So I watched the near-entirety of the live webcast of the geeked-out
zaniness that is the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony as preparation for a
brief science news article for Tonic.com.
An extraordinarily silly affair, and perhaps a bit heavier on the
musical theater numbers that I would have otherwise preferred, but the
sight of half of a brassiere being wrapped around Paul Krugman’s
Nobel-winning, econo-pundit mug was well worth sitting through all of
the warblings of sometimes questionable tonality.
Anyhow, just caught word from Tonic’s head of content that for a short
spell earlier today, my piece (linked above) was the Sci / Tech
featured article at Google news. I’m pretty sure that that’s a first
for one of my pieces. Am enjoying, accordingly, a brief “yay for me”