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End of Year Roundup

It’s that time of the year again, the time to complete the end of year blog meme. Here is last year’s entry. Rules are simple – post the first line of the first post for every month. I’ve omitted my Monday Mustelid, Today In Science and Friday Poem (semi-)regular posts, so it actually means this…

The Great Pop-Sci book Project

Via Cocktail Party Physics, a list of popular science books. Rules are simple: Bold those you’ve read in full, asterisk those you intend to read, add any additional popular science books you think belong on the list (I’ll try and do that next weekend, class prep allowing), and link back to Jennifer (who has never…

Mmmmmm …. roadkill *drool*

Via Chad, a list of 100 food items. You are supposed to bold the ones you have eaten (55) and strike-through those you’d never try (4).

If I had a vote, who would get it?

Some of the other SciBlings are doing it, so why not … My compatibility with the current gaggle of presidential candidates: Kucinich (95) Gravel (90) Richardson (82) Edwards (81) Dodd (78) Clinton (74) Obama (72) Biden (72) Paul (61) McCain (44) Thompson (38) Huckabee (36) Romney (35) Giuliani (34) Hunter (28) Somewhat predictable, though I’m…

My year in blogging

Last year a few of us did this – basic idea is to reproduce the first sentence of the first post every month over the past year. I’m going to ignore "Today in Science" posts. Let’s see what we got … What is this mystery beast captured on film in Kayan Mentarang National Park, East…

Books, Books, Books.

Since PZ got it from Wilkins, I might as well chime in. I bold those I’ve read and italicize those I’ve partially read.

And the other 50% of me is ?

You’re 50% Irish You’re probably less Irish than you think you are…But you’re still more Irish than most. How Irish Are You? This despite being born, and spending 25 years, in Ireland. Just goes to prove how dumb these online quizzes are! (Via Mike).

Can I get a loan on that?

So Orac is worth $3590 and Janet tunes in at $4875 Me? I’m

Since it is Caturday …

Which LOLcat are you? I are serious cat (37% affectionate, 33% excitable, 51% hungry). Who haz my sandwich? Hungry for knowledge in any internet forum, you demand decorum. Any off-topic remarks, absurd statements, or tomfoolery on the interweb is deeply frowned upon by you. Truth has no room for drollery.

Apparently, I’m a robot …

Easing myself into blogging with the Personality Defect Test. Apparently I’m a Robot: 100% Rational, 42% Extroverted, 14% Brutal and 0% Arrogant. Your exact opposite is the Class Clown. Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Emo Kid, and the Haughty Intellectual. I hated "class clowns" at school. PZ is…