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I’ve Made It! (Plugs, Links, Etc.)

Well, it’s finally happened: I’ve made the big time.

Me in OvercompensatingMonday night’s Boston Skeptics in the Pub featured Jeffrey Rowland and Jon Rosenberg talking about webcomics, science, skepticism, and how to make a living giving stuff away for free. There was a lively Q&A followed by livelier drinking time followed by the sun coming up and me suddenly realizing I had to go back to work because it was now Tuesday.

These events are captured in today’s Overcompensating, and hooray Jeffrey made me into a cartoon! I hope I make it into future comics, and if so then I hope my character is kicking the crap out of some con artist like John Edward or something.

While I’m at it, here are a few more links that I wanted to plug:

Boston Skeptics in the Pub regular Sarah Trachtenberg let me know she’s running a Christian Kitsch contest! Send her your best/worst novelty item. You only have til May 7!

When I was in New York last week, I met a cool chick who runs a slightly explicit site called SmartAxe, which features naughty sciencey stuff like how to do the nasty in space. Cool! Go visit and have fun.

That’s it for now I think, though I know I’m missing a ton of stuff as I’m still catching up and trying to post more. Two days in a row, yay!

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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  1. I thought you meant you heard from David Mabus. But surely he’s tracked you down before…

    Congrats on the immortality and the surviving to Wednesday :)

  2. As I pointed out on Twitter, the background of that panel makes me sad, because it reminds me of how awesome Greenhouse was and how fantastically douchey-looking its replacement is. Sigh.

  3. @phlebas: Mabuse has been a regular in my in-box for the past two years or so. He’s been particularly nasty this week . . .

    @Joshua: Yeah, I noticed the Greenhouse but felt less sadness, since I actually never really had a decent meal there and the new place is run by the same guys who do Cambridge 1, Audubon, etc.

  4. I liked Greenhouse because they had good Reubens. I can see why you might not find this a compelling reason to lament its non-existence.

    I can’t get over how incredibly douchey Tory Row looks, though. I feel like they won’t let me in unless I pop my collar.

  5. When I was in New York last week, I met a cool chick who runs a slightly explicit site called SmartAxe, which features naughty sciencey stuff like how to do the nasty in space.

    Now, all I need is a ticket to space.

  6. Dammit, now I am even more disappointed that I couldn’t make it to the last SitP. Perhaps a move to Boston is in order. I’m missing way too much geeky fun.

  7. Ah, man. For a while I had a horrendous Jesus-on-velvet painting that I ‘salvaged’ (i.e. took from the dumpster) that would’ve won the kitsch contest for sure.

    MAN, that thing was terrifying.

  8. @The Bad Astronomer: That is uber cool. I used to be quite the fan of Dr. Palmer. I think it is one of the many pop culture sources that led me to a life long love of science. Congratulations on reaching a whole new generation that may now look you up on the internet and become future lovers of science.

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