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Mad Quickies: Pokémon Baby Names, Cosplaying at Work, Art Crimes and More!!!

Hey gang! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for your Quickies! This week, with the exception of Art Crimes, all of these links have been brought to you by our pal and link sender extraordinaire CriticalDragon. Thanks for the link love, CD! Cracked brings us the Lazy Man’s Guide To Writing …

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The Chemistry of Beauty: Hazel Bishop Betrayed. (Women in Science 69)

Remember a while ago when I said that botanists were the most under-respected members of the scientific community?  Well, that’s true until you consider a branch of science so underappreciated that many disdainfully refuse to even consider its practitioners as “real” scientists at all: cosmetic chemists. Either because they harness …

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Mad Art Cast: Emily Finke Talks Comics

Ahoy! This week the gang talks about the shape of stories AND chats with fellow MAL contributor, Emily Finke, about comics! Look below to find extensive notes from Emily on the titles she mentions during the recording. Also mentioned during the ‘cast: The Bowery Boys podcast on the history on …

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Mad Quickies: Female Superhero News, Death Positive-ness, Tortugas Time Lapse, Titanic Menu and More!

Happy Monday, geeklings, and may the day be kind to you. At least you can count on these Quickies for a little joy. Let’s begin, shall we? This is about an outsider artist I’ve never heard of: Exploring the Troubled Mind of Eugène Gabritschevsky, a Russian painter who created most …

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Ghostbusters – Unapologetically Dorky

The new Ghostbusters movie had fountains of digital ink spilled through violent debate of its worth before the first teaser had been released. I have chosen to wait until after seeing the film to make any formal comment. In short, I quite liked it. I would even venture to say that it …

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Mad Quickies: Plastic Jesus, Female Artists Advice, Cyborg Stingray, RIP VCR, Purple Yoda and More!

WE MADE IT YOU GUYZ AND IT’S THE WEEKEND! Phew. This past week was really something, eh? Let’s not rehash. I’d rather plunge into some cool, refreshing Quickies. Last one in’s a rotten.. SPLOOSH! Just when we cannot possibly love those NASA nerds more… They’ve put Rocket Raccoon and Groot …

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Book Review: Women in Science: 50 Pioneers Who Changed the World.

Thirty years ago, the genre of Brief Biographical Sketches of Female Scientists offered up a sad handful of essentials: Meyer (1955), Yost (1959), Osen (1974), Rossiter (1982), Ogilvie (1986), aaaaand that was pretty much all we had.  Since 1990, however, there has been a wonderful flowering of the genre: McGrayne …

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GeekeryVideo

Ghostbusters – Unapologetically Dorky

The new Ghostbusters movie had fountains of digital ink spilled through violent debate of its worth before the first teaser had been released. I have chosen to wait until after seeing the film to make any formal comment. In short, I quite liked it. I would even venture to say that it …

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Book Review: Women in Science: 50 Pioneers Who Changed the World.

Thirty years ago, the genre of Brief Biographical Sketches of Female Scientists offered up a sad handful of essentials: Meyer (1955), Yost (1959), Osen (1974), Rossiter (1982), Ogilvie (1986), aaaaand that was pretty much all we had.  Since 1990, however, there has been a wonderful flowering of the genre: McGrayne …

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The Chemistry of Beauty: Hazel Bishop Betrayed. (Women in Science 69)

Remember a while ago when I said that botanists were the most under-respected members of the scientific community?  Well, that’s true until you consider a branch of science so underappreciated that many disdainfully refuse to even consider its practitioners as “real” scientists at all: cosmetic chemists. Either because they harness …

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Pretzel Roll: The Musical

In which we have far too much time on our hands on a road trip, and get a series of songs about food out of it. Variations On the CONvergence Theme: How Do We Get There? Two Days in a Car with Canadians Starring: Ryan Consell and Jim Tigwell Also Appearing: …

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