Crazy week… fun videos

Phew! It’s been a hectic week. With my collaborators in town, work was pretty crazy, but very productive. It got me thinking harder about How Science Works and I’m sure I’ll be writing about that shortly. I need to actually GET to working this morning, but first some entertainment…

I got to see these fun Discovery Channel commercials while I was sick in Green Bank, but PZ Myers posted this over at Pharyngula.

I don’t know what I like more, the astronauts singing, Hawking’s “boom dee yada,” or Adam setting Jamie on fire. But yes, the world, and the universe, is a pretty awesome place. Let’s go exploring!

Also, part I of the Doctor Who season finale was *crazy* and awesome and had the long-awaited Dawkins cameo (mild SPOILER alert):

It was classic Dawkins, really. I cheered.

P.S. Big thanks to my college buddies who came to visit me this weekend, it was AWESOME! 😀

2 comments for “Crazy week… fun videos

  1. Leigh
    July 1, 2008 at 15:17

    Hi Nicole,
    Where do you get to watch Dr. Who? I live on the west coast of Canada and I only get it on CBC. They have an aggreement with BBC to stay a season (series) behind. From what I read on Phil’s site you guys must have another source. What is an HTML tag? Obviously I’m an old fart. Still able to look up though, just mow I prefer a recliner.

  2. Nicole
    July 2, 2008 at 00:36

    The SciFi channel in the US is only 3 to 4 weeks behind the BBC. However, our fellow fans in the UK do make things available by less, er, legal means. I would *never* encourage such piracy, but some folks do post the episodes on where it can be watched in 10 minute chunks if you really need it now. But there is also something called BitTorrents where users share multimedia material, at places like That does require downloading software, called a client, to your computer in order to then download the posted files.

    But I wouldn’t know anything about that… And all the DVD boxsets do eventually make it to my Amazon wishlist!

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