February 13th, 2005

Illustmaker me

SNL

Okay. I think I have proof that I'm a geek. I don't laugh all that much of SNL anymore, but tonight, I laughed out loud at a joke on the fake news... one that no one in the SNL audience laughed at.

They announced the death of Ernst Mayr, a pre-eminent evolutionary biologist, and Amy Pohler said, "He was apparently replaced (A/N: or killed, I can't remember) by a stronger, faster evolutionary biologist." Granted it's a bit morbid, but it made me giggle. But no one in the audience did. Which shows that geeks apparently do have quirky senses of humor. Or morbid ones. But it was very disappointing that the only thing that got a laugh out of me all night was the joke no one in the studio audience laughed at.

ETA: I proved my geekdom further when I went to check the spelling of Mayr's name and got totally caught up in linking around Wiki to learn about genetic drift, population bottlenecks, founder's effect, and many other things. I knew about the debate between multiregionalists and single-origin theorists, but I didn't realize they were both looking at the exact same piece of evidence and saying, "Well, this shoots the other theory out of the water for good." It's like fandom, in a way...
Illustmaker me

Shifts, Chapter 35: Infiltration, pt. 3

Okay. Hermione helpfully gave me a time check on events (5:00 pm when she convinces Harry to try calling Sirius before rushing off), though it's a little fuzzy afterward (anyone who's noticed any other time checks in the course of the Ministry battle, please let me know). I'm assuming the thestral ride takes quite awhile, as it's dark when they get there, and it's late June, when daylight is long. This merging with canon business is hard work. :)

Remus, Tonks, Moody, Kingsley, the Tonks parents, Hagrid, and Dumbledore are all visiting with McGonagall and talking about how convenient Harry's sudden isolation is for Voldemort, and Dumbledore declares that they need to re-take the school.

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