When Fishheads Unite
Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Author: eventer79
No Friday Fun Fact for you!  I will be away all weekend, drinking working hard at an aquatic conservation conference.  And debating my latest puzzle:  why does science insist we write in the driest, most boring fashion imaginable?  Do they deliberately try to create a body of literature so inaccessible to any person with a spark of imagination?  Every time I try to slip in the smallest of colourful adjectives, I am slapped down by the mighty hand of the Personality Police.  God forbid someone might actually have an emotion, or even worse, smile, while reading a report.  For we must maintain the harmonic, transparent, joyous relationship that science currently has with the public and within its own ranks.  By the way, yes, that clanking sound you hear IS in fact my eyes rolling all the way back in my skull at that last...
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5 comments:

On February 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM , Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Good luck at your conference! I say, wear a Cyndi Lauper-esque outfit to your first stuffy meeting and loosen up those kill-joys!!

 
On February 26, 2010 at 1:09 PM , lifeshighway said...

Have fun with the drinking/working hard thing. It seems to me if one is drinking as one is presenting a dry body of literature, there should be some amusement factor. Although I surmise what you have is a room full of hungover party poppers.

 
On February 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM , eventer79 said...

Hahahaha, AFANM, that would be funny -- but not needed, we definitely have lots of fun. Fisheries professionals are the LEAST stuffy types you can imagine -- they just make us write boring.

lh, you are, as usual correct; one quickly perfects the art of delivering a professional presentation through a bleary-eyed hangover.

 
On March 6, 2010 at 12:11 AM , Frizzle said...

Hhhhmm, well, if my dad and his cronies are any indication of the broader scientific community, you're all really a bunch of kooks! There is one particular meeting dinner at which my dad and his friends sit UNDER the table. The fact that I have his genes explains a lot.

 
On March 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM , eventer79 said...

Kooks are more fun to work with!!