Blogging has dropped off in Volcanistaland for the time being, because I’ve been traveling a lot and juggling a lot of things. I’m sure I’ll have something to say sooner or later, though. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please go watch the most brilliant version of a Sarah Palin speech I have ever seen. It never gets old!



Lighter news: there are fluffballs in the rainforest!

little furry rainforest bats!

little furry rainforest bats!

(Cute Overload)


GTCA BioRad ad! Link courtesy of Isis. (Go here for the better-quality BioRad video, which WordPress can’t embed because it’s dumb about videos.)

I’m not sure if I like it better than the PCR one, but it’s pretty good. I especially like the pipetting action.

They never make videos like this for geochemistry procedures, though. Come on, BioRad, I use your resins! Make me a viral video ad!

Just in case you missed it…

You should go watch the Susan Boyle video making its way around the intertubes. Especially if you’ve had an unhappy day (or week or month or year). As Fillyjonk said, it’s especially inspiring because we all have some talent that can kick in the faces of bullies! By making them cry tears of joy.

Dog souls

Mad Hatter put up a hilarious sign exchange between a Catholic and a Presbyterian church. Ha! You should go take a look!

Maru steals the show

We may have a 50,000 foot plume to report on, but I can’t resist a new Maru video. This cat makes me nearly pee my pants laughing. It is the most ridiculous cat that exists (and that’s saying something).

Bald like us

This week’s Lost recap is possibly the best ever. I don’t think I stopped giggling the WHOLE TIME. (Crazy spoiler alert, since it’s, you know, a recap of the last episode!)