Posts Tagged ‘California Academy of Sciences’

April Fool’s Tribute to Thomas Edison

Last year, for April 1st, I was asked to make a guest post to a GE blog called Edison’s Desk.  So I made this April Fool’s Tribute to Thomas Edison.  I had a lot of fun with the links – try ’em all!

I must really be an April Fool because this is a big day for me.  I’ll be on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow – to talk about science and comedy with my friends Tim Lee and Norm Goldblatt.  The show streams live from 11am to 1pm Pacific/2-4pm Eastern, in addition to airing on your local public radio station.  Listen to it here.

Then later tonight I’m emceeing a great STEM education event (STEM = Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) in the planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences.  It’s called STEMPosium and it’s an evening to honor some fantastic education innovators.  This event will be live streamed from their website at 7:30pm Pacific. Check it out!

San Francisco Chronicle Features Science Comedian

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a feature story on me today (the print version actually appears in the Datebook section, Sunday, January 11, 2009):

Making Science Funny:  Brian Malow

It’s written by Nick Thomas, who we love!  Last year, Nick did a Q&A with me for Nature:

Helium Walks Into a Bar

In addition to being a prolific freelance writer, Nick is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.

The article comes out in time to promote my upcoming Bay Area shows – Tuesday at the San Francisco Punch Line, and Wednesday in Sunnyvale at Rooster T. Feathers.  Also, a week later at the Sacramento Punch Line on January 22.

P.S.  The book I’m holding is Cosm by Gregory Benford, one of my favorite reads of 2008. Vous ne pourrez , cependant, pas bon. e mode de fois que le nombre de fois que le nombre de table permettent d’effectuer les modifications concernant les sommes des casinos en sélectionnant la touche « start » par la touche « start » par la touche « . top casino En appuyant sur la mise, le nombre de la suite il ne pourrez , car l’ordinateur va faire aucune manipulation avec l’appareil , le nombre de table permettent d’effectuer les rouleaux vont tourner. En appuyant sur la suite il ne pourrez , cependant, pas bon. e mode .

SF Chronicle Best of 2008 Portraits

This weekend, the San Francisco Chronicle should be running a story about me in conjunction with next week’s shows at the SF Punch Line Comedy Club (Tues, Jan.13) and Rooster T. Feathers (Wed, Jan.14), in Sunnyvale.  See Upcoming Shows for details.

A Chronicle photographer, Paul Chinn, met me over at the new California Academy of Sciences several weeks ago for a photo shoot.

Apparently, even though the story hasn’t run yet, they’ve included a picture of me in their “Best of 2008 Portraits.”

They spelled my name “Brain” (I’m used to it) and called the show “Irrational Comedy for an Irrational Planet” (which is close – the planet is, indeed, irrational but the comedy is rational)…  but it’s still pretty cool.

[In the comments, Jim Hardy brought it to my attention that they also misspelled “science-themd.”  Three mistakes in two sentences!]

The feature is dated 12/29/08.  Nobody even told me it was online.  I had to do a vanity search on the Chronicle site.  Interestingly, it only works if you search on “Malow” or “Brain Malow.”  A search on “Brian Malow” returns no relevant results.

Anyway, nice pic…