Category: fun

Children of the Daleks

I swear. My office-neighbor Gail finds the best stuff on the internet. Don’t those exterminating kiddies look so darn happy! WANT. Think I could fit? (Yeah, I know, the post-a-day thing not going so well. But better than it used…

The Face in your Bellybutton

Somehow, I missed out on being part of an excellent experiment at SciOnline a few weeks ago. A group of scientists and science communicators have teamed up to explore the “wildlife of the body” through Belly Button Diversity. They took…

Work Break

I’m still alive…. and working…. and needed a short break…. I know I tweeted this twice already, but I can’t stop laughing at it… “The Turkey that Ate St. Louis” or how astronomy grad students procrastinated in 1969… Also, “Gettin’…

GUEST POST: Anime USA After Thoughts

This post is brought to you by the letter “Tim” and the number “Texas” A few months ago, I attended Anime USA, my 4th anime convention.  This was the 2nd time I attended Anime USA and it was a great…

Astronomy Songs – Part I

For those of you that follow along on twitter, a little while ago I asked for some help finding space and astronomy songs for our Dark Skies, Bright Kids end of semester party. And did I mention that my twitter…

Dragon*Con Post-Op

Holy. Frakkin. Wow. So, I attended, no, experienced my very first Dragon*Con. It was on a scale of something that I have never seen before. Tens of thousands of freaks and geeks, many in costume, descended upon downtown Atlanta to…

Eureka! …A Review

“Eureka!” It’s a phrase connected with scientific discovery.  Roughly meaning, “I have found it!” the story goes that Archimedes proclaimed it down the streets while running naked after realizing that his volume displaced an equal volume of water from his…