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Women We Love: Kate McAlpine

Posted by Clem Bastow on September 11, 2008

Who is Kate McAlpine, you ask? Perhaps you know her better by her rap alter ego, alpinekat? Yes, Kate is the woman behind the Large Hadron Rap, an internet sensation, as they say, that explains just what CERN’s Large Hadron Collider does – through the power of rhyme! When she’s not rocking the mic, Kate is a science writer who defines her mission as one that aims “to explain scientific topics in a way that is relevant, interesting and understandable”:

While accuracy in both science and reporting is serious business, the science itself should be fun. That’s why I think physics rap is the next big thing.

Kate, who is 23 and holds a double degree from Michigan State University in Professional Writing and Physics, is no doubt enjoying the boost to her profile, which is most gratifying as it has come from her being hilarious and smart (as the CERN team says of her rap, “The science is spot on”), a rarity when it comes to internet (or other!) fame these days. And since the LHC was turned on yesterday, now seems as good a time as ever to enjoy alpinekat’s scientific flow once more:

She blinded me with science! And this won’t be the last we hear of her mad skillz, either – nor the most densely scientific, either. From the Telegraph story:

While alpinekat hasn’t yet signed with a record label, she’s now working on a rap, written during a summer research program at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. “It contains too much jargon, but it’s still fun.”

Word, sista!


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Yes, Sarah Haskins Is Still A Goddess

Posted by Clem Bastow on August 25, 2008

Some Mondays just don’t seem to be able to get started – and then you remember, Sarah Haskins has a new Target: Women vid online! About chick flicks!

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Is there nothing this woman can’t expertly spear? I’m going to send her a fan letter suggesting we be best friends.

(By the way, Sarah, nice haircut! In a non-stalky way.)

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Weekend Love-In Reprise: Sarah Haskins

Posted by Clem Bastow on August 2, 2008

I know, I’ve fawned over Sarah Haskins before – but that’s because she’s amazing! Here’s her latest edition of Target Women: Birth Control, from that wacky, crazy land where the pill and other birth control is advertised in fashion magazines and on television rather than spoken about in hushed tones by fatherly pharmacists. Which would you prefer? (Hmm, how about, neither!)

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Fewer periods, yaaay! Now we don’t have to leave the tribe and go sit in that hut for a week!

We still love you, Sarah Haskins!

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Sarah Haskins Is Still A Goddess

Posted by Clem Bastow on July 21, 2008

To help combat Mondayitis, here’s the wondrous Sarah Haskins’ latest effort for Target Women: Feeding Your F–king Family!

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Mom wants a Manwich, too!

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Weekend Love-In: Darling, Do You Love Me? (1968)

Posted by Clem Bastow on July 19, 2008

A bit of Saturday silliness for your Weekend Love-In today. As we all gear up for Hippie Hippie Shake, chronicling the life and times of Oz‘s Richard Neville and his entourage (including Louise Ferrier, Jenny Kee and Germaine Greer), here’s a bit of genuine Oz-era loopiness starring the divine Ms Greer herself, and directed by ’60s icons Martin Sharp and Bob Whittaker, thanks to the British Film Insitute’s Mediatheque colection.

You may have read Greer’s reaction to the Hippie Hippie Shake production, in the Guardian, in which she said:

You used to have to die before assorted hacks started munching your remains and modelling a new version of you out of their own excreta.

So, because she’s awesome, and in an effort to counter the no doubt Vaseline-on-the-lens MO of Hippie Hippie Shake, here’s Germaine Greer in Darling, Do You Love Me?

Happy love-hunting everyone! We love you, Germaine and Bob and Martin!

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