Category Archives: WhatEVAH!

Yes, Kids Outgrow Naps: The Mad Biologist Edition

This article about daytime naps and if small kids should be made to take them reminds me of something I once did. When I was a very, very wee Mad Biologist, the doctor told me parents to make me take … Continue reading

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This Man Needs a Pork Pie Hat

It seems Harry Reid is going with a new look: (Ok, he’s really wearing the glasses because he’s had an eye injury). I think the next time Reid holds a press conference, the entire Democratic delegation should wear shades. Just … Continue reading

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Capybara Zen

Strangely, I find this video very calming:

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So, John Oliver, About That MRAP in Keene, NH…

While we await prominent white leaders to disavow and apologize for the #pumpkinfest riot, it’s worth remembering that this is just one more instance of degenerate ‘suburban‘ culture. Meanwhile, a regular reader reminds us of John Oliver’s wondering why Keene, … Continue reading

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So This Is What’s For Dinner?

Observed at Pizzeria Da Macro in Bethesda–it’s the first item under “Antipasti” at the top of the menu: Arguably, it’s not the most appetizing presentation…

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I’m Not Sure How You Forget This

I understand that little kids drop their shoes all the time, but I really think whoever forgot this on Kalorama Rd., Northwest D.C. is going to need this:

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Apparently, All of My Generation’s Parents Were Abusive

I’m utterly flummoxed by the overreaction to a working mother who let her daughter play at a heavily-used park while she worked, and was then arrested for abandoning her daughter (who was then transferred to the custody of child services). … Continue reading

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Sometimes, You Need to Reconsider Your Organization’s Acronym

There’s an anti-circumcision group that is in the news, probably because they chose Bill Gates as a target (the Gates Foundation has promoted circumcision as a way to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS). Essentially, Gates is the devil because circumcision. … Continue reading

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Space and Language

In some recent conversations with biotech and venture capital people, I’ve noticed that they like to use the word space–it seems to be quite the fashionable word. Here’s a sample usage: Mike the Mad Biologist is in the ‘calling people … Continue reading

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Olympian Toilet Use

Because Atrios already used “In Sochi, toilets flush you.” By now, you’ve probably seen pictures of the ‘his and her’ toilets at the Sochi Olympics. But this is the weirdest thing (other than the very dangerous face water): I’m not … Continue reading

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