Now that’s how I’m going to think of them all the time

The perfect abbreviation doesn’t exis…

Also, sorry everyone — I’ve been swamped lately. This was supposed to be my semester with a slightly lighter teaching load, but now it’s been increased by about 50% (just for this term, fortunately), and I’m going slightly insane. Add to that that the spiders are suddenly impressively fecund, and I have to do a lot of lab maintenance. Quickies are all I can manage.


  1. flange says

    Off-topic, sorry. But everyone needs to see this Scott Adams monologue:^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1628661410678079491|twgr^44d13acd361393ac053925c0fb51ce640cb783a6|twcon^s1_&ref_url=

  2. JoeBuddha says

    Two things. First, Betty Bowers once said that the difference between Christians and Atheists is that Atheists are honest about not following Jesus.
    Second, Scott Adams once said that he most identifies with Wally. ’nuff said.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    PZ has more students… and more spiders.
    I think the latter problem can solve the former.

  4. StevoR says

    @3. flange :

    “So if nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people according to this poll not according to me ah that’s a hate group.. ”
    – Scott Adams.

    Which poll? It’s never specified there. I’m, guessing it doesn’t actually say what Adams claims it says.. Also no, that’s not a “hate group” because, by definition, a hate group isn’t an entire ethnic population but an organised group focused mainly on hating on another group or groups eg. the KKK and other White Supremacist groups.

    Later Adams admits he’s basing his views on anecdata coming from stuff he sees on social media seemingly indicating he does not know how algorithims work and probly that he spends too much time watching clips that are by racists for racists.

  5. Silentbob says

    It took me a while – I think because I’m used to Nazi with a long, not short ‘a’. Rhymes with ‘heart’, not ‘hat’ hereabouts.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Scott Adams is barking up the wrong tree. It is the Elders of the Inuits that are the problem. One day they will come paddling south in their kayaks, wreaking havoc on the southern civilisation.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    PS I realised this watching the semi-documentary series “Game of Thrones”. It was on TV, just like Tucker Carlson.

  8. rietpluim says

    @birgerjohansson #16

    Hopefully Carlson won’t be on the TV much longer. Dominion sued Fox for defamation and there is coming more sh*t from the sewer than already expected.

    “Murdoch’s company is being exposed for what it is: a disinformation-for-profit noise machine controlled by a vile billionaire and operated by a pack of jackals who distort and pervert the national discourse.”

    The Corruption at Fox News Is Worse Than You Assumed