Quickies

Quickies: Einstein’s Brain, Space Trash, and Cats Being Cats

Quickies: Einstein’s Brain, Space Trash, and Cats Being Cats

On April 23, 1985, Coca-cola released New Coke. Whether it was a marketing ploy or not, I’m still bummed that I didn’t get to try it! The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special – What a weird story. 6 Photos of the Oldest Living Things in the World – On a related note, I really need to clean out my refrigerator. Waste of Space – “... »

Quickies: Misogynist geeks, young feminists, and vampirism

Quickies: Misogynist geeks, young feminists, and vampirism

What are misogynist geeks so afraid of? – “What’s the worst thing that could happen if women were able to write criticisms of the objectification and marginalization of female characters in comic books and video games, all without being silenced and derailed with a bunch of abuse from Dudes With Serious Issues?” From Criticaldragon1177. Phyllis Schlafly gets schooled by a 12-year... »

Quickies: Haunted Islands, Happy Little Trees, and Interviews with Porn Stars

Quickies: Haunted Islands, Happy Little Trees, and Interviews with Porn Stars

Happy Day After Easter! Don’t forget to go out to the store and pick up your half-price egg-shaped candy today, or extra Peeps for peep-jousting! Is It Time For Us To Take Astrology Seriously? – For some reason, the author thinks the answer to this question isn’t “No.” Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Asked Why There Aren’t More Women in Science; His Answer Is Perfect – ... »

Quickies: Feminist princesses, exoplanets, and free speech

Quickies: Feminist princesses, exoplanets, and free speech

Feminist princesses? Fuck yeah! – Elyse’s awesome husband Brian is blogging at More Than Men! In his first post, he examines the Disney princesses. New exoplanet could be Earth’s cousin – Or not! From Criticaldragon1177. A tale of two mothers – Both in Arizona. From Sarah. xkcd on free speech – There really is an xkcd for everything! Cute Animal Friday! From now... »

Quickies: Hot maggots, mental milkshakes, and Klingon astronauts

Quickies: Hot maggots, mental milkshakes, and Klingon astronauts

Maggots bring the heat – I it when Bug Girl talks forensics. Judge overturns tough North Dakota abortion law – The law had banned abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detectable. Mind over milkshake: How your thoughts fool your stomach – From Will. Astronaut wears Firefly and Star Trek shirts in space – A supporter of the Klingon empire, even. »

Quickies: Homeless Jesus, stereotypes, and voodoo dolls

Quickies: Homeless Jesus, stereotypes, and voodoo dolls

Statue of a homeless Jesus startles wealthy community – Somebody called the cops on Jesus. The Representation Project: Rewrite the story – Strict gender stereotypes harm us all. Someone finally notices that John Scalzi wrote a book with a 50/50 male/female character split – “I didn’t make a huge deal about it when I was writing THD; I just reminded myself to write women cha... »

Quickies: Jenny McCarthy Backpedals, the Heroin Epidemic, and Homeless Jesus

Quickies: Jenny McCarthy Backpedals, the Heroin Epidemic, and Homeless Jesus

Today is April 14th, and I just want to take a minute to remind you that if you’re up really late tonight (or rather, early tomorrow), you might see the lunar eclipse! Is anyone planning on watching for it? Jenny McCarthy: “I’m Not ‘Anti-Vaccine’” – Phil Plait (and everyone else) disagrees with Jenny McCarthy on her latest position on vaccines. The New Face of Heroin – “The... »

Global Quickies: Ice Cream, Birth Control, and Teapots

Global Quickies: Ice Cream, Birth Control, and Teapots

AFGHANISTAN (From Mary) Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot to death by an Afghan policeman while covering the national election. She covered conflicts for more than 20 years, and earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. RWANDA (From Mary) How Rwanda’s Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos: in a culture where it’s highly unseemly to eat anything in the street, eating ic... »

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