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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31 2010

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, the day we in the States set aside specifically to honor and remember men and women who have died in military service.  I wanted to do a post for Memorial Day and I started thinking about the current war in Iraq.  After zipping around in Wikipedia for a while, I found …

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May 30 2010

Biology Funs!

It’s such an icky disease.  Can somebody just make it go away, please? A cure for a disease that can up to 90% of infected individuals?  A cure for a disease that makes people bleed out of every orifice in their body and can kill them 2-21 days after the onset of symptoms?  I mean …

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May 28 2010

Friday Night Lights – in the Laundromat

Ugh, I must be turning into an adult.  Who plans to do laundry on a Friday night?  psst….It’s me!  I’ll be sorting the smelly laundry and doing washer-dryer-folding table rotations.  All.  Night.  Long.  Ohhhh yeah…    + = steamy hot Friday laundry night. As an aside: Does anyone else LOVE the smell of the laundry …

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May 27 2010

Just one of those things…

I don’t know why I love this video so much.  But I really, really love this video.  Maybe it’s that the guy is so excited about the fish (= excited about nature = excited by biology —> I’m a biodork), or maybe it’s that he swears like a sailor (biodork —> tendency to swear like …

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May 26 2010

Waterwalking Sport Video

This video is mindblowing! And sadly, totally fake. Rebecca Watson over at Skepchick does a great job of explaining why this is a nothing more than a superbly-produced shoe ad, and points out some clues that the video may not be on the up-and-up: All men are wearing the same brand (Hi-Tec) head to toe. …

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May 25 2010

Happy Nerd/Geek Day and Towel Day

Do you have your towel at hand?  Today is both Nerd/Geek Day and Towel Day!  So lay back and relax!  Wrap yourself in your towel and sleep under the stars of Kakrafoon, or for those of your looking for a bit more adventure – engage in hand-to-hand combat with your towel or use it to …

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May 24 2010

Biblical Armageddon or Global Warming?

Religion vs. Science, the shouting continues… Christian Groups: Biblical Armageddon Must Be Taught Alongside Global Warming And frustration, actually. For some reason, I cannot get the embed code to work right. What up with that? Video Source is from the Onion.

May 24 2010

Gone Fishin’

Saturday was a lot of fun.  I slept through my alarm…and by “slept through my alarm” I mean I turned the obnoxious thing off at 7am and went back to sleep.  So, I woke up four minutes before my 9am meetup time with friends for breakfast and fishing.  Luckily, breakfast and fishing means no makeup or …

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May 19 2010

Who needs sleep?

Last weekend was incredible – I’m just starting to recover!  Let me tell you what I did… On Friday night, I went to the first classroom session of my SCUBA class!  The class took place in a teensy, tiny 9-chair classroom in the basement of the Minneapolis Scuba Center.  The lessons were brief.  They were …

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May 13 2010

Meet Dr. Hawa Abdi

The Daily Beast via Skepchick: Terrorists Kidnapp a Hero: Militants are holding the Mother Teresa of Somalia hostage, and as a result, dozens of children have already died. Eliza Griswold talks to Dr. Hawa Abdi from the home where she is being held captive. This story has it all – subjugation of women, religious extremism, …

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