Get Ready For the Monkey Dance!

As noted by Ewan in a previous comment thread, Chad Orzel’s charity goal of $6,000 has been met, and that means that he’s now obliged to dance like a monkey, on video, which will then be posted on the Internet. Truly, this is the best of all possible worlds.

I want to take a moment to thank those of you who read the Whatever who donated toward Chad’s goal — not just because it’ll be fun to see him dance like a monkey, but because in doing so you’ve also helped a lot of kid learn about science by donating needed supplies to teachers and schools. Well done you, all the way around.

And Chad, if you’re reading this: Make that dance good, my friend.

Restoring Your Faith in Humanity, Or the Portion of It Populated By Dogs

Hero dog risks life to save kittens from fire.

And what have you done today to justify your existence on the planet? Hmmmm?

Crossing Some Ineffable (But Wrong) Line

Last night I had a very detailed dream about Photoshopping. Namely, color correcting. I couldn’t tell you what the picture was that I was fixing, but I can tell you that now it looks great.

I suspect dreaming about Photoshopping means something. I fear what that something might be.