Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

Jeremy Berg, President of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bloggeing at Scientopia

He is now bloggeing at Scientopia on biomedical research policy, and he was also director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH for a number of years.

Apr 25 2014

Taught The Kindergartners Today!

So I taught the kindergarten class today. I ended up teaching them some functional anatomy of a particular type of animal, using a coolio plastic model that you can disassemble into all of the main internal and external organs. They really loved it, and had lots of questions. The funny thing was that there were …

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Apr 23 2014


What I try to instill in my grad students and post-docs is the idea that theory-talk is just another tool for trying to make sense of the complicated shitte you are trying to understand. On the one hand, it is impossible to examine any object–a text, organism, physical system, etc–without having some conceptual framework, and …

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Apr 23 2014

Fucken Pine Tar

Michael Pineda just got ejected from the Yanks-Sockes game because he had a fucken blobbe of motherfucken pine tar on his GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKEN NECK!!!11!! The rule against this is to prevent pitchers from depositing mass (or removing mass, in the case of nail files) from the outside of the ball to make it more asymmetrical …

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Apr 22 2014


My pediatrician just died.

Apr 21 2014

Pop Quiz Answers

(1) There have been approximately twice as many triple plays as no-hitters in the history of modern baseball, and we’re talking about hundreds of each. (2) There have been approximately twice as many perfect games as unassisted triple plays in the history of modern baseball, and we’re talking about dozen(s) of each.

Apr 20 2014

Fucke, Yeah!

Apr 19 2014

Fucke Nova

Ivan Nova is fucken horrible, and the Yanks should have never picked him up in the first place, and why they fucken keep trying to get anything useful out of him is beyond me.

Apr 19 2014


All eleven Rays runs last night came with two outs. That’s fucken brutal.

Apr 19 2014

Reader Pop Quiz #2: Still No Google Allowed!!

In the history of modern baseball, have there been more perfect games or more unassisted triple plays? I will provide answers to yesterday’s and today’s quizzes on Monday.

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