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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The 10 Worst Jobs in Science

Hell, I could be a semen washer.


Anonymous deadman_932 said...

In historical archaeology, diet reconstruction by analyzing coprolites from latrine residues or intestinal contents. Oh, joy.

October 31, 2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Must've been a Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast.

October 31, 2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Ewwwwww, PiGuy! Aaaahhggh!

I pity future archaeologists! That is, if we don't turn this planet into another Titan with all our methane.

And I'm not talking the natural gas resources in Wyoming. ;-)

October 31, 2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Semen washer sounds better than fistular feeder. .. bleah..

November 01, 2006 5:01 AM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

Orangutan Pee Colector

This one seems particularily concerning. My guess is you are constantly dodging airborne fecal projectiles are well as having to constantly be in rainslickers.

November 01, 2006 7:03 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well my main squeeze at UD has come up with another crappy science job: Turkish Education Minister. (And we do mean “minister.”

“Mustafa Akyol is some one you should know,” gushes Bill. (“Some one?” One what?)

Oh, did I say crappy “science job”? I meant “crappy science” job!

November 01, 2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

That's why they wear pith helmets in the jungle, RevBDC - so the orangutans don't pith on their heads.

November 01, 2006 9:55 AM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

How about fact-checking assistant to Little Billy Dembski? Oh, wait, the category was restricted to jobs in science

November 01, 2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Yeah, it's important to remember that restriction because Dembski is one real kaka tosser, all right. So, who's job is it to collect urine from him?

Okay, okay. I'll volunteer!

Kristine, keep repeating: "This is for science. This is for humanity. This is for science. This is for humanity."

November 01, 2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...


Just left a comment over at UD (I have to tell you here because, of course, it won't get posted - but I just can't help myself!) in response to's comment. idnet says "ID is often accused of being a media beat up rather than a scientific controversy." to which I suggested that the best way to ensure that ID is viewed as science is to support with some actual science.

November 01, 2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

"so the orangutans don't pith on their heads."

Ya know, I haven't really been feeling well today (it may have been something I drank), and I needed a good laugh badly. Thanks, PiGuy. That was some funny shiite. I'm glad urine a good mood.


P.S. there's video up at our blog of the Halloween decor. (I don't remember if it was one of you guys who asked for it.)

November 01, 2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

My but you’re brave PiGuy. I’ve only ever left the most inane comments at UD (I asked people to calm down about yet another “dead atheist” joke just so I could ask who Dembski’s favorite atheist is—and he won’t say). I should quit being so phony and post something that will get me banned. He won’t even look my way! Tease, wearing those ties and pullover sweaters, tempting me, showoff!
Truth to tell, I’d love to be a fact-checker for Dembski! Man, I’d have that ape eating out of my hands with the absolute crap I’d send him to make him embarrass himself further. (“Bill, I think you should post this…”)

Sorry to hear that you’re feeling bleaah, JanieBelle, I was wondering how you were… I can’t wait to see the Halloween décor, and BTW, I did promise a Dahlia pic…

November 01, 2006 4:36 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

Piguy: Bwahaha!!...UD is the bestest little comedy blog evah! Janiebelle: A hair of the dog, maybe? or a hair of the cat that chewed you new shoes..(bad, bad old pun on a Glenn Miller tune.)

November 01, 2006 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Banned by KCFS, RSR, etc. said...

My favorite atheist is Leon Trotsky. (

"Atheism gave me the courage to do the hard deeds, the necessary deeds."

(And the hard, necessary deeds were not, I suspect, just cleaning the toilet and taking out the garbage!)

What a man!

A model of what the world could become under ATHIEST RULE!

November 02, 2006 5:59 AM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

That's why they wear pith helmets in the jungle, RevBDC - so the orangutans don't pith on their heads

Wheres a rim shot when you need one.

November 02, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

A model of what the world could become under ATHIEST RULE!


November 02, 2006 7:12 AM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Completely OT, but did you see that Richard Dawkins made a guest appearance on SouthPark last night? I didn't get to see it, but KaylaFace told me about it. I made her shut up before she said too much. I think the episode re-airs tonight. It's called "Go God Go part II" I think.

Anyways, here's a link to the trailer on YouTube.

Just so y'know.

November 02, 2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

“Bland” is back! Hey!

I thought I was your favorite atheist.

You have your history right? Trotsky had a big fight with Stalin and fled the USSR. He spent much of his life in exile and hung out with Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo and was assassinated by a Stalinist agent. He was also a sexist jerk (like Rivera, and like André Breton, who was visiting at the time, and who nevertheless exposed the world to Khalo’s work) and I’m no big fan of his, anyway. I’m a fan of Khalo.

Banned, you just want me to invite you to my atheist world. Be honest. Because you know that women will rule the coming atheist world, and it ain’t gonna be the like the Soviet Union. Imagine Khalo, Dora Maar, Leonora Carrington, Meret Oppenheim, Kay Sage, and me, along with a good dose of Katherine Hepburn and Liz Cady Stanton. That’s your future, babe. Hot science and cool surrealist art. You may as well surrender now.

November 02, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Thank you, JanieBelle. I saw it, and I won't say anything, I'll let you decide.

Chimpy, your picture isn't coming through...and did you get that e-mail I sent you about Houdini?

November 02, 2006 9:24 AM  

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