Daily Archives: December 19, 2006

Congratulations Chad Orzel!

My friend Chad just got tenure. Now he can sleep in and let his grad students do all his work! And really, that’s the academic dream. Go congratulate him, why don’t you.

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Unveiling My New Signature Quote

After a run of five good years, the current quote in my e-mail signature file (“You are a man too lazy to fail” — Kristine Blauser Scalzi) is being honorably retired, to make way for the new signature quote, uttered last night, to me, by my daughter, Athena: “Your insolent mind will never rule this […]

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Two Upcoming Events of Interest

Here’s a couple of things you might want to think about over the next couple of days: 1. Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Carl Sagan, who aside from being a personal hero of mine and the namesake of one of my favorite characters, was probably the single greatest popularizer of science […]

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Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera, one half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team, passed away yesterday, and that pretty much puts the cap on the golden age of theatrical animation, the one that birthed Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse and Hanna and Barbera’s own Tom & Jerry. Of course, Barbera is also of the TV animation generation: after theatrical animation […]

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