Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for June, 2007

tags: blog carnival, writing The 247th issue of Carnival of the Vanities is now available for your reading pleasure. This blog carnival focuses on the very best writing published recently on a blog, regardless of topic. I am pleased to report that they selected a submission from me to be included in their list.

This rating, oddly, is because I used these words (to answer my previous question, no it does not seem to pick up words below the fold); sexy (7x) ass (6x) poop (5x) porn (4x) Well, now that I have forever ruined any remote chance that I might have had to become gainfully employed (ho-hum), I…

This rating is because I used these very dangerous words; sexy (6x) ass (5x) poop (4x) Okay, let’s see if it picks up nasty words that appear below the fold;

Film Rating For Your Blog!

I have a boring rating because I only use these very scary words; hell (4x) dangerous (2x) sexy (1x) Dangerous?? I can’t help it, I am compelled to try to raise my rating to something more respectable; porn porn porn porn poop poop poop poop boobs boobs boobs boobs ass ass ass ass ass naughty…

tags: oceanography, plastic bathtub toys, duckies Have you seen one of these duckies? (May be bleached white by now). If so, please report your find to researcher, Curtis Ebbesmeyer. Image: Simon de Bruxelles. If you live in Great Britain, you could earn a £50 (US$100) reward if you find a plastic duck on the seashore…

tags: blog carnival, birds, birding, ornithology The 52nd edition of I and the Bird blog carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. As usual, they included one (and only one) of my many submissions, along with lots of other essays that you are sure to enjoy.

tags: book review, birds, birding, ornithology Gulls are found nearly everywhere, from their usual haunts on the shorelines of oceans, lakes and rivers, to newly tilled fields, garbage dumps and sewage treatment plants. Due to their ubiquity, they are popular among birdwatchers, but gulls are often challenging to identify because they can take up to…

How Good is Your Vocabulary?

tags: vocabulary, online quiz I did well on this quiz — how about you? How did you score? Your Vocabulary Score: A Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary! You must be quite an erudite person. How’s Your Vocabulary?

Mika Takes a Stand

tags: Mika Brzezinski, news, Paris Hilton, streaming video MSNBC’s news anchor, Mika Brzezinski, refuses to report on the Paris Hilton story on the Morning Joe show, even though her bosses made it the lead story — against her wishes. Perhaps more people in the media & news outlets should follow Mika’s example and stop reporting…

tags: blog carnival, medicine The June issue of All Things Medical blog carnival is now available for you to enjoy. They included several pieces that I wrote, so this is good. So be sure to go over there and give them some support!