The Hat ‘n’ the Rack


DIY & Save Money

I recently came into possession of a handcrafted leather cowboy hat from Subverse Industries (subverseindustries.com). I’d been eyeing this hat for a couple years, and it was a bit of an investment. Collectively, we own several cowboy hats (mostly of a rock ‘n’ roll variety) for cruising, concerts, and other shenanigans. They’ve always presented a […]

August 9, 2018

Product review: overhead latex mask by Dead Rabbit Studios.


Dress to Profess

This post contains unaffiliated ads and reviews. Please see our privacy policy for details.  The very first zombie ever to exclaim “BRAINS!” was the beloved “Tar Man” in 1985’s Return of the Living Dead. It was an iconic zombie in an equally iconic and enduring movie. As a scientist and all-around weirdo, I am intrigued […]

June 12, 2018

Resume of Childhood Accomplishments


Life

First, laidoffscientist.com brought you the CV of Failures. If you missed that one, check it out here. Now, we are proud to rest on our laurels and share with you Dr. Greg’s CV of real-life childhood accomplishments. Rarely does a day go by that he does not proudly proclaim his having been an estimation champion. […]

April 8, 2018

Turning a Peeling Ceiling into an Appealing Ceiling


DIY & Save Money, Life

This post contains unaffiliated or affiliated ads This has been one of the longest, most inconvenient projects! We’ve been unable to use our kitchen for the past month! Sometime in the past, our kitchen ceiling had more leaks than a lactating cow. This created waves and cracks in the plaster, which had loosened considerably. Rather […]

March 29, 2018

Rewind: Interview with Exercise Icon Richard Simmons


Fighting & Fitness

  I love Richard Simmons. Back before “Richard Simmons disappearance” was a common Google search, I had the opportunity to meet and interview the exercise icon prior to his disappearance from the public eye. Much that I learned about the man who brought us “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” and “Deal-a-Meal” came not from the actual […]

January 31, 2018

Dress to Profess: The Smell of Success


Dress to Profess

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    I am partial to leather–always have been. It’s durable and ages well. I wish I could say the same for me! Professors begin to resemble leather over time, and I’m sure at times Kristy has wanted to tan my hide. […]

January 15, 2018

Five Things You Need to Know about Alcohol and Exercise


Fighting & Fitness, Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  As you start thinking about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s resolutions we’d like to help you gain some knowledge. Contrary to popular belief, alcoholic beverages and fitness are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Many people can have an alcoholic beverage a […]

December 30, 2017

For Those About to Rock: How Loud Is Too Loud?


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  It is the rare individual who does not enjoy music in one form or another. It’s safe to say that most of us not only enjoy music but especially enjoy it when we see our favorite artists perform live. So far […]

December 21, 2017

Dress to Profess #1: Accessorize to Organize


Dress to Profess

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    For the professor, a good satchel can compensate for the fact that we are, unfortunately, not marsupials. Sometimes, a bag serves as a portable classroom as we scurry across campus. Bags are good accompaniment when traveling to conferences or simply […]

December 15, 2017

How to Avoid Catching the Plague at the Gym


Fighting & Fitness

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  by Dr. Greg Popovich In the past two decades, hospitals, industrial kitchens, and fitness centers have been invaded by so-called “super bugs,” which are antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  These bugs are potentially deadly, killing more Americans per year than breast cancer, automobile accidents […]

December 8, 2017