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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 22 2011

Accretionary Wedge #34: Last Call for Posts

Googling “weird geology” returns a photo of Callan Bentley.   That’s just weird. Don’t forget to get your weird geology to me by Friday, the 27th.  Getting left out would just be boring. Boring Volcanic Field.  Which isn’t actually boring at all.

May 22 2011

For Roger: Disco Ball

The rapture happened, my darlings.  Well, for me.  Well, rapture in one sense, anyway.  After an early evening in with the new episode of Doctor Who (and what better evidence that this is, indeed, the Tribulation than the fact that we now have to wait two bloody weeks for the second part of this two-parter?), …

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May 22 2011

Methods and Materials of a Sometime Geoblogger: A Case Study

Ha!  Like this post will be anywhere near as scholarly as the title suggests.  It’s just that Karen got me thinking again: I want to know how geobloggers (and for that matter, bloggers in general) find the time and material to blog frequently! I exhaust my blog-dedicated time just reading five or six of my …

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May 21 2011

Sod This, I’m Holding Out for Ragnarok

Oh, my god.  What a surprise.  The End Times have not come.  I am so shocked.  I just do not believe it. I- (Hee hee.  Ho ho.  BWAH-HAHAHAHA!) I can’t keep a straight face.  The excuses as to why the Rapture failed to happen on schedule will no doubt be mildly amusing.  Same ol’ song …

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May 21 2011

Cantina Quote o’ The Week: Harvard

Under controlled experimental conditions of temperature, time, lighting, feeding, and training, the organism will behave as it damn well pleases. -The Harvard Law of Animal Behavior This is one of those gems I plucked from The Blank Slate.  Research involving animals (or small children) can, I gather, be horribly frustrating. Having tried to modify my …

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May 20 2011

My Cat the Geology Fan

A few of us on Twitter were recently discussing the feasibility of sticking cats in washes in order to create some geology lolcats.  This is the closest my cat will ever come to a dry wash.  She’s not what you might call a fan of the great outdoors.  But, apparently, she likes pop geo books …

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May 19 2011

Slickrock

I spent four years on top of a type section, and I never knew it. Moi avec Page Sandstone, many years ago I lived on Manson Mesa, in Page, AZ, where the type section for the Page Sandstone is located (pdf).  I knew it was sandstone.  I thought it had been laid down in a …

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May 18 2011

The Big Ba-Boom

It’s that time o’ year again.  31 years ago, Mt. St. Helens blew herself nearly in half and changed America’s consciousness of volcanoes for generations.  Up till then, I think a good majority of us believed that ginormous esplodey eruptions were things that happened to other countries’ mainlands.  Yeah, we’d had eruptions in Alaska and …

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May 17 2011

Look! Nature!

Hey blogosphere. Jacob here. Dana’s post about butterflies inspired me to share some nature meself. I recently attended the launch party of Bird Fellow, and I must recommend it to anyone who has an interest in birds. The website is described as “birding services, social networking, and habitat conservation”, and presents as a way to identify …

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May 17 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: Only One Person You Can Please

Amanda Palmer recently entered a recording studio with Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, and Damian Kulash to do eight songs in eight hours.  From scratch.  Using Twitter for song ideas.  Brilliant! Turbo Ocho just got pwnd. Only some people apparently didn’t think that way, and started kvetching before the session even started, and, well, everyone thinks …

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