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Mental Health Hotline

Posted by dlende on August 17, 2009

Hat-tip to F.R.

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The Real Pliocene Hominin

Posted by dlende on March 16, 2009

Just for fun! Hat-tip to Sue Sheridan.

Link to youtube The Real Pliocene Hominin.

And for a more serious video that covers human evolution, here’s one from last year: Meet the Family: Human Evolution.

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Dino Comics: Too Much Rage

Posted by dlende on December 3, 2008


Ryan North is the artist, and you can see his work over at Dinosaur Comics at The hat-tip goes to Greg Laden, who featured this comic in his post Anonymity and Behavior Change.

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Matrix and Windows

Posted by dlende on November 16, 2008

The Matrix Runs on Windows is a very funny video created by CollegeHumor. Enjoy!

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Connector or Polarizer by Wondermark

Posted by dlende on November 15, 2008

I recently posted Demons on the Web, which discussed the phenomenon of internet-based communities that arise around what many of us might label mental disorders. (I am absolutely sure that all of you read Kotaku religiously for its coverage of gaming…) So here is a great cartoon from the web-comic Wondermark which is penned by David Malki:

All are Shaped by Circumstance

Wondermark: All are Shaped by Circumstance

Many thanks to Brian Johnson of Recursive Sagacity for pointing this out!

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PhD Comics: Piled Higher and Deeper

Posted by dlende on October 25, 2008

Meg Towle, a former student of mine and now on a Marshall Scholarship, sent me this link to PhD Comics. Very funny. Here’s one I found that was particularly appropriate for Meg:

Our own Paul Mason just used a PhD comic in his latest post on the travails of field work. If you want to know more about the comics, including the 200 most popular ones, go here. You can even get books collecting the work of Jorge Cham, the cartoonist who has compared me to a ninja.

Coincidentally Meg and I just published an article together entitled “Community Approaches to Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: Perspectives from Rural Lesotho .” So kudos to Meg!

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The Adventures of Little Sacc

Posted by Paul Mason on September 11, 2008

Little Sacc was a happy little dude who liked to eat sugar and liked to make beer,

He was always polite and never rude, he liked to smile and he would never sneer.

But the story of Little Sacc isn’t so happy it’s true, his plight is somewhat tragic let me make that clear.

In all the happiness of making a drink, His real future just went down the sink.

But is his destiny so different from our very own?
Should we really smile on this fella whose death we condone?
Dying in his own excrement is no heroic fate,
But who are we to judge? Let me explain, just wait;


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Posted by dlende on September 6, 2008

Ian Kuijt, my archaeologist friend and colleague here at Notre Dame, pointed out this You Tube clip of the comic Eddie Izzard taking on Stonehenge. Very funny!

For those of you wanting to know more about the actual site, here’s the Wikipedia Stonehenge link. Britannia also has some good short coverage that focuses on the construction of the henge.

Eternal Idol discusses recent claims that Stonehenge was a site of religious healing, while remote central covers the emerging evidence that Stonehenge was used as a burial site. And for some actual digging, see the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

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Human Evolution Fun!

Posted by Paul Mason on August 28, 2008


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Paintball Sentry Gun

Posted by dlende on July 23, 2008

You can’t get much more cultural than this–the hours of effort, the level of expertise, the amount of geekdom. It just wouldn’t play anywhere else.

I found out about this through “Some Guy Went and Built a Sentry Gun” which provides some much needed cultural context, including 134 comments.

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