Category Archives: Observations

On Asses, Asteroids, Pop Culture and Science

I hate popular culture. Yesterday, when I read about the European Space Agency’s Philae lander successfully touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, after traveling though space for over ten years, making it the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet nucleus, all I could think was, “It’s kind of just sitting there on that comet […]

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All our Heroes are Probably Assholes: Tom Morello edition

By the time Rage Against the Machine came on the scene, I’d already stopped listening to contemporary music, so it didn’t break my heart today when I learned that the band’s frontman, Tom Morello, may have outed himself as an entitled little prick in Seattle a few nights ago. As is often the case these […]

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Is it possible that the economic impact of Ypsi’s Color Run is really $1.8 million?

I’m going to try something new this year and forgo my annual rant about the Color Run, which is scheduled to take place in Ypsilanti again this Saturday morning. It still bothers me that they pitch it as a somewhat philanthropic event, while only giving a percent or two of what’s raised to charity, but […]

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Rape Culture click bait

A few days ago the folks at Boing Boing rebroadcast an imagine that they’d picked up from Salon.com politics editor Elias Isquith. The image, which has now been shared by over 8,000 people on Facebook alone, started showing up in my social media feeds this morning, accompanied by words like, “horrifying.” On the face of […]

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What do you say, Michigan, is it time to trade Mitch Albom?

It’s now been about 30 hours since I’ve eaten, and 20 since I’ve left the small area of my home where I’ve been quarantined, and the flu is finally beginning to pay dividends. I’m starting to have brilliant visions. The most recent one involves Mitch Albom. It occurred to me that, if I could somehow […]

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