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First order of business, we have a new inductee into the Order of the Molly:


April 2007 Torbjörn Larsson I, too, would like to cast a vote for Mr. Diacritical, Torbjorn Larsson, not for any one post but for the overall excellence of his contributions. And his wit. And his cool name. And his hair. I bet he has nice hair.

Having read some of his offerings, I have to say it would not surprise me in the slightest should TL turn out to have access to more than one mind at any given moment. He’s, um, really smart.

Secondly, my latest blogroll open enrollment day harvested 88 90 new souls blogs. Take a look below the fold for the long, long list of new additions.


xml About Agnosticism / Atheism: Agnosticism / Atheism

xml Action Skeptics: (null)

xml Agylen: Ugo Cei’s Weblog

xml astropixie: (null)

xml The Atheist Experience: (null)

xml ?USTIN ?THEIST ?NØNYMØUS: (null)

xml Axis of Jared: (null)

xml Bajillion: (null)

xml balancing life: (null)

xml The Baliset Palimpsest: (null)

xml Beautiful Biology: Ramblings of a Science Teacher: Ramblings of a Science Teacher: (null)

xml Biomes Blog: (null)

xml blogfish: (null)

xml The Bronze Blog: (null)

xml Bugs for Thugs: An Entomologist’s Blog

xml The Calladus Blog: (null)

xml Circe – The C Word: I’m like…a fertility goddess. On hiatus.

xml Cogita Tute . . . Think For Yourself: An occasional record of my thoughts . . .

xml Cogito, Ergo Sum?Atheos: (null)

xml Confessions of an Anonymous Coward: (null)

xml Cosmic Afterthoughts: (null)

xml Andy Cunningham: Musing, Ranting, and What’s happening to me

xml Darwins Beagle’s blog:

xml De Astra, Ad Astra: If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

xml Diatomaceous Earth: (null)

xml Dinosaurs: A Creationist’s Fairy Tale: A Creationist’s Fairy Tale: The World’s Greatest Dinosaur Lie EXPOSED!!

xml Duo Quartuncia: (null)

xml Eclectic Esoteric: I’ll mention whatever pops into my head; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

xml Egotistical Whining: (null)

xml End of Silence: Freedom hating on the internets since 2002

xml Everything and more: (null)

xml The Dispersal of Darwin: (null)

xml The Flying Trilobite: (null)

xml faith in honest doubt: (null)

xml Framed: Discourse & Democracy

xml from Archaea to Zeaxanthol: (null)

xml Gimme Back My God!:

xml Henry VII – Newsvine Column: Henry VII – Newsvine Column

xml hitched to everything: (null)

xml Hypnocrites: (null)

xml The Indigestible: Missives From the Reality-Based World

xml Interrogating Nature: (null)

xml Journal of No. 118: Mike

xml Just a Bump in the Beltway: (null)

xml a k8, a cat, a mission.: (null)

xml Killing Time, Making Noise: Humanism, toys, & auto repair since 2006.

xml Lakeshore: Jay Lake

xml Liberal Debutante: Dinosaurs and evaporation rates. Word.

xml Life Behind the Register: (null)

xml The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World without Losing Your Way

xml Lord J-Bar For Democracy, Not Theocracy: (null)

xml Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets: (null)

xml Markiarchy: (null)

xml Maxwell’s Pandemonium: (null)

xml My Inner Child plays with matches.: A brilliant journal wherein everything worth knowing about anything is revealed.

xml Mythusmage Opines: A spot for opining, news, and stuff

xml N@ked Under My Lab Coat: (null)

xml newsboycott.com:

xml No More Walls: (null)

xml Notes from Evil Bender: poetry, politics, reason, morality

xml The Oil Drum – Discussions about Energy and Our Future:

xml The One With Aldacron: Searching for reason in an unreasonable world.

xml The Opinion Mill: NEWS AND VIEWS FOR THINKING PATRIOTS

xml ordinary girl: (null)

xml Our Descent Into Madness: Survival is a state of mind.

xml _Paddy K_:

xml Philosophy and Bioethics: (null)

xml … ponderings of a fool: (null)

xml Pseudo-Random Quanta: (null)

xml Random Intelligence: (null)

xml A Romani Atheist in a Christian World: (null)

xml Salad Is Slaughter: A Gluttonous Curmudgeon and "D" List Blogger

xml The Sci Phi Show:

xml Secret Project HALIBUT: The Malefic Macabre Master of Science

xml Sex, genes & evolution: (null)

xml Sexy Secularist!: Assorted thoughts on science, atheism, and the world

xml Slightly diktytaxitic: Geology does rock…

xml The Space Station: Circling the earth at a dangerously low orbit, broadcasting video, audio, and whatever else we can think of…

xml Synapostasy: (null)

xml Tantalus Prime: (null)

xml Think Tonk: (null)

xml This is That: (null)

xml Tinny Words: (null)

xml Tiny Frog: Atheism, Evolution, Skepticality

xml Topography of Ignorance: (null)

xml Transcription Factor: Miscellaneous Musings, &c.

xml Transmutational Hops: (null)

xml Infophilia: (null)

xml Your shortcomings and regrets, personified!: My cricketron’s gone berserk!

xml ywut: (null)


Note that I have no control over the name or the description — I get those straight from your rss feed. those odd “(null)”s are there because you haven’t set some field in your syndication configuration.

Comments

  1. #1 Chris Ho-Stuart
    May 3, 2007

    Argh. I’ve been busy setting up my new blog; and missed seeing the harvest request. So my new blog (Duo Quartuncia) missed out on the harvest. But it’s not too late! I’m still accepting requests for permission to link to my blog.

  2. #2 Akusai
    May 3, 2007

    Thanks much for the add. I will graciously attribute any future traffic spikes to Dr. Myers.

  3. #3 Anonymous
    May 3, 2007

    09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

  4. #4 Bronze Dog
    May 3, 2007

    Blogger doesn’t give me relevant fields to fill out, so I think I’m stuck with the null for a while.

  5. #5 Chris Ho-Stuart
    May 3, 2007

    Yes; it looks like all the new entires with “(null)” as the description are from blogger. I have the same problem. I’m trying to find out how it can be fixed, and I’ve joined the blogger discussion group for just this purpose. I’ll let you know if I figure out the solution.

    I’m also writing a new blog entry on the evolution of wings as a celebration of being included in PZ’s blogroll. Busy, busy, busy.

  6. #6 grendelkhan
    May 3, 2007

    Okay, that’s just weird, seeing myself up there like that. Now I have to post something interesting so people will care. Argh!

  7. #7 Scholar
    May 3, 2007

    That’s great, except you speled the poor guy’s name wrong.

  8. #8 Kristine
    May 3, 2007

    Congratulations, Torbjörn!

    *offers Waldorf salad on a tray*

    What? It was there a moment ago. Well, sorry, I have a karate lesson. Gotta run. :-)

  9. #9 Kristjan Wager
    May 3, 2007

    Congratulations Torbjörn. It felt unnatural to vote for a Swede, but you richly deserved it.

  10. #10 forsen
    May 3, 2007

    Grattis Torbjörn =) Det ska vara en svensk i år.

  11. #11 James W.
    May 3, 2007

    Oh great, now even your blog is getting stupid HD-DVD key spam.

    I hate Digg for making this such a “big” deal.

  12. #12 reason
    May 3, 2007

    Wouldn’t be great if Torbjörn was bald (or was clean shaven on top) after the first eulogy!

  13. #13 James F. Trumm
    May 3, 2007

    Thanks for the link!

  14. #14 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    First order of business

    I like that, too. ;-) Thanks all!

    Wouldn’t be great if Torbjörn was bald (or was clean shaven on top) after the first eulogy!

    Not to worry, as I already had occasion to describe on another thread, my Special Superpower happens to be “Sexy Hair”. (Due to the often and accidentally occurring after-frak look, not due to the trim).

  15. #15 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    First order of business

    I like that, too. ;-) Thanks all!

    Wouldn’t be great if Torbjörn was bald (or was clean shaven on top) after the first eulogy!

    Not to worry, as I already had occasion to describe on another thread, my Special Superpower happens to be “Sexy Hair”. (Due to the often and accidentally occurring after-frak look, not due to the trim).

  16. #16 Jay Lake
    May 3, 2007

    Thank you, sir.

  17. #17 Steve_C (Secular Elitist) FCD
    May 3, 2007

    Congrats Tor!

    The OM at the end always makes me think of yoga.

  18. Yes! Thanks for including my site, Prof. Myers!

    Ooo, I hope my site is put into “Artsies”!

  19. #19 Martin R
    May 3, 2007

    Go Torbjorn! I’m proud to say that not only is he a compatriot of mine, he is also a sometime commenter on my blog.

  20. #20 Greg
    May 3, 2007

    PZ, thanks for the plug. I need it! More traffic should inspire me to post more.

    Cheers!

  21. #21 archgoon
    May 3, 2007

    I, for one, welcome our new Hive-Minded Swedish Overlords!

  22. #22 archgoon
    May 3, 2007

    Secondly, my latest blogroll open enrollment day harvested 88 90 new souls blogs.

    Captain Myers:Arr.. what makes ye think to be worthy of being on the blogroll of The Pharyngula?

    Poor Gullible Recruit: I just want to be on the internets all my life.

    Captain Myers: Welcome Aboard!

  23. #23 forsen
    May 3, 2007

    archgoon: We shall rule thee with compassion and wisdom. We do have a few requirements: you will have to watch one Ingmar Bergman movie a week, and commemorate Linnaeus’ birthday by drinking snaps. There will be plenty of ombudsmen to direct any complaints to, though.

  24. #24 Sunil
    May 3, 2007

    Thanks for the link.

    My feeds have been consolidated on feedburner, so the “null” can be fixed by replacing the xml link with this feed.

  25. #25 AxisofJared
    May 3, 2007

    What a list! The 7th one down looks mighty interesting!

  26. #26 Dustin
    May 3, 2007

    Torbjörn Larsson! I didn’t vote for him, but that’s only because I already knew he was going to win.

  27. #27 Infophile
    May 3, 2007

    The alphabet hates me… *sniff*

    Though maybe being out of place will land me a few extra curiosity hits from people trying to figure out why I’m down there.

  28. #28 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    Hive-Minded Swedish

    Almost too close to be funny, it felt like cold water poured down my back. Ask Martin R about “Jante-lagen” and why our parents generation didn’t invent ABBA or Björn Borg.

    (Hmm, perhaps a decade over one generation, though. No matter, the New Swedes can lie with a straight face, too. ;-)

    There will be plenty of ombudsmen to direct any complaints to, though.

    :-) But which ombudsmen can we direct complaints about ombudsmen to?

    See, the system appears flawed. [Next Moore/Gibbons comic: “Ombudsmen”.]

  29. #29 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    Hive-Minded Swedish

    Almost too close to be funny, it felt like cold water poured down my back. Ask Martin R about “Jante-lagen” and why our parents generation didn’t invent ABBA or Björn Borg.

    (Hmm, perhaps a decade over one generation, though. No matter, the New Swedes can lie with a straight face, too. ;-)

    There will be plenty of ombudsmen to direct any complaints to, though.

    :-) But which ombudsmen can we direct complaints about ombudsmen to?

    See, the system appears flawed. [Next Moore/Gibbons comic: “Ombudsmen”.]

  30. #30 windy
    May 3, 2007

    The OM after your name means Ombuds-Man, right?

  31. #31 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    windy:

    Well, I already have a funny Special Superpower, so I could follow Moore’s lead and assemble a team. For example, I could join up with RavenT’s husband, who can get dogs to pee when he points them out.

    We would be great Ombuds-Men, because people would be too distracted to follow through on their complaints.

    But I need more voluntaries. So, what is your Special Ombudsman Superpower, or SOS specialty as we OM’s call it?

    (This message is set to self-destruct in 5 s after you read it through, because while PZ probably can stand a joke or two, I’m not sure what he will think about our treatment of his award. Please stand back, and don’t inhale the smoke.)

  32. #32 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 3, 2007

    windy:

    Well, I already have a funny Special Superpower, so I could follow Moore’s lead and assemble a team. For example, I could join up with RavenT’s husband, who can get dogs to pee when he points them out.

    We would be great Ombuds-Men, because people would be too distracted to follow through on their complaints.

    But I need more voluntaries. So, what is your Special Ombudsman Superpower, or SOS specialty as we OM’s call it?

    (This message is set to self-destruct in 5 s after you read it through, because while PZ probably can stand a joke or two, I’m not sure what he will think about our treatment of his award. Please stand back, and don’t inhale the smoke.)

  33. #33 Dustin
    May 3, 2007

    … and don’t inhale the smoke.

    Joykill.

  34. #34 forsen
    May 3, 2007

    Torbjörn: MY parent’s generation invented ABBA & Borg. =) Technically, they could be my grandparents.

    My associations concerning the hive-mindedness actually went to science fiction, not Jantelagen. Being a headstrong individualist of the mid-80’s, I guess we flipped off Jantelagen with our middle finger and rode off into the sunset from the very beginning.

    Concerning the ombudsmen, I guess at some point in the system, people have to stop behave like whiny bastards. I guess that point will have to be the complaints concerning the ombudsmen themselves. =)

    But be ye assured, your Swedish overlords – hive-minded or not – will solve all technical/logistical issues over time. Just buy IKEA furniture and Absolut Vodka, and you will be able to handle the transition just fine.

  35. #35 RavenT
    May 3, 2007

    For example, I could join up with RavenT’s husband, who can get dogs to pee when he points them out.

    If only it were just peeing…

    That figures. The one thing I’m ever going to be internationally famous for.–Mr. Raven, 2007

  36. #36 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 4, 2007

    I guess we flipped off Jantelagen with our middle finger and rode off into the sunset from the very beginning

    What can I say – I’m from the outback. We had no IKEA furniture, and the only absolute with the vodka was that it was absolutely not from a store. I didn’t have to ride into the sunset, I lived in it.

    Well, no, it wasn’t quite as bad, but I did see what Jantelagen had done with the previous generations. I think we are pretty much talking about the same generation, I have seen people reckon 30 years/gen so that is what I used.

  37. #37 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    May 4, 2007

    I guess we flipped off Jantelagen with our middle finger and rode off into the sunset from the very beginning

    What can I say – I’m from the outback. We had no IKEA furniture, and the only absolute with the vodka was that it was absolutely not from a store. I didn’t have to ride into the sunset, I lived in it.

    Well, no, it wasn’t quite as bad, but I did see what Jantelagen had done with the previous generations. I think we are pretty much talking about the same generation, I have seen people reckon 30 years/gen so that is what I used.

  38. #38 Kseniya
    May 4, 2007

    “The Flying Trilobite” – I love that handle!

    Props to Tor for having been björn. :-)

  39. #39 Kristjan Wager
    May 4, 2007

    Props to Tor for having been björn. :-)

    I don’t get this references to bears all the time. Torbjörn, are you a shapechanger?

    Oh, and regarding jantelagen – we all know that it’s Danish. Don’t think you are something, just because you’ve stolen the concept from us (ok, it was defined by a Norwegian, but he was writing about a Danish town, where he grew up).

  40. #40 forsen
    May 4, 2007

    Torbjörn: the last part was amied at our non-Swedish subjects. You are ofc one of the Overlords. =)

  41. #41 Joshua
    May 5, 2007

    Three cheers and a pint o’ Guinness for Torbjörn! Huzzah!

  42. #42 Robert S,
    May 5, 2007

    Thanks for the add, Prof!

  43. Thanks for the shout out, Kseniya! You can check out my blog for my paintings of mythical flying trilobites, too.

    As for being on the blogroll, it’s fantastic to be in such good company. A lot of nice sites are gathered in this list!

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