Category Archive: humor

May 01 2012

The secret to getting a flood of angry Christian tweets


No, it’s not to spend years blogging about atheism, giving talks about how fucked up religion is, or helping run atheist organizations. It’s to get retweeted by Dan Savage. I know not all of you follow me on twitter, so I thought I’d share the highlights. Dan retweets someone: I make a quip, which Dan …

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Apr 18 2012

#mencallmethings: r/atheism edition


Ted Cox sent me a friendly email this morning alerting me that I made the front page of reddit. It was a photo of me with my Reason Rally sign, and it was being upvoted in r/atheism. I was actually kind of surprised by the comments. While the photo had garnered a lot of upvotes, …

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Mar 15 2012

Another thing fruit flies and humans have in common

I’m kind of loving this research published in the latest issue of Science, titled “Sexual Deprivation Increases Ethanol Intake in Drosophila.” Science NOW has a good general summary of the paper: Offer a male fruit fly a choice between food soaked in alcohol and its nonalcoholic equivalent, and his decision will depend on whether he’s mated …

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Mar 12 2012

The genetic “proof” for ancient aliens


I have a new, horrible obsession – the History Channel’s show Ancient Aliens. On Saturday I found myself drinking with a group of my boyfriend Sean’s friends, when one of them announced that we must play an Ancient Aliens drinking game. I had no idea what the show was, but became intrigued when they started …

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Mar 08 2012

I have angered some sort of water god

Remember how my car randomly flooded a couple of weeks ago? Well, now it’s my apartment’s turn! The apartment above mine had their bath tub’s plumbing leak, resulting in water draining down the wall into my apartment. My hallway carpet is grossly soaked, and is currently covered in towels and has a fan blowing on …

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Mar 07 2012

Amazon knows me better than Groupon

The title of the advertisement email I received from Amazon today: World’s Largest REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups The title of the advertisement email I received from Groupon today: 79% Off Acupuncture Sessions I think someone’s algorithm is working better.

Feb 12 2012

Happy Darwin Day!

And an early happy Valentine’s Day: But during both holidays, remember to only participate in evolution if you’re ready: use contraception.

Feb 11 2012

Out of context quote from last night

PZ: She was a witch and had a snake that popped out of her hoo-ha to bite people. Me: Wait, doesn’t everyone?

Feb 02 2012

The cootie conspiracy

My boyfriend had a cold last week, which of course means I have a cold this week. The perk of out-of-phase illnesses is that I could bring him burritos when he felt crappy, and now he can make me tea when I feel crappy. And that we get to have conversations like this: Me: Well, …

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Jan 31 2012

Scientific publication title of the day

“Desperately Seeking Stable 50-Year-Old Landscapes with Patches and Long, Wide Corridors” in PLoS Biology. I’m not sure if the authors purposefully came up with a title reminiscent of a personal ad, or if it’s just my overactive imagination. Either way, it makes me giggle. I mean, “long, wide corridors”? What a size queen. For anyone …

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