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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 17 2010

For Those Who Think Dating A Writer Would Be Awesome

Think again.  Every point you think is a phenomenal benefit is actually a drawback, as the writer of that list so ably demonstrated. I stumbled across the above post courtesy of Brian Switek, and it’s rather unfortunate I did so whilst at work.  I couldn’t help howling with laughter.  Coworkers gave me strange looks.  That’s …

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Sep 17 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

The Priorities of PG&E. When asking for a $5 million rate hike in 2007: PG&E asked the PUC for permission for a $5 million rate hike to “replace a section of the same pipeline that blew up in San Bruno.” The PUC approved PG&E’s request, allowing it to hike its rates so that it could …

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Sep 16 2010

Pop Rocks

In the time-honored tradition of posts that a blogger writes when they’re too busy to write their own content, I have decided to filch a collection of rocks that have made my eyes pop lately.  Don’t forget to click through the links for the posts these came from.  Enjoy! Gualala turbdites Bad-ass driller Glacial drift …

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Sep 16 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Primary Day is a very dangerous day. In Delaware, the Teabagging hoardes overthrew the sometimes-sane Mike Castle in favor of a candidate who believes there’s just as much evidence supporting Young Earth Creationism as there is evolution, says condoms can’t stop AIDS, thinks coed dorms will lead to “orgy rooms”, and wouldn’t have lied to …

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Sep 15 2010

It’s Not ADD! It’s Creativity!

So Jonah Leher at Frontal Cortex has this post up: Are Distractible People More Creative?  Well, being a distractible person who likes to believe she’s creative, I found myself clicking through – after, of course, getting distracted by a few other things, like making dinner while watching Head Rush and trying to catch up on …

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Sep 15 2010

Science Bloggers in Motion

Yes, again.  Wired Science has launched a brand-new network, and for once in the new-science-blogging-network world, it actually includes geology!  Our own Brian Romans, in fact.  If you’re looking for your Clastic Detritus, they’ve got ‘im right here. And that’s not all they’ve got.  Brian Switek finally found a loving home for Laelaps.  Huzzah! They’ve …

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Sep 15 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

It’s weird.  Cons are getting their arses kicked in primary after primary by batshit fucking insane freaks, and yet they seem to have this overconfidence problem.  They’re utterly positive they’re going to win big in November.  So positive, it seems, that they have no qualms showing their true colors. They’re throwing something of an orgy.  …

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Sep 14 2010

Geological Humor. Plus, Choices.

Woozle has been a cherished patron of this cantina since very nearly the moment it opened.  Whilst I was away viewing non-flaming geysers, he left this note: …and on a completely different tack, some geological humor for you.  I clicked the link.  I viewed link.  I read the link.  A giggle grew to a guffaw, …

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Sep 14 2010

But Why Is the Geology Gone?

My intrepid companion and I made a valiant attempt to see the famous Flaming Geyser today.  The first thing that went wrong is that I forgot my camera.  That’s right.  Left it sitting right at home, and didn’t realize it until I arrived at my IC’s house, which is a bloody hour away from mine. …

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Sep 13 2010

Stretching Credulity

If you read only one cartoon this week, read this one (h/t).  Warning: reading while eating or drinking may cause serious problems when you get to the end of the strip, so make sure to swallow any and all foodstuffs well before the final panel. Thank you, Chris, for pointing this one out!

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