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40 years of Star Trek

Continuing on the nerd/geek theme, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today is the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original Star Trek series. Forty years, hundreds of TV episodes and books, and several movies later, the franchise is completely ingrained in American culture, so much so that catch phrases like […]

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The Crocodile Hunter is no more

Holy crap. I get up on this holiday morning, and what is the first thing that I see when I check out the ScienceBlogs most recent posts, but a bunch of posts on Pharyngula, Pure Pedantry, Dr. Joan Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge, and Evolving Thoughts, The Scientific Indian, and Afarensis? Steve Irwin (a.k.a. the Crocodile Hunter) […]

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Weekend YouTubes from Hell: Words cannot describe this one

Four words: David Hasselhoff music video. Oh, the pain, the pain. Of course, even Hassel the Hoff may not be able to “top” this YouTube video from hell:

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Weekend YouTubes from Hell: Because you asked for it, more Shatner genius!

Last weekend, I posted a YouTube video of William Shatner singing Elton John’s Rocket Man in his–shall we say?–unique fashion. A fellow ScienceBlogger commented and asked if there was a video of Shatner singing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. I’m not sure that this quite qualifies as what he had in mind, but it’s […]

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Somebody please tell me this is a joke

Sent via e-mail: Paris Hilton prepares for Mother Theresa role. I almost choked on my ice tea when I read that. Please tell me this is a sick joke. It sure sounds like one, and certainly the source doesn’t look particularly reliable. Even so… (OK, OK, I know. Enough with the fluff. I’ll start posting […]