I’m a real boyyyyyyyyyyy One of my favorite memories from our recent trip to St. Louis was visiting Citygarden, a downtown oasis full of lush plantings and impressive sculptures, which, in addition to a system of 102 water fountains known as “Splash Plaza” (aka “hookworm central”, in the background), features a 14′ 7-1/2″ painted bronze […]
My latest video blog entry for Science Cheerleader featuring more awesome music from Princess Ladyfriend. On Saturday, July 11, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), the Defense Agency responsible for protecting the Pentagon, conducted an operational response test to a simulated outdoor airborne biological attack on the Pentagon grounds. The study consisted of the release […]
Great timing, Michael. I’ve been looking for new opportunities to “cowboy up” before my next birthday.
Here’s a citizen science report that I wrote for ScienceCheerleader.com. I hope you enjoy it. Let’s talk about things that frighten me and start with the mysterious creatures of the deep. I mean, really — surviving under extreme pressures and temperatures, often without sunlight, in a hostile ocean environment where you might very well be […]
A Neurosigntist’s Wanton Disregard for Federal Authority of the Day (Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the JuxtapositionFest 2009)
Protect THIS! Awesome: This morning, I attended the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s “Urban Shield” Operational Response test. The test was conducted to improve the operational response of emergency personnel to an outdoor airborne biological attack and to evaluate the effectiveness of various personnel decontamination procedures. Test volunteers were positioned at locations inside and outside of […]
All you need to know about Pittsburgh When I arrived in Pittsburgh to watch the NFL draft with Dr. Brian/Josh, I noticed a glaring juxtaposition at the Pittsburgh International Airport. In the lobby, there stood a statue of George Washington, the father of our country and one hell of a model American. Next to him? […]
Let’s talk about the reasons that your family is getting hit by cars and start with the fact that they’re looking into the sky when crossing the street.
A-Muse-ing When AnHUGE and I volunteered for Servathon 2009, we weren’t thinking about individual recognition or accolades. We were thinking about America’s youth and their right to an enriching educational experience. But, I suppose when you dedicate a single Saturday morning each year to cleaning and painting elementary school bathrooms, you’re bound to inspire at […]
Jessica Simpson, Tiger Woods, and Tony Romo Hey Jessica, Freddy Krueger’s wife called. She wants her dress back.
Let’s talk about decisions that led to Six Flags’ bankruptcy and start with the disturbing “More Flags, More Fun” advertising campaign. Seriously, ew. No responsible parent should feel comfortable with their children being exposed to this strange man’s irreverent laughter and Pee Wee Herman bow tie.