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But if Tina Fey were the VP pick. . .

My apologies, dear readers, for having little time to write proper natural products content. I just got home and was watching Olbermann with the Family Pharmboy where clips from Tina Fey’s faux Katie Couric interview were mashed up with Sarah Palin’s actual one. (See Orac for the SNL clips). Pharmboy: I wish Tina Fey were…

I received this tip earlier in the week from a former PharmD student and Pharmboy lab alum who now lives in the SF Bay area. In saving it for The Friday Fermentable, I am now just another of the literally hundreds of media outlets covering the story. If you haven’t heard, there is a Chilean…

I had to laugh, through my tears of course, that the Bush administration’s bill requesting $700 billion for the Treasury Department to purchase failing mortgage assets is not even three pages long. Where did the idea come from for such a concise funding request??? Those of us with NIH research funding received e-mails last week…

Oy vey! So this is how to handle them bloggers? Thanks for my morning chortle walking back from the driveway this morning with the Sunday New York Times: And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the…

If you ever have been so bored as to scroll down the blogroll on the sidebar to the left, you’ll see a category of links for “Other Stuff I Care About.” The Southern Law Poverty Center (SPLCenter) is amongst that stuff and the renewal form sitting beside me here at the home office tells me…

Get me in my 1977 Chevy pickup with KBCO blasting from the radio, head up for a trail run at the Dakota Ridge Red Rocks Trail near the I-70 geologic cutout (the hypoxia makes the colors seem even more intense), then back to town to the Wynkoop Brewing Company for a few pints of Railyard…

So said Seth Grahame-Smith on Tuesday about the Paris Hilton video that responds to John McCain’s ad comparing she and Britney Spears to Barack Obama. I first saw the video when I was going to respond to a very nice comment here by Lisa Emrich, blogger at Brass and Ivory, musician extraordinaire, and founder of…

Giuilani and Duke

Yes, I know that my science blogging has been light as of late but I couldn’t resist putting up this article I found in today’s local fishwrapper. Two of the most polarizing names in American politics and US collegiate athletics, respectively, come together as Rudy Giuliani’s son sues Duke University for being booted from their…

Reflections on Jesse Helms

Well, I didn’t exactly plan to break my silence with a non-science post but a couple of you asked if I had any comments on the passing of Senator Helms. Frankly, I was already going into the US Independence Day weekend with a bit of melancholia, feeling very much like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Chris Satullo…

One last political post for a little while at least. We posted almost two weeks ago a note of thanks to the NC Democratic senate candidate, Jim Neal. The progressive candidate and friend of the blogging community (and blogger himself) lost to Kay Hagan, who will now face Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) in the November…