Just for fun (TBBT, historical figures today and Victorian floral language)

Getting excited about things is definitely something that defines me, and I would say should define any good researcher (I hope you can see modesty in full bloom here 🙂 though I have always been a strong believer in what Sherlock Holmes used to say: My dear Watson…I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers.“). This aspect has also proven a challenge when meeting somebody new: it can be surprising how many people are not interested/passionate about anything. As a consequence, they end up looking at me the way Penny looked at Leonard when he proposed that they wore matchy-matchy costumes for Comic-Con = a recipe for “success” (for those who are not familiar with this cultural, iconic reference, I strongly suggest to catch up on The Big Bang Theory TV series).

Anyway, to get back to the point- this evening a friend of mine sent over some links and I can not but share them here, add some from me and create a delightfully geeky experience.

Take a look at How historical figures would have looked today: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/10030619/Historical-Figures-for-the-21st-Century.html?frame=2551564
(from hipsters to socialites, they are all in there)

A Shakespeare song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Cy4-rfd24

And to finish with a classic: whenever you are at a loss, say it with flowers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcjUGEZ19Bw

So, hope you enjoyed these brief references. In the end, “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Arthur Conan Doyle

Photo source: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzyldcDdu41qkz0aa.gif


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