Observations of a Nerd

It’s up to you now…

So I have this bad habit of ending up in twitter conversations with Scicurious. Last time, I ended up looking at the taste of dolphin semen. This time I have somehow agreed to a challenge: if I get to 2000 twitter followers by the end of April, I’ll do a remake of Rebecca Black’s Friday.

For those who don’t know what I’m referring to, let me show you:

Yeah. I’ll have to do a science-related remake of that. Video and everything.

I’ll leave it to the masses to decide if such a thing should be made, or if it would be too blasphemous to the good name of science. Past remakes of mine have included Billionaire and Bitch.

On a related note, if both me and Kevin Zelnio hit 5K followers each by Science Online 2012 (next Jan), we’ll do a duet to a science remake of Justin Bieber at the conference. Just throwing that out there.

Update: Good point, I should include this: my twitter name is @NerdyChristie. Kev’s is @kzelnio.


  1. #1 OmegaMom
    April 18, 2011

    I had to do a search on your name on Twitter, and luckily someone had both your name and your Twitter handle in the same tweet! For those who are interested, it’s @NerdyChristie on Twitter.

    (The only Twitter names on your page are for @ResearchBlogging and @ScienceBlogs, so far as I can see.)

  2. #2 idragosani
    April 19, 2011

    Dang, I stopped using Twitter last year

  3. #3 Zen Faulkes
    April 19, 2011

    After you get your 2,000 followers, please be sure to tell us if it was worth giving up your SOUL.

    (Yes, I said this on Twitter last night, but thought it bore repeating.)

  4. #4 Kat
    April 19, 2011

    I’d been hearing about this Rebecca Black chick for awhile and had no intent of finding out what all the chat was about. But as a fan of your remakes I had to see what loomed on your horizon. Dear god. I am sorry.

  5. #5 Christie Wilcox
    April 19, 2011

    Oh Zen… my soul was given in sacrifice to the PCR gods long ago. 😉

  6. “First I’d have to get it back from the PCR gods.”

  7. #7 Herp N. Derpington
    April 19, 2011

    Great, now I have to start killing your twitterers because I don’t want this abomination to be propagated. Let it die people, I beg you!

  8. #8 Leslie
    April 20, 2011

    Just make the wording really good .. cause that song really sucks .. can’t wait to hear and see you sing!

    I have faith in your creativity and genius to perform alchemy on this song!

    Get her to 2000 … we all want a live video! … and you have to post on you-tube! … Do Bitch remake too in video 🙂

  9. #9 Research Editing
    April 20, 2011

    The trick to gain new followers is, tweet frequently with relevant hash tags. 🙂 Best of luck Christie. And, duet to a science remake of Justin Bieber??? really???

  10. #10 Jason R
    April 23, 2011

    You set your sights too low. 10K is the minimum for this kind of work.

    It’s Sciday, Sciday! Gotta geet down on Sciday….

  11. #11 Scicurious
    April 23, 2011

    It must happen!! I am prepared to go through hell for the sake of a really good parody!

    And clearly, at this point, you should know better than to talk to me on twitter. 🙂

  12. #12 Midnight Rambler
    April 24, 2011

    Stephen Colbert’s version was a vast improvement on the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1t3npMeHnA

  13. #13 Rob
    April 26, 2011

    So let me get this straight, it goes Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and then Sunday comes after that? So confusing…

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