This day in Great Outdoor Fight history: We meet The Man With The Blood On His Hands for the first time.
Is this mathematically the best time to write a blogpost? I think it is! And math is intrinsically linked with science, so let’s get all sciency up in here.
- Item! Comicker/science demystifier Maris Wicks is currently (ha, ha) aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s research vessel Atlantis in the mid-Atlantic ocean. She’s there to help facilitate the dissemination of information of a multi-week voyage to study the phenomenon of rocks on the sea floor that make popping sounds all on their own. They’re a mystery and not easily found, but mere days after setting out and making their way to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, success! Popping rocks were found!
In all seriousness, this is a great use of comics to convey complex ideas (ocean science, geology, climatology, probably a few more -ologies), as has been shown by Wicks’s own previous and current work, but also by Dante Shepherd’s engineering concepts comics. Keep an eye on Wicks, the R/V Atlantis, the Alvin, and all who sail upon/in them; they’re going to be learning some neat stuff and then sharing so we can learn it too.
- Item! Comicker/science demystifier/filmmaker Jorge Cham is out on tour this week, with visits to CMU and Pitt tonight (How To Survive Grad School), FSU tomorrow (talk, signing, and screening of The PhD Movie 2), and William & Mary on Thursday (The Power Of Procrastination). Details at the respective pages, go tell him I said hi.
- Item! Webcomics power couple Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky are going to have a formal launch for the book version of their world-famous Dad Magazine, with back-to-back events in New York City:
DO YOU WANT TO COME TO A DAD MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY yes you do they’re on April 26 @astoriabookshop and April 27 at @HousingWorksBks
The Astoria Bookshop event will run 7:00pm to 8:00pm, and the Housingworks Books event the next night starts at 7:00pm but (intriguingly) has no end time indicated. Could be the party goes on forever.
Where’s the science? I hear you ask. Shut up, that’s where. Just go and enjoy yourself.
Spam of the day:
Talcum Powder Lawsuit ATTENTION: Ovarian Cancer Patients. Did You Use Talcum Powder?
It might just be impossible for me to have ovarian cancer, and it might just be impossible for people with ovarian cancer to not have used talcum powder since basically everybody has at some point. Might as well ask ATTENTION: Ovarian Cancer Patients. Did You Breathe Air?
I mean, unless you’re implying that they put the talcum powder directly on the ovaries which would not be the dumbest illness/injury thing I’ve heard since becoming an EMT.