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Make a Thing Wednesday

Make a Thing Wednesday

Hello Madlabbers! Last week was our inaugural ‘Make a Thing’ Wednesday and so much cool stuff happened! Let’s take a look: SurlyAmy tweeted an amazebananas tutorial on how to make your own paper flowers. Brian George showed us how freakin’ sweet a waterbrush can be. Celia finished up a drawing with a dragon because dragons are the coolest. Seelix AKA Emily demonstrated her ... »

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Artist, Feminist, Atheist, Activist

While some of you may know me from my atheist and feminist activities and advocacy and perhaps from Secular Woman, you may not know that I have been an artistic creator my whole life.  My family is made up of women (60 years without a male being born into it!) who create. My recently deceased grandmother had the most incredible stitches, she sewed all her own clothing including formal wear through... »

Coming Soon: Make a Thing Wednesdays!

Coming Soon: Make a Thing Wednesdays!

Hello MALers! How long has it been since you made a thing? Didn’t you have a great idea while in the shower the other day about that one thing that does the stuff? You know, that absolutely amazing thingamabob that you were gonna sketch out as soon as you were not driving in traffic and near a sketchbook? This Wednesday, join myself and the MAL crew as we all make a thing and live tweet our ... »

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Logophile Tuesday – Word Crimes

Over the last couple weeks, my first and greatest musical love, Weird Al Yankovic released eight new videos to promote his new album Mandatory Fun. Among them was Word Crimes, a delightful tour of linguistic pedantry. Share and enjoy. »

Logophile Tuesday: A Face in Need of a Fist

Logophile Tuesday: A Face in Need of a Fist

English contains more words than is in any way necessary for clear and specific communication. The Oxford English Dictionary contains in excess of six hundred thousand words, and yet, we still seem to lack means of expressing some critical concepts in less than a sentence. English has had a rocky history and has been assaulted by as many languages as it has pillaged. Even now, as it attempts to co... »

Skepchick network contributors dressed as characters from Orange Is The New Black at Convergence

Mad Quickies: MAL and Skepchick at CONvergence, World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti, Photo Paper Exposed to Fireworks and More!

It’s Monday and there’s nothing I can do about that. But I can treat you to some fantastic things I’ve stumbled across over the weekend. Because I love you. This past weekend was CONvergence which means it was also SkepchickCON! A whole bunch of Lab writers and Skepchicks were there and The Escapist has some coverage, including two fabulous cosplay slideshows, here and here, feat... »

What Time Is It?

What Time Is It?

I’m fairly confident I can say that we’ve all had a moment in our lives when a cartoon swooped in and saved us. It seems unlikely to me that I’m alone in having an imaginary light bulb sprout above head as I watched some after school twenty-two minute adventure. The feeling is akin to that warmth one gets in a cherished piece of art. You know the one. It makes you want to overcom... »

Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish

Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish

If you haven’t seen any of Neil Shubin’s 3 part series, Your Inner Fish on PBS, start now! It can be streamed here. It’s in the same vein as the new Cosmos, but with a stronger emphasis on biology, anatomy, genetics, and paleontology. In Cosmos, you get NDT’s cool, calm, perhaps-slightly-baked, but always reverential delivery. In Your Inner Fish, you get Shubin’s R... »

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