We can officially announce that we’re taking part in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony on October 2nd. We’ll be doing a short pre-ceremony concert. There will be geeks aplenty, and more than a few actual Nobel Laureates in attendance. In case you can’t make it, the ceremony will be recorded and rebroadcast on November 28th on NPR’s Talk of the Nation/ Science Friday with Ira Flatow. So there’s that.
Completely unrelated to either of the above, an old and dear friend of ours, Mike Mendyke, is in a barbershop quartet with Dick Van Dyke. Yes, that Dick Van Dyke. Anyway, the group is called Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix, and they have a brand new CD out featuring children’s songs. We mention this fact because a) we used to sing a cappella, so this speaks to us where we live; and b) Dick Van Dyke is completely awesome.