… math just makes shopping less fun when you know exactly where your budget is going to run out…
It takes a special kind of genius to use a calculator and still get the answers horribly wrong 🙂
Garbage in, garbage out they always said. Or maybe whoever wrote the calculator app failed math themselves…
I’ve often wondered about this very thing…….also phone numbers – is there anyone alive who actually REMEMBERS a phone number? I think most rely on speed dial.
It’s funny…. when I was a kid back in the 80’s and 90’s, our phone had all of the most frequently called numbers on speed dial. These days, I wouldn’t even know how to set it on my home phone or cell phone. Proof that I’m going technologically backwards….
I’m tech-challenged enough to think that it’s a GOOD thing that you’re going backwards…..your brain still HAS to function to call someone!
i can do math problems in my head, no need for a calculator– but cannot remember phone numbers. Different skills I suppose. Also, my case for my smart phone is bright pink just like little squirrel’s. That critter’s got good taste.
OMG, you got a smartphone now! Am I the last one left below the senior age with a crappy flip phone now!?!? Say it isn’t so!
evil, ’tis so. My old flip phone stopped working and I wanted to be able to text. I’m sorry, but I had to go over to the other side. You alone are the opposition now, and how proud we are that you’ve held out this long.
My youngest has a phone with him at all times and he’s still failing geometry. Unfortunately, he seems to have inherited my lousy math skills but didn’t get my cheating skills. I knew how to copy enough papers to pull a D! I look at him and wonder how he can be failing classes when he’s got a computer in his hand.
That is sad… I could’ve dominated school with the power of the internet. Geometry was always weird because it wasn’t so much math as it was logic and stupid proofs. It is literally the only class I once fell asleep in….
I always thought geometry seemed logical and made sense…until I got the answers wrong. Every damn time! I suck at every kind of math. The calculator is one of the few functions on my phone that I use regularly.
Hilarious!! Just the other day I heard my mom tell dad that couldn’t remember what his cell phone number was because it’s programmed in her cell. What is this world coming to? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
We have reached that day when the only phone number anyone remembers is Jenny’s…. and she won’t answer her phone.
Exactly! Back in the day when the stores used to ask you for your telephone number, mom always gave Jenny’s number. Poor people never got it – Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Pure and utter rot. No one needs to know how to do math at all.