Send a Grrl to Antarctica

I can’t help but have noticed that one of our own, GrrlScientist, is in the running to be selected as the blogger to go on a trip to Antarctica and blog from there with the Quark Expedition in February. As of my checking, Grrl is in third place.

I have no doubt that She’d do a hell of a job, given her writing talent, and who can resist a chance to send a fellow ScienceBlogger to some frigid, desolate plain at the bottom of the world? There’s not much time left, only until September 30.

So vote, already!

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

4 replies on “Send a Grrl to Antarctica”

What a pain in the ass trying to vote for Grrl!

They use some verification system called recapture that puts out one intelligible two word phrase in four tries. I entered a 8 character password and it came back and said I needed a minimum of 8 characters. Did that twice. Wow. I really shouldn’t be taking time to do this stuff anyway as I am technically at work so I quit trying.

Never did vote.

So maybe Grrl should check and see if whoever is running this voting thing has anything to do with her trip to the frozen wasteland. If so it could be dangerous.

Anyway, if the thought counts I hope Grrl wins. I’ll relax later after work and try again.

Good luck Grrl!
Stay warm.

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