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As an avid fan of pop culture, I do not hesitate to induce neural necrosis by watching all manner of television and film. The SciFi network gets my business, particularly for their goofy SciFi Originals with their bad special effects and has-been actors in lead roles. So, I am quivering with anticipation as the premier…

Big Tick and Ugly Deer

I’m on the road and visiting the Midwestern homelands. This evening, I’m in Madison where a former classmate (and longtime friend) and I will join our grad advisor and his wife for dinner. The newly minted professor emeritis doesn’t know that we’re showing up so the element of surprise should be entertaining. In lieu of…

Taking a cue from Coturnix’s Weird Sex Friday fun entry (har), here’s a snippet from Ananova which is making the blogosphere rounds. The world’s oldest surviving condom has gone on display at the Tirolean County Museum in Austria. From the article… The reusable condom dates back to 1640 and is completely intact, as is its…

Bill No’Credulity

I just saw a few minutes of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly being interviewed by Matt Lauer on The Today Show regarding President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad along with other issues of the Iraq war. Undoubtedly, there will be some folks who will parse and critique every word that Matt and Bill uttered, some positive, some…

I have the great fortune of attending yet another protracted managerial development class for the entirety of this coming week. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be doing this. Do I need to add another scoop to the pile of steaming sarcasm? Most scientists I know in the corporate world view such…

Yikes! An “Ask a ScienceBlogger” question already? Well, had I been a SciBlog some weeks ago, I would have quickly answered in response to the question (paraphrasing here), “Which modern technology should not have been invented?” My answer: pantyhose. They are the garments of pure unadulterated torture. Oh, wait, now what is today’s question? Here…

So here we are, ready and willing to amiably groom our readers or grimace at them in fierce display. But for now, we are pretty darned excited to be here, and hence, the pant-hooting. In January, I slapped up some commentary pertaining to Science Blogs, advertising, and Leonardos on my now rapidly senescing blogspot. I…