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Out with a friend tonight at my new neighborhood pub, a very cool place I’ve frequented in the past and is now mere steps from my abode. I used the bathroom halfway through my third Oktoberfest, and found the following written on the stall door in marker:


Followed by

Me too!

Followed by, I shit you not,

Lawrence Summers SUCKS!

Not only did it make me howl with laughter mid-pee, but it also inspired an interesting conversation with my friend — who is a biologist at Harvard — about women in science. Wish I had more awake time to relate that conversation, but there seem to be tiny anvils tied to my eyelids. Maybe tomorrow, if I can recall it all.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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