Women in Science →
“Why does anyone think science is a good job? The average trajectory for a successful scientist is the following: age 18-22: paying high tuition fees at an undergraduate college age 22-30: graduate school, possibly with a bit of work, living on a stipend of $1800 per month age 30-35: working as a post-doc for $30,000 to $35,000 per year age 36-43: professor at a good, but not great,...
A terrible joke.
My friend heard this on Wild ‘N Out. Paraphrased: I heard Asian dicks were so small, that’s why your women squint so much.
Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of...– Chuck Palahniuk (Diary) (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
The Great American Dialogue about The New Yorker's... →
(from Canteen) The Great American Dialogue About the New Yorker’s 2010 “20 Under 40” List will occur at a mutual friend’s 25th-birthday party near the back wall of Spuyten Duyvil’s outdoor area around 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night in mid-May, a few days after the list’s June 7 release date is announced, between two male writers (b. 1982, 1983), published to varying degrees, with an...
AW: What is that?
SL: It's a heart.
AW: I don't know what that is.
SL: Of course not, because you don't have one.
AW: That doesn't offend me.
What Is It About 20-Somethings? →
(from The New York Times Magazine) “The 20s are a black box, and there is a lot of churning in there.” This isn’t the most comforting article ever.
The Swell Season covers Neutral Milk Hotel?!
PG: I'm going to get an lsat book
PG: that sounds
PG: I LOVE
This is terrible.
From my newly acquired LSAT prep book: In your undergraduate studies you … were probably taught to seek out truth and knowledge. This academic conditioning will serve you poorly on the LSAT. (Master the LSAT 16)
His life is like your life and my life and all the lives of all the people who...– Sugar (of Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column #45)
We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth...– Mary Roach (in Stiff)
My little brother's fear of death.
SL: Think about it, Joey. It could happen to anyone. One day you're living your life. Then you feel a little sick, so you go to the doctor, and you realize you only have a few months to live.
SL: It's pretty terrible.
JL: Oh great. Now you just reminded me of my fear of death.
JL: I'm sort of getting over it kind of, but I'm not really over it yet.
JL: [goes back to folding paper airplane]
This is my first time being home without feeling as though I should have a) matured more or b) never left. This lack of inner conflict is newsworthy in my life. For once, home actually feels the way home should. I finally got it right.
My favorite Tom Swifty joke.
“I’m not even sure I’m gay,” said Tom, half in earnest.
Should We Manipulate Our Dreams? →
(from Room for Debate on NYTimes.com) “In recent years, more therapists are using what is known as “scripting or dream mastery,” a technique that a doctor at the P.T.S.D. Sleep Clinic at the Maimonides Sleep Arts and Sciences center helped develop. Patients with severe sleeping problems can learn to control their dreams and replace unwelcome or terrifying images with ones...
First Listen: Lost In The Trees, 'All Alone In An... →
(from NPR.com) “Lost in the Trees is the music of Ari Picker, a songwriter from Chapel Hill on a bit of a mission: Take a pinch of the brilliance found in classical music and mix it with his own. Lost in the Trees is orchestral folk where the “orchestral” part isn’t an afterthought. This is mighty potent stuff.” Best local band goes big (as in: gets featured on...