First of all, I’d like to plug the coming together of two forces of awesome: Amanda Marcotte and the crew of Boston Skeptics.
This Monday (April 26), Amanda will be at The Brattle Theatre to talk about her new book, Get Opinionated: A Progressiveâ€™s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action). She’ll be discussing several topics of interest to skeptics, like why science should matter in politics, the political aspects of the anti-vaccination movement, and the creation of scientific â€œcontroversiesâ€ in the media. Find more info on BostonSkeptics.com or RSVP on Facebook!
Second of all, it’s Comment o’ the Week!
Since my week was trashed by a big stupid volcano, I laughed especially hard at this contribution from Bjornar, which should go into Urban Dictionary immediately:
I thought a dirty thunderstorm was a threesome including a man, a woman and a vandergraaf-generatorâ€¦
Congratulations, Bjornar, and happy Friday to everyone! MMCL.