Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Monday, December 3, 2012

Linkee-poo is no place for a street fighting man

A quick set of links today for my woefully inadequate performance Friday and the weekend. BTW, my "to read" list is approaching a new high. Woohoo! Also, lab practical in 2 hours. Wish me luck.

Jim Hines is doing it again. In this case, he's mimicking cover poses of illustrated female characters to show just how ridiculous and non-sensical these things are. But this time, you have to give to get more poses. Don't worry, Jim's doing this as a fund raiser for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation (you can read about it on Jim's post). As an extra bonus, when Jim's fund raiser hits $1000 and $2500 John Scalzi will be joining him. You know, sometimes it's a wonder that I've come to know such mensches in my life.

Think scientists really aren't like those characters in the Big Bang Theory, and instead are especially dry and all logical? Here's a list of silly molecule names. Now, there's some explanations of how these are named for perfectly reasonable reasons, but if you think those are the only reasons you're fooling yourself. Do you really think the scientist who named Fucitol didn't giggle every time they wrote that or gave a presentation on it I don't think you're hanging out with the right scientists. (and, yeah, I'm sure they pronounced it "fook-it-ol", at least in polite company). (Pointed to by Dan)

One of the reasons gun sales soared after the re-election of Obama? Zombies. Don't forget to check out the the post hoc ergo propter hoc logic error in the last paragraph (violent crimes are declining everywhere, and have been since 1991, you know, before we allowed most every gun sale ban expire). As for "'intelligent' criminals know(ing) more people are packing", it's called escalation. Criminals may begin shooting first instead. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

Five tips for surviving the 'unrecognizable Earth' of the future. Some of them are just BS (IMHO) and doesn't count in the prospect of less potable water and crop collapse. Those will mitigate some of his predictions. (Grokked form Matt Staggs)

The Natural History of the European Werewolf. Long video. Will need to watch it later (but thought you might like the link before then). (Grokked from Chia Lynn)

Alligator Quotient: They're exceptionally bite-y today.

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