Monday, February 20, 2006

MY DAD IN NEW SCIENTIST

My dad's interviewed in New Scientist about his work studying and trying to eradicate fire ants!!

JeffV

7 Comments:

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Makes ya proud, don't it? I remember years back when my dad found his name bandied about for a Pulitzer in journalism; he didn't get it, but I'm still proud of him.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Joe said...

It does make me wonder if there is a fire fighting ant as well, scrambling around to extinguish blazes from their pyromaniac cousins (who I believe can be identified easily by their habit of continually flicking their Zippos open and closed - no doubt your esteemed Pa can confirm this).

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Will said...

Wow. It never occurred to me that someone might be working to eradicate fire ants--I just assumed we were stuck with them now.

As a Florida resident, I heartily applaud his work. Tell him I'm thankful for his ant-ass-kicking efforts.

Or whatever one kicks on an ant.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Steve said...

"It does make me wonder if there is a fire fighting ant as well, scrambling around to extinguish blazes from their pyromaniac cousins"

Those are called Hydr Ants

:)

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger JeffV said...

Yeah, Nathan, I'm very proud of him.

As for the rest of you--you're all nuts. :)

JeffV

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger marrije said...

I just read the article: excellent work, though I can't help but wish he had been interviewed by a more graceful writer. And more to the point: did your dad have you when he was six years old or something? He looks so young...

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger JeffV said...

My dad's in his 60s. But he runs a lot--does marathons and stuff. That's a pretty recent photo, though.

Gives me hope I won't be bald in 20 years!

JeffV

 

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