Category Archives: Humor

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

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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

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I Want This Job

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

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One Reason Why George Takei Is Awesome

Aggregating funny things like this:

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So About That Binder Thing…

And: Seriously. It’s not true. Finally, Charles Pierce: But not even I expected Romney to let his entitled, Lord-of-the-Manor freak flag fly as proudly as he did on Tuesday night. He got in the president’s face. He got in Crowley’s … Continue reading

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The Recliner Monologues: A Political Debate Proposal

Because it takes a certain kind of person to yell at an empty chair. But I’m getting ahead of myself. By now, you might have heard of Clint Eastwood’s bizarre Republican National Convention speech during which he yelled at an … Continue reading

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Some Predictions About the Coverage of the Human Microbiome

In keeping with the spirit of the following tweets: …I offer some predictions about the popular media coverage of human microbiome research over the next few years: 1) Koch’s Postulates will be ‘rediscovered.’ Multiple times. 2) Methods and theories that … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This NY Times Picture? (The Tb Edition)

So the NY Times has a good story about the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China; it’s worth checking out. But this picture associated with it made me do a spittake. Can you guess why? That’s right. It’s a system … Continue reading

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