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The Science Advisor

Dr. Wayne Grody is a molecular biologist at UCLA. But his part-time job sounds like a lot more fun: “technical advisor on a number of motion picture and television productions”. He’s the guy responsible for giving Eddie Murphy’s Professor Klump character a ginormous research lab despite the fact that he worked at a small liberal…

Esquire runs a regular article called “Answer Fella” in which stupid questions get stupid answers. In this month’s edition we find out whether cloned humans have souls, why South Dakota’s badlands are called badlands, and how many potatoes make up a bag of chips. My favorite answer, however, is to the question of what happens…

On the Evolution of Zombie Populations

T-Rex thinks he’s eliminated zombies with logic. The basic idea: Zombies depend on human brains to survive, but they also must bite humans (turning them into zombies) to create more zombies. If zombies were really good at catching humans and eating their brains, there would be no more humans and the zombie population would die…

James Brown — Overpowered by Funk

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, has passed away at the age of 73 in Atlanta, Georgia. The world is a slightly less funky place today. I’ve posted some videos — in honor of the hardest working man in show business — below the fold.

Retard Butt Sex

You are all the products of retard fish having sex with squirrels. And monkeys are involved somehow. Anyway, someone needs to post Mr. Mrs. Garrison’s lesson on evolution from tonight’s South Park. All I’ve got is this: All hail the retarded fish frogs!! But Dawkins having the hots for Garrison is a bit too much.…

Chuck Norris doesn’t “believe” in evolution. And he’s writing about it in the Wing Nut Daily. I won’t link to the actual article, but you can read about it here. Thanks Bora for ruining my appreciation for the Texas Ranger. To make up for bringing you that bad piece of news, here are the first…

Confirming Stereotypes

This video confirms two things I’ve long suspected: nature is really cool and white people can’t dance. Okay, I have independent evidence for the second thing, but check out this little fella’s moves: He really shakes a proverbial tail feather. But like human males, the only reason for this guy to get on the dance…

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Thomas Huxley was known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his many public defenses of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Richard Dawkins has been labeled “Darwin’s Rottweiler“, drawing a parallel between Dawkins’s current role as a popularizer of science (and defender of reason) and Huxley’s as a public face for Darwin. All that is well…

A Dozen or So Songs About Me

I’m so vain I think I every single song is about me. Dave wants us to “make a music mix that is a reflection of your informative years.” I have no idea what he means by informative years, so I’m going to give you a list of a dozen or so songs (Dave’s suggested amount)…

The Real Killer

A lot of people at ScienceBlogs and around the blogosphere have been chattering about the death of Steve “Croc Hunter” Irwin, but here at evolgen we know who the real killer was: We’re on the ball like the Boulder District Attorney’s Office. Now, we’re off to arrest Kevin Vranes for sexually harassing the football team.…