In México, November 2 is Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead. One venerable tradition is to write little obituaries for living people you know with a little skeleton of themselves, or a sugar skull with their name to accompany it. Newspapers will write funny obituaries, usually in verse of politicians and other public figures. These fake obits are known as “Calaveras”. For the last couple of years, I’ve written some calaveras of a few fellow science bloggers and then of a few more. To continue the tradition I’m happy to present a new set of calavers of some fellow bloggers I’ve had the pleasure to interact with in the previous year. Enjoy!
Dr. 24 hours has now left the station,
His long blog posts were a confessional sensation,
But at least he’ll stop giving out perhaps too much information.
We will all miss poor Biochembelle,
Online, hers was one of the more sensible voices,
Yet she’s likely still down that well,
Pondering her suddenly limited career choices.
Nobody could repair the Genomic Repairman,
His DNA got unmethylated,
His histones deacetylated,
But strangest of all, his PhD thesis ended up written in German!