Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sally Ride Is Getting Her Own Forever Stamp

Long time NASA illustrator Paul Salmon painted the image used on the stamp. USPS spokesperson Mark Saunders told Live Science that he used a group photo of her first launch crew for inspiration. 

Ride's stamp pictures her smiling in her astronaut's jumpsuit, which reads "Sally K. Ride" in a patch on her left shoulder. Over that shoulder, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off into a blue sky.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

: CSI did a show about Spinal Tap ?



Friday, May 18, 2018

Science FTW


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

When geeks write ad copy

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Re: Quite appropriate

To death!
On May 13, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Bob Bendesky <> wrote:


Movie channel showing "Psycho" for Mother's Day. 

Now *there's* a boy who really loves his Mother. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Your Monday morning meme


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Quite appropriate


Movie channel showing "Psycho" for Mother's Day. 

Now *there's* a boy who really loves his Mother. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Science with Oreo Cookies


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Friday, May 04, 2018

Stock Photos of Scientists Staring at Things

Monday, April 30, 2018

Welcome to inthe70s, Prime Time Schedule of The 1970s

Friday, April 27, 2018



Michael Dooling illustrated a children's book titled 'George Washington's Army and Me', which featured his drawings from the Battle of Monmouth. He's interviewed in the Journal of the American Revolution. 

Here's a quote from him that appears in the article:

" For the book 'George Washington's Army and Me', I enlisted the help of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment: a living history organization, dedicated to presenting the lives of soldiers and camp-followers serving in the American Revolutionary War. This group proved to be a valuable resource in my research and is also serving as historical advisors on the film. Some of the members even modeled for my paintings."
Michael Dooling is an author and illustrator of educational children's books about important periods in American History. One of his books, George Washington's Army...

Friday, April 20, 2018

A PSA for Today


Thursday, April 19, 2018

A very short Short Story



Bedtime Story

"Careful, honey, it's loaded," he said, re-entering the bedroom.

"This for your wife?"

"No. Too chancy. I'm hiring a professional."

"How about me?"

He smirked. "Cute. But who would be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man."

She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.

"Your wife."

    -- Jeffrey Whitmore

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Some have an innate talent for this kind of thing


Friday, April 06, 2018

You call it, this artist will draw it



Thursday, April 05, 2018

A Reply to Old Spice advert


A Reply to Old Spice advert


Tuesday, April 03, 2018

You need this

Monday, April 02, 2018

Passiover humor

Friday, March 30, 2018

Medieval DJ

Fisher Price : preparing kids for Real Life

Tuesday, March 27, 2018



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No fatties.

Must be prepared to work with a client who is very forceful and opinionated about his defense and is his own best counsel.

Basically your job boils down to keeping him from testifying under oath and hoping the rest comes out in the wash. 

Ask about our other openings on our staff and submit your resume to be considered for potential openings in the near future. Perhaps the very near future. Like, hit refresh on your browser now. Now again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Glenn Miller never quite sang this

Subject: Glenn Miller never quite sang this

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Why Pennsylvania is the most linguistically rich state in the country.

People from Pittsburgh are talking about
"Gettin' off the caach and gone dahntawn on the trawly to see the fahrworks for the Fourth a July hawliday n'at." 

Philadelphia folks provide linguistic gems like the one Monahan offered up as the most Philly sentence possible:
"Yo Antny, when you're done your glass of wooder, wanna get a hoagie on Thirdyfish Street awn da way over to Moik's for de Iggles game?"

Friday, March 09, 2018

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' is back with the original cast

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Non-helpful help screen for video camera


Friday, March 02, 2018

Adding Insult to Injury



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sierpinski Hamantaschen: Sierpinskitaschen (First in the world?!)

from the blog:

It's not often that you think you just did something nobody's ever done before. But today, it might have happened.

It's Purim, so I'm making the hamantaschen recipe my grandmother z"l developed while she was alive, and passed down to me. It's my family obligation to make this recipe now every year and send hamantaschen out in boxes (gifts called mishloach manot) to my family and dear ones. I've done my best to preserve this recipe; I've written it up in the New York Times, I've taught workshops on how to make it for two Purims in a row, and I've committed to the family hamantaschen-baking role.

But this year, I did something else. You may be familiar with the Sierpinski triangle, a mathematically attractive, self-repeating fractal that starts with one equilateral triangle and breaks down into ever-smaller triangles.

Somehow this year it dawned on me that the world was incomplete without a Sierpinski hamantaschen, or sierpinskitaschen. I scoured the vast reaches of the Interwebs, to see if this had been done before. I may have missed something, but it seems this has not.

Until today.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

You can now buy Cheetos-flavored ice cream in Philly

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Worst Joke Wednesday


Monday, February 19, 2018

Who needs to make a paper model of ASTROBOY? You do!

or maybe you don't, but it's still cool

That's NOT how you pipette !

Images from TV programs showing many "scientists" in the lab with absolutely no clue about using a pipette.

(News Flash: You don't use a pipette to insert an RFID chip into someone's palm).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's February 14th. Give your sweetheart VD for V.D.

Giant Plush Microbes of Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and more!