A look back at more sex from A Slob

A Slob was appreciated twelve years ago, in the September, 2008 issue of mini-AIR. Let’s take a fond look back:

2008-09-08 More Sex From A. Slob

Investigator P.J. Finn complains that we have neglected the once-popular feature called “Sex From A. Slob.” Dr. Slob, investigator Finn reminds us, is based at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. To lessen investigator Finn’s unhappiness, the series resumes:


Sexual Arousability and the Menstrual Cycle,” A. Koos Slob, et al., Psychoneuroendocrinology. vol. 21, no. 6, August 1996, pp. 545-58.


Age, Libido, and Male Sexual Function,” A. Koos Slob, Prostate, vol. 10, 2000, pp. 9-13.

That same issue of min-AIR included a rare star turn from science limericist R. Burpee Bohaker.

There was, too, a preview of that year (2008)’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony:

2008-09-06 More about the Ig

More of what’s on tap at the ceremony:

This year’s 24/7 Lecturers (each explaining a subject first in 24 seconds, then in seven words) and their topics:

Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals
Anna Lysyanskaya: Cryptography
Steven Pinker: The Human Mind
Dany Adams: Biology
William Lipscomb: Redundancy

The ceremony will include the Win-a-Date-With-Benoit-Mandelbrot Contest, and the premiere, for the first time, of the mini-opera “Redundancy, Again.”

Also, several past winners are returning to take a bow.