I meant to include this in this post but life (in the form of dinner) intervened. And I wasn’t quite sure how to squeeze it in. Fnarr! Fnarr!
Anyway, astrophysicists seem to relish a good knob joke as much as everyone else.
Now as I scrolled down the ribald smuttiness of that post I discovered that Peter Coles has a blog. I thought gotta be him. And it was him. He taught me Cosmology at Queen Mary, London. Then he got a Professorship at Nottingham (where I was an undergrad) and where astropixie currently works. Ironic that the science that deals with the biggest things in the Universe (and the Universe itself) is such a small world really. Nice guy Coles which is unusual for a theoretical cosmologist. And funny too… He’d just had a textbook out (my copy is… somewhere within the observable Universe) and told the class that his chapter on the “Hadron Era” had in the proofs contained the same typo as the Telegraph article. You see that’s why we call it a “Universe” – everything is linked in the end.
I have stolen from astropixie so I’ll give Prof Coles the same complement. This is hilarious but NSFW…
Int physics fuckin’ brilliant our kid!
I think “In the Dark” and “astropixie” might be blog-rolled if we ever get around to fixing up the utter mess to the right of this page. You might think the Gaza Strip looks in a bit of a 2 and 8 – it’s nowt to our blogroll…
I’m also thinking of largely quitting political blogging in favour of stuff like science, technology, humour, culture and vaguely philosphical pieces. Partly because of the deep realisation that the up-comming election leaves me completely apathetic and partly because other people do it better. Obviously this will still be at Counting Cats.