Adventures in Ethics and Science

Search term hilarity.

While I meet my students and try to mitigate freak-outs about enrollments, I offer for your consideration some of the search strings that brought people to this blog during the month of January:

  • sloth jokes
  • 3 toed sloth cocktails
  • pandemic flu rationing
  • shark on beach eating seals
  • the cheating is the bad way
  • people that don’t approve of the evolution
  • all academic social implications of beleiving in Santa Claus
  • actual size of the solstice
  • difference between chemistry physics
  • how to get a whiteboar
  • i can’t believe I finished my dissertation
  • marriage name change philosophy
  • honorific for my pharmacist
  • are there polar molecules in one a day women
  • what are some impediments to our thinking today
  • juggling ethics

Please use the comments to provide your own commentary or jokes about items on the list.


  1. #1 John McKay
    January 26, 2010

    It’s not how big your solstice is that matters; it’s how you use it.

  2. #2 blf
    January 26, 2010

    actual size of the solstice

    About thirty megasloths per nanoethic, plus or minus a few 3-toed jugglers eating flu cocktails.

  3. #3 Nick
    January 26, 2010

    So, is a 3-toed sloth cocktail a drink made for 3-toed sloths, or by them? If the former, it’s my understanding that it would need to be made from Cecropia leaves, if the sloths want to digest it; if the latter, then I suspect that it will be watery and warm, as the ice will surely melt in the shaker before the drink gets poured.

    You get a whiteboar by combining one part blackboar with ten parts bleach…

    “what are some impediments to our thinking today?” Might I suggest that one impediment is the tendency to randomly feeding vague questions into Google in the hopes of falling bass-ackwards into a good answer.

  4. #4 chezjake
    January 26, 2010

    The difference between chemistry and physics is whether you measure the solstice in moles or kilograms.

  5. #5 FUG
    January 26, 2010

    I wonder if by posting the search terms you effect future search terms that find your blog significantly?

  6. #6 Jared
    January 27, 2010

    Please be so kind as to detail the specific rate at which people visit this page when searching for the next “search term hilarity” episode since this will certainly result in very unusual findings.

  7. #7 HP
    January 27, 2010

    In a chilled old-fashioned glass, muddle:

    1 tsp crushed piloncillo sugar
    Juice of 1/2 lime

    In a cocktail shaker, combine

    1 jigger Cachaca 51
    1/2 oz 10 Cane rum
    1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
    3 toed sloth
    Crushed ice

    Shake well and strain into prepared old-fashioned glass.

    Garnish with:

    1 orange wedge
    1 lemon twist
    1 slice starfruit

  8. #8 abb3w
    January 27, 2010

    In a chilled old-fashioned glass […]

    “Drink slowly.”

  9. #9 $0.01
    January 27, 2010

    Nick stole my boar joke.
    I really want to say something witty about an horrific pharmacist but I am too tired and can’t do it.

  10. #10 Eric Lund
    January 28, 2010

    Honorific for my pharmacist: Either sir or madam, depending on gender.

    Yes, there are polar molecules in one a day women. There are also polar molecules in other kinds of women, and in men for that matter.

    What are some impediments to our thinking today? Well, if we’ve just finished our dissertation, and can’t believe it….

  11. #11 padraig
    January 29, 2010

    I must have missed the thread on juggling ethics. I would have thought that if you catch as many balls as you throw in the air, you’ve met your ethical requirements. Now, the guys that juggle chainsaws probably have stricter guidelines…

  12. #12 Zuska
    January 29, 2010

    what are some impediments to our thinking today


    i can’t believe I finished my dissertation

    clearly, these two are related…

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