As noted in my right margin, May will be my “Month of the Nerd” on this blog, devoted to sci-fi and things poindexteral (more so than usual), but you can get a taste of nerdness one day early — tomorrow (Wed.), April 30, when I’ll appear live at Chelsea Market’s Mind Games (hosted by Jen Dziura), per the program linked below. It’s a lineup of music, trivia, and me as the interview of the week (show starts at 6:30pm, I go on at 9 — just follow the Mind Games signs inside 75 Ninth Ave. between 15th and 16th St.).
I’ll be talking about the debunking of unscientific claims, which goes on at my job at the American Council on Science and Health, the non-profit responsible for HealthFactsAndFears (which I edit), TheScooponSmoking.org, and the infamous Riskometer. Without skepticism, as I’ll explain, you’re easy prey for the countless nonsensical health-related stories in the news each and every day, not to mention Bigfoot hoaxes. And Jen is funny. Please join us.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEAT FLIER FOR TOMORROW’S MIND GAMES.
UPDATE: Speaking of nerd stuff: behold the modernized Sleestaks that will fight Will Ferrell.