Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2006

Republican-English Dictionary

Image source. A published author who now is a friend of mine after I reviewed his book sent me some words that he found in a top-secret copy of the Republican-English Dictionary. He noted that these words and their definitions are useful for those of us who have been recently experiencing difficulties deciphering speeches and…

Monastic Park?

Look, Ma! Dinosaurs and people must have lived at the same time because The Flintstones says so!

Birds in the News 65 (v2n16)

Taking the Plunge (Female Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon). Image appears here with the kind permission of the photographer, David Seibel, who writes; “I never realized, until freezing the motion with my camera, that kingfishers dive from their perch with wings completely folded. I’ve captured woodpeckers doing the same thing.” [email David]

What A Difference A Year Makes

“If you were to hang out with me here it won’t be five or 10 minutes before you see a Republican hug me. That is almost as entertaining as some of the films.” Who said that?

Birds in the News, Rescheduled

Birds in the News will appear on Mondays at noon EST, to benefit from the traffic peak that occurs shortly after noon. I have written Birds in the News for a year and a half. It is a weekly link harvest that features photographs and news stories about birds from around the world. You can…

How Nerdy Are You?

I displayed this quiz result on my original blog for quite a long time, until I decided it was having a negative impact on my social life, whereupon, I removed it. However, because I no longer have a social life, not any sort of life whatsoever, I realize it probably wouldn’t hurt to put this…

It’s Impeachment Time!

It takes three legs to make a tri-pod Or to make a table stand. It takes three wheels to make a ve-hicle Called a tricycle. Every triangle has three corners, Every triangle has three sides, No more, no less. You don’t have to guess. When it’s three you can see It’s a magic number.

What Kind of Pirate Arrr You?

[Note: the previous quiz screwed up the formatting for my entire blog, so I substituted this quiz in its place. Please accept my apologies for messing up this entry. Also keep in mind that my readers are not crazy; they were responding with their results to the original quiz] Arr, as a parrot-lovin’ scientist, I…