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    I like "EschewObfuscation" just because someone quite inspirational to me had that posted on his wall for years.
    My first thought was a cheap sarcastic remark about the 1970's  wanting it's bumper sticker back. But then again, I'm probably from the place that originated that quip. But it might be new to our younger readers here. Isn't it true "Everything old is new again." ?

    If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

    by Oaktown Girl on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:07:41 PM PST

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    •  He probably had it as a bumper sticker in the 70s (6+ / 0-)

      But it is also a guiding principle for him - he's a biologist who works with hundreds of citizen-scientists.  It's all about taking the language of science and making it accessible, and that's something I favor.

      •  Just for the record, I was not referring (1+ / 0-)
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        to the person who inspires you (as in telling that person "the 70's wants it bumper sticker back".  I was referring to having that saying as a blog name. And even then, like I said, it was just a passing snarky first thought, not serious.

        If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

        by Oaktown Girl on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 05:59:21 PM PST

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        •  I understood. (1+ / 0-)
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          It just gave me a chance to say a bit more about the person, who is retiring in a few weeks.

          •  Cool. (1+ / 0-)
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            He sounds like he is a great person who inspired many.

            Speaking of retirement, I sure wish that was no longer a pipe dream for most Americans. But don't let me get started on that grim saga...

            If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

            by Oaktown Girl on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 10:23:54 AM PST

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