Category archives for Humor

Last year, Nature Chemistry published an article by Alexander F. G. Goldberg and CJ Chemjobber titled “A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products“. Everyone should read it. It’s a thorough description of all chemical-free products, and the paper itself is a free download. Here’s the introduction. Manufacturers of consumer products, in particular edibles and cosmetics,…

We do, however, require a formal seminar of our biology undergraduates in their senior year. We must make sure none of them ever see this comic!


That creationist rascal Kenwal Hamza is up to his tricks again: he’s convinced the state of Kentucky to invest millions of dollars in his planned theme park, Koran Kountry. The controversial park is the creation of Answers in Koran, LLC, who seek to bring visitors to the “family-friendly attraction that celebrates the truth of the…

It truly does, and someone has caught us out and published a stunning exposé that reveals the horrible, awful behavior that our goddess, Nature, endorses. You must read “God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards!!!” and weep. This is but one page of a devastating revelation. (Also on FtB)

You must watch this episode of the Daily Show — it’s all about science. Lisa Randall is on it plugging her new book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door (she actually doesn’t get to say much about it, but I’ve ordered it for my iPad anyway — I know what I’ll be reading on the plane to…

Brilliant! I wish I’d thought of that!

Quick! Come up with a way to pit creationists against climate change deniers! (Also on FtB)

Homeopathic birth control

I think this new birth control method will face the same problem they all do: the wacky abstinence-only crowd will reject it. But then I had a brilliant idea: instead of making it with a homeopathic dilution of fetuses, I’m going to market a birth control pill made homeopathically from astronomically well-diluted penises. I’ve always…

The Grand Republican Plan

Brilliant! This will balance the budget…and leave me unemployed. (Also on FtB)

I’ve been looking for that perfect acronym

And now I’ve found it. IHTOASMTIATCOTYHABYWABOL. Don’t get me started on smilies. (Also on FtB)

Planet of the Apes

Isn’t it obvious that the story of Planet of the Apes is about apes from one planet dominated by apes finding themselves on a planet dominated by apes of a slightly different species? Also, this comic bugs me a little bit: I’m flying off to give a talk in which I argue that the hallmark…