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Jun 19 2012

Well, this is unusual

I’m mentioned in a newspaper, in a way that isn’t likely to send a pitchfork- and torch-wielding mob lurching in my direction. I don’t know if I like it; it’s not as exciting.

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  1. 1
    Deen

    Aww, and there isn’t even a comment section to casually mention your plan for world domination.

  2. 2
    Esteleth, [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    The program sounds awesome! Congrats on the grant!

  3. 3
    baal

    Congratulations! 1.2 M is no small grant.

  4. 4
    Kevin Schelley

    Don’t worry, we can send some pitchfork-toting anti-science people your way. I’m sure someone will be upset about Science Education. Hopefully some Vermont Schools can get those grants again.

  5. 5
    robro

    You’re delusional, PZ. Encouraging “success for science students of all backgrounds” could easily send a gaggle of mindless fundies and zombie bigots to your door bearing pitchforks, torches blazing, because “science” is code for anti-god and “all backgrounds” means people other than white, hetero males.

  6. 6
    Alexandra (née Audley)

    I notice that they didn’t quote you, PZ. Too strident?

    (Congrats!)

  7. 7
    chigau (違う)

    “UMM Associate Professor of Biology Paul Z. Myers”
    twice.
    I think that they do not know your Secret Identity.

  8. 8
    Christoph Burschka

    Oh wow, they didn’t even mention crackers. That’s as though Jen McCreight appeared in a news article with no mention of Boobquake.

  9. 9
    Antiochus Epiphanes

    Nice work.

  10. 10
    Larry

    Let’s see how much of that grant money trickles down to non-squid-intensive sciency disciplines.

  11. 11
    Loqi

    Never mind the grant, congrats to the newspaper for spelling “Myers” correctly!

  12. 12
    dianne

    Congratulations on the grant! Sneaky way of letting us know you got it though…

  13. 13
    Jasper of Maine

    Is it me or is he not on the front page/list yet?

  14. 14
    Jasper of Maine

    Whoop – wrong thread

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    Goodbye Enemy Janine

    How come they said nothing about Paul Z Myers being a grand poopyhead?

  17. 17
    Larry Clapp

    They don’t call you “PZ”, that’s sure to throw off the haters.

  18. 18
    'Tis Himself

    Congratulations PZ.

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    Aquaria

    Wonderful grant. Congratulations!

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    OldEd

    Congrats, PZ. You have won again. The reward for a job well done is, of course…. ANOTHER JOB!!! As if you didn’e have enough to do already.

  22. 22
    Stella

    Awesome!

  23. 23
    frankb

    The Fundies won’t know its you. The article didn’t say Diablo University.

  24. 24
    a3kr0n

    I assume it wasn’t the government that appointed you director of the grant right? Because you will spend every penny as if it was your own, and get maximum creative return on it. Of course, the government wouldn’t stand for any of that nonsense.

  25. 25
    Evader, the parasite-infested branch on the evolutionary tree

    Does anyone else giggle at “Paul” or is it just me?

    PZ sounds so much more badass.

  26. 26
    nonny

    Congratulations!

    It’s so important, they printed it twice.

  27. 27
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Does anyone else giggle at “Paul” or is it just me?

    PZ sounds so much more badass.

    I hope this doesn’t cast a paul over his online reputation.

  28. 28
    Ava, Oporornis maledetta

    Yay!

  29. 29
    Brad Emery

    GO PZ!

    Manage that money! :D

  30. 30
    boadinum

    Yay, PZ! Are you allowed to put any of it towards sacking the city of god? That would be awesome…sic the cephalopods and the zebra fish on them.

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