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17 May 2003: If I Were A Matrix: Reloaded Focus Group
Human Fuzzies: movie reviews, sci-fi · 1 comment
... So that was okay. So if I were a Matrix: Reloaded focus group, I would be composed of two Wanker Video Game Geeks, a Middle-Aged Middle ...
11 Jul 2015: Azalea Galls: Food or Death?
Food: · no comments
... gardeners growing pinxter azaleas on my local Buy Nothing group, but unsurprisingly did not get any bites. We're proud of our R. ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... one set of majority/minority or privileged/disempowered groups to the next. U.S. culture and infrastructure provide many amenities for ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
... it. And by "solving", I mean putting together a splinter group an anthology of the best of the geoblogosphere. On a scale of dumb ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... A gingko tree, which is the lone survivor of an ancient group of softwoods that covered much of the Northern Hemisphere in the ...
6 Nov 2008: Why Proposition 8 Hurts So Much
Politics: · 3 comments
... the politics of fear and lies, singling out a different group of Americans for second-class citizenship. Each of those measures stung, ...
Aimless: · 3 comments
... kids to the Dark Side the joys of geology. Seed Media Group, the ScienceBorg corporate mothership, has put up matching money for the ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... Crisis Pregnancy Centers, I mean women's shelters, church groups, shelters, other things like that. People who could provide actual ... aren't always feminist: I'd love to see the focus group research on this one. I can only assume that they sat a group of young ...
19 Sep 2008: 5 Minerals Every Dabbler Should Know
Aimless: · 11 comments
... and carry on. Pyroxene - again, this is actually a group of minerals. It is useful to know because non-geologists have never heard ... cleavage. Once again, I am cheating by listing a mineral group, instead of a particular mineral. If you insist on learning just one ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... sent out an email: The bottom line is that we see two groups of viewers. One group who are interested in the facts and accuracy, and they want to know what ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
Okay, I'm still trying to figure out why my del.icio.us link-posting script is broken, but it's time to get back to quasi-regular link-posting anyway. Christie at the Cape has a great post on archetypal female geologists - a counterpart to those irritati ...
22 Apr 2008: The Personal is Political, Earth Day Edition
Politics: earth day, environmentalism, feminism · 10 comments
... choices: One of the first things we discover in these groups is that personal problems are political problems. There are no personal ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... I am sure the various editors of the Nature Publishing Group are too dignified and professional to dance around their offices going ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
You know, when you join a new organization, you don't typically scan the board of directors looking for people who have previously been publicly identified as over-the-line bigots no reasonable person should associate with ever. Or at least I don't. I cert ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... I can endorse! Justice Department to Treat Gay Employee Group Equally Hey, look at that! The Attorney General did something that ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... when an entire city sinks into the freaking ocean. A group at the University of Padua is working on a scheme that could, if ...
4 Jan 2008: Caucus
Politics: Dennis Kucinich, Iowa caucuses, Iowa City, presidential elections · no comments
... the first part of the evening hanging out with the loser groups, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Mike Gravel (Bill Richardson was also a loser group in our precinct, but his crowd was over on the other side of the gym). It ...
10 Dec 2007: Monday AGU Accomplishment Checklist
Science: american geophysical union, conference blogging, geoblogosphere · 4 comments
... structure, uh, well, we're sorry. Also, one of my group-mates proposed that there are five permissible emotions at ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... and funny. They may confuse the Keating Five with a rock group. They have grown up with bottled water. General Motors has always been ... events have always had corporate names. American rock groups have always appeared in Moscow. Commercial product placements have been ...
29 Jul 2007: Understanding Everyday Symbolism
Politics: hate crimes, racism · 6 comments
... for: Dan Brown's schlocky writing style An ethnic group commonly associated with The Da Vinci Code... except that there is no such ethnic group, so it's probably Dan Brown's schlocky writing style If someone throws ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... is helped by forcing people to be on campus and interact - group offices and TAships especially seem to be good for students. If you're ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... and helpful, but that's not the same as having a core group of people whose successes are interdependent. Really, though, I'm ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... and over again, and not just because a particular research group is really working the lecture circuit. A handful of such images, often ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... pedagogical value of robot geckos and interdisciplinary group projects. Takehome lesson: something something undergraduate research and ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... about doing something that ran counter to the norms of the group. "And the men just seemed to be much better networked into industry," he ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... - look, just 'cause current evangelical lobbying groups have less catchy names... They have never had to distinguish between ... been represented by two separate yet equally important groups." Young women's fashions have never been concerned with where the waist ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... ruthlessly deleting endless stupid bickering between small groups of semiliterate twelve year olds. CBCBC - the Copenhagen Bloggers' ...
Politics, Science: academia, earthquake engineering, gender, Science · 5 comments
... being very, very picky about how one selects a male peer group. Since Trifunac instead compared them to the group of accomplished senior faculty from his first paper and to the male ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... (de)volving towards the Usenet model, think moderated newsgroups. Cocomment lets an individual store up all her comments in one spot ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
Jerry wants some help identifying a mineral; I'm inclined to say "uh, green, um, chlorite? epidote?" but that's why I'm not a real geologist. He's also got some tomatoes going, and by zoinks, it's March, time to get cracking on these recalcitrant scaveng ...
19 Jan 2006: Go Grey Lady Go!
Politics, Science: evolutionary psychology, lazy journalism · 2 comments
... in a single study of a more-or-less monocultural*** group of adults with Mother Nature's own sexual dimorphism in a way that, ...
4 Jan 2006: The Privileged Huff
Politics: defensiveness, racism, white studies · 4 comments
... even the possibility of entertaining the notion that as a group 'whites' are anything at all, especially anything unattractive, ... (because it is an obvious point that whites are as a group responsible for it, and for fairly obvious reasons attached to ... - as all the generalizations racism allows this group to presumptuously fling about (whether they are the 'benevolent liberal' ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... than confirm what most people believe about young men as a group - that when aroused, they (1) become sexually attracted to things ...
14 Oct 2005: Medium Viscosity Fluid Mechanicians Win Ig Nobel
Science: crackpots · 3 comments
... Birds are commonly thought to have evolved from this group. The authors say the discovery Rahonavis and Buitreraptor have long and ... flight evolved twice, once in birds and once among this group of Gondwanan dromaeosaurs. Twice? For shame, Beeboid, forgetting the ...
21 Sep 2005: Balancing Work and Family: Just Use Your Penis
Politics: lazy journalism, lifestyles of the privileged minority, sexism, work vs. family · 2 comments
... in urine or semen. This is why campus women's advocacy groups always offer stress-reduction workshops and free massages instead of ...
13 Sep 2005: The Devil Is In
Aimless, Meta, Personal: beer, blogtinkery, en français, Internet friends, pirates · 3 comments
... like to know. Speaking of stalking, I came back from group meeting yesterday to find four voicemail messages from a guy in Morocco, ...
9 Sep 2005: Anecdotes
Personal, Politics: academia, co-op living, feminism, rhetorical tactics, sexism · 4 comments
... long, constructive remarks about all the male-dominated groups' presentations, and said "okay, great, next" to the female groups. Said friend intends to speak to the professor about this, hoorah. A ...
5 Aug 2005: Shark vs. Bear
Whimsy: bears, cultural appropriation, hipsters, sharks, yuppies · 1 comment
The first Usenet citation for the phrase "Bear vs. Shark" appears to be from 1995, in a discussion about - *sob* - golf, and the "Great White Shark" Greg Norman: On the Bear vs Shark debate. When I see Greg Norman rip thru tourney wins like I watched J ...
22 Jul 2005: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Human Fuzzies: folk music, have an mp3 · 1 comment
... know the authentically correct way to resolve any solo vs. group dance conflicts that come up is to dance as a group until someone has had enough beer to start dancing on the table. The ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Random Ten: Delphic Edition
Meta: Friday random ten, search requests · 1 comment
... In The Barrel The Questioner (my attitude): Amandla Group - Sobashiya Abazali Ekhaya From the liner notes: "Sobashiya Abazali ...
Personal, Politics: advertising, craigslist, feminism, feminisms, racism, sexism, the Ur-Oppression, torture · 6 comments
... black people, or Hispanics, or insert your favorite ethnic group here, it would have been taken more seriously. Which, um, I dunno. When ...
23 Mar 2005: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?
Links, Science: geoblogosphere · 32 comments
... Science - the weblog of the Roger A. Pielke Sr. Research Group Also of note: Transect Points has a list of soil science bloggers ...
23 Feb 2005: Gender Blogrolls Quick Post
Meta: blogroll, gender · no comments
... flickr photostreams or webcomics or open-enrollment group blogs like Metafilter or any of that crap - encompasses 28 men, 24 women, 6 male-dominated group blogs, and a whole bunch of people whose genders I can't remember and/or ...
13 Feb 2005: Someone’s A Bit Paranoid
Meta: cladistics, ducklings, family, fan mail, mammals, monkeys · 4 comments
Now tell me, Dearest Readers, what kinds of meat you've been eating lately: Protomonkey! It was a while ago that I was busy* looking up mammalian phylogeny, but it seems that our closest non-primate relatives are tree shrews. After that, there's some ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... effectively enough (and the members of the Trevor Law Group, the most infamous source of extortionate examples in the Yes on 64 ...
28 Oct 2004: Cause for Optimism
Politics: · 2 comments
... are doing it better than they have before. Those liberal groups that stayed aloof from elections or phumphered ineffectually are now ...
17 Sep 2004: Rhetorical Gatekeeping, Gender, Etc.
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, gender, rhetorical tactics · 2 comments
... are all very generic means of delimiting social groups, and I suppose I've strayed from the gender-issue pasture... but that's ...
5 Sep 2004: Holy Racial Pigeonholing, Batman!
Politics: lazy journalism, racism · no comments
... ethnic pseudo-group fails to act as a monolithic voting bloc! News at 11. Note to ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... local chapter of your favorite political party or lobby group (if you have to force yourself to watch the RNC so you'll be riled up ...
29 Aug 2004: Weekend Review
Personal: capitalism sucks, consumerism, dishware, grad school · 4 comments
... to a focus group Friday night, subject: television. Was hoping for an intimate atmosphere ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... think, with an analogy to the World Series: Runs must be grouped in a way that wins games, just as popular votes must be grouped in a way that wins states. The Yankees won three blowouts (16-3, 10-0, ...
23 Aug 2004: Monday Silliness: California Creeks
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: · no comments
Some mornings, anything will make me giggle. Abalobadiah Big Bollibokka Gualala Tish Tang a Tang Oddly, these are all Northern and Northish-Central California features. One might interpret this as evidence for the relative phonetic unsilliness of the ...
19 Jul 2004: GRE Goodness
Personal: cubicle living, grad school, i hate everything, standardized tests · 3 comments
... in thought. Everything about that test has been focus-grouped to a fare-thee-well, so what were they thinking? There's certainly some ...
22 Jun 2004: You Know You’re From Where You’re From When
Whimsy: jokes · 1 comment
... or other gestures. You think the four major food groups are comprised of two agricultural products grown where you're from, the ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... the preliminary word is from DWR's climate change work group. Or I might put it in a sequel entry - such unpredictable enigma! ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... a major urban center. Artist colony slash kibbutz slash group home for nerds, anyone? I'm completely serious about this. I want a ...
23 Oct 2003: Quicksilver: a partial review
Human Fuzzies: book reviews · 3 comments
... 277. Over the moon and into some stable orbit, where a group of hasty sketches in an imitation Baroque tin can go round and round with ...
3 Sep 2003: More Maps!
Aimless: · 4 comments
... maps). This morning, I've had fleeting fantasies of small groups getting together to produce oddball shapefiles, datasets of particularly ...
31 Mar 2003: See My Tanned Blisters!
Personal: Hawaii, hawaiian volcano observatory, kilauea, lava trees, papayas, travelogue, volcanoes · no comments
... everything is expensive but papayas, therefore my food group and I decided to eat papayas all week. This turned out to be an excellent ...
1 Feb 2003: A Sad Hole in the Internet
Aimless: · no comments
Yes, it's very sad that the space shuttle exploded. Everyone is very very sad. Including me. Sad. Yes. But what I want to know is, where are all the paranoid conspiracy theories? I mean, come on, people, there was an Israeli on board. Update: apparently al ...
15 Jan 2003: Unbreakable
Human Fuzzies: agnosticism, torture · 2 comments
... restraints. Most of the time it worked, but out of every group, there were one or two who just kept running away every time they turned ...
22 Aug 2002: I Bamboozled Someone!
Meta: · no comments
... I'm too busy reloading the results. There have been two groups of people voting: one group likes black and white, the other likes vivid color. The power struggles ...
28 May 2002: Link Your Thirst
Meta: · no comments
... from the purchase of an F-350? Both are expressions of group affiliation: I am one of the liberals, I am one of the manly men. Whether ... define an individual as the intersection of many such groups - jesus fuck, man, I'm not touching that topic with a ten foot ...
29 Apr 2002: Service with a Smile
Meta, Personal: · 9 comments
... me on. Thanks, guys! Now if only you could sing for a group webcast... happy birthday! Actually, this particular message only came ...
16 Apr 2002: The Postcards Are Spoken For
Whimsy: fan mail, monkeys · no comments
... originally posted to Hesitant Firmness, which is the fun group blog that I normally don't cannibalize from like that but no monkey ...
13 Jan 2002: Shut Up, Artemis!
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... urban Metropolis. Then I retired with an entirely separate group of people to a blacklit cafe in West Hollywood for a banana-espresso ...
17 Nov 2001: uff da
Personal: Christmas, thanksgiving · no comments
... replaced by a mostly irrelevant story about a starving group of grownup religious nutcases. And that leaves us with buying ...
16 Nov 2001: gobble gobble
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cooking, thanksgiving · no comments
... a bit of an unbalanced view, I think. Sure, no starving groups of religious nutcases who were assisted by the friendly natives have ...
9 Nov 2001: can’t sleep, blog will eat me
Personal: · no comments
Tuborg lies like a dog. All the ads around town - and there are quite a lot of them - claim that the first snow will fall tomorrow evening at 8:59 PM. Actually, it snowed a little tonight, great big globby flakes that melted as soon as they hit the ground. ...
3 Nov 2001: Danu
Human Fuzzies, Personal: · no comments
... Danu is a perfectly wonderful recording group, but I just went to see them live (neener neener neener). ... matter of their actually being legitimate musicians, a group of seven twentysomething men could basically be considered the ...
1 Nov 2001: mommy, don’t make me go home!
Personal: · no comments
... remember shifting back and forth between wildly different groups of people, but I can't really recall how it felt at the time. I was a ... here - but I've definitely been doing the same sort of group-switching, trying to find a match. Of course, I didn't feel like I had a ...
28 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee
Human Fuzzies: globalization · 1 comment
... franca on a regular basis. Since I tend to hang out in groups like this, I've noticed my speech patterns changing - I've absorbed some ...
21 Oct 2001: stuff I dreamed
Aimless: dreams · no comments
... my dream, Holy Mother Dabney was at war with a group of spiky-blond Indians. The only way to fight it was for Ryan, a very ...
20 Oct 2001: Notre Dame de la Nostalgie
Personal: · no comments
... was a group of elderly pilgrims in the cathedral. After they had wandered around a ...
16 Oct 2001: Hesitant Firmness
Meta: · no comments
... who just can't get enough: it's Hesitant Firmness, the new group blog. Makes ya feel all warm and squishy inside, doesn't ...
12 Oct 2001: Back in Copenhagen
Human Fuzzies: sandwiches, Scandinavia, smørrebrød · no comments
... of smørrebrød under the careful eye of a group of climatologists. You don't mix your meats. Pickled fish hogs most of ... except for lychee, which is a bit fishy. Mushrooms, as a group, span the middle, and one must carefully balance the mushroom's earthy ...
24 Sep 2001: Juggling Cabbages
Personal: cabbages, diary, juggling · 1 comment
... this weekend was almost exactly what I needed - a small group of people, many of who were new and interesting, and a quiet retreat ...
20 Sep 2001: incommunicando
Aimless, Whimsy: · no comments
... is what we wrote during my very first ever calculus study group back in high school. The 10 Stages of Calculus Problem-Solving 1. Denial ...
12 Sep 2001: some thoughts
Politics: · no comments
... me most is the following: that obviously peaceful Islamic groups in the US are receiving a deluge of hate mail, and also, that so many ...
3 Sep 2001: it almost makes sense…
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... arbitrary. It's the same principle which leads me to a group of friends in realityland - birds of a feather and all that. Cliques ...
26 Jul 2001: Red Pop and Hans Kirk’s The Fishermen
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, pop · 21 comments
... good book today - The Fishermen by Hans Kirk. It follows a group of super-pious fishermen who move to the other side of Jutland, where the ... disappears behind the characters and their collective group," according to the translator's introduction. I'm still trying to figure ...
24 Jul 2001: Dehydrated Agnostic
Personal: · no comments
... my supervisor's cute, and one of the other girls in my group... heh. Simple pleasures. Also, Kool-Aid. I passed by the Kool-Aid ...