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Science humour.

Enjoy.


Colbert’s pep talk for a fellow journalist.

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The Star-Spangled Banner.

Take it easy on Christina Aguilera, everybody. She only got asked to sing the national anthem at the Superbowl because, sadly, Enrico Pallazzo was not available.


Wikipedia is your friend, Mr. O’Reilly.

Bill O’Reilly is curious about how tides work, why we have a moon, and where the sun came from. All of which are deep mysteries for which no answers can be found. Unless you look them up, of course. (When I was an undergraduate, Wikipedia didn’t exist yet, so I had to learn this […]


Snow. In Toronto.

This is about a previous storm, but it seems apt in light of the much-hyped “Snowmageddon” we were expecting yesterday (which actually didn’t happen).


Dear researcher…

www.DrTwittenheimer.com


This is a news website article about a scientific paper.

This is BRILLIANT. From The Lay Scientist by Martin Robbins at The Guardian.

This is a news website article about a scientific paper

In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific […]


D2L and stone tools.

D2L, which I believe stands for “Desire 2 Launch-this-learning-management-system-from-a-catapult”, is the current LMS we are using on campus.  I won’t go into all the reasons I find it frustrating, except to say that every time anyone talks about trying to do something with it, it’s always with an expression similar to the one following […]


Dear lord you’re stupid.

Probably the stupidest quote I have seen in recent memory. From a participant at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” church rally in Washington, DC:

Asked what had inspired her to fly to the capital from Colorado, Andrea Carrasco started with God and ended with light bulbs.

She came, Carrasco said, to “ask God to restore […]