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Stephen King sort of Believes in God, has “Doubts” but also thinks it’s pretty Obvious

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Not the deepest thinking from an otherwise thoughtful and very entertaining author. Here are some choice quotes: “I choose to believe it. … I mean, there’s no downside to that. If you say, ‘Well, OK, I don’t believe in God, there’s no evidence of God,’ then you’re missing the stars in the sky and you’re […]

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To Share a Prank Idea or Not To Share…

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I pulled some pranks in my day.  There’s nothing like hearing a blood-curdling scream from a good friend in the middle of the night, in a good, healthy, fun way of course.  😉 (Okay, he might not fully agree, but I don’t feel *that* guilty about that one.  It was clever and he was high-strung.) […]

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Ironman 3 Today!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Here’s the trailer: My wonderful wife, knowing nothing about the villain of the movie, insists that we eat Chinese tonight out at the Mandarin. Seriously! It amuses me…   Share/Bookmark

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An Asstronomy Birthday Card

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

My dad knows me, my interests, and my sense of humor pretty well.  Check out the card he sent me for my birthday! The front has a wheel to let you dial in the appropriate phase of the moon.  Half moon, full moon, waxing crescent, etc.   My mom made sure to tell me that […]

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Baby Monkey Riding Backwards on a Pig

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I still have two big deadlines looming Monday, and it’s been a pretty sad, sobering week in the news, so here’s a baby monkey:   (Thanks Brian!) Share/Bookmark

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Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman (Video)

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

I think this is hilarious…like Christopher Nolan doing Harry Potter.   Busy tonight getting caught up, preparing class, and writing, but some Dragoncon stuff coming this week.  My wife must have taken 100 pictures… Share/Bookmark

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When Fundamentalists Speak about Science, it’s Funny!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I want to call these folks idiots, rant about them, and froth at the mouth over their sheer stupidity, but honestly, they’re making me snicker and I fear I will eventually, literally, for real, LOL: and These guys are right up there with Kirk Cameron’s banana. Actually, I think we should have annual awards for […]

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The Elephants and Hyenas of Astronomy

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

OK, this is the kind of thing that strikes me as funny, but you need some background to appreciate this.  It’s a little over-the-top gross as well.  I’m afraid the combination of scatalogical humor with a detailed background of my sub-field in astronomy will make this fall flat, but bear with me and we’ll see. […]

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Some Funny/Geeky/SF/F/H Style Videos

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Sometimes it seems people send me, or I stumble across, a bunch of the same sort of thing all at once.   Here’s some for the holidays and more. Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones, just in time for the holidays… And if you want an alternative to Christmas, you might try another religion, like Pastafarianism: […]

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Get Over It Geek: Brian Malow on the Bad Science in Star Wars (video, comedy)

Monday, December 6th, 2010

My buddy Brian Malow doing a bit on the bad science, specifically the misuse of the term “parsec,” in the movie Star Wars. I do a version of this rant when I teach intro astronomy, but he’s a little funnier than me. OK, a lot funnier. Definitely worth 3-4 minutes of your time. Share/Bookmark

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Hubble Gotchu!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

The world is a cool place sometimes…I can’t believe I missed this when it came out (Milky J on TV, not the Hubble), but I’ve found it now and must share these awesome, educational videos. Endure the ads. It’s worth it. Meanwhile, tonight I’m hoping that WIRO got me, as a I wait for the […]

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Astronomy is the Most Romantic Science

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

No, really!   SMBC says so: A few more comments. The astronomer looks like the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait. Forget your tv show, Phil, now you’re really famous! I’ve compiled some of my favorite SMBC science-related cartoons in the past (and XKCD, too!). Share/Bookmark

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