Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Comments

  1. #1 Joel Bass
    September 25, 2008

    Is it just me, or does the black puppy look a lot more competent?

  2. #2 Coriolis
    September 25, 2008

    Nope, the black puppy can definitely fix the economy. The other one just screams “The fundamentals are fine!”

  3. #3 Smilodon
    September 25, 2008

    That’s too much!!

  4. #4 JC
    September 25, 2008

    HA HA. The black puppy looks ready to lead. The tan puppy looks totally confused. The black puppy needs a flag pin on his collar. The tan puppy must be without $3000 of makeup. The black puppy is preparing for the debate, studiously – good dog. The tan puppy is on his way to the doghouse to hide – baddd dog.

  5. #5 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    September 25, 2008

    Six weeks and we’ll find out who gets to be top dog.

  6. #6 Sheri
    September 25, 2008

    Does the tan dog seem a little gray around the muzzle to you?

  7. #7 JS
    September 25, 2008

    I read that the tan dog is suspending this ad campaign to work on the nation’s kibble crisis.

  8. #8 JS
    September 25, 2008

    Oh, and the tan dog’s running mate is a bitch.

  9. #9 Maxine
    September 26, 2008

    Ha ha!
    When you’ve stopped laughing ;-), read the content – Nature’s US election special is great, though I say so myself. http://www.nature.com/news/specials/uselection2008/index.html
    It is all free to read until election day. As well as some great news coverage about the scientific perspective, there are some nice features, eg scientists advising the candidates which key science book to read (we invite suggestions from readers).

    The “anon reader” wasn’t a cat by any chance? From a cold climate? ;-)

  10. #10 Maxine
    September 26, 2008

    PS Just in case my “ha ha” looks as if it concerns the comment immediately above mine, it doesn’t. I think that comment by “JS” about the tan dog’s running mate is pathetic.
    My “ha ha” applies to the post.

  11. #11 rpg
    September 26, 2008

    It has to be deliberate. I mean, really.

    The black puppy can multi-task.

  12. #12 Bob O'H
    September 26, 2008

    The Beast was not involved, Maxine. Gerald suspects that it might have been one of your own colleagues, but I told her that that wasn’t his desk (she’s never seen his desk, naturally).

  13. #13 Eric
    September 26, 2008

    I bet that tan dog can’t even use email! What’s he afraid of, anyway?

    And if the tan dog says he doesn’t know much about duck hunting, should I assume that the black dog’s duck hunting abilities are automatically superior, even though he’s got no experience?

  14. #14 Jake
    September 26, 2008

    Notice, they’re both dogs… need I say more.