Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Random Links, Featuring Lots Of Webcomics And, As Usual, Doctor Who

I seem to have accumulated a lot of these in the last month or so, but I've mostly been too busy or lazy or distracted or whatever to get around to actually posting them. Well, I shall delay no more!

Yo Mama Jokes: Astrophysics Edition: These are actually really funny if you've, y'know, studied astrophysics. The physics ones are kind of great, too. I LOLed.

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol preview: Preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special. Which is clearly going to be interesting. Hopefully in a good way.

Better Book Titles: All kinds of literature, retitled for greater accuracy.

This is why people should learn statistics: A webcomic succinctly sums up something I've been saying for years.

Craig Ferguson does Doctor Who: Late night comedian/talk show host Craig Ferguson had Matt Smith on last month and devoted his entire show to Doctor Who. Including a hilarious opening dance number that CBS refused to air for copyright reasons. But fortunately, um, I mean shockingly!, said dance number leaked onto YouTube. Somehow. And it is both a thing of cheesy awesomeness and a surprisingly good summation of what Doctor Who is about.

Dinosaur Comics - December 6th, 2010: Another web comic that has captured my own thoughts with eerie precision.

Doctor Who's trusty invention is anything but sci-fi: Sonic screwdrivers could be real! This, of course, means that everything that has appeared on Doctor Who ever is now scientifically vindicated.

Five Sci-Fi Children's Books: Classic kids' books revamped with 100% more science fictional goodness.

The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010: There were so many amazinig astronomical pictures this year that the Bad Astronomer couldn't bring himself to limit his annual roundup to ten. It's not difficult to see why.

Victorian Star Trek: Star Trek characters in Victorian dress. It's oddly wonderful.

Simon's Cat in 'Santa Claws': Simon's cat is as hilariously cat-like as ever. This sort of thing is a large part of the reason why I don't put up a Christmas tree these days.


  1. This is why people should learn statistics
    This is why people should not read your blog while inhali... I mean eating breakfast. :)

    Don't think I understood much of the leaked DW-themed dance number (especially the bunny that wasn't the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Obviously, I must watch more DW!

  2. Obviously you must. Although the bunny, apparently, was a Craig Ferguson thing, not a DW thing.