The blame game…

Obviously at this point we don’t know who is responsible for the attacks in Paris, but there’s already a lot of blame going around that it was (Muslim) Syrian refugees (see: Twitter). I am not trying to apportion blame to anyone here, just musing out loud. I know that these refugees were by and large…

WTF is wrong with people?

Yes, a rhetorical question. I’m at home marking exams, with the tv on, watching the live coverage of the latest terrorist attacks in Paris. Seriously, what the actual fuck is wrong with people? Religion. I don’t know whether to just rage at the hopelessness of humanity, or whether to just kill myself so that I…

Ah, tasty spam!

The stuff that ends up in my spam folder at work cracks me up sometimes. Peter Cosgrove is going to be abducted by aliens? Really? I really did laugh out loud when I saw this.

More publication shenanigans…

Whackademia. Some days I really don’t know what else to call it. So, this is not a hypothetical. This actually happened to me. Submit a paper to [insert journal name here]. Paper is sent out for review. I get reviews back and it takes a while to get them done, because the work was done…

Freedom of speech

My Twitter feed blew up over the weekend due to some ridiculous comments made by Dolce and Gabbana regarding IVF treatment for same sex couples. The two fashion designers labelled children that come from IVF treatment as synthetic, and went on to say that they do not believe in same-sex fertility treatment because children should…