Here’s this week’s “Ask a scienceblogger” question:

How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically?

I don’t know if you can handle the truth, but here it is…

Connect the dots, people. Everyone who meets me says I’m so nice and softspoken; I’ve got the beard; I’m not so svelte anymore; I’m producing this stuff at a prodigious rate; I’m giving it away for free.

I’m Santa Claus gone godless, and every day is freakin’ Christmas. No GI Joes or Barbies anymore, everyone is getting math and science and cold cruel atheism in their stockings.