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LOLTHEORISTS

I didn’t shuffle through the digital shoe box of photos for flower porn today, so I’m offering something else. A few posts back, LOLTHULHU made an appearance. It’s a parody of LOLCATS. With regard to the latter and the former, here’s what the blog formerly known as the Table of Malcontents (now Ectomo) had to…

Speaking as a mother who breastfed both of my kids and was a card-carrying member of LaLeche League (an uneasy relationship since I worked outside the home but valuable all the same for many other reasons), I figured I’d weigh in on this, but not from the Facebook angle. There are plenty of other offerings…

When I find myself in times of trouble Ben and Jerry’s comes to me Snarfing Chunky Monkey so sweetly, so sweetly. When stressed, some folks barely eat and consequently lose weight. Others, including myself, reach for high-fat-high-sugar (HFS) foods in an attempt to ameliorate the angst. Although the connection between stress and overeating is not…

Cthulhu Fhtagn Peruvian Meteorite

Steinn (Dynamics of Cats) reports that Mars Invades Peru. This must be smack-dab in the middle of physical-type scientists’ radar screen since my Rocket Scientist(tm) friend sent a similar blurb from Yahoo News. I expect Scully and Mulder have been called in to investigate. Rocket Scientist(tm) mysteriously alluded to the Colour Out of Space in…

Once again, my brothers and sisters, it is that grazhny Talk Like a Pirate Day. What hound-and-horny chepooka is this, I ask you? That PZ chelloveck and other SciBling lewdies Corpus Callosum, Grrl Scientist, and Dr. Free-Ride guff away when they slooshy Pirate. I say “Yarbles!” to that. There should be a “Govoreet Like a…

Psychotropic Walls

Via Technovelgy – Where Science Meets Fiction, here’s an article on a wild display surface upon which small panels move with precision and “ripple,” creating strange, almost biologically protoplasmic motion: HypoSurface Walls Are Full of Life. Bill Christensen, the author of the Technovelgy article on HypoSurface notes that this technology is a close approximation of…

Hitchens’ Supreme Sense of Humor

I concede. As self-deprecatory as I can be, I am left in the dust, gasping and quivering, by the mighty Christopher Hitchens who aptly displays the gloriously superior sense of humor that is characteristic of the human male. I am humbled, Mr. Hitchens. My hat’s off to you. In the latest Vanity Fair, Hitchens writes…

The deck plantings looked innocent enough. Trite flowers and greenery were stuffed into cheap plastic containers, crammed together like so many commuters in a suburban horticultural subway car. Those frilly purple dames though. If he could only get a closer gander at them. They were so coy. Were they as virtuous as they seemed? He…

We interrupt this program…

…to reassure the Kevin-o-philes and the Kevin-o-phobes, for that matter, that the raucous young bonobo will be back on the blog in the future. Exactly when that will be is to be determined at this point, but he will be back! In the meantime, I am sure that Jim “I-am-the-god-of-drums-and-circuits-worship-me-you-fools” Fiore will continue to keep…

Beehived Babes, Big Blue & Univac

James Lileks maintains one of my favorite high-kitsch entertainment time-sinks, namely The Institute of Official Cheer. Lileks has scanned all sorts of advertisements, comics, and cookbooks (sp. The Gallery of Regrettable Food) from the 30, 40s, 50s and 60s, and then has commented on them. Some of his text makes me smile. Some makes me…