Skepchick Quickies 12.23

Sorry for the delay.  I was attacked by rabid tree lobsters and had to fight my way free.  They had some mistletoe and some very unkosher ideas.


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. “Could this account for the importance of Oxford wine cellars in college life and, possibly, the tendency of intelligent heavy drinkers to start the habit while at university?”

    It’s interesting that the article draws the conclusion that smart kids predisposition to drinking leads to a heavy drinking culture in university. It seems just as likely that the largely unsupervised atmosphere of university contributes to heavy drinking among students and that, statistically, smart kids are more likely to go to university.

  2. my paradolia let me see the ghostly figure in photo one. In photo two I could make out the figure in white if I really, really tried hard and squinted at the encircled corner shadow and as for #3 I got nuthin’

  3. @braak: “Smart kids more likely to be heavy drinkers.”
    Because we know the truth. God help us, but we know the truth.

    Must make me the exception. I guess I’m the “Designated Driver” for the Skepchicks.

    What wine goes with charred hypersonic venison? White or red?

  4. Oh, *please* keep doing the tree lobster comic!
    It amuses me very much. :D

    And clearly, the licensing fees for the ornaments could be a new income source.

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