Category Archives: Humor


MAD BIOLOGIST NEWS–Publishing industry sources today revealed that Mike the Mad Biologist has signed a deal to publish Kierkegaard Was a Neurobiologist. Despite certain misgivings, such as the Mad Biologist’s inability to write a paragraph without using the word fuck, … Continue reading

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I Really Hope This Isn’t How Development Works

So Cell published this cover: If this how things work, we should all be dead: 1) In every city I’ve ever been in, the Red Line is always screwed up. 2) The Green Line is always fucked. 3) The Blue … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Transportation

Arguably the Best Paper Abstract Ever

I appreciate the honesty in this abstract from an article critiquing the reproducibility problem (which could be due, in large part, to power of test problems): Comments on the original article by Matthew Makel (see record 2014-06823-002) which takes on … Continue reading

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Occupy the Candy Machine

At an undisclosed location in Cambridge, MA, someone is very pissed off at the candy machine:

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McSweeney’s Inadvertently Discovers the Microbiome

This is snark from the satirical website McSweeney’s about the NSA, but it’s actually not bad microbiology: I can assure you, in no uncertain terms, that the NSA is not asking for samples of your fecal matter. We will not … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Microbiome

A Good Response to Sexism

This story, related by Yves Smith, has made me laugh all day: Women experience bias everywhere. Barry Ritholtz told me recently that for over 15 years, when his wife would put down her credit card to pay for dinner, the … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Humor

I Want This Job

Well, not really, but this Onion send-up of TED talks and social media is really funny:

Posted in Humor, Internet