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Why I love Mythbusters

Sure, Mythbusters is cool because its skepical and sciencey and because they tackle fun myths and urban legends and idioms. Sure I enjoy the dynamic between laconic, dour Jamie and hyper dorky, exuberant Adam. But really, I love Mythbusters because they are my people. Emily and I were just saying the other day how we [...]

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Newspapers on the TV???

…now I’ve seen everything! From TechCrunch, via Twitter

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When animals attack!

Here are a couple of seemingly unrelated news items from the past week… Clinically Depressed Poodle Mauls Former French President Chirac Raccoon bites off rapist’s penis What’s going on???

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Snow day

Well, not really. I worked today but all but one of my production appointments was canceled and my class tonight (the first of the semester) was canceled too. Now I get to go unbury my car to drive it the 1/2 mile to my house, where I will eat hot food and watch LOST. Here [...]

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Confessions of a Pizza Snob

My friends have all heard this from me on multiple occasions. I am not shy about my pizza opinions. In fact, I’m the biggest pizza snob I know excluding friends who have actually lived in NYC. Residing in NYC automatically makes you a bigger pizza snob than me — it’s the law. I was inspired [...]

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CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE wrap-up

Last night’s Cafe Scientifique was fun. It was surprisingly well-attended too. Seats were hard to find as the presentation began. It’s great that a pure science topic can bring out so many folks on a cold January weeknight. Dr. Dennis Clougherty gave a fascinating 30 minute talk on the history and current state of nanotechnology, [...]

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CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE – tonight!

This is so effing cool. The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is hosting scientists and a cash bar and hoping to engender open (and perhaps drunken) discussions about particular scientific topics. According to the ECHO site, the event is free (and only for 21+) and starts at 6:30 P.M., at which point… We turn [...]

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Thursday linkdump

I really do have thoughtful thoughts to share, but these links keep pouring in! I haven’t even been looking for them! It’s probably Obama’s doing. Find out all sorts of (not all that accurate) information about me! Wicked-cool Photosynth of the inauguration (hit the space bar to play the show or juct click around) More [...]

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Wait, Barack and Michelle do WHAT?

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Awesomeness: engage.

Here are some things that are awesome… Pictures of the Obama inauguration… FROM SPACE Matthew Weiner (creator and helmer of the most awesome, Mad Men) will remain with Mad Men for at least the next two seasons (there was some speculation that he might leave the show after season 2). The Onion on the inauguration [...]

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