Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2010

Gelbe Wolken

tags: Nordwestzentrum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Gelbe Wolken, flowers, nature, environment, image of the day Gelbe Wolken. Nordwestzentrum Open Air Market, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 3 March 2010 [larger view]

Birdbooker Report 111

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, animal books, natural history books, ecology books Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My piles of books are a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular…

tags: Cape Thick-Knee, Spotted Dikkop, Spotted Thick-Knee, Burhinus capensis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Spotted Thick-Knee, also known as the Cape Thick-Knee or the Spotted Dikkop, Burhinus capensis, photographed in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 18 January 2010…

T-Shirts That God Would Wear!

tags: T-Shirts That God Would Wear!, religion, cults, comedy, humor, funny, silly, fucking hilarious, Edward Current, streaming video As a believer in the Prosperity Gospel, Edward Current prayed for abundance in his bank account. Here’s what God — and his accountant — told him to do. Better yet, Jeebuz is helping out by pimping his…

How to Spot a Cult

tags: How to Spot a Cult, scientology, branch davidians, religion, cults, mind control, investigative news report, mind control, mental health, beliefs, streaming video This Inside New Zealand investigative report is long but fascinating and very well-worth watching. It includes plenty of information on Scientology as well as other cults (Branch Davidians, etc) and gives a…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The next edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) is less than two weeks away and as usual, it is seeking submissions and hosts! Can you help by sending URLs for your own…

tags: Water Dikkop, Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Water Dikkop, also known as the Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus, photographed near the Kilombero River, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 9 January 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D300, 600 mm VR…

tags: cat enjoying attention, Trololo Cat, Eduard Trololo Khil, internet meme, YouTube meme, parody, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, television, streaming video This video features our favorite boyfriend — right, my peeps? — Eduard “Trololo” Khill, along with views of a kitty who is watching, open-mouthed in astonishment at what she sees and hears.

State of the Beard

tags: beards, facial hair, funny, silly, humor, streaming video In honor of Silly Saturday, I had to share this silly video with you. It’s about beards. Those of you who know me will understand the significance for this video appearing here.

Beobachten Sie

tags: Nordwestzentrum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Beobachten Sie, flowers, nature, environment, image of the day Beobachten Sie. Nordwestzentrum Open Air Market, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 3 March 2010 [larger view]