Fun_People Archive
1 Feb
Irreproducible Sex Tour

Date: Tue,  1 Feb 94 00:40:44 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Irreproducible Sex Tour

 From: <jir@MIT.EDU>

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested

The Journal of Irreproducible Results (JIR) 
is coming to town!

	"A sort of MAD Magazine for the Stephen Hawking Crowd" -- Boston Globe
	"Our favorite magazine" -- New Scientist
	"The funniest magazine we know" -- Toronto Globe and Mail

!!!!! Calling all scientists (frocked and defrocked), doctors, students (of any
age, inclination and capacity), teachers (of any capacity, inclination,
and age), writers, engineers, convicted felons, Ig Nobel laureates,
economists, and other devotees and practitioners of science humor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JIR's editor and co-conspirators will be barnstorming the U.S. soon, 
doing readings/seminars/slide shows from the new JIR book, 
"Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and further improbabilities),"
and gathering nominations for this year's Ig Nobel Prizes.
If you would like to host an event when "The Irreproducible Sex Tour"
comes to your town, please get in touch as soon as possible (see below).

The tour will feature readings/seminars/slide shows of:
	<> Classic works from The Journal of Irreproducible Results (JIR),
	   the world's oldest, largest, and best known science humor journal. 
	<> Highlights from the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremonies, mounted annually
	   by JIR and The MIT Museum to honor "achievements that cannot
	   or should not be reproduced." 
	<> Current irreproducible research from local scientists.

The tour will take place approximately during March and April,
all across the US. Stops already scheduled include:
	Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
	National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
	MENSA (New York City)
	The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia)
*** We will send out a complete schedule soon. ***

Marc Abrahams, editor of JIR
Alice Shirell Kaswell, JIR's "Elegant Results" columnist
Dr. Staff, who will speak on a subject To Be Announced
and many other JIR authors (see below).

We are scheduling the tour RIGHT NOW.
If you provide 50 or more people and a place to put them,
we'll show up on your doorstep. If you would like to host
a reading/slide show when JIR comes to your town, please contact:
	Lisa Bernstein, Workman Publishing	(dubno@nysernet.ORG)
	(212) 614-7505       FAX:(212) 254-8098
	Marc Abrahams, editor, JIR	(

If you are a JIR author, or an Ig Nobel Laureate, and/or if you want to read, 
shout, or otherwise present your irreproducible research results in public,
please e-mail as soon as possible to Marc Abrahams (

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []