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COTW!

Sorry for the late Comment o’ the Week, everyone! It’s because I didn’t feel like posting it earlier.

Let’s get right to it, shall we? This week’s COTW wins for being both funny and a frigging great idea:

SteveNo Gravatar // Mar 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm

At this point, I think the only way to get real science into the public consciousness is to slip it into viral videos and LOLcats.
“2 Girls, 1 Stem Cell Line”
“i’m in ur spaze telescope, lookin for erth-like planits”

I look forward to seeing this take off. Please link to your creations in the comments.

Steve – you win the ability to pick next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition! Send it to us using the Contact form and we’ll put it into the line-up.

Happy Friday everyone . . .

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.

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15 Comments

  1. My reward is an assignment and a deadline? Oh, the pressure! :)

    On the meme thing: I’d like to see a youtube channel called “2 Girls 1 Beaker” (or similar) that features Skepchicks (& friends) doing science lessons. You’d get a lot of people viewing initially out of curiosity and hopefully sticking around to learn something.

  2. @Andrés Diplotti: LOLCat #3 made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

    I am SO using that in my next presentation to our mixed team of physicists and biochemists. They are so pwned!

    See that? Where I used the new hep-speak?
    Am I cool now?
    No?
    Oh.

  3. You don’t read http://community.livejournal.com/lolscience ?! There’s a whole community devoted to this stuff! There is also a Flickr pool owned by them if my memories are intact…

    Also, a funny joke I just came across:

    Police officer: “Have you any idea how FAST you were going back there?”
    Werner Heisenberg: “Nope, but I knew EXACTLY where I was!”

  4. @themadlolscientist: I’ve joined the lolscience group and added a few things. Lots of good stuff on there.

    @Rebecca: I sent in an AI thingie using the contact form. I hope it’s not a repeat.

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