This is home to the list of topics dicussed when the Vancouver chapter of the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique has been in session.

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Whereby drinks with Jay Ingram partly entails at least 3 or 4 people approaching him with “Jay, I love your show” (including, on this occasion, one homeless guy).

Another round please…

Fun with sulfur hexafluoride.

The irony of eating nothing but burgers whilst on a mad cow speaking tour.

The Science Communications program at the Banff Centre.

Drinks are still freakin’ expensive here – we need to find a new place to go!

Korean karaoke establishments.

Dreamy faculty members.

Some dude who is really funny, except that it takes him approximately 6 months to actually finish the joke.

Marmot sex.

Daring Chris Mooney to do something.

The little boy in Who’s the Boss?.


Grey’s Anatomy and its relationship to Radiohead.

Other Bruce Lees

Etymology of the word “bingo”

Centrifugation of Diapers to ascertain waterproofness.

Science TV Pilots.

The lack of asian rock stars.

Sexism in science writing.

Depression induced by crystallography.


Why there hasn’t been a successful Canadian science magazine to date.

Launching new science web-zines.

Jesus, the beer is expensive here!