Humor

Funniest Context-Free Thing I Read Today...

As we walk back to his office, a small Mars rover appears to be making its way through the snow.   "These kinds of things happen at MIT," he says. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 12 2009 - 8:04pm

Random Noise

Tinfoil News A British government spokespersonality has today issued an official denial of the government's intention to ban the wearing of tinfoil hats. This was in response to rumours following the announcement of a new brain-scanning method. Samba ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 13 2009 - 5:32am

Important Weekend News- We Will Not Have Any Sort Of New Media Policy

Remember the good old days of new media?    Trust the contributors, trust the audience.   Those days are gone, my friends- if you work in old media. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 14 2009 - 5:18pm

Garth Sundem Makes Geeks Cool(er) Again

If you read Geek Logik, you may have found, at least for a while, that you lost control over your own decision-making ability. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 21 2009 - 3:39pm

Ban on brazilians? NJ in hairy mess

Rejoice, swimsuit-wearing masses- New Jersey officials decided to scrap plans to ban brazilian bikini waxes in the state. The initial idea for a ban on genital waxing was proposed by the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling after two women reported being ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 23 2009 - 3:50pm

An Essay Concerning Wings

Note: The ideas developed here were prompted by my reading a recent blog. Thank you Becky Jungbauer. What you are reading is a mix of whimsy, ethics and philosophy applied to a problem in politics.  It does not offer a solution to any specific problem. It ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 25 2009 - 6:24pm

The Real Reason Gnomes Don't Wear Bras

First published in Dutch in 1976, Gnomes by Wil Huygens and Rien Poortlivet remains the definitive tome on these reticent woodland denizens.  A classic of fiction science, this lavishly detailed field notebook of the physiology, habits, and habitat of gnom ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - Apr 9 2009 - 1:44am

Announcing The Scientific Blogging Dating Service

We're always looking for new ways to add value to the science community.   Sure, other sites may offer the usual boring job placement listings or forums on how to write effective grant proposals, but we all know how to get jobs.    What not everyone k ...

Blog Post - Erin Richards - Mar 25 2015 - 11:49am

Random Noise 4: Some Fun Stuff

How bad science can make you feel really good. There is some really wonderful bad science to be found out there in the wierd world web.  More wonderful than the bad site is the good site that gives insight, laced with humour, into the wierdness of the bad ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 31 2009 - 9:34am

Studies have shown that the leading cause of death is life

Can you remember great jokes? I know I can't. Now I know why- the greatest jokes work by subverting usual thought patterns, making them less memorable but funnier, according to the Daily Telelgraph. A final twist and surprise in the joke makes us reme ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 31 2009 - 7:58pm