August 21, 2012

Protist Friends

It just occurred to me that if you haven't played Amoeboid (or maybe even if you have), you haven't seen the descriptions of the protists I wrote. It's pretty much what you'd expect from me--a few factual details happily ensconced in a healthy dose of total nonsense.

And pssst, I may just be working on a children's book about these characters. Shhhhhh.

All the artwork is by Chris Tokunaga. (He's a wizard.)

August 15, 2012

Old Friends

What it's probably like for my neurons when I recall a long-forgotten childhood memory:

August 13, 2012

Shark News and Morpheus

I live in Los Angeles, and on Friday there was news that a fishing boat 3 miles off the coast of Venice Beach, CA saw a massive great white shark. Pretty cool, if you ask me, but the local news coverage of it was rather silly.

Reporter: Does it scare you when you're out there swimmin'?
Small girl: No.

And is it just me, or does she seem disappointed that only one person in Los Angeles County has ever been killed by a shark? "I guess that's good news." Sigh. Reporters: they only like high body counts.

While such an enormous great white is indeed an impressive sighting, and maybe even newsworthy, these newspeople seem to think it's news that there was a shark at all. My thoughts on this:

what if i told you there are always sharks in the ocean because that's where they live

August 08, 2012

Aunt Evolution

If the Earth is our Mother,

earth is our mother

and Time is our Father,

time is our father

then Evolution must be our kooky Aunt.

evolution is our aunt

I just know it.

August 01, 2012

Koala Job

All living things have jobs to do. For us, jobs are usually terrible things like "database administrator" or "graduate advisor." The rest of the tree of life have jobs like "don't die" and "run because a lion is chasing you."

In nature, no one has a free ride, but you know what animal has a pretty sweet gig (that is, when people aren't deforesting their habitat)? Koalas. If they had a job title it would be CEO and President of Sleepy Time, Inc.

I wonder if they're hiring.