Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Nick called it first: Flags and Lollipops has “calculated” the hottest science bloggers on the Net using a “Hot ot Not” type algorithm. (If such a thing could be called an algorithm).

Well yours truly was voted the hottest blogger by a jury of her peers. Ego stroked? Check! No Date Tonight? Check! Still a Broke Grad Student? Check! Totally Nerdelicious? DOUBLE CHECK!

(Dear World Domination Diary: Phase 1 of Operation: Hearts, Minds, and Loins complete. Soon to move on to Phase 2, deploy talking parrot army with friggin’ lasers on their heads.)


  1. #1 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    Dude, come on, we can be the prom queen and king of the science blogosphere. Just like the real thing, it’ll be completely vapid and meaningless… but who cares!

  2. #2 Shelley Batts
    September 5, 2006

    Sounds good, but since I ranked higher than you I get to beat you with my scepter anytime I like. And PZ can be our foot-stool.

  3. #3 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    Yikes. Hmmm… I don’t know about that. On second thought, Karmen seems like more of the nonviolent type….

  4. #4 JaysonB
    September 5, 2006

    Is it a coincidence that the day that PZ goes on a “save the (insert noun)” craze is the same day that you win queen nerd hottie?

    I think this is just liberal propaganda and sensationalism in order to placate us wee SB audience members.

  5. #5 Richard Schwarting
    September 5, 2006

    Some of the uglier science nerds around here would appreciate it if you would quit reminding them of their plight.


  6. #6 Kim Boone
    September 5, 2006

    since you have a history on this,
    why not:
    “Shelley does Tara”,
    “Shelley does Karmen”,
    “Shelley does…well, you know…”
    btw, congrats on your hotness, but I’m actually more interested in the upcoming Pepper-interview. When is it due?

  7. #7 Shelley Batts
    September 5, 2006

    Not sure on the Pepperberg interview yet, as she’s travelling currently. Whenever she has the time to talk to me….although if it is later than sept 14, it will have to wait till oct when i’m back in the country.

  8. #8 Alon Levy
    September 6, 2006

    Well, congratulations on moving to phase two of your plan, Shelley…

    And congratulations for having something more concrete for a second phase than “????”.

  9. #9 Mason
    September 6, 2006

    What I would like to know is if Shelley would think about dating a Law Student?

  10. #10 anon.
    September 6, 2006

    “beat you with my scepter”? Scienceblogs isn’t where I expect to find that kind of kinkiness….

  11. #11 kryptonite cross
    September 6, 2006

    Not to rain on your parade, but isn’t being voted the hottest science blogger sort of like being valedictorian of summer school?

  12. #12 Shelley Batts
    September 6, 2006

    I think its more like getting the front seat on the short bus. 😀

  13. #13 m
    September 6, 2006

    Parrots? Who TALK? with LASERS??

    (Wondering whether role of henchperson is open or not… practising dragging limp and lisping just in case)

  14. #14 Kristjan Wager
    September 7, 2006

    So how will your parrot flocks stand against PZ’s celaphod hordes? Or are you going to team up to conquer the world, and then split the spoils?

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