Oh No! Civilization Is Totally Coming To An End!

No, civilization’s not really coming to an end. But people do get hysterical over all sorts of things, don’t they? Sometimes it’s better just to sit back and giggle. The future of men’s fashion is frills. Lots of frills. Only it isn’t, of course, but you can still take a moment to laugh at this…
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Some Cheer For A Difficult Day

Tragedies and difficult times are occurring today. There’s not a way for me to help in any meaningful way, but looking back at my grandfather’s funeral, I mostly recall that a cousin’s inadvertent joke made us all laugh–and knowing that my grandfather would have laughed harder than anyone. That made us all feel better, and…
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The Shootings

I don’t really have a lot to say about the Friday shootings in Newtown, Conn., other than to say how very sorry I am. Of course this is unhelpful. I do have a few scattered thoughts on the subject, however. 1. People started looking at gun control issues almost immediately. This may or may not…
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Halloween: Rapidly Becoming Truly Scary

Halloween might be the scariest holiday out there, at least for women and girls. The above image came from a Tumblr blog (warning: profanity). I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Sesame Street, but Cookie Monster doesn’t look like the kid on the left, does it? Cookie Monster looks like the kid on the right.…
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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, a good day to celebrate women in technology careers! If you don’t know who Ada Lovelace is, check out this wonderful Science Chicks blog post. She was the first computer programmer. Not the first woman programmer, the first programmer, and she did it without having a computer to program anything on.…
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