Ig-Nobel Award for Science Celebrates Teenager Repellent Developers

In my neverending quest to fill your soul with useful tidbits of life on planet Earth, I’m behooved to share this gem from Slashdot.org:


The Ig-Nobel is becoming as prized as its less quirky cousin.

Among this years winners:

  • The Mosquito: Teenager Repellent Device. Mall managers rejoice.
  • A Study: Psychoacoustics of Chilling Sound, which looks at why fingernails on a chalkboard are so annoying.
  • Ivan Schwab of UC-Davis for his study of why woodpeckers don’t get headaches.



Busy Weekend in Kansas City

I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I have Friday and Saturday night shows at O’Malley’s Irish Pub, the coolest Irish pub around. I love performing there, 100 feet below the Earth’s surface. They have great food, great drinks, and the friendliest staff anywhere. It’s always worth the drive –for you– or the train ride –for me!

In addition to O’Malley’s, I will be at the Country Club Plaza Art Fair on, of course, the legendary Country Club Plaza in beautiful Kansas City, MO. Come join me among the fountains, the great shopping and food, and the great artists from around the country!I’m at O’Malley’s both nights from 8PM to Midnight, and Saturday evening at the Plaza Art Fair, from 5PM to 6:30PM.

New Irish Pub Coming to Saint Louis

The Irish community, and music lovers across Saint Louis can rejoice at the soon coming Dubliner Pub. The Dubliner will join great pubs like John D. McGurks, Castletown Geoghan, Danny O’Toole’s, O’Connell’s, Llywellyn’s, and Scottish Arms in offering Old World pub charm, and Irish Music to our waiting ears.The Dubliner (http://www.dublinerstl.com/) will be at 1025 Washington, at the east end of Saint Louis’ fine avenue of arts. Look for it to open in the middle of September, and hope to see such musical luminaries as Jonathan Ramsey performing the magic there.