Hmm… so this PhD Comics episode* (image left… click will take you to their site) is a really good idea, but I’m underwhelmed by the actual execution.
This might be because it is hard to do, and not because the person (people?) at PhD comics, whoever they are, aren’t smart and funny people, since there’s a lot of evidence that they are.
So I find myself thinking that this is an opportunity for some fun reader participation! Surely there are more science-tweets to be thought up? Perhaps even some funnier ones?
So… if you think of an example or two (see the prototype first), share it with us in the comments. It does not have to be brilliant! Just throw it out there! Remember, it is …er… tweeting**, so 140 characters or fewer. I’m hoping that some of the consistently creative regulars who like to contribute are still reading (er… Elliot? Stevem? Yvette?), especially since I’m blanking on a good one to even kick things off!
[Update: Thought of an easy one on the way home:
Archimedes: Going to take a bath now.
08:37PM June 18th from syracuse.com
(You can do ones with broad appeal, or more “insider” ones from a specialized field, or with specialized jargon, if you like.)
*Thanks Sara T.!
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