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10 September 2013
Interlude in Pittsburgh
I grew up just outside of Washington, DC, within an easy metro ride of the Smithsonian museums, so I consider myself a bit spoiled. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate other museums when I see them, and this weekend when I was down in Pittsburgh, I got to see the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. In terms of collections and curation, it’s pretty darn impressive. It must be nice to have a rich patron!
26 October 2010
Geological Frightfest: Jurassic Park
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Jurassic_Park_poster.jpg Okay, given the super-gory, blood-soaked grossness that today’s monster movies seem to be embracing, Jurassic Park is pretty tame. Tasteful, even, when people get eaten by dinosaurs. But let me tell you, when it came out in 1993, that was a pretty darn scary movie. (I remember seeing it as an eight-year-old, and I can’t remember a movie since that’s actually frightened me out of my seat and two …