–Advertisement–By Colin Newman “We have got an important task assigned to us and we are not going to be able to fulfill it to anyone’s satisfaction as manic-depressives in a perpetual state of personal train wreck.” – Walter Alter I have always found the world alternately transcendentally beautiful and soul crushingly unbearable. I have taken… Continue Reading Polarity
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#9 – “Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is Wrong” In this iteration of OOM, Mandy and Patricia get all Cretaceous and examine a few misconceptions about dinosaurs. Also, Mandy does an impersonation of a dinosaur cat. Subscribe to us via iTunes or subscribe to us on Tumblr!
Editor’s Note: Natalee Dobbs sends us her second installment about infertility and adoption: a DOs and DONT’S list follows. Think you know how much it costs to adopt? Check the chart below. “Why don’t you just adopt?” This is a question uttered by many a well-meaning friend or family member to couples who are struggling… Continue Reading The Mother Load – Why You Don’t Just Adopt?
Episode #8: “Let’s Talk About Sex” w/Tanya Mendoza In this hot-button, controversial edition of Orders of Magnitude, Patricia and Mandy speak with special guest Tanya Mendoza about sex education and its current state in Oklahoma. Subscribe to us via iTunes or subscribe to us on Tumblr!
Episode #7 – “Reading Rainbow: Science Edition” In this edition of OOM, our fair hosts take a break from the scientific and embark on a literary quest to inform your earholes of radium and space vomiting. Subscribe to us via iTunes or subscribe to us on Tumblr!
#6 – “Human Evolution!” In this episode, Patricia and Mandy talk about all things evolution and if the human race is keeping pace. Subscribe to us via iTunes or subscribe to us on Tumblr!
Episode #4: “Skeptically Skeptical” The OOM duo update on the Higgs boson “God Particle” as well as question anti-vaccination lobbyists and psychics. Subscribe to us via iTunes or subscribe to us on Tumblr!
The age of urban chickens is upon us. Or, at least, it’s upon Tulsa, Austin, New York City, Portland, and a variety of other cities nationwide. All of these cities allow people to keep backyard hens for their egg-consuming, chicken-watching enjoyment. Residents can buy fancy, architect-designed coops that any urbanite would be proud to own.… Continue Reading Ain’t Nobody Here, Not Even Us Chickens
Greg Heartsill has a difficult job. He works as a Disease Intervention Specialist at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. His coworkers jokingly call him the “Sex Police,” though most disease intervention specialists hate that term. Heartsill gives out the results from tests for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. He is trained to compassionately… Continue Reading A Ride Along with the Sex Police