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Rearranging Pipet Tips…

A friend of mine (maybe YOU are that friend?) will be soon be leaving a job at Wackaloon Scientific Enterprises where said friend is supervised by sadistic micromanaging douchebags from hell with poor reading comprehension skills. How best to spend the remaining time my friend must clock at WSE? I suggest devoting large chunks of…

Dress For Success! Or Not!

Ladeez! Please remember not to be too fat, because James Watson doesn’t want to hire your ugly ass. Everybody knows fat people can’t do science. But they don’t care if we say so, because they are so jolly, and lack ambition! Likewise, it is also not good to be beautiful and curvaceous, and wear clothes…

Lying Stinky Oilbags Who Lie

HuffPo summary and link to NBC Today Show lying liar doing his lying here. It “may be down to how you define what a plume is here.” Really? Yeah, who can believe those stupid scientists and their stupid librul observations and data. Well, here’s an idea, lying oilbag BP CEO Doug Suttles. Why don’t you…

oh. my. fucking. god. I sooooooo wish I had thought of inventing FEMINIST HULK!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with Feminist Hulk. In love. LOVE! Love, I say! Hat tip Rebecca of Adventures in Applied Math. UPDATE: Ms. Magazine interview with my new love!

Tierney Wah Wah NYT Whiney Blah Blah

Whiney McWhinerson barfed up something in the NYT. Doc Free-Ride has a good take on it here. I applaud her analytical skills. I read Tierney’s whinefest and it was difficult for me to come up with anything substantive in response because all it sounded like to me was this: wah wah gender police takin’ away…

A Well-Spent Afternoon

I made myself a nice lunch. Diced two small yellow squash, sauteed them in butter till just tender, plated and topped with some minced parsley from my herb garden…mmmm. Sliced up a kohlrabi and ate that too. Iced decaf coffee. Ate outside on the back patio, cats lolling about with Papa Cardinal chirping fiercely at…

How I Spent My Memorial Day Weekend

Because sometimes I need to take a breather, here’s this post about fun stuff. (with apologies to Carl Sandburg…) Delfest jams on little mud feet. It dances looking over mountain and meadow on singing multitudes and then moves on. I can’t believe I have to wait a whole nother year for Delfest 2011. What is…

Science FAIL

Just how dumb can scientists be when they skientifikally talk about “consuming” porn? This dumb. Pal MD points out that the wrong questions are being asked. Fortunately, Skeptifem has a

An Explanatory Note

I have put in (literally) decades of work acting on the assumption that folks are reasonable and well-intentioned, and trying to be effective and get messages across. Part of that time I was even paid to do so. IRL, for the most part, I try to interact with people like that. However, I’m sick to…

Prodigal Academic comments over at Isis’s place: Everyone speaking English is no guarantee of safety. That is true, but since the lab was in the US, everyone in it is supposed to have a minimal proficiency in English. In practice, the net result was that the standard procedure was to use English first (allowing others…