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Candy
2005-Dec-13, 01:17 AM
'Buff Brains' on Display in Pinup Calendar (http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=051212&cat=strange&st=stranged8eerus80&src=ap)

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Physics Nobel Prize winner Tony Leggett didn't hesitate when he was asked to pose as Mr. January in a pinup calendar.
Not your typical pinup, Leggett's buff brain fronts a 2006 calendar from the University of Illinois that features some of the school's famous and not-so-famous gray matter.
Iím sure there is a bigger story here, but I canít find it. ;)

What a great idea, after you read the link.

LurchGS
2005-Dec-13, 06:36 AM
I am so disheartened that they didn't ask me to 'pose' for them.

Enzp
2005-Dec-13, 08:00 AM
I was going to pose for them, but my picture won't stick to the film.

Titana
2005-Dec-13, 08:20 AM
That sounds quite interesting...





Titana.

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-13, 09:06 AM
Would zombies consider that calendar to be food porn?

Enzp
2005-Dec-13, 09:59 AM
Meal planner

HenrikOlsen
2005-Dec-13, 12:56 PM
Is this the time to remind people of the scepchicks calendar (http://skepchick.mu.nu/).

Candy
2005-Dec-13, 09:31 PM
From your link, HenrickOlsen...


This is only a sample. Format subject to change, and this particular photo will not appear in the calendar.

Are the Skepchick's really that sexy? :shifty:

Moose
2005-Dec-13, 11:09 PM
Just got my copy of the calendar today. :) They certainly do live up to their claim. The shots are artsy in style, tastefully done, and are quite lovely B&Ws.

And "November"'s shot has an interesting plug for Phil's book, although I really only noticed on second (er... fifth!) glance. Excellent example of product placement. ;)

Maksutov
2005-Dec-13, 11:19 PM
When I first read the Title to this thread, here is what I expected to see:

http://img323.imageshack.us/img323/92/braincalendar9kz.th.jpg (http://img323.imageshack.us/my.php?image=braincalendar9kz.jpg)


Thrakkorzog: Now, now, nowÖthere'll be plenty of time for brain-eating after we conquer the Earth!

The Bad Astronomer
2005-Dec-14, 06:55 AM
And "November"'s shot has an interesting plug for Phil's book, although I really only noticed on second (er... fifth!) glance. Excellent example of product placement. ;)

Yup. I'll be blogging about that shortly.

Richard of Chelmsford
2005-Dec-15, 10:08 PM
I thought women were supposed to prefer men for their brains?

LurchGS
2005-Dec-15, 10:14 PM
Sense of humor, THEN brains

---

I *still* don't know why she married me

Candy
2005-Dec-15, 10:27 PM
It's a toss between humor and brains. Personally, I prefer brains, humor, and then looks. The man with a brain can always gain humor, but the humor without a brain makes one dull. There's only so many times I can laugh at stupid. Wit is the key! Looks come last, now that I'm older. I apologize for this defect. I've missed out on quite a few catches in my lifetime. :(

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-15, 10:47 PM
It's a toss between humor and brains. Personally, I prefer brains, humor, and then looks. The man with a brain can always gain humor, but the humor without a brain makes one dull. There's only so many times I can laugh at stupid. Wit is the key! Looks come last, now that I'm older. I apologize for this defect. I've missed out on quite a few catches in my lifetime. :(
Well, I've been told I've got the brains part down, and I like Monty Python. Would you be willing to settle for two out of three? ;)

Candy
2005-Dec-15, 10:53 PM
Well, I've been told I've got the brains part down, and I like Monty Python. Would you be willing to settle for two out of three? ;)
Are you in a Union? :shifty:

I have other standards, too. Perhaps, we can overlook that flaw, though :p

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-15, 10:57 PM
Are you in a Union? :shifty:
Nope. As a matter of fact, I'm currently unemployed because I got screwed out my job by union employees. :(

Candy
2005-Dec-15, 11:03 PM
Nope. As a matter of fact, I'm currently unemployed because I got screwed out my job by union employees. :(
Now, you know... a job is kind of another... :shifty:

OMG, this is priceless.

I remember some of the work you did in prior posts. Nice. I believe it was you that posted some photos. Perhaps, we can work something out. Do you ever travel to Chicago? ;)

LurchGS
2005-Dec-15, 11:08 PM
/me is feeling left out <sob>

Candy
2005-Dec-15, 11:12 PM
I was thinking barter. What were you thinking, LurchGS? Oh, you better not answer that in public. http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

LurchGS
2005-Dec-15, 11:42 PM
Laisez Faire (or however it's spelled)

I make a *mean* cheesecake (new york style)

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-15, 11:58 PM
Now, you know... a job is kind of another... :shifty:Hey, I'm trying to land another, better job. I'm not one of these worthless folks who lays around and sponges off of folks. (Though I could be for the right woman. ;) )


I remember some of the work you did in prior posts. Nice. I believe it was you that posted some photos. Perhaps, we can work something out. Do you ever travel to Chicago? ;)I don't remember posting any photos I took (though I may have, noggin's getting on in years), and I'm afraid I've never been to Chicago (too danged cold, IMHO).

Candy
2005-Dec-16, 12:04 AM
Hmmmm, I wonder who did post previous photos. It was a stage of some sorts in a structure about to be torn down. ATP dissected it first, and then it got me investigating.

Oh well.

Chicago is fabulous. I know you're in Tennessee, but the weather is just about the same, except 20 degrees below colder. :razz:

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-16, 12:38 AM
Chicago is fabulous. I know you're in Tennessee, but the weather is just about the same, except 20 degrees below colder. :razz:
I grew up in Ohio so I do have some idea of what cold's like (and believe me, if I had my druthers, I'd be living in the desert right now), but I'll grant you that the entire city of Chicago has a better grasp of culture than the whole state of TN does.

Candy
2005-Dec-16, 12:52 AM
I grew up in Ohio so I do have some idea of what cold's like (and believe me, if I had my druthers, I'd be living in the desert right now), but I'll grant you that the entire city of Chicago has a better grasp of culture than the whole state of TN does.
Come and show me around Chicago. I don't get out much, now-a-days. ;)

Candy
2005-Dec-16, 01:49 AM
I see Rebecca lurking here. True Skepchick! :razz:

LurchGS
2005-Dec-16, 04:46 AM
I miss Chicago.. winters were fun- it's the summers that stink

Halcyon Dayz
2005-Dec-16, 06:24 AM
Back on topic.
Don't all brains look the same?

Candy
2005-Dec-16, 06:27 AM
No

Do I need to explain?

rebecca
2005-Dec-16, 07:26 PM
I see Rebecca lurking here. True Skepchick! :razz:

Rebecca?? Where?!

Sorry, I'm drawn to the sound of my own name.

Er, while I'm here: any smartie pants with something to say - particularly about women and science/skepticism - can feel free to contact me through skepchick.org to contribute content to the site, as we're going to start with a monthly zine, in January.

Also, we're almost sold out of calendars, so get 'em while they're here. :D

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-16, 11:27 PM
Come and show me around Chicago. I don't get out much, now-a-days. ;)
It'd be my pleasure. (Provided it was summertime.) ;)

Candy
2005-Dec-17, 04:35 AM
It'd be my pleasure. (Provided it was summertime.) ;)
Well, Summer is just around the corner. http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

Rebecca, how many calendars have you sold? If I may ask, did it generate a lot of monies for TAM4? I really admire what you did to assist Skepchicks. :clap:

LurchGS
2005-Dec-18, 07:24 AM
I just realized - they don't have Pinky anywhere on this calendar! Bummer!

Richard of Chelmsford
2005-Dec-19, 09:14 AM
I get a bit bored with women who say they're attracted by a 'sense of humour'. usually it just leads to a humourless male coming out with a lot of inane comments, trying to be funny so that he can pull the womean.

And the women who laugh at them are even worse.

Nicolas
2005-Dec-19, 10:50 AM
Well, I've been told I've got the brains part down, and I like Monty Python. Would you be willing to settle for two out of three? ;)

I want you
I need you
But there ain' no way
I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'cause two out of three ain't bad

-meat loaf-

;)

Candy
2005-Dec-19, 04:15 PM
I get a bit bored with women who say they're attracted by a 'sense of humour'. usually it just leads to a humourless male coming out with a lot of inane comments, trying to be funny so that he can pull the womean.

And the women who laugh at them are even worse.
I think it will be the Union vs Management thing that kills this love affair! ;)

rebecca
2005-Dec-19, 05:26 PM
Rebecca, how many calendars have you sold? If I may ask, did it generate a lot of monies for TAM4? I really admire what you did to assist Skepchicks. :clap:

Hey Candy,

We're just about to sell out of the calendars (if not before Xmas, than shortly thereafter I think). I'll be publishing all the results on the web site shortly -- by mid-January we'll launch a whole new site with articles, interviews, and fun stuff, so stay tuned (and contact me through the site if you have anything you'd like to contribute)!

Candy
2005-Dec-19, 05:57 PM
I just ordered a calendar. :o :razz:

Enzp
2005-Dec-20, 10:14 AM
RofC, I think when women say they are attracted to a sense of humor, they mean a guy with an actual sense of humor. Some moron blathering will be seen as such. I think you could put an expensive suit on Carrot Top, but it wouldn't turn him into CAry Grant. Faking a sense of humor doesn't work.

20 years later I am still happy with my wife, and a main part of that is that we amuse each other and always have a great time whatever we do together. I am far more attracted to a woman who knows how to laugh and make others laugh than I would be to some vapid Paris Hilton type. I'd much rather spend an evening with Bonnie Hunt than Paris H. Carrie Fisher wins over Jenifer Aniston.

Thinking is better than appearing. In my opinion.

Candy
2005-Dec-24, 06:34 AM
I got my calendar today. :razz:

LurchGS
2005-Dec-25, 07:49 AM
RofC, I think when women say they are attracted to a sense of humor, they mean a guy with an actual sense of humor. Some moron blathering will be seen as such. I think you could put an expensive suit on Carrot Top, but it wouldn't turn him into CAry Grant. Faking a sense of humor doesn't work.

20 years later I am still happy with my wife, and a main part of that is that we amuse each other and always have a great time whatever we do together. I am far more attracted to a woman who knows how to laugh and make others laugh than I would be to some vapid Paris Hilton type. I'd much rather spend an evening with Bonnie Hunt than Paris H. Carrie Fisher wins over Jenifer Aniston.

Thinking is better than appearing. In my opinion.

Hear! Hear! I'll be the second to admit (right after she does) that my wife will never appear in Playboy, but she's still beautiful. We met in 1979, and married in 1983 (in a ceremony where the 93 year old priest kept forgetting my last name). We've had few fights (fewer than you can count on one hand), and we generally have a good time in spite of the kids. (it's an ongoing threat - whoever asks for the divorce gets the kids)

She thinks faster than I do (one good reason she's a Paramedic and I'm in telecommunications), but we share the same black sense of humor.

Of all the people I've met in my life, she's the only one I can stand to be around for more than a week at a time. She's fun.

I still owe her for pouring cold water on me in the shower yesterday...

Enzp
2005-Dec-30, 04:45 AM
Start the dishwasher during hers.