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Skepchick Quickies 6.19

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Aaaaaarrrrrgggh! at the Comic Con article. I’ve not made it to a comic convention yet (actually, my geeky con experience is pretty limited: one sci fi con 20-some years ago and a Xena con about 10 years ago), but I hope to one of these days.

    Note to self–go peruse the Girl Wonder forums sometime soon. One of the blogs there is called “Girls Read Comics (and They’re Pissed)”.

  2. From the I Hate You So Much smackdown: Yeah, you heard that right: Girls are totally going to love this [werewolf] movie because of their periods.

    That explains werewolves, but I still don’t get the Brad Pitt thing.

  3. @marilove: Good actor. No debate about that.

    What I don’t get is the “I just want to stare at him” activity. Sure, he’s attractive but why do some actors and actresses inspire this “sexiest person alive” obsession where other, equally attractive, people don’t. Is it confusion between a specific character and the actor? Is it something particular about his appearance that I just don’t get?

    Most importantly, how can I inspire women to throw themselves at me?

  4. @James Fox: I found out about the magic mormon underwear from a shipmate when we were in Kuwait. He told me that the Underarmour corp was manufacturing their special sweat wicking underwear in cooperation with the mormon church so it was the extraspecial magical mormon and wicked sweat away.

  5. I actually work at the Woodland Park Zoo, I am so glad to see our tawny frogmouth made it onto Skepchick. It is probably the only cute baby bird I’ve ever seen. Usually they are terrifying looking little monsters when they hatch.

  6. @SkepPunk: It is probably the only cute baby bird I’ve ever seen. Usually they are terrifying looking little monsters when they hatch.

    So are baby humans. I know that I am going to hell for not seeing the beauty in a newborn child, but they look like angry lizardmen to me.

  7. @PretzelsAndBeer:
    Speed of sound in what medium?? I’m thinking that the rubidium clouds are in vacuum (since air at 50 mK is solid). If there is a gap between the clouds, then what medium is present to conduct pressure waves? The story is definitely lacking in info.

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