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16 Feb 02:59


"Radians Fahrenheit or radians Celsius?" "Uh, sorry, gotta go!"
12 Feb 04:15

Gravitational Waves

"That last LinkedIn request set a new record for the most energetic physical event ever observed. Maybe we should respond." "Nah."
10 Feb 01:13

Super Bowl Context

Why did the chicken cross the road? It begins over five thousand years ago with the domestication of the red junglefowl in southeast Asia and the development of paved roads in the Sumerian city of Ur.
07 Feb 16:59

To Taste

Look, recipe, if I knew how much was gonna taste good, I wouldn't need you.
19 Dec 02:37

Cold Medicine

Seriously considering buying some illegal drugs to try to turn them back into cold medicine.
17 Dec 03:59


I'm trying to be healthier, so after I eat this brick of cheese, I'll have a spoonful of grease-soaked vegetables.
06 Dec 07:19

Human Subjects

After meeting with a few of the subjects, the IRB actually recommended that you stop stressing out so much about safety guidelines.
06 Dec 07:18

30 Days Hath September

There's a cool mental calculation hack I recently learned for this: If you open the calendar app on your phone or computer, the highest-numbered box along the bottom is equal to the number of days in the month!
15 Jun 04:19

Placebo Blocker

They work even better if you take them with our experimental placebo booster, which I keep in the same bottle.
15 Jun 04:17

Keyboard Mash

15 Jun 04:15


Mmmm, this is such a positive experience! I feel no social pressure to enjoy it at all!
04 Mar 05:46

Dress Color

This white-balance illusion hit so hard because it felt like someone had been playing through the Monty Hall scenario and opened their chosen door, only to find there was unexpectedly disagreement over whether the thing they'd revealed was a goat or a car.
04 Mar 05:45

Fundamental Forces

"Of these four forces, there's one we don't really understand." "Is it the weak force or the strong--" "It's gravity."
16 Feb 04:07


If you click on the post, it takes you to search results for the note on various online music stores.
28 Dec 03:31


He probably just poops over the side of the sleigh.
09 Dec 05:03


A new study finds that if you give rats a cell phone and a lever they can push to improve the signal, the rats will chew on the cell phone until it breaks and your research supervisors will start to ask some questions about your grant money.
19 Nov 01:30


People often say that same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 60s. But in terms of public opinion, same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 90s, when it had already been legal nationwide for 30 years.
19 Nov 01:25


19 Nov 01:17


Life goal #29 is to get enough of them rejected that I can publish a comparative analysis of the rejection letters.
12 Nov 04:57


I need an extension for my research project because I spent all month trying to figure out whether learning Dvorak would help me type it faster.
05 Nov 03:51


These are all sans-serif compounds. Serif compounds are dramatically different and usually much more reactive.
09 Oct 04:00


Check it out--when I tug the C-terminal tail, the binding tunnel squeezes!
26 Sep 05:13

Reduce Your Payments

I tried oxidizing them, but your bank uses some really weird paper and it wouldn't light.
20 Sep 03:50

On the Phone

'No idea what I was thinking! Haha! But anyway, maybe we should check out what this Ba'al guy has to say.'
30 Aug 04:04


Ugh, today's kids are forgetting the old-fashioned art of absentmindedly reading the same half-page of a book over and over and then letting your attention wander and picking up another book.
30 Aug 04:02

Writing Skills

I'd like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher's 7th grade class every year)--and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I've heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I'd bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.
29 Jul 00:34

Snowily challenged

by stef

Snowily challenged

In the heat of summer this is probably an even more inappropriate pickup line than usual. Anybody would have a hard time building snow men now. Come to think of it, this pickup line has quite its geographical limitations, considering how many places there are on earth where it never snows.

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12 Jul 01:04


by David M Willis

amber might be a little too genre-blind in this area to realize her father probably counts

My guest week is still running over at Girls With Slingshots as Danielle travels across the country!

Also, the Dumbing of Age Patreon hit $1k yesterday!   Just under $500 more until Patreon pledger folks get a bonus monthly DoA strip.  Until then, they merely get tomorrow’s strip early.  Pfffft, whatever.

12 Jul 01:00


'Hello, Ghostbusters?' 'ooOOoooo people born years after that movie came out are having a second chiiiild right now ooOoooOoo'
07 Jul 23:52

Research Ethics

I mean, it's not like we could just demand to see the code that's governing our lives. What right do we have to poke around in Facebook's private affairs like that?