PZ Myers‘s blog Pharyngula has occupied a quiet, honorable place on Erotic Mad Science’s blogroll almost form EMS’s inception. This might seem like a curious choice in some ways — PZ being a real scientist and all while I bear a perhaps-more-than-passing resemblance to something that escaped from the lunatic asylum. To be sure there have always been areas of overlapping interest. I have always admired PZ’s take-no-prisoners approach to memeplexes for which I myself have no love. And it would seem that both of us share a profound respect for that most noble order of mollusc, the octopuses.
Now I always had a feeling that PZ might come up with an even greater payoff, and just recently it came . The context was a discussion of cheesy ads that have been appearing at Scienceblogs, which hosts Pharyngula among others. Handed a golden opportunity to snark at how immature you’d have to be to be looking at the ad on the left, PZ instead takes up a sentence which begins
Although the “build an ideal woman” does appeal to the mad scientist in me…
Way to go, PZ! That’s a theme that has a lot of a appeal over here, too!