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Mostly nonsense, occasionally stamping out microbiological inumeracy, making food safer, and making podcasts.

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"The bigger the firm, the slower and stupider it seemed." extraordinary article by @asymco
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Slack Variety Pack: 8 - Action Pack. Is the future of smart watches measuring handwashing effectiveness?
Cross country road trip stopping to eat only at establishments identified in foodborne outbreaks. You know, for fun.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner‘Some pink or no pink?’ Hamburger safety BS | barfblog Chief Strategy Officer fails on simple food safety task. @noir @caseyliss so fucking angry. assholes.@marcoarment @JFlavin @tiffanyarment yeah but you prefer chicken salad over tuna salad, so your judgment is suspect.CDC's interactive NARMS data tool let's you look at geographic & temporal trends in antibiotic resistance
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An excellent extension agent just shared this canning pic with me #canningdangerously
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerApple’s programmed quite a few responses to “Siri, give me a hint”…
Retweeted by Don Schaffner8. The pattern of more guns, more shootings, holds internationally:
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@ShipLives So many books, so little time 😣. FWIW I did get the free kindle preview... So baby steps...
Today is #NationalDogDay? You can't be Sirius.
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerI know gun enthusiasts like to say that guns don't kill people... people kill people. But by God, the guns are helping.
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerJust subscribed to the Research Refined newsletter: Seems like a good #scicomm resource. Via @TiffanyFox
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@mbbatz artis-anal.@hotdogsladies #HeyTDR, no questions or topic, but just wanted to share:
@johnroderick please tell her she needs a podcast.@danbenjamin @bylenasun we can chat with @benjaminchapman about this next week.
@hotdogsladies @RoderickOn I think you're thinking of Frodo the dwarf from that Gamer Thrones TV show.Important data for Star Trak fans of @RoderickOn @johnroderick Half an hour in and I've already laughed out loud twice. You guys are the best.@bugcounter DON'T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I SWEAT
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerI just got to say to someone, “I have meat in my purse”!
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerNo, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day two words to the complainers: Reader View. Need it in one? Instapaper.On @suntimes - After wearing them for a year, 12 things I know to be true about smartwatches.
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@benjaminchapman I'm going to call that Schaffner's law of Twitter questions.@benjaminchapman does @NPRFood use a validated safe recipe?@benjaminchapman technically get your hoverboards so they aren't over my lawn.@benjaminchapman I'm still confused. #old@johnroderick start small: a little bit of pee.The best headline you'll read all week.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@benjaminchapman @barfblog #wierd personal property at the movies is OK, but enacting minimal gun laws isn't. Man, that's fucked up.
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerThere was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex... than between Tyrannosaurus Rex and you.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@danbenjamin @benjaminchapman Yup. I bet they were moist ones too.
@benjaminchapman Uh. We want @danbenjamin to come on again, you know.
GOOD God, "Make your own taco seasoning" isn't a "Life Hack." It's a #%*!?!# "recipe."
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerIn spite of the lab coats this is a good cartoon and helpfully presents the dangers of poor equation hygiene.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@ProfCharlesHaas is a jerky jerk 😜 . Also I need to answer you DR email. Soon come, mon.Hey nerds. We are recording a very special Food Safety Talk this Monday at 11 am EDT. @benjaminchapman and I talk jerky with @danbenjamin.I have never watched Project Runway, and may never, but this was delightful. Thanks @hotdogsladies and @ihnatko.
@danbenjamin @hotdogsladies I'm not familiar with his work.@danbenjamin Does anyone remember laughter?@el_maletero @hotdogsladies @benjaminchapman Thank *you*.@danbenjamin Come for the computers, stay for the falconry. Just an idea guy you're going to have to run with that.
Science isn't broken -- It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@USDAFoodSafety @HDScores science based? Cc: @benjaminchapman
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerPutting out a lot of podcasts today, doing our part to counteract the Soviet podcasters currently radicalizing the developing world.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@MicheleSamaryaT @mbbatz @Steftyem @MCBazacoPhD @benjaminchapman @NPRHealth Depends on the vomit. Don't be color-ist.@Easement1 @johnroderick @hotdogsladies I think he was channeling @KarlVanHoet's nerdy literary brother."In the 70s there wasn't much difference between the buttons on a ladies coat and dials on machinery." - @danbenjamin
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerRotL166: @johnroderick's comments here on @RoderickOn reminded me of this Portlandia scene: @MCBazacoPhD @benjaminchapman @bugcounter @NPRHealth
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@Steftyem @MCBazacoPhD @mbbatz @benjaminchapman @NPRHealth My hypothesis is it's all the same. Note this is always my hypothesis.@mbbatz @MCBazacoPhD @benjaminchapman @Steftyem Vomiting Mikey.@haddiebird My buddy @barfblog linked this article: It's good if they have really fixed the problem.@MCBazacoPhD @mbbatz @benjaminchapman @Steftyem OMG the photo is the best!Both! Serial groutist.@mbbatz yup@mbbatz This is a disappointing finding, but not unexpected. The literature shows an effect sometimes, not others.@mbbatz Exactly. Also super annoying that I get a redirect to the webpage that tells me nothing about the article (like a title or abstract)@mbbatz I love you.@mbbatz doi should fix so many problems, and yet I swear to you more times than not it never resolves successfully.@mbbatz so annoying. The very least @benjaminchapman can do.@danbenjamin @benjaminchapman Totally. We would love to have you. Will DM re: our next taping.Well Thanks @benjaminchapman! Cc: @danbenjamin@danbenjamin well you *could* test it. It's just @benjaminchapman would be upset.Important food safety tip from B2W 234: Don't eat food below table level. Also @benjaminchapman gets a shout out.
As a founder of this country I think @johnroderick best sums up my view of government:
Retweeted by Don Schaffner.@JohnRoderick is bringing fresh perspectives to gov't and to our music. Get his take:
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerMaybe don't make vids on Toxoplasma gondii if you can't pronounce it or think it's a bacteria or both @wiredscience
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Hopefully this comment will improve my reputation with the geeks and nerds on Twitter. 50K+ direct subscribers. The Internet isn’t just for cat pictures and memes.
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@benjaminchapman @BetteridgesLaw No! (said the tall person)The Dalrymple Report: 11: Jim recommends Neil Young, cc: @benjaminchapman, @barfblog
Our first episode is posted! Please check it out.
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerThanks to @danbenjamin and @johnroderick for making @roadworkshow. The first episode was fantastic, and I'm excited to hear more.
@dansturm Holy shit. Yeah. We were part of a a team that studied safety of mail order meat. Not recommended. So sorry.@dansturm No, no, I'll work harder to make the food supply safer!@dansturm thanks?@inthefade 😳@drdrang 😊@drdrang nailed it.1. Jeff Bezos is an asshole. 2. Amazon’s corporate culture is abhorrent. 3. That Amazon Prime is great, isn’t it?
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@Drdoss11 @micheletjay @benjaminchapman Strangely, he don't use jelly recall my essay, the Soylents of the Lambs: idea is powerful (globally), company meh
Retweeted by Don Schaffner@GlennF well said Sir, well said.@Drdoss11 @micheletjay dammit, now what do I do with this raccoon poop and jelly sandwich?@pdemarest @danbenjamin needs more bacon.
@tiffanyarment I'd wash in the dishwasher and not by hand, but yes. (I'm a food safety microbiologist, in case that helps).@danbenjamin Thanks!@danbenjamin Differences: 7: 50 Shades of John: clearly John is not a robot, he is much more like a Vulcan.
Retweeted by Don SchaffnerCity Hall: Is Philadelphia Becoming a Socialist Hotbed? I'm guessing no, @BetteridgesLaw.
The dollar is worth 70 cents. Shania Twain is on tour. The Blue Jays are in first place. You damn millennials actually brought the 90s back.
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