Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It Always Comes Down To Marketing

In science, as in everything else, you gotta have a gimmick.

Infinite Despair

I'm always intrigued by those who react with existential dread in the face of the concept of infinity, because that isn't my reaction at all. I'm intrigued and awed by infinity, but I find a sort of wonder, even comfort in it. To have something vast, vaster even than I can conceive, to be insignificant for both good and ill, isn't scary, but kind of liberating. I find the finite -- things ending, things running out -- much scarier than the infinite.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Skimpy Sunday


(Via San Lumos [NSFW]; Bill in Exile [NSFW]; Mimziz [NSFW])

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Never Got To Read THIS Kind of Book In School!

This is not really how I ever wanted to see my hometown and alma maters in the national news.

(Via Towleroad)

Animals React

This rundown of the reaction of the animals in the National Zoo to yesterday's earthquake is fascinating and deadpan hilarious.

My favorites are these:

"Murphy, the Zoo’s Komodo dragon, sought shelter inside."

"The Przewalski’s horses and scimitar-horned oryx hardly noticed although those that were inside did amble outside eventually."

"According to keepers, the giant pandas did not appear to respond to the earthquake."

(Via Bookslut)

Yes, More Star Wars Talk

As long-time readers know, I have many, many opinions about Star Wars. Of course, other people do, too, and since I agree with almost everything he says, go read it!

Deep Space Meow

Apparently, Cardassian architecture is perfect for kitteh clawing. Somehow, I think Garak (who is sooooooo a cat person) would approve.

(Via Tor)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Threequel, Begone!

The other side of the story: the words cut from the dictionary. Auf Wiedersehen, Eurocommunism!

Test Yourself

Take a ten question vocabulary test to see how fast and verbal you are!

(Via Crasstalk)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Want Mo, Mo, Mo, Momoa!

Jason Momoa is just ridiculously handsome and cool and *swoon*. And as anyone who watched Game of Thrones knows, he's got one of the greatest asses ever to grace the screen.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sexy Nerd

You don't need Grindr, you need Nerdfinder to find a Sexy Nerd!

(Via Towleroad)Link

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

We're Taking Over!

And by "we," I mean gay word nerds! New additions to the dictionary: "WERQ!", "sashay-shante," and "santorum."

(Via Joe. My. God.)