Ars moriendi


There are several benefits of having a scientist dad (or mom, of course).  Even better than the enhanced pet possibilities and the never-ending answers to those never-ending kid questions about the natural world are the occasional visits to the lab.  If you managed to get tired of looking at the vast array of live animals, stuffed animals, skeletons, unidentifiable things in jars, and weird paraphernalia, you could always read the hundreds of Far Side comics taped to the walls.

On a very vaguely related note: I just know that some of you will be interested to learn that Wyatt from Weird Science is now a medievalist!  Nice!

4 thoughts on “Ars moriendi

  1. nice! once, when the carnegie museum of natural history was having the equivalent of a garage sale, ian got a bunch of old specimen jars. we thought we would put spices in them, but then our kitchen would look like a mad scientist’s laboratory (maybe not such a bad thing). so now we are faced with the classic conundrum: too many specimen jars, not enough specimens to display.

    by the way, how did you find out about wyatt?! that’s some serious cyber-sleuthing.

  2. oh, and p.s.: “old book smell not included” is now framed, and looks lovely in our upstairs hallway. i’ll send you a photo. 🙂

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