Randall Munroe Interview

I just listened to this and it was good. He seems to have been living in a cave. Full of stick figures.

So, Des, you’ll tell me about this tattoo later right?

And now, for an eg:

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Comments

  1. #1 Desiree
    October 14, 2009

    I am never, ever going to hear the end of this, am I?

    *sigh*

    Live radio. Gotta love it.

  2. #2 The Science Pundit
    October 14, 2009

    What?! He doesn’t know the difference between Open Source and Free Software??? What a hack!

    I am never, ever going to hear the end of this, am I?

    Technically, there is one way to bring it to an end. ;-)

  3. #3 Nathan Myers
    October 19, 2009

    What’s the point of a tattoo that you don’t show to everyone? I assumed the whole idea of getting one on your bum or hoo-ha or what-have-you was it gave you a culturally neutral excuse to expose those bits to all comers. I suppose I am about to be told I am wrong about that, and why.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 19, 2009

    getting one on your bum or hoo-ha or what-have-you was it gave you a culturally neutral excuse to expose those bits to all comers

    That has not been my experience.

  5. #5 Nathan Myers
    October 19, 2009

    I expect reports from the marked would be the more definitive. It is at least certain that it does offer a culturally neutral excuse to expose those bits, should one be seeking such an excuse, whether one chooses to exercise it or no.

    In the meantime, I was very disappointed not to hear more about Randall’s probably quite numerous fringe beliefs. He could have started with his visceral belief that deinonychosaurs remain extant and particularly interested in sampling his viscera. I suppose the venue made him reluctant to expose (there’s that word again) his predilections.

    I was not disappointed to hear about Randall getting an e-mail correction from RMS himself.

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