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Along with Shelley, I am a graduate student in the Neuroscience Program at UM. The last three years my labmates and I have made a trilogy of satirical neuroscience posters poking mild fun at the mystical art of brain science. Shelley has kindly invited me to write on said trilogy. Also in any spare time…

If MC Hammer Was a Scientist…

He might present this at the next meeting: And have you heard about B.E. Smalls? I hear he’s made a breakthrough: And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the eminent Dr. Dre’s work (coauthor, Eminem): If you aren’t familiar with the Unified Theory of Everything (no, not *that* one), you might do well to…

The Society for Neuroscience meeting is coming up, taking place in San Diego in the midst of all the furor and flames. While I’m not going to the meeting, I was reminded of a funny fake science poster I saw at SFN back in 2004: “Joint Encoding of Motion and Music in a Neuron in…

This is one that we had at my Pirates Vs. Ninja’s party, which was a going away party for my badgerific friend Lisa. She’s defending her thesis on Monday, good luck Lisa! This might fit in well with the rest of the geeky cakes… Let see what we got going on here. First, pirate-speak (“We’ll…

Geeky Panties

How about some Nintendo underwear? Continued below the fold….

I’m sure I’m not the only Sopranos fan around these parts, and I’m sure I’m not the only person to be a bit baffled by the last episode. It seemed like all lead up and no payoff. True, Tony’s big rival and head of the New York mob was, er, dispatched of, but what really…

Wow, why is this so relaxing? I think this slow-moving up-close-and-personal whale thingamajig could supplant bubble baths and candles as most relaxing thing ever. If they had added whale-song in the background I think we’d have the cure for insomnia and hypertension. And while you’re feelin’ so fine, why not read about blue whales here?…

…..that they are delicious as well as interesting! Experiments performed: Reaction to cold and heat. Soluability testing. Low pressure environments. Effects of smoking on Peeps’ health. Seperation of conjoined Peep quintuplets. Peep fear response.

Fuzzy Dice Just Got Nerdier

My oh my. Browsing through ThinkGeek never ceases to astonish and delight. Just take a gander at the nerdelicious D20 Fuzzy Dice. Yes, thats right, big honkin’ plushy nerd-dice. Now, back in the day (Shelley circa 1996), I had some tres tacky turquiose fuzzy dice hanging in my 1965 Mustang. Hey, whatever, I was 16.…

Not sure if there’s any other watchers of the show “24” who read, but me and my friends usually get together on Mondays to watch it and enjoy some home cooking. We take turns cooking, and its my week this week. I was trying to think up something to whip up, and came across this…