Terra Sigillata

Archives for August, 2006

Two weeks

Everyone remembers something different about him. I remember his beautiful long hair. He was a good ol’ boy. A man’s man. The goodest of the good ol’ boys. His was the pickup you wanted to see if you were broke down beside the road. He could fix any damn thing. But he also had beautiful…

…all without being perceived as capitalistic, misogynistic, or otherwise demeaning to women? This is an open thread for y’all because I have to go to a funeral and won’t be able to oversee the discussion today. I brought this point up over the weekend with my ScienceBlogs.com colleagues and it got such a passionate response…

This week’s focus: What to do with all of that extra tequila lying about, especially during a nationwide heat wave. Well, I’ve been out of touch with PharmMom and PharmStiefvater as of late, so this edition of The Friday Fermentable is dedicated to them in their new, year-round home in the Land of Enchantment, Santa…

My dear techie peeps, for those of you Windows folks, what CD ripping software do you use to put stuff on your iPod and why? I’ve got a ton of CDs I have yet to rip and wanted advice before I get started. One is always tempted to use the .wma default application, but I’ve…

Driving back home from the beach yesterday through the very red part of the state that surrounds my very blue hometown/county: License plate on white Mazda Miata: THX GOD! Bumper sticker on said Miata: “Support the Troops, IMPEACH BUSH” Perhaps they just need to pray a little harder?

Thanks to all for coming over and sharing your MTV memories earlier this week. Our SciBling editor and cat-herder, Katherine, came across with a very vivid list of great memories and Orac was able to bitch about being ever so slightly older than me. Then, Karmen surprised me by intimating that cable TV actually existed…

Let me just say that I love Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend and Pandagon. “I’m black, I’m a lesbian, I’m in the South, and I have lived in the North. I represent different constituencies that aren’t well-represented in the blogosphere,” says Spaulding, an information technology specialist with Duke University Press. I hadn’t known much…

SciBlings Alex Palazzo (The Daily Transcript) and Mike the Mad Biologist have both held forth recently on Robert Weinberg’s editorial in Cell. Weinberg, one of the big daddies of early oncogene research and mentor to some of the best cancer researchers of my generation, expressed his fears that the US investment in training biomedical researchers…

While I’m procrastinating on a really important herbal medicine post and this other thing they call a ‘day job,’ I just learned via my bud at the New York Daily News, Michael Huff, that today is the 25th anniversary of the launch of MTV, the pioneering US music program on cable television. There are few…