1. a dish of many ingredients.
2. Informal. olla podrida
3. a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.
4. a medley or potpourri, as of musical or literary selections; miscellany.
a. a specialty act performed downstage while the upstage set is changed.
b. a performance, as a musical number, presented between scenes or acts.
c. drop scene.
d. a program of variety acts, especially the second half of a minstrel show.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan
"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré