Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's links are brought to you by Cassandra and Zazoo.

Cassandra, part 1: Get ready for the Moon Howl on SaturdayMonday! You can think about the newly discovered exoplanets as you howl at the moon, or ponder the passage of time in the galaxies, or meditate on the mystery of self-awareness. (Or you could just scream at the moon primally. That works, too.)

From Zazoo: crime-solving leeches! A Shakespeare play discovered via plagiarism software! Atheist ads on NYC subways!

From Cassandra, part 2: If you want to wear a sexy costume this Halloween, you are crazy, but at least get creative about it. Maybe you could emulate the (sexy) death of email. Or the (sexy?) effects of the nuclear waste surrounding my home town . Not sexy, per se, but just plain awesome is the website titled My Parents Were Awesome, in which people send in old photos of their parents looking fabulous. I have one of my mom that I'm very tempted to send.

Appropos of nothing, why not donate some money this weekend so that you can see "the famous Bohr-Einstein debates about quantum measurement, [recreated] in puppet show form" by Chad Orzel? I mean, how can you resist? Puppets! Physics! (Found via John Scalzi.)

Have a spiffy and safe weekend, everyone. Back on Monday.


Anonymous said...

I think the Moon Howl might be on Monday night. I will be in class. would be tempting. Can you imagine? What if at 9 o'clock, I stood up and started howling. After the intitial discomfort from my classmates, what would they do? How would they react? Would any join me? Would they call public safety? I should definitely do it! Really, what is the worse thing that could happen? Seriously.

You should most definitely post the pic of your mom. With your mother's history, there are probably many from which to choose.

Jinnet said...

Oops! You're right. I've been confused about dates all month. It's fixed!